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September in the SoCal Garden

September in the SoCal Garden

September in Southern California is a month of transition in the garden. Daylight slips away as we approach the equinox and summer vegetables take notice. Production slows and plants can look weary of the summer heat. The transition to the fall-winter garden may begin this month.

‘Royal Burgundy’ bush beans

‘Royal Burgundy’ bush beans

In my garden the zinnias, bush beans and bell peppers seem unfazed by the slide into September. The cucumbers and tomatoes have been removed. Zucchini may go away in a few days and I’m waiting for the delicata squash to begin the change to yellow and orange. One of the four raised beds is prepped and I’ll begin planting the second season garden later this month.

The Master Gardeners Association of San Diego County offers a monthly calendar of tasks which can guide those new to So Cal gardening and remind experienced gardeners. Some of the 27 September topics include Make-Over Veggie Gardens, Plant and Care for Oranges, Lemons and Limes and Order Wildflower Seeds.

You may enjoy my post September Begins the Garden Year.

Anise Swallowtail Butterfly in My Garden

Anise Swallowtail Butterfly in My Garden

In My San Diego Garden and Kitchen

In My San Diego Garden and Kitchen