DAYS OF SUMMER ARE WINDING DOWN
SOW COVER CROPS & IMPROVE YOUR GARDEN'S SOIL
September is the time to start sowing a cover crop to improve the health of your soil for the upcoming spring vegetable garden. Learn about the many advantages of growing a cover crop. Different crops provide different advantages, for example, planting legume cover crops such as fava beans increases nitrogen.
ITS TIME TO CHANGE YOUR WATERING SCHEDULE
Shorter days and cooler temperatures means that plants require less water to thrive. Did you know most irrigation times and frequencies can be reduced by 20 to 40 percent with little to no effects on landscaping? Learn more about how and when to reduce your watering. Sign up for the Marin Municipal Water District’s (MMWD) weekly watering schedule.
PLANT A FALL GARDEN FOR COOL SEASON PRODUCE
September is a great month to plant artichokes, arugula, cauliflower, celery, chard, collard greens, kale, lettuce, and more! Search our grow and care sheets for vegetables and herbs. Learn about the best varieties to grow in Marin.
HAVING TOMATO PROBLEMS?
Nothing tastes of late summer like tomatoes! Tomatoes are not problem-free however. Check out our tomato growing guide, with lots of information on tomato problems and how to avoid them.