What to plant in September and October

It's finally fall and now that the heat won’t bake your seedlings it’s time to amp up your garden game.

Micanopy Seed Library Inventory

What’s a seed library? FAQ here

Strawberry Salad

According to the IFAS Planting Guide for Florida Vegetables, September and October is the time to plant:

  • Arugula
  • Beets
  • Broccolibroccoli image
  • Brussels Sprouts
  • Cabbage
  • Carrots
  • Cauliflower
  • Celery
  • Chinese cabbage
  • Collards
  • Endive
  • Kale
  • Kohlrabi
  • Lettuce
  • Mustard
  • Onions, bulbing
  • Radish
  • Spinach
  • Strawberry
  • Swiss Chard
  • Turnips

If your library doesn’t have something in stock let the librarian know. One of the branches might have what you’re looking for or we can keep an eye out for it.

A huge thank you to the Grow Gainesville community and Working Food for support and seeds. If you’re able and interested, check out the Working Food Seed Collective. Much of their supply is locally grown and collected and all seeds they offer are for varieties known to do well in our area.

Dinner for Everyone book cover

This month’s featured cookbook is Dinner For Everyone by Mark Bittman (also on Overdrive)

Whether you are vegetarian or just like growing and eating your own veggies, one of the latest additions to our book collection has a recipe for you. Dinner For Everyone by Mark Bittman has 3 variations of 100 dishes; a quick weeknight meal version, a Meatless Monday/vegan version, and a recipe to make when company is over and you want to impress. To use lasagna as an exampe you can throw Lazy Lasagna together in about an hour, go meatless with Tempeh Ragu Lasagna, or show off your culinary expertiese with Thousand-Layer Green Lasagna. (pages 178-181)

Happy Gardening!


Posted by NaomiB on September 21, 2019