What to Plant in Your Garden This Fall? Here’s Your Guide


Gardening is an enjoyable way to spend time outside, but it can also be a lot of work. This blog post will give you helpful tips on what vegetables and fruits to plant over the fall months.

Choosing Fall Vegetables

Fall vegetables are easy to grow and a good source of vitamins, minerals, and fiber. They are also a very good source of protein. Fall vegetables can be grown throughout the fall months, from September through November. Some common types of fall vegetables include:

  • Cabbage
  • Carrots
  • Spinach


Broccoli is a cool-season vegetable that can be grown in spring, summer or fall. It’s easy to grow in containers, so if you don’t have the space for a garden but want to try your hand at growing some vegetables at home, this is an excellent option.

Broccoli is rich in vitamin C and A as well as potassium and folate. Broccoli also contains fiber for digestive health.

To plant broccolis, choose full sun locations with well-drained soil that has been enriched with composted manure or other organic matter prior to planting day. Plant seeds directly into the earth when the temperature reaches 50 degrees Fahrenheit (10 degrees Celsius).


Cauliflower is a cool-season crop that belongs to the Brassicaceae family of plants. It’s in this group with other vegetables like cabbage, kale, broccoli, Brussels sprouts and collards. Cauliflower is a biennial plant; it takes two years for them to mature fully before they can be harvested for eating.

Cauliflower has an extended growing season compared to other vegetables because they require cool temperatures in order to grow properly. They can be grown as an annual or biennial crop depending on where you live (see below).


Kale is a leafy green vegetable that is hardy and easy to grow. Kale is a good source of vitamins A, C, and K as well as calcium, iron, and potassium. It also contains fiber which helps keep you feeling full.



Lettuce is a cool season crop that you can plant in the fall. It can also be planted in spring, summer and winter.


Radishes are a cool-weather crop that can be grown in containers or raised beds. They’re also easy to grow and make a good choice for beginners. Radish seeds should be sowed 1/2 inch deep in early spring, but you can plant them again in the fall for a second crop. The biggest challenge with radishes is keeping them from being eaten by rabbits and other rodents, so it’s best to keep them enclosed by wire mesh cages that have holes large enough for drainage but too small for animals to enter.


Spinach is one of the most nutritious vegetables you can grow. It’s easy to grow, and can be harvested throughout the fall months. Spinach can be grown in a variety of climates and soil types, and is a great source of vitamins A, C, and K.

Growing Fall Fruits in Your Garden

There are a few different kinds of fruit that can grow in your garden.

  • Fall fruits. Fruit trees that produce fruit in the fall should be planted after the last frost date, which is typically around May or June. You should also choose a sunny spot for them to grow and water them regularly until they begin producing fruit.
  • Spring fruits. Fruit trees that produce fruit in the spring should be planted after April 1st, but before May 1st, unless you live in an area where there are no frosts at all (no one does). These trees will require more care than those growing in the summertime because you have to water them frequently during their first year of growth due to lack of rain from winter months.


Apples are an easy-to-grow fruit that can be grown even in small gardens. They’re also a great choice for fall gardens because they thrive in late summer and early fall weather, which is when most other fruits need to be harvested. Apples provide a good source of vitamins A and C, making them a healthy addition to your diet. If you have children or grandchildren who are interested in gardening, having them grow apples will provide them with plenty of fun opportunities to get outside during the day while helping out around your property; apple trees can typically live up to 100 years!


Pears are a great fruit to plant in your fall garden. They are a good source of vitamin C and fiber. Pears also contain antioxidants, vitamin A, potassium and calcium.

  • Vitamin C: Vitamin C helps with healing wounds, boosting the immune system and helps prevent cancer. It also helps protect skin from sun damage by reducing wrinkles and dark spots caused by aging or exposure to the sun’s rays
  • Fiber: Fiber is important for digestion because it helps keep you regular! It can also lower cholesterol levels in your body by carrying excess cholesterol out through your digestive system before it has time to build up inside of blood vessels (which could lead to blockages).
  • Antioxidants: Antioxidants neutralize free radicals—molecules that can damage cells if they’re not kept under control—in order to prevent cellular damage that may cause cancer or other diseases later on down the line!

Planting a fall garden requires you to choose the right vegetables and fruits, as well as consider location, soil content and harvesting.

When choosing a location, make sure that you plant your garden in a place that gets plenty of sunlight. You can choose to plant your garden in pots or directly into the ground, but either way you need to consider how much water it will need and what type of soil content it has.

Once you’ve considered those things, then think about how you’re going to harvest and take care of your garden once it’s ready for harvesting. The types of fruits and vegetables that grow best in fall are apples, carrots, corn and potatoes (the last three are all root crops).


Now that you know all about the best fall vegetables and fruits to plant in your garden, it should be easier to start planning what you want to grow. If you are not sure which plants will work best for your garden or how much sunlight each one needs, don’t worry! A good place to start is by looking at our “How To Plant” section on our website where we have a list of all the plants we offer along with their growing requirements.

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