QUESTION: What vegetables are planted in the fall? I was thinking about growing a garden but don’t know what my options are. – Henrietta C
ANSWER: There are a variety of vegetables you can grow in the fall. A few of the typical crops are:
However, there are also a few crops from your summer garden which will work in the fall as well. This is a second opportunity to grow more cucumbers, summer squash, and zucchini.
Where these crops grow faster, and produce an abundance, they could be a great fit for your fall garden. The key is to ensure they’re planted in enough time to reach harvest before frost sets in.
One of the secrets to growing a successful fall garden is ensuring you plant the right crops at the right time. For instance, radishes are extremely fast producers.
Therefore, you should be able to plant them multiple times before winter. You can also get away with planting them later.
Other crops, like potatoes, take a longer time to reach harvest. You may only be able to plant them one time for your fall garden and don’t have as much flexibility when they’re planted.
You now have a list of vegetables which should grow well in a fall garden. Pay attention to the growing conditions each crop has and the time they take to reach harvest. If you can do these things, you’re starting your garden on the right foot.
Hopefully this list will inspire your growing efforts. Pick your favorite crops and grow fresh vegetables to enjoy during the fall and winter months.