What to do and plant in your food garden:
Here is our recommendation as to when to successfully plant veggies in September according to temperatures slowly warming up. In early September sow beetroot, carrots, cabbage, lettuce, peas, spinach and swiss chard. Mid-September is a good time to sow bush and runner beans as bush squashes. Late September is a good time to sow tomatoes, brinjals, chillies, and sweet peppers, mealies, pumpkins, melons and other trailing squash. An example of some herbs which can be sown and planted at this time of the year are rocket, chervil, coriander, dill, basil and borage. A lot of herbs can also be divided at this time of the year. Herbs which can be divided are chives, sorrel, tarragon, marjoram, oregano and mint. Just remember when planting you mint divisions that mint is extremely invasive and plants should be contained. The newest trend is to plant and use unusual fruiting plants so consider plants like pomegranates (Rough and tough and extremely attractive with luminous orange flowers), Kei apples, (Also used as security plant due to massive thorns), custard apples and melon pears (I adore these). Feed fruit trees to ensure optimum spring growth.