Food & Recipes

20 Vegetables That Grow Well In The Fall

Fall is in the air, and pumpkin-flavored everything is in abundance. While many think spring is the only time to grow vegetables, fall is a great time to plant crops as well, as the cooler temps can give edibles a chance to grow without the unbearable heat.

Friendly reminder to plant your seeds or seedlings where you want to grow them (versus moving them as they mature) as vegetables don’t tend to transplant well. These plants will need full sun, a healthy bed of dirt and rich compost and soil kept moist for optimal growth.

Here are 20 vegetables you can plant in the fall, and the number of weeks out you should plant before the first frost. Not sure what zone you are in? Check out the Farmer’s almanac by clicking here.

Plant 12-14 Weeks Before The First Frost

  • Broccoli
  • Brussel Sprouts
  • Chard
  • Collards
  • Kale
  • Kohlrabi
  • Parsnips
  • Snap Peas
  • Summer Squash
  • Radishes
  • Rutabaga

Plant 10-12 Weeks Before The First Frost

  • Cauliflower
  • Carrots
  • Cucumbers
  • Parsley

Plant 8-10 Weeks Before The First Frost

  • Arugula
  • Beets
  • Mustard
  • Turnips

What about garlic? I didn’t forget. Here’s a pro tip: plant garlic in November for spring bounty.

Photo by James P. Mann