Fall Vegetable Garden Planting Plan

Wondering what to plant in your vegetable garden this fall? How about favorites such as lettuce, broccoli, spinach and cabbage. They love the cool fall weather.

Here's a planting plan based on the framed beds in my city garden. The square beds are 4' x 4' and the triangles are 6' long and 3' tall. Don't worry if you do not have this exact configuration. Scale the plant quantities to suit your garden.

Shopping List

  • 6 Red Cabbage, Plus 1 for Container
  • 12 Chinese Cabbage
  • 10 Broccoli
  • 6 Green Cabbage
  • 8 Collard Greens
  • 10 Buttercrunch Lettuce
  • 10 Red Sails Lettuce
  • 12 Spinach
  • 5 Cilantro
  • 20 Kale
  • 5 Curly Parsley, Plus 2 for Container
  • 5 Flat Leaf Parsley
  • 5 Dill
  • 3 Basil
  • 4 Arugula
  • 18-inch Pot
  • Potting Soil for Container
  • Organic Slow Release Fertilizer
Click here to download a printable copy of the planting plan to take your local garden center.


Good to Know

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The average date of the first killing frost in your area is the most important thing to know when it comes to fall vegetable gardening. Your local garden center is a good source of information for this date. To determine when to start planting, find out the number of days to maturity for the vegetable. Next, count back the number of days from the first average frost date. Some people add a week or so to allow for a few extra days to harvest the produce once it's mature. You will find maturity information on seed packets and some plant labels.

P. Allen's Peeps Get Their Hands Dirty

The P. Allen team is planting their first office vegetable garden using Bonnie Plants and the fall plant plan provided above. We're excited to escape the office and spend some work time in the garden. Here are some photos from our day of planting.

Fall Vegetable Planting

Raised, framed beds at the city Garden Home ready for planting.

Fall Vegetable Planting

Bonnie Plants Buttercrunch lettuce.

Fall Vegetable Planting

Field producer Patrick.

Fall Vegetable Planting

More of Patrick (he likes being in front of the camera for a change) and Betty our plant expert extraordinaire.

Fall Vegetable Planting

P. Allen's videographer Brent getting cover of the beds. We can't do anything around here without it being taped.

Fall Vegetable Planting

Chip the super stylist demanding water for his watering can. There in the background is Caleb our web developer. Some of you may have corresponded with him about the website.

Fall Vegetable Planting

The unstoppable PAS C.O.O Mimi. She keeps us going when we all want to throw in the trowel.

Fall Vegetable Planting

Team P. At least part of it. We couldn't get everyone to fit into the photo.

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This article is brought to you by Bonnie Plants. To learn more about Bonnie Plants and information about growing herbs and vegetables visit www.BonniePlants.com.

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