Believe it or not, fall is on its way (I think…I hope.) It’s just about time to clean out the summer veggies and replace them with cool-weather ones like brassicas and garlic. If you’re ready to hang up your trowel for the season after those last tomatoes, consider planting a cover crop which not only keep weeds at bay, but also return crucial nutirents to the soil for better veggies next year and help control pests (which we have a lot of in the garden right now).

Here’s a list of great fall veggies you can now and harvest all autumn:

From seed (direct sow)

  • Mustard Greens
  • Kale
  • Lettuce
  • Asian Greens
  • Spinach
  • Broccoli (fast-growing variety)
  • Carrots
  • Arugula
  • Bok Choy
  • Mizuna
  • Radishes
  • Cilantro
  • Leeks


  •  Broccoli
  • Cauliflower
  • Brussels Sprouts
  • Beets
  • Scallions
  • Cabbage
  • Collards
  • Chard
  • Rutabaga
  • Turnips
  • Kohlrabi


  • Garlic
  • Shallots
  • Onions


Great cover crops for container gardens like ours:

  • Cold-weather edible greens (mustard, spinach, etc)
  • Clover
  • Field Peas