fall vegetable garden - Knowledgebase Question

Choctaw, OK (Zone 6B)
Question by beeni1
September 27, 2008
I live in the upper south region and would like to know when is the best time and what vegtables to plant for fall harvesting?


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Answer from NGA
September 27, 2008

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July through September are the usual planting dates for a fall garden. You're a little late this year but if the weather is mild, you may get a harvest, especially if you plant vegetable starts from your local nursery rather than trying to grow things from seed. Here's a rundown of what to plant, how many days to maturity, and when seeds are typically planted in your gardening region:
Southern Peas 55 - 75 July 15 - Aug 1;
Summer Squash 55 - 60 July 15 - Aug 15;
Irish Potatoes 90 - 100 July 15 - Aug 1;
Tomatoes (plants) 75 - 80 July 1 - July 15;
Sweet Corn 72 - 86 July 1 - July 15;
Carrots 65 - 75 Aug 1 - Aug 15;
Collards 70 - 75 Aug 1 - Sept 15;
Cabbage (plants) 65 - 70 Aug 10 - Sept 1;
Cauliflower (plants) 60 - 70 Aug 10 - Sept 1;
Broccoli 70 - 80 Aug 1 - Sept 1;
Chinese Cabbage 70 - 75 Aug 1 - Sept 1 ;
Swiss Chard 60 - 70 Aug 15 - Sept 1;
Beets 60 - 70 Aug 15 - Sept 1;
Beans (Bush) 50 - 60 Aug 1 - Sept 1 ;
Beans (Lima) 70 - 75 Aug 1 - Aug 15;
Cucumbers 50 - 60 Aug 1 - Aug 15;
Turnips 50 - 60 Aug 1 - Sept 15;
Mustard 50 - 60 Aug 1 - Sept 15 ;
Spinach 40 - 50 Aug 25 - Sept 15;
Kale 60 - 65 Aug 20 - Sept 15;
Lettuce 50 - 55 Aug 20 - Sept 15;
Radish 25 - 30 Aug 20 - Sept 15

Best wishes with your veggie garden!


The University of Arkansas has a publication on which vegetables to plant when: http://www.arhomeandgarden.org...

Hope this helps you plan your veggie garden!

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