21 Vegetables to Plant in Your Fall Garden
I know it is still fully summer butttttt, are you ready for Fall gardening!?
I find cool season gardening so fun, there is just something special in the air and not everyone does it, plus I love eating those veggies the best! They can be a bit trickier to keep happy, but man is it rewarding to roast your own cauliflower and to sprinkle your own arugula onto steamy eggs in the morning.
If you’re able to garden in the Fall, now is prime time! Below is a list of 21 cool-season veggies to try in your Fall garden this year.
Keep in mind that your hardiness zone will dictate what and when you can plant so be sure to do your own research first. If you live in a cool climate like me (zone 6a and below) we only have until mid-late October (really I should have been planning for my Fall garden in July and starting seeds in August, whoopsie).
Since I’m too late for seeds, I am planning on hitting up my local garden centers for veggie starts. The only downside to starts is the cost more than seeds and the varieties are usually super limited, but it’s ok, I’ll take it for this year! If you’re in a mild climate like zone 8 and above you’re still good for seed starting.
Check your USDA Hardiness Zone HERE by just entering your zip code.
21 Vegetables to Plant for Fall Gardening
- Brussel sprouts
- Green Onions
- Bok Choi
- Celery & Celery Root
Don’t forget hardy herbs like oregano, sage, thyme and rosemary!
And don’t forget to plant GARLIC in the fall for harvest next summer, as well as any spring-blooming bulbs you may want (check out my post on that HERE with tips and sources for where to buy).
Some Tips for Fall Gardening and Garden Planning
Check my full post HERE all about fall gardening, but leaving you some quick tips below as well!
- When mapping out raised beds, plan what goes on the trellises and outer edges first, as those spaces are special for plants that climb and vine and be aware of where you are placing them in relation to the sun, you don’t want them shading out plants that like a lot of sun.
- Inter-plant things that like shade or extra water.
- Plan space for succession sowing of things like carrots, beets, radishes, broccoli, turnips, etc.
- Companion plant like your life depends on it! Understand what veggies go well together, and what should stay apart. Tip: never plant garlic with beans or peas. Nasturtium, calendula, borage and marigolds are my favorite companion flowers and you can never go wrong with hardy herbs!
If you have questions, leave them in the comments! Let’s get this Fall gardening going my friends!