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10 Fall Vegetables To Grow At Home

Hearty soups and seasonal salads await.

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As the weather gets crisp and so do the leaves, you might feel more like spending time outdoors. If you want fresh produce for seasonal recipes, now is a great time to plant your fall garden. These fall vegetables should sprout with ease this time of year and into next spring.

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Scallions add flavor to any dish, and are an easy fall vegetable to grow at home. Sow four seeds together per inch of soil, working in rows that are 6 to 8 inches apart. In 60 to 80 days, harvest and enjoy on top of all your soups and salads.


Brussels sprouts are tough, and can be grown in temps as low as 20 degrees Fahrenheit. Even after a freeze, they should thaw and continue growing. Brussels are a flavorful base when shaved down for salads, and delicious roasted and topped with shaved Parmesan.


Carrots are one of the fastest fall vegetables to grow at home — in 75 days or less, you can harvest your crop. If you want to add extra color to your autumnal dishes, opt for carrots in other colors of the rainbow, like purple and yellow varieties.

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Asparagus can grow year-round in places with mild winters. You can grow them yourself from seeds, or start them from “crowns,” a part of the roots of another plant, if you’re an experienced veggie gardener.

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Broccoli packs a nutritious punch when added to any recipe, like sheet pan roasted veggies. You should plant broccoli 10 to 12 weeks before your region usually gets its first winter frost. They’re ready to harvest when the broccoli heads measure 4 to 8 inches across.

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Lots of fresh greens grow well in the autumn, and kale is no exception. Sow your kale seeds in well-draining soil about a half inch deep. You’ll know it’s ready to pick when the leaves are about the size of your hand.

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Beets add a beautiful fuchsia color to salads, and are also great to can and keep in the pantry. They can grow all winter long in warmer regions, so they’re worth the gardening effort. Bonus points: beets harvested in the fall have a more vibrant color than spring beets.

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Onions are a staple ingredient in most homes, and a key ingredient for adding flavor in so many recipes. Planting them in the fall means you may not harvest any until spring, but while you have your tools out, why not add onions to your garden to grow through the winter?

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Like onions, garlic is a flavor lover’s best friend (and roasted in oil, it becomes spreadable and somehow even more delicious). Planting a clove will yield you a new head of garlic in eight to nine months, so it’s something to add to your garden ASAP to get it growing.

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Leeks are the often overlooked — but always delicious — fall vegetable you need in your garden. You can plant them in the fall and, as winter weather approaches, mound up the soil around the plants and cover them with mulch. This allows them to keep growing through springtime.