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6 Vegetable Seedlings to Plant in Fall

by on November 12, 2012

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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:

Broccoli
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
Cabbage likes it cool, and seedlings are the perfect solution to getting them to maturity before the temps get too cold.

Kale
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!

Kohlrabi
It’s part of the cabbage family but much easier to manage and ready to eat in about 6 weeks.

Swiss Chard
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.

Turnips
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.

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Daniel O'Renick September 10, 2013 at 11:51 PM

Are some types of lettuce also good cool season plantings, especially from seedlings? Thanks.

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Carol September 10, 2013 at 11:54 PM

I find my lettuces do very well in cool weather. If you live in a mild climate, you will probably find that lettuce will go through the winter (as long as it doesn’t freeze, you have sunny days and mild temps). Good luck. Let us know how it goes.

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