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While many of our gardens start winding down in September, southern areas of the U.S. are coming into prime gardening season. Even if you garden in the northern regions, there are still things you can plant this month to keep your vegetable garden producing well.

Below are lists, by U.S. region, of which vegetables and herbs you can plant in September. Unless specifically listed as "transplants" the items in this list can be direct-sown in your garden this month.

Northern U.S. and Southern Canada

Central U.S./Midwest

New England and the Mid-Atlantic Region

  • Arugula
  • Bok Choy
  • Lettuce
  • Mache
  • Radishes
  • Spinach

North Central U.S., Rocky Mountains

Pacific Northwest

  • Arugula
  • Bok Choy
  • Collard greens
  • Lettuce
  • Mache
  • Mustard greens
  • Radishes
  • Spinach

Southern U.S.

Southeast/Gulf Coast Region

  • Arugula
  • Beets
  • Bok Choy
  • Broccoli (Transplants)
  • Brussels Sprouts (Transplants)
  • Carrots
  • Cauliflower (Transplants)
  • Collard greens
  • Kale
  • Lettuce
  • Mustard greens
  • Radishes
  • Spinach
  • Turnips

Southwest

  • Arugula
  • Beets
  • Bok Choy
  • Broccoli (Transplants)
  • Brussels Sprouts (Transplants)
  • Cabbage (Transplants)
  • Carrots
  • Cauliflower (Transplants)
  • Collard Greens
  • Kale
  • Leeks
  • Lettuce
  • Mustard Greens
  • Radishes
  • Spinach
  • Swiss Chard
  • Turnips

(Sources: Rodale's Successful Organic Gardening: Vegetables, Mother Earth News "What to Plant Now," Personal Experience)

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