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Fall Planting Chart


Ellaberry Gardens' Fall Planting Chart

A note on all of my planting charts: this isn't rocket science and it's most definitely not an exact science.  I often plant early or later than suggested by up to 10-14 days depending on weather, available garden space or life in general.  Give yourself some room around these dates.  They are simply suggested and a best case scenario.  In other words, it's not real life.  ;)  Have fun and don't stress!

A note on the summer and fall planting charts: these charts tend to confuse folks the most because the dates overlap.  It's up to you and your graph paper to come up with a way to merge the two.  I often leave space for fall crops in my garden so I don't have to rip out still producing summer veggies. But sometimes I forget and have to make some tough choices.  You can do it too!

A note specifically for the fall planting chart: this chart covers cool-weather veggies ONLY.  There are still warm weather crops that can be planted when you're planning your fall gardens (July tomatoes and fall beans, for example.)  Look at the summer planting chart and plan accordingly. 


Know that these dates are what I use in my own garden. My system of planting is based on two-week intervals simply because it's what works for me and so my harvests aren't all at once.  For instance, beets can be planted anytime from July 15th - August 15th.  You could plant all your fall beets on July 15th or August 15th or plant some every few days for four weeks. Plan your own planting based on what works best for you.  Also know that this fall chart is to grow crops outside without protection. If you add protection (a hoop house, for example), you can push the dates somewhat into the fall. 

The biggest secret to successful fall and winter gardening is having your plants mostly mature before the freezes begin.  Plants that are cold hardy might survive freezing but they won't keep growing.  So get 'em big and strong before Jack Frost is nipping at all of our noses! 



Seed = to be started in place in your gardens outside
T = transplant (so must be started 6-8 weeks prior to the planting date inside or purchased at planting time)


Wrinkly Eggplant "Jack o'Lantern"

                       

July 15th 

August 1st 

 August 15th

 September 1

Sept. 15 

October 1 

October 15th 

Beets

 seed

 seed

 seed

       
Broccoli

  T

  T

 T

       
Brussels Sprouts

 T

 T

 T

       
Cabbage

  T

  T

         
Cabbage, Chinese

 seed

 seed

 seed

       
Carrots

 seed

 seed

 seed

       
Cauliflower

 T

 T

 T

       
Cilantro  seed  seed  seed  seed      
Collards

 T

 T

 T

 T

     
Dill  seed  seed  seed  seed      
Endive  seed  seed          
Garlic        cloves  cloves  cloves  cloves
Kale

 seed

 seed

 T

 T

     
Kohlrabi

 seed

 seed

 T

 T

     
Lettuce

seed or T

seed or T

seed or T

 seed or T

 T

   
Onions      

 seed

 seed

 seed

 seed

Parsley    

 seed

 seed

     
Peas    

 seed

 seed

 seed

   
Potatoes  

 seed

 seed

       
Radishes    

 seed

 seed

 seed

 seed

 seed

Rutabaga    

 seed

 seed

 seed

   
Spinach      

 seed

 seed

 seed

 seed

Swiss Chard    

 

 seed

     
Turnips  

 seed

 seed

 seed

 seed

 

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