15 Fall Vegetables To Plant Now
As the summer winds down, it’s time to think ahead and prepare for the fall harvest. This is the ideal time to plant vegetables that will hit their peak in the fall and winter months. Not only will these fall vegetables taste great in your seasonal dishes, but their warm colors and big, leafy structures will spruce up your home garden. Plant these veggies alongside your festive fall flowers for a colorful, balanced gardenscape.
In the fall, we’re all about big-batch vegetable roasts that make the most of the harvest. The key to good cooking is using fresh ingredients, and there’s no better way to increase the quality of your food than to grow it yourself. You can use your homegrown vegetables to elevate some of our favorite recipes for a real farm-to-table experience in your own home. Make use of your homegrown carrots in a beautiful side dish, like Roasted Carrots with Pecans and Sorghum. That fresh spinach will be the star of your Thanksgiving table in an extra-silky Creamed Spinach. The possibilities are endless with these autumnal veggies. So put your gardening gloves on, and get planting!
Plant These Fall Vegetables in Your Garden Plot
Hardy carrots are a great fall vegetable to roast, and they're so easy to grow yourself. You'll want to harvest the carrots once they begin to develop color. Learn more.
The quintessential Southern green, its leaves grow sweeter after a frost. It can usually be harvested all winter. Learn more.
These humble veggies have recently experienced a surge in popularity, and they’re a great fall and winter vegetable to grow in your garden. They can even withstand frost, so they’re likely to stick around even in cold conditions. Learn more.
This superfood is just one of the leafy greens that grows well in the fall, and nothing can rival the taste of a salad made with home-grown lettuce. Learn more.
Beets can be continuously sown from late spring all the way into late summer and early fall. They’re very low-maintenance, making them a stellar laid-back addition to your fall garden. Learn more.
These colorful purple-and-white streaked bulbs will be a beautiful addition to your fall garden. They’ll flourish alongside your carrots and radishes. Learn more.
'Red Giant' Mustard
As the plant grows, leaves change to a beautiful reddish burgundy. Learn more.
Kale’s crinkly blue-green leaves are packed with vitamins and antioxidants. For a more ornamental variety that will add bright purple color to your salads, plant ‘Peacock Red’ kale. Learn more.
Cauliflower can grow in the summer or the fall, so plant this crop in the middle to the end of the summer for a bountiful fall harvest. Learn more.
The ‘Tres Fine Maraichere’ endive is a French heirloom with finely cut leaves. To blanch the plant (make it pale), place a flowerpot over the top one to two weeks before harvest. Learn more.
'Red Acre' Cabbage
This cool-weather plant produces gray-blue leaves with reddish veins. Its heads weigh about 3 pounds. Learn more.
No fall table is complete without a plate of charred, roasted broccoli. Plant these seeds alongside your cauliflower for a colorful harvest. Learn more.
Purple Pak Choi
Also called bok choy, this mild-flavored Asian green is almost too pretty to eat. It's great in stir-fries. Learn more.
Cabbage gains the most flavor when it grows in cool weather, so the fall is the perfect time to grow this leafy vegetable. Learn more.
Radishes are one of the quickest-growing fall plants, reaching their ideal harvest point in just four weeks. They're a great addition to fresh salads or slaw. Learn more.