Crops to harvest in September - tomatoes

Crops to harvest in September

September the month for bumper harvests - here are some crops to harvest this month.

September is a bumper time for harvesting, with many crops reaching their peak.

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Gluts of some crops are almost inevitable – here are some ideas for preserving your harvests.

Discover seven crops you can harvest in September.

September is a bumper time for harvesting, with many crops reaching their peak.

Onion

Harvest after the leaves turn yellow and the stems bend over. Carefully lift the bulbs using a fork, and leave to dry in a warm, dry spot for two weeks before storing. Discover how to store onions.

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Apples

To determine whether an apple is ripe, cup it in the palm of your hand and give it a small twist. The apple should come away easily. Find out how to store apples.

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Runner beans

Pick beans regularly. If they are stringy, pick them when they are small and tender. 

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Autumn-fruiting raspberries

Autumn-fruiting raspberries can be picked up to the first frosts. Either enjoy fresh or freeze to enjoy during the winter. Cut down all of the canes in February.

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Tomatoes

Tomatoes should hopefully ripen this month if they haven’t already – if they’re still green, remove the foliage so that the sun can get to the fruits. Watch Monty’s guide to harvesting tomatoes.

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Courgettes

Courgettes can crop prolifically, so if you’re facing a glut, pick them when they are tiny, as baby vegetables. Keep on top of your harvests, otherwise you’ll have marrows seemingly overnight. Watch Monty’s guide to harvesting courgettes.

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Potatoes

Maincrop potatoes are ready to harvest from late August into October. Wait for the foliage to turn yellow, then cut it off. Leave for a week or two before digging up. Leave to dry for a few hours before storing in a cool, dark place over winter.

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