In order to squelch the misconception that the urban garden is over when the summer harvest ends, we here at UrbanFig wanted to show you just how many options you have open to you for prolific and delicious fall edibles. It’s true that the fall season is a short one for many regions, but when you start your garden vegetables from seedlings, you have a big time advantage. With that in mind, here are our selections for the top 6 vegetable seedlings to plant in fall:
Grow it in the spring or the fall, but be sure to grow one of the most easy-to-manage and pest resistant favorites in the urban garden.
Cabbage likes it cool, and seedlings are the perfect solution to getting them to maturity before the temps get too cold.
Seriously, are you not growing kale yet? It’s gorgeous, green, and it handles frost like a champ. In fact, the frost makes it even sweeter!
It’s part of the cabbage family but much easier to manage and ready to eat in about 6 weeks.
I’d recommend this one even if you didn’t like to eat it, because chard is such a beautiful plant that handles the cold well, adding color and interest to the cool weather garden. As it turns out though, chard is amazingly delicious, so grow it for looks and eat it for flavor. Trust us on this.
They have a reputation as a “poor man’s vegetable”, but don’t let that stop you from enjoying these garden treats. The greens and bulb itself are edible, giving you twice the food from one plant.