20 Top Vegetables to Plant For Fall Gardening

Cool season gardening is my favorite because I just love those veggies the best! They can be a bit trickier to keep happy, but man is it fulfilling to roast your own cauliflower and to sprinkle arugula onto steamy eggs in the morning.

If you’re able to garden in the Fall, now is the time to start planning! Below is a list of the top 20 cool-season veggies for Fall Gardening.

Keep in mind that your hardiness zone will dictate what and when you can plant. If you live in a mild climate like I do (zone 10b), then you can get away with some Spring plants as well!

The Top 20 Vegetables to Plant for Fall Gardening

  1. Broccoli
  2. Brussel sprouts
  3. Cabbage
  4. Collards
  5. Onions
  6. Rutabaga
  7. Celery
  8. Cauliflower
  9. Kohlrabi
  10. Peas
  11. Radishes
  12. Spinach
  13. Turnips
  14. Arugula
  15. Asian Greens
  16. Beets
  17. Carrots
  18. Endive
  19. Lettuce
  20. Potatoes


Some tips for Fall Gardening and Garden Planning:

  1. When mapping our raised beds, plan what goes on the trellises and outer edges first, as those spaces are special for plants that climb and vine.
  2. Inter-plant things that like shade or extra water.
  3. Plan space to be open for succession sowing of things like carrots, beets, radishes, broccoli, turnips, etc.
  4. Companion plant like your life depends on it! Understand what goes well together, and what should stay apart. Tip: never plant garlic with beans or peas.

If you have questions, leave them in the comments! Let’s get this Fall gardening going my friends!


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