These are just a few vegetables that do better being planted during colder seasons and right before winter comes. If you are looking for fruits to plant, you can also consider planting strawberries and berries in loose soil for spring harvest.
You can also prep the soil for ornamental plants to bloom in the spring. It is recommended to start planting any ornamental plants 8 weeks before the frost of winter. This is to ensure your newly planted seeds or bulbs are rooted in the ground before winter, so they can thrive during spring. There are many options for planting bulbs in the fall, from Daffodils to Tulips, you are sure to find a flower that adds a pop of color to your garden. When choosing a flower to plant and grow, make sure you are mindful of how much bright light or shade the flowers will need. This can help you decide where each flower will do well for the seasons to come.
Fall is also a great time to start planting any shrubs or trees you want to add to your landscaping. The cool air mixed with the warmth of the soil helps with optimal root growth to help your shrubs and trees start to grow in the soil before winter comes. If you are looking to enhance your yard with a fresh new lawn, you can also consider laying down seeds for turfgrass during fall. If you just want to repair a few patches of lawn and not reseed the whole area, you can sprinkle grass seeds wherever you need to, just make sure you keep the areas well watered until winter arrives.
As you pick and choose what you wish to plant during the fall for spring harvest, you will need to consider your region. Hotter climates prefer to be planted during winter for spring harvest. However, if you reside in a cooler region, you will want to begin planting for spring harvest during the fall months. As you curate a list of what you want to plant this fall, you will also want to do some additional research on each plant and vegetable. This extra step will help ensure you are providing them with the best growing conditions for optimal growth.
Pro tip: For any ornamental plants you don’t think will live through the colder months, bring the clippings inside and turn them into indoor plants! This can be an easy way to keep the plants you love and continue to watch them grow.