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Planter's Almanac: September Planting Guide

WHAT TO DO Plant a vegetable garden. Fertilize lawn. Watch for worm infestations in lawn.
Inspect sprinkler systems. Divide herbaceous perennials and bulbs. Groom roses to enhance fall bloom. Set strawberry plants. Prune cold-sensitive plants. WHAT TO PLANT Outstanding flowering plants: cape honeysuckle, chrysanthemum, cassia, hibiscus, ginger, goldenrod, oleander, roses. Annuals: celosia, coleus, cosmos, foxglove, gomphrena, impatiens, marigold, ornamental pepper, portulaca, Zinnia linearis Perennials: chrysanthemum, creeping phlox, day lilies, gazania, gerbera, moraea, pentas, verbena, yarrow Vegetables: beans, broccoli, cabbage, celery, collards, corn, cucumbers, eggplant, English peas, lettuce, mustard, green and bulbing onions, pepper, radish, Southern peas, summer squash, turnips Herbs and spices (from plants): anise, basil, borage, chervil, coriander, fennel, mint, rosemary, sage, thyme Information provided by Hillsborough County Extension