What can I plant in September/October?

If you’re choosing what final plants to get in the ground in late summer, knowing what you can also plant in autumn may help you to decide. Here’s what will be available to plant in September and October


If you don’t have space for planting extra salads now, in late summer, then you can relax knowing that you can plant up tasty Mustard Leaves, Mizuna, Wild Rocket and winter lettuce varieties that are all suitable for the colder months. There’s also a fun range of other leaves that are great for winter salads, like Landcress (which has a similar flavour to watercress), Winter Purslane (a small leaf with spinach like flavour) and Corn Salad.


Pak Choi and Tatsoi are great to grow during the colder months as it is their natural ‘leafy’ season and they are less likely to bolt as they so often do in the summer months. You can plant Spring Onions in autumn for a late winter/early spring harvest.


KaleChard and Spinach grow well over autumn and winter, and you should get plenty of leaves from them if using as a cut and come again.


Winter Greens and Spring Greens can be grown for harvesting whole and you can plant Sprouting Broccoli varieties for spring cropping. (If you’d like to grow cauliflower and cabbage, then try and plant now in summer as these are not available later in the year.) You can also grow turnips and swede in autumn, and they’ll provide you with a crop in the earliest days of spring.

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