Here’s a handy fall planting guide to help you decide what vegetables to plant in the fall garden and when to plant them! The succession gardening chart below shows the last planting dates, based on the first expected freeze dates in the fall.
Extending your gardening season with a second harvest can dramatically increase your yield—and allow you to enjoy fresh vegetables into fall and winter. In addition, fall gardening is often easier since there are fewer pests and problems in cooler weather. Finally, a fall “cover” crop can organically protect and build your soil.
To calculate the best time to plant your second vegetable crops, look at the first expected freeze dates. Choose the date that comes closest to the expected first killing frost in your area. If you do not know the date, see our Frost Charts.
Get more advice on fall planting below:
- Learn more about succession planting and how to harvest more from your vegetable garden!
- We’ll help you choose the best plants for autumn growing.
- See more advice about fall planting and second crops here.