Best Vegetables to Plant in the Fall

October 5, 2023

Not to worry if  you’re getting a late start to your vegetable garden, there are several veggies that can survive light frosts and easily weather Colorado’s cooler fall season! Some seedlings actually fare best when the temperature dips, and many folks miss out on the opportunity to reap a winter harvest. After all, planting in the fall means you’ll enjoy cooler temperatures and need to water less frequently. Plus, many of the hearty fall and winter vegetables are perfect for including in comforting recipes. Ready to get started with fall gardening? Here, we highlight a few of the best vegetables to plant during autumn: 

Tips Before You Plant

While there are many vegetables that do well during the cooler months, it’s always best to do a little research before you get seedlings in the ground. You can check the Almanac for estimated frost dates in our area here. It may not be entirely foolproof, but it can give you some peace of mind and potentially ward off some frustration and disappointment.

The Top Picks

There’s an abundance of choices for your fall garden, but here are a few options that are versatile and can be used in a variety of dishes:



Brussels sprouts

Chinese cabbage





Green onion 







Swiss chard

If you love parsnips and collards, you’re in luck! These veggies need a short exposure to below-freezing temperature to flourish, and are generally a safe bet for fall planting.

Gardening isn’t just a summer pastime! The Denver area’s semi-arid climate makes for great planting opportunities year round. For those who have been dreaming of wide open spaces and plenty of room to put down roots, a home in Independence could be just what you’ve been searching for. Located in Elizabeth, our conservation community offers tranquility combined with convenience. If you’d like to learn more about available homes, please contact us.