13 Best Seeds and Bulbs to Plant in September in India

Last Updated: 19.10.2023
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Check out the Best Seeds and Bulbs to Plant in September, which also happens to be a wonderful month for the plants to establish themselves better!

The month of September comes right after the monsoon season in India and just before the winters, which makes it perfect for the plants to establish. If you too want to make the best of it as a gardener, here are the Best Seeds and Bulbs to Plant in September that you must grow!

Have a look at the plants that you must propagate in monsoons here

Best Seeds and Bulbs to Plant in September


1. Gerbera

Best Seeds and Bulbs to Plant in September

Botanical Name: Gerbera jamesonii

Coming in mesmerizing shades of yellow, white, pink, red, orange, and lavender, it is one of the best plants that you can grow in the month of September in India.

2. Daffodil

Botanical Name: Narcissus

This spring and summer beauty can be grown from both bulbs and seeds. Plant bulbs from September to October to enjoy the flowers during the winter months.

3. Hibiscus

Best Seeds and Bulbs to Plant in September 2

Botanical Name: Hibiscus rosa-sinensis

Coming in an array of colors from pink, red, yellow, and white, hibiscus adds a burst of colors to the landscape. You can propagate this flowering plant via seeds in moist and well-draining soil.

4. Gulmohar

Botanical Name: Delonix regia

The scarlet flowers of Gulmohar add timeless charm to the landscape. It can be propagated from seeds, though most gardeners prefer growing it from cutting for faster results.

5. Iris

Best Seeds and Bulbs to Plant in September 3

Botanical Name: Iris germanica

Showy flowers of iris come in the shades of the rainbow! You can grow this flowering plant from the bulb/rhizome, and seeds as well. The best season to plant the bulb is fall, which is around in August and September.

6. Tulip

Botanical Name: Tulipa

Tulip features cup-shaped, single, or double flowers in mesmerizing shades of pink, red, white, yellow, and purple. Grow these flowers from bulbs as they take less time to grow as compared to seeds.

7. Gladiolus

Best Seeds and Bulbs to Plant in September 4

Botanical Name: Gladiolus

The flower produces long spikes of flowers in a wide array of colors ranging from pink, red, yellow, orange, white, and green. This flowering plant can be easily propagated from a corm, also called a bulb.


8. Onion

Botanical Name: Allium cepa

You can plant onion bulbs in a container or raised bed from July to September in India. They will be ready to harvest within 3-4 months.

9. Chives

Best Seeds and Bulbs to Plant in September 5

Botanical Name: Allium schoenoprasum

You can grow chives from seeds, bulbs, or division any time of the year but September happens to be the best! Its green stalks taste great with omelets, soups, and salads.

10. Garlic

Botanical Name: Allium sativum

You can grow garlic from bulbs at any time of the year in India. But if you want the best propagation rate, grow them in September in small pots. Provide lots of bright light.

11. Turnip

Best Seeds and Bulbs to Plant in September 8

Botanical Name: Brassica rapa subsp. rapa

Turnip can be grown from seeds from September till November. This root vegetable has a mixed flavor of sweet, nutty, and earthy taste. It gets ready for harvest after 40 to 55 days from planting.

12. Radish

Botanical Name: Raphanus sativus

Sow its seeds from September till December. It takes around 5-6 weeks for sowing to become harvestable. This cool-season crop responds well to fertile soil and partial to full sunlight for best growth.

13. Broccoli

Best Seeds and Bulbs to Plant in September 10

Botanical Name: Brassica oleracea var. italica

This is another cool-season vegetable crop that should be planted between September to November. You can grow broccoli from the seeds in fertile and organic-rich soil. It does best in full sunlight.

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