What to Plant in the Veggie Garden This Fall

With the recent dip in temperatures, Georgia homeowners finally got their first taste of fall. Bring the fresh taste of the season from your garden to your table with these vegetables for a fall garden.

Fall Vegetable Garden

  • vegetable garden - swiss chardBroccoli: If you’re planning to plant broccoli, better do it soon! Plant these veggies about 10 weeks before the first frost to guarantee a good yield.
  • Cabbage: Plant cabbage seedlings 1-2 months before first frost. Grow in fertile soil and water well during the growing season.
  • Carrots: Almost as versatile in the garden as they are in the kitchen, carrots are frost and cold tolerant. Plant carrots in soil with a pH of 6 to 6.5. Thin the seedlings after about 3 weeks to guarantee optimal crop growth.
  • Lettuce: Plant lettuce before temperatures start dropping. If possible, plant lettuce seedlings in an area with afternoon shade and harvest after 45-60 days.
  • Radish: A late fall vegetable, radishes thrive when sown 4 weeks before the first frost. Plant in fertile, well-drained soil, then leave radishes to mature on their own. They need little care during the growing season.
  • Rutabaga: Fall enriches the flavor of this spring and autumn veggie. Plant when temperatures stay consistently around 60 degrees. Keep the soil moist for the best crop.
  • Spinach: A classic for cooking or serving in fresh salads, an established spinach crop can withstand temperatures down to 20 degrees. Plant seeds in fertile soil 5 weeks before the first frost of the season. Harvest 45 days after planting, or tend your spinach plant for a late season yield.

Need seeds, tools, and fertilizer? Stop by the Ace of Gray garden center for everything you need to start a fall veggie garden.