Fall harvesting vegetables planting date calculator is designed for twenty-eight types of vegetable crops that are generally planted in late winter or early spring. All of these crops can be direct sown in the garden in mid-to late-summer. This farm calculator will help you determine planting dates for crops to be planted outside, without additional protection, for fall harvest. All are crops that are frost-tolerant and taste great in cooler weather.
27 Vegetables for Fall Harvest
Following vegetable varieties are generally recommended for fall/winter. You can read a detailed article on 27 Fall vegetables .
Beets, Broccoli, Brussel Sprouts, Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Celery, Chard, Collards, Corn, Cucumbers, Eggplant, Garlic,Gourds, Kale, Kohlrabi, Leek, Lettuce, Melons, Okra, Onions, Peas, Peppers, Potatoes, Pumpkins, Radish,Spinach,Tomatoes,Watermelons
Fall Harvesting Vegetables Planting date calculator
This vegetable planting calculator determines the days to maturity by taking into account average harvest period and the fall factor which means slowing of growth due to cool weather and short days in fall, amounting to about 2 weeks.
If you are planting these vegetables in an unheated hoophouse or low tunnel, plant 2–3 weeks later than the date computed by the aforesaid calculator.However, if you are planting inside a hoophouse with an additional layer of hoops and row cover (low tunnels) placed over the crop, you can plant 4–5 weeks later than the date recommended.