Fall brings to mind sweater weather, hot tea and pumpkin everything. Fall does not conjure up garden-fresh veggies, that belongs to summer right? With the kids back to school, the pools shutting down and the air starting to turn, that’s when we set aside the garden tools and let the garden foods fade away. Do you have to? Heck no! With this easy-grow guide of fall vegetables to plant, you will be a fall gardening champion!
Fall Vegetables to Plant
With a little planning, some fall veggies can be the easiest ever to grow. Who doesn’t love garden fresh-fresh summer foods? But hey, fall veggies take a close second. With this easy list of fall crops, your fall garden just may become your new favorite time to garden! Don’t you think you need a little garden plot full of some delicious fall veggies!
On that list of fall vegetables to plant carrots are for sure just about, if not the easiest thing to grow. With some healthy soil and an area that not already bug-infested, carrots do wonderfully. Really an easy one to grow really almost all year round, they can really take some cold temperatures. All you need to do is plant them (maybe thin some out after a few weeks), water them and forget them. Carrots are super versatile in all sorts of healthy dishes. Given they are also the easiest thing to grow, store well in cold-storage that means easy and healthy organic veggies all year long!
Beets are amazingly healthy, and something your body will thank you for adding to your diet. Trust me once you find recipes you love beets in and see how super easy they are to grow, you will be an avid beet gardener too. Like carrots, beets don’t, need much attention, plant them, water them, and let them go. The tops are great in salads and beets are great in all sorts of ways, pickled, fermented in salads and a lot more!
Kales popularity has exploded in the past few years, and rightly so. It’s delicious it’s super healthy and it can be used in a ton of ways. It’s wonderful in everything from salad to kale chips. I have always found wonderful success at growing kale in a mixed garden (like this one). Kale loves the cooler weather that arrives with fall, but it can even withstand some pretty darn cold temperatures as well. This might just be my opinion but kale is one of the easiest plants of the brassica family (broccoli, cabbage, etc) to grow. If you can plant, water, pick and eat then you have got a successful crop.
Out of the onion family, leeks are the faster-growing cousin and they also do wonderfully in the chilly weather as fall approaches. Wonderful in soups or fermented, great for the immune system. Is it any wonder that leeks are a top contender for fall vegetables to plant? Plant, water (maybe thin them out) harvest and enjoy.
so what goes together with carrots? Well as Forrest Gump put it goes together like PEAS & CARROTS. So lucky for us since they go together so well, peas also happen to be easy to grow and a nutrient booster to your soil, (bonus)! Makes other things grow also. Peas being awesome in soups and salads and having a good amount of protein, that’s plant power my friends. Plant (give them something to grow up), water, watch them do their thing, it just that easy! Little side note here, just avoid putting your peas right next to your leeks (they aren’t the best of friends) so just give those two space away from each other, and all is well.
Heading into fall means many farmers markets and places where we can get fresh veggies is starting to shutting down. Luckily that doesn’t mean you have seen the end of garden-fresh veggies. No way! With this list of fall vegetables to plant as your garden guide, you will be gardening well into fall, and maybe even winter! Eat fresh, stay healthy and hey you can’t eat anymore locally than your own garden! With the power of simplicity at your back, you can now garden on my friends, garden on ♡♡♡
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Beth is a mother of 6 living on a handful of acres in an old farmhouse in central Kansas. Beth has a background in the military and health and fitness however her passions come from her homestead life. Beth is an enthusiastic homeschooling mom, avid organic gardener, chicken & goat wrangler, who is obsessed with herbs and natural remedies and maintaining an all-around Do-It-Yourself lifestyle. Beth loves to share all she has learned about and sustainable living. While striving for a healthy, natural life, family-centered life.