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10 Great Fall Vegetables to Plant and Harvest

Some people plant fall vegetables, it’s the season of the year that some like to plant their garden. Of course, some seasons of the year are better than others for planting and growing crops, we at The Garden Plant will show you a few good vegetable plants to plant and harvest in the fall season.

For people who have a vegetable garden, there’s still a good number of vegetables you can successfully grow even in the fall seasons. Just because the weather is cooling off, you don’t completely have to give up on your vegetable gardens.

If you want to have your favorite vegetables growing beautifully in your garden even when this season is around, the weather shouldn’t even be an issue.

Here is a List of Ten Fall Vegetables you can Plant for your Fall Garden.

Collard Greens

Collard Greens are one of the best vegetables you can plant in the fall. Because they are heavy feeders, it is essential to plant them in very rich soil at the beginning of the fall season, while also making sure to feed them regularly throughout the season.

Collards are also cold-hardy vegetables and should be planted 6-8 weeks preceding the first frost. Additionally, this vegetable requires full to partial sun. These plants should be shaded 4 hours of the day to coax the best flavor out of the plant.

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Swiss Chard

Swiss Chard

Swiss Chard is a rugged vegetable that can do just well with a light frost. However, deep freezes as with; Kale and Collards, Swiss Chard will not thrive.

Plant Swiss Chard 2 months before the date of your first frost. For your best results start growing your Swiss Chard indoors and then move them outside at four weeks old.

This vegetable is due for harvesting when the leaves are big enough for eating.

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Fall Veggies- Beets


The best thing about beets is that you can eat the greens at any time while they’re still growing. In order not to stress the plant though, only pick a few beet leaves from each plant.

Beets are a hardy vegetable which can do well even in the winter with a lot of mulch and some cover protection. They also handle light frosts well and should be planted 10-12 weeks before the first date of your frost.

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Green Peas

Green Peas

Green Peas do well in the fall but would require some extra attention. Starting your peas about 70-90 days before the date of your first frost and instead of partial shade, expose them to the full sun.

Peas are hardy and can be damaged by too much heat. However, if they are mature at the frost time, they can handle the light frosts.


Start by planting your cauliflower seeds indoors about 12 weeks before the date of your first frost. 4-6 weeks later would be six weeks before the first frost, move them outdoors.

Let your cauliflower get a minimum of 6 hours of exposure to full sun. These plants can stand a little shade during the day but mostly want the sun.

Also, make sure they get watered regularly. Cauliflower is a hardy vegetable that has more sensitivity to the cold and heat than many other cool-weather plants. Harvest before a deep freeze to avoid the risk of losing your vegetable.

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Plant your broccoli indoors about 85-100 days before the date of your first frost. Move your garden outside after three weeks. By then the plants will be needing full sun.

This hardy vegetable handles cold temperatures well and can live through a lot of hard frosts. Ensure that your broccoli regularly gets watered regularly to make sure you get your best growth.

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Fall Vegetables- Cabbage


Cabbage is a fall vegetable that can thrive well in frost and even temperatures up to 20 degrees below freezing. Start by planting your cabbage indoors about 6-12 weeks before the date of your first frost.

Move the plant outdoors to enable exposure to full sun at 3-4 weeks old. If you want to get really sweet cabbage and prevent stunted growth, keep your cabbage watered continuously. Also, make sure to keep your cabbage in cool temperatures.


Spinach is a great vegetable that can thrive well in temperatures lower than freezing.

Expose your spinach to full sun as well as partial shade. Also, plant your Spinach 4-8 weeks before the date of your first hard frost.

If you only harvest the outer leaves, your spinach will continue to yield more vegetables for you throughout the fall.



Start your lettuce 4-8 weeks before the date of your first frost. The best temperature range for optimal growth of lettuce is approximately 45 degrees to 75 degrees.

It also requires full sun to partial shade. Lettuce is a strong vegetable, that needs to grow one crop per grow cycle. If you want to grow this vegetable throughout the entire season, you should also know that lettuce freezes in extreme cold and gets bitter with hot weather.

Mustard Greens

Even though Mustard Greens are also a pretty hardy vegetable, they are not as hardy as other vegetables like Collard Greens. They thrive well in a light frost which will make their leaves even more delicious.

Mustard Greens also grow very fast and will produce a lot of leaves for you to harvest. Note that you’ll need to ensure that your mustard greens are planted in a soil that is moist and remains well watered.

Plant your Mustard Greens 3-6 weeks before the date of your first frost. Also, you should think about planting new seeds every two or three weeks to enable a continuous harvest.


Brent Richard Dixon

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