Top Tips for Great Fall Gardens

Here’s everything you need to know to grow crisp, delicious broccoli, carrots, spinach and more.



Fall Garden With Cold Frame And Vegetables
Lacinato kale (left) and lettuces flourish in autumn’s cooler temperatures. If covered, they can last into winter and sometimes come back in spring.
PHOTO: BARBARA DAMROSCH
Fall Garden Radishes
Plant radishes every 30 days until fall’s first killing frost ends their season.
BARBARA DAMROSCH
Fall Garden Carrots
Carrots make a sweet, crunchy addition to your fall garden crops.
BARBARA DAMROSCH
Fall Gardens With Sunflowers And Kale
Lacinato kale and sunflowers thrive in the cooler fall temperatures.
BARBARA DAMROSCH
Fall Garden With Rows Of Lettuce
Plant lettuces for fresh greens in your fall garden.
LEE REICH
Lettuce In A Cold Frame
Grow lettuces deep into winter by planting in a cold frame. Black-painted bottles of water tucked inside will store solar heat.
DAVID LIEBMAN
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Fall Garden With Cover Crops
Plant cover crops such as oats, winter wheat or rye in any empty beds to overwinter. In spring, till them under or chop them in using a heavy hoe. 
LEE REICH
People Working In The Garden
Even working in the fall garden is more pleasant, now that summer’s intense heat and humidity have gone by.
BARBARA DAMROSCH











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