September is about the transition. We watch the bold blooms of summer slowly subside, along with the fading light, to make way for the cooler freshness of the Autumn air. But there is a lot to celebrate in September as we begin to harvest, gather and preserve all the fruits of our labour…tell me, what will you be harvesting this month?
There are still plenty of things you can be sowing for overwintering under cover;
And of course don’t forget that you can sow winter green manures such as crimson clover, phacelia, vetch and rye to help rejuvenate the soil over winter.
Be mindful of your squashes at this time, watch out for slug and snail damage as well as raising them off the damp soil to prevent rotting and discolouration;
purple sprouting broccoli
The last of the summer light is helping to ripen off the last of the summer treats;
main crop potatoes