While we’re still feeling the heat of Summer, Fall is just around the corner. We already have some of our Summer vegetables playing out. It’s time to think about what we’ll be planting in our Fall gardens. For the most part, Fall vegetables are like early Spring vegetables. They usually include low growing leafy green vegetables and root crops, while Summer vegetable are tall and grow on vines, stalks or shrubs. Check out the list below for a few of our favorite vegetables to plant in the Fall.
Vegetables to Plant in the Fall
Although you may not have thought about planting cabbage before, it’s an excellent addition to any home garden. You’ll want to start planting these seedlings about 6-8 weeks before the first frost settles to keep the seedlings from dying. You want the cabbage seedlings to be strong enough to make it through those first few cold weeks.
There are a million and one types of lettuces out there to plant, however, there are some lettuce seeds that you can plant in the late Summer months to raise up during the fall. Depending on the type of seed you plant, you should expect the lettuce to take around 60 days to grow.
Kale is a must have for the Fall garden. Kale’s leafy greens has many nutritius benefits!
If you’re a beet lover, then you might get extra excited about planting these vegetables in the fall months. Many people love planting these because they are super cheap to purchase and they don’t really mind the weather too much. In fact, the deeper you plant them the better because you want them to stay nice and cool.
Turnips are an easy to grow root crop that matures quickly. If you love turnips, you will definitely want to add these!
Did you know you plant carrots in the fall months? It’s true! They grow better in the warmer months, but can survive in many weather types. The best part is you can store them for several months, so nothing will go to waste.
While these are a few of our favorites, there are many others. What are your favorite vegetables to plant in the fall months?