Urban gardening is more popular than ever right now. And with us living in such crazy times, it’s no wonder! With fears of food shortages at grocery stores, and people at home more than ever, it makes perfect sense to plant a garden and grow your own food.

September is the perfect time to plant a fall garden. But what vegetables can you grow in San Antonio in September? Below, we will take you through lists of vegetables you can grow, as well as tips on whether to grow by seed or transplant, as well as what part of the month to plant.

Vegetables to Grow in Early September

From seed:

  • Green beans
  • Sweet corn
  • Summer squash
  • Cucumbers


Can I Grow Tomatoes in September?

Maybe… but if you’re going to be successful, you really need to start with a large transplant. Odds of growing tomatoes from seeds in September aren’t so good. Early Girl and Surefire are your best bets, as they grow large quickly, which can protect them from frost later in the season.


Vegetables to Plant in Late in September in San Antonio

From seed:

  • Carrots
  • Radish
  • Lettuce (don’t cover with soil!)
  • Beets
  • Rutabagas

From transplant:

  • Broccoli
  • Cabbage
  • Cauliflower
  • Brussel sprouts
  • Collards


How to Prep Your September Vegetable Garden

Prepping your garden is important to set yourself up for the best fall growth. It’s a good idea to clear out the area and add about two or three inches of compost to your prepped soil. You can also add slow release fertilizer… about a cup per 50 square feet.