September gardening tips

Growing aromatic herbs
September 04, 2010

Autumn is near: it's time to harvest, but also to sow the new plants for the winter.

Okra pod

Saving seeds

Remember to save seeds, to use them the next spring, or to give them away.

I harvested the seeds from the okra pod in the picture, and I will grow it again next year.

Papalo seedsI loved the papalo, is an aromatic herb from South America, that can be added in hot sauces, salads and sandwiches.
Its pods are now opened and I harvested them to sow them next spring.

Jalapeno SeedsDuring September you can save chili seeds, and continue to harvest and store chili peppers.


Seeds to sow in September

Don't forget to plan your autumn sowing, you will be glad to harvest them in a few months.

Direct: beetroot, broccoli rabe, carrot, chard, chicory catalogna, chicory Chioggia, chicory Treviso, corn salad, escarole, fennel bulb, leek, lettuce, mizuna, radish, rocket, savoy cabbage, spinach, turnip, white onion.
Protected: kohlrabi.

Aromatic herbs and herbal teas.
Direct: agrimony, alfalfa, angelica, balm, caraway, chervil, coriander, cress, dill, juniper, lovage, marjoram, milk thistle, mugworth, mustard, parsley, pennyroyal, sorrel, sweetclover, tarragon, welsh onion.
Protected: comfrey.


Seasonal cooking for September

Seasonal herbs and spices: Anise, balm, burnet, calamint, chervil, chives garlic, chives, cilantro, cinnamon basil, cress, cumin, curry plant, dill, flax, horseradish, hyssop, jasmine, lavender, lemon grass, lemon verbena, marigold, marjoram, mint, mustard, oregano, parsley, purslane, rosemary, sage, savory, sesame, sorrel.

Seasonal Vegetables: Aubergines, beans, beetroots, broccolis, cabbage, caper, carrots, celery, celery knob, chards, chicory, cucumber, endive, eschalot, kale, leek, lettuce, onions, peas, peppers, pumpkin, radicchio, radishes, rocket, savoy, spinach, string beans, Swiss chard, tomato, turnips, zucchini.

Seasonal Fruits: Almonds, apples, apricots, avocado, bananas, bilberries, blackberries, carobs, chestnuts, currant, figs, grape, hazelnuts, lemons, melons, peaches, pears, plums, pomegranates, prickly pear, quinces, raspberries, walnuts, water melon.

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Storing sage

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