Here’s What Will Grow In September

Vegetables on a chopping boardAlthough most gardens are winding down in September, warmer climates may still yield results as we move toward fall. In the southern region of the United States, root vegetables like salad greens can produce just as well in the fall as they do in the spring. Plus, growing vegetables in autumn can allow you and your family access to fresh produce almost year-round!

Vegetables with a short maturity time are best to be planted later in the farming season. To extend your growing season even longer you can plant your seeds under floating row covers or cold frames that will allow light, air, and water to penetrate, but will shield your plants from frost. Depending on your region, other vegetables can thrive in the autumn air. That’s why our friends at The Spruce have put together this helpful list of vegetables that grow well in the fall, specified by region.

Before planting you’ll need to work backward from the frost date to determine when you should plant your seeds. Typically, maturity information can be found on the back of your seed packets. 

Almost all of the vegetables you plant in the spring will grow well in the fall. They tend to tolerate light frosts that may come early in the season, and grow well in days with short daylight and mild temperatures. Listed below are the top best vegetables and herbs that can be planted in September!

Northern U.S., Midwest, and Southern Canada

  • Collard Greens
  • Arugula
  • Lettuce
  • Mustard Greens
  • Mache

North Central U.S., Rocky Mountains

  • Mache
  • Spinach
  • Arugula
  • Lettuce

Pacific Northwest

  • Bok Choy
  • Arugula
  • Lettuce
  • Collard Greens

Southeast/Gulf Coast Region

  • Arugula
  • Bok Choy
  • Beets
  • Brussels Sprouts
  • Broccoli
  • Cauliflower
  • Carrots

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Southwest

  • Collard Greens
  • Cauliflower
  • Kale
  • Lettuce
  • Leeks

Enjoy fresh produce when you grow it yourself this fall!