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Gardening with Limited Water
Learn the best ways to care for your plants during this drought. Either select the link from the top navigation above or follow this link to helpful information about using less water in your garden.
September in the Garden
Cut back on irrigation if temperatures drop.
Look for slugs and snails to reappear as the weather cools.
Plant wildflower or other flower seeds for spring bloom; be sure to water the soil after planting.
Dig and divide rhizomes of irises; dry for 24 hours before replanting to prevent mold.
Established perennial plants that are crowded should be divided and moved or shared with friends.
Vegetables & Herbs
Directly seed for lettuce, turnip, radish, and spinach.
Transplant seedlings or purchased plants of perennial herbs, Brussels sprouts, lettuce, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, spinach, peas, and beets.
Harvest tomatoes, carrots, chard, peppers, eggplant, cucumbers, melons, and squash.
Bulbs and Flowers
Plant perennials such as salvia, lavender, columbine, Shasta daisies, and asters. Visit your nurseries or community plant sales for inspiration.
Plant sweet peas by this month to ensure sprouting of seedlings prior to the rainy season.
Plant cool season annuals such as snapdragons, pansies, and violas.
Plant ranunculus and anemone tubers for spring bloom.
Trees and Shrubs
- This is a good month for planting trees and shrubs as the cooler and rainier months approach.
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