Whether we like it or not, fall is coming up on us pretty fast. Make sure your garden is prepared with plants that bloom and excel in the fall. Here are just a few plants that will grow even when the weather starts getting colder.
The best thing about beets is that they’re incredibly tasty, especially when they’re small. So you can grow a lot of them in a short amount of time by harvesting them when they’re still in the beginning stages!
Basil grows incredibly fast, so you don’t have to worry about it being in the garden for long stretches of time. Basil can also survive light frosts, so it’s especially useful in the fall season.
It takes a little over a month to fully grow kale, which means it’s great for the first months of fall before it gets too cold. Also, kale is great at surviving in cold weather, so you could even extend it into the later months, as well.
Arugula can pretty much grow year round if your environment isn’t too harsh. If you’re going to plant it later in the year, remember that it will need more sun the closer it is to winter. Arugula grows fast, too, so you can harvest pretty quickly.
While you can’t start broccoli in the fall, if you start it inside during the summer, you should be fine. By the time fall rolls around, you should be able to transplant the broccoli and it will thrive outside because it doesn’t like the heat very much.
Cauliflower is perfect for growing in the fall. It doesn’t like weather that is too hot or too cold, so fall is actually the best time to grow cauliflower in your garden!
It takes a little over a month to grow collard beans. Don’t worry too much, though, because they can survive pretty well in cold weather. Just make sure you harvest them before the first deep freeze.
Carrots actually don’t like the heat very much, so they’re a great option for growing in the fall. In fact, frost makes carrots sweeter, so if you may actually prefer planting them in colder weather.
Spinach grows rather quickly, so it’s good if you want to get one last plant in before the ground freezes. Spinach also doesn’t like the heat, so planting in the fall is actually a really good idea.
It takes about two months to grow cabbage to full maturity. That may be a little longer than you have time, but remember that cabbage survives really well in the cold. It can handle down to 20 degree Fahrenheit weather, so keep that in mind.