Create a Fall Vegetable Garden Plan

Wondering what to plant in your vegetable garden this fall? How about favorites such as lettuce, broccoli, spinach and cabbage. They love the cool fall weather.

Here’s a planting plan based on the framed beds in our city garden. The square beds are 4′ x 4′ and the triangles are 6′ long and 3′ tall. Don’t worry if you do not have this exact configuration. Scale the plant quantities to suit your garden.

Shopping List

  • 6 Red Cabbage, Plus 1 for Container
  • 12 Chinese Cabbage
  • 10 Broccoli
  • 6 Green Cabbage
  • 8 Collard Greens
  • 10 Buttercrunch Lettuce
  • 10 Red Sails Lettuce
  • 12 Spinach
  • 5 Cilantro
  • 20 Kale
  • 5 Curly Parsley, Plus 2 for Container
  • 5 Flat Leaf Parsley
  • 5 Dill
  • 3 Basil
  • 4 Arugula
  • 18-inch Pot
  • Potting Soil for Container
  • Organic Slow Release Fertilizer


Good to Know

The average date of the first killing frost in your area is the most important thing to know when it comes to fall vegetable gardening. Your local garden center is a good source of information for this date. To determine when to start planting, find out the number of days to maturity for the vegetable. Next, count back the number of days from the first average frost date. Some people add a week or so to allow for a few extra days to harvest the produce once it’s mature. You will find maturity information on seed packets and some plant labels.