If you are a warm-climate gardener, it’s nice to know that Mother Nature makes up for sweltering summer heat by giving you the chance to enjoy a fall vegetable garden! And even if you live in the North, you can still plant cold-hardy crops with a short time to maturity for fall harvest.
Remember that every garden is different, with unique weather and challenges. Fall gardens are a great time to experiment with the short season, try a new variety, or extend a harvest window for a favorite. Just be sure to pay attention to soil temperature, time to maturity, and hardiness to colder temperatures in order to get the most from fall planting.