Friday, September 9, 2016

What Vegetables To Plant In Fall & A New Raised Bed

If you are wondering what vegetables you can plant in fall then check out my detailed post. This year for us a couple new things are going in as we now have the old coop fence repurposed in the garden to use along the back and I am excited to have two varieties of peas put in. We also made a new raised bed to grow more food.

southern california garden, making a raised bed garden

Here is my list for this year of What Vegetables To Plant In Fall:

  • Peas
  • Snow Peas
  • Bok Choy
  • Asian Greens
  • Swiss Chard (Two varieties)
  • Green Beans
  • Parsley (Germinates better in cooler weather)
  • Cauliflower
  • 1 Black Beauty Zucchini
  • Beets (Chioggia and Bulls Blood)
  • Buttercrunch Lettuce

In Containers:

  • Carrots

Making A New Raised Garden Bed:

making a raised bed garden, newspaper in garden

Around and between our two newest fruit trees, the hubby dug out some of our lawn and framed with pressure treated fencing he cut and nailed into shape. We have a small wire fence to keep pests out. Our plan is always to have less lawn and more vegetable gardening space. This is not a large bed but again it is more space to try a couple new rows of fall crops.
After the frame was cut and put in, we made sure we had no more lawn in the area. For us we have invasive St. Augustine so we wanted to make sure we removed it all. Not as bad as crab grass but I didn't want any roots down in there. I then framed all the edges with thick layers of newspaper. This will help block any new grass I might have missed and also decompose and attract worms. They love paper.

Then I filled each bed with a mix of steer manure and planting mix.


  1. I've done no vegetable gardening the past two or three years, for one reason or another (shoulder problems, etc). But I have high hopes for summer 2017. I'm glad I found your blog today because I found what I've read so far to be very inspiring! I got into square foot gardening years ago and do love it. I'll be back for more inspiration!

  2. Thanks for this. I will try some of these. We don't have as much room as you do but I'd love to try some of these.

  3. The new bed looks great. I envy that you can grow on the street side of your house. Our HOA would never allow that. Party poopers! ;0P

    I have a few of those on my fall growing list as well. Here's to the perfect mix of rain and sun this autumn! Enjoy!

  4. Looks great! We love our urban fruit trees and the taste is amazing compared to store bought. I'd encourage you (if you haven't already) to do some research on fruit tree pruning. It's really helpful for food production. Great job!

  5. I love the extra area you created! Great list for fall! We also did kohlrabi for the first time. They reminded me of a rutabaga :) Thank you for sharing with us on the Art of Home-Making Mondays at Strangers & Pilgrims on Earth!