UGA Extension – Jasper County Agricultural & Natural Resources

Georgia's Deer Capital

September – October Vegetable Gardening Calendar

To use this calendar, consider middle Georgia as a belt across the state from Columbus through Macon to Augusta. In north Georgia, the spring planting dates are from one to three weeks later as you progress northward through the mountain counties; fall planting dates are about two weeks earlier.

The following recommendations are based on long-term average dates of the last killing frost in the spring and first killing frost in the fall. Every year does not conform to the “average,” so you should use your own judgment about advancing or delaying the time for each job, depending on weather conditions.

  • Choose the mild weather during this period to plant or transplant the following: beets, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, collards, lettuce, mustard, onions, radishes, spinach and turnips. Plant your second planting of fall crops such as collards, turnips, cabbage, mustard and kale.
  • Refurbish mulch to control weeds, and start adding leaves and other materials for the compost pile. Store your manure under cover to prevent leaching of nutrients.
  • Water deeply and thoroughly to prevent drought stress. Pay special attention to new transplants.
  • Harvest mature green peppers and tomatoes before frost gets them — it may not come until November, but be ready.
  • Harvest herbs and dry them in a cool, dry place.

 

*Shortened from http://extension.uga.edu/publications/detail.cfm?number=C943#April.