September To Do List

Broadfork -- 8-15-2014There is always a lot to do in the garden, and every month I faithfully post my list.  Some of it will get done and some will not, but it helps to keep me on-track.  For those of you who want to make a similar list, my garden is in zone 6b.


  • Plant more wild strawberries to fill in the plot.
  • Spread compost on the blueberries.
  • Spread mulch on both the blueberries and the strawberries.

Flower Gardens

  • Photograph all the beds.


  • Spread compost on the Spring bulbs.

Native Plants:

  • Mulch the Indian plum with leaves when they start to fall.


  • Spread compost around their drip lines.

Herb Garden

  • Transplant the lavender and thyme.


  • Fertilize them once this month.  I usually use coffee grounds, since they are readily available.


  • Aerate, thatch, and reseed the lawn.


  • Sharpen the lawn mower blades.
  • Edge the flower beds.


  • Call an arborist to cut down the pine tree.
  • Spread mulch around the fruit trees and the young hazelnuts.
  • Spread compost around the drip lines.
  • Cut down the Japanese maple after its leaves drop.

Vegetable Garden

  • Harvest the potatoes.
  • Sow cover crops.
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4 Responses to September To Do List

  1. Jerre says:

    I’d like to just get the flower beds weeded, which didn’t happen all spring and summer.

    And, dig potatoes. I have lots and lots of potatoes if you need more.

    • Sarah Sarah says:

      That didn’t happen here either. I thought I would get the girls to do it, but they wanted to tackle unplanted areas — hence my need to mulch.

  2. Becky says:

    If you want strawberries, I have a million that need thinning.

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