September Planting Guide for So. CA
Herbs ♥ Vegetables ♥ Flowers
FLOWERS: My garden is now a permanent home to flowers. The Zinnia’s and Dahlia’s are coming to their seasonal end with Sweet Pea and Snapdragons waiting to be planted in September. Flowers are a great way to add color to the garden when rotating crops and seasonal vegetables create a sparse landscape.
September Flowers: African Daisy, Bachelor Button, California Poppy, Flax, Foxglove, Marigold, Pansy, Petunia, Snapdragon, Stock, Sweet Pea, Verbena, Viola, Wallflower.
September Herbs: Marjoram, Oregano, Parsley, Rosemary, Thyme
Vegetables: Beans (bush), Brussels sprouts, Carrot, Celery, Fava Beans, Kale, Leeks, Lettuce, Mustard Greens, Onion sets, Radish, Swiss Chard.
* Remember to mulch even in the cooler months ahead.
* Check for feeding (fertilizing). Azaleas, cyclamen, roses and fuchsias this month.
*Plant perennials. Plant sweet peas the first week of September (specifically the early variety: Mammoth, Early Spencer or Multiflora).
*referrences from Pat Welsh’s Southern California Organic Gardening Book- a month by month guide to gardening in Southern California.
* Think good thoughts when gardening and they will grow