Once the summer is over, you might be thinking, oh now I have nothing to plant or garden, that’s it, the season is over. When in fact it’s really not. How do you think we get pumpkins? They have to be done in the fall. There are so many plants that you can plant now and have them to still harvest this year. Let’s take a look at some of them
Fresh beets are delicious. You know what type of soil they have been and when you plant them yourself. In order to get them started a bit quicker you can soak the seeds overnight.
2. Green Beans
Green beans are easily grown indoors as well, but they are also quick to grow so planting some now means you will still have fresh ones for months to come. But there are multiple varieties of beans and you can try them all out. Just don’t forget your stakes so they don’t fall over!
Broccoli is a hearty vegetable and many people like it. I love broccoli florets honestly, I could eat them all day. If you plant them in late summer you will have fall harvest from them. And the more you grow the more you can freeze and save for another day.
4. Brussels Sprouts
I don’t think I would need to plant many of these, but I’m sure there are plenty of people who love this vegetable. They are perfect for a fall garden because they will hold up well in an early frost so even if it gets a little chilly they will still grow to perfection.
5. Collard Greens
One of my favorites for smoothies honestly, collard greens are full of vitamins. Also, a lot of vegetable garden enthusiasts shared that they taste better after frost exposure. So get to planting and enjoy these awesome greens in salads, smoothies, and stir fries.
6. Green Onions
These are great for cooking as their flavor is amazing in different dishes. Some gardeners note that they can be direct down in late summer and will survive winter if not harvested. So all is not lost if you don’t get around to getting them out of the ground in time. They will still be there. Perfect for fall gardens.
Many people have no idea what this plant is but it looks like Swiss chard (I would imagine that they are in the same family). It’s a fast grower and only takes about six weeks to mature, so this is perfect to plant and harvest in the fall.
You always need lettuce at hand. Sometimes in our house we power through it, sometimes it goes bad. I think if I will be growing it myself, I’d be less likely to let it rot in my fridge. But if planted in the late summer, it’s perfectly ready to be harvested in the fall (and this is another one you can grow indoors too).
Another one of these quick growing plants, these matures within about four weeks. Perfect for late summer early fall planting they will be ready before you know it. I know I love the variety of putting radishes in my salads, worth a shot to grow it myself.
Because pumpkins are the epitome of something to grow in your garden in the fall. What’s Halloween like without pumpkins or Thanksgiving without Pumpkin Pie? They should be planted however, in mid-summer so they are ready in the autumn.
Doing a little bit of research can prove fruitful for planting and harvesting in the fall. Garden experts believed that lower temperatures are ideal for producing crisp lettuces without the bitterness or bolting that can occur in hot weather. Frost-kissed kale, Brussels sprouts and cabbage have a special sweetness as well. I mean, that’s enough for me to start planting in the fall (when I have a garden). Take the time, and there are plenty of other plants that can be done in the fall as well. But just plan for it (like you do your summer plants) and you will be rewarded with amazing plants and vegetables for a long time.