September planting guide

Spring has officially sprung! With the new season and the warmer months rolling in now is a perfect time to start sowing your seeds, ready for your Summer harvest! We know it can be difficult for some of us to get back into the swing of things and know what to plant in the early stages of the Spring season. Luckily we’ve got you covered with our handy September Planting Guide. 

In this post, we will cover what the best plants to be sowing in September and early Spring throughout New Zealand are, the best companion plants to go alongside them and how to get your green thumbs back into action!

What to plant in September

Many believe that September is not the best time to jump out and start planting seeds, however, there is a huge variety of plants that can be sowed at the beginning of September. From potatoes to tomatoes to lavender and Vietnamese mint, to check out even more plants you can begin nurturing checkout our September – What’s in season guide by clicking here. Now is the perfect time to start planting as the sooner you start planting, the sooner you’ll have fresh delicious homegrown vegetables to enjoy (and sell through the Urban Orchard’s marketplace!)

The best companion plants for September seeds

Companion planting is defined as the close planting of different plants that enhance each other’s growth or protect each other from pests. Companion planting has many benefits for your crop yield, the soil your plants are growing in and the environment in general through reducing monoculture fields and gardens. 

Companion planting is incredibly useful, however, sometimes it can be difficult to know what plants to put together, and if you don’t get it right you may end up with a garden taken over by a plant such as Mint. To help you out we’ve put together the below September Planting Guide. This tells you the best plants to plant in September, alongside the best companion plants to plant alongside them! 

How to get your green thumbs back into action

It can be difficult to get back into gardening, especially if you have let your vegetable patch turn to custard over Winter. To help you out we’ve put together a few tips on how you can get your green thumbs back into action this September. 

  1. Give your veggie patch a spring clean. Go through and take out all of the old plants, turn over the soil and add a high-quality compost to ensure your soil is fertile. 
  2. Talk to the experts. We always find that when we have lost touch with our green thumbs, going to the local garden store and having a chat with the experts helps to reignite our passion for gardening. You can also message us at Urban Orchards anytime on our Facebook and Instagram pages, as we’re always happy to help. 
  3. Plant your favourite flowers or food. Planting something you love such as sunflowers or tomatoes will help to get you excited for the results you will soon see. Helping you to nurture your seeds into a happy, healthy plant!