Your browser is not supported. We do our best to optimize our websites to the most current web browsers. Please try another browser.
Skip to main content

The Best Fall Vegetables to Plant Before Winter Hits

Who says gardening is just for spring and summer? For many green-thumbed Canadians, a fall vegetable garden is a fun and fruitful way to enjoy fresh produce in the cooler months and to prepare the garden for spring.

The secret to success? You have to know your garden well (your area’s climate makes a big difference, especially in fall) and you have to know which vegetables to plant in the fall. When planted in early fall, certain veggies will continue growing through the autumn — so you can have a bountiful harvest in late fall and even winter — while other crops can be enjoyed in the spring if you plant them before the first frost. With this in mind, we’ve rounded up our picks for the best fall veggies to plant before winter hits.

Tip: It’s a good idea to look for the estimated frost date for your area (you can search the Almanac online by postal code, for example) to help determine if a particular crop has a good chance of thriving if you plant it by a certain date.

Latest News

Discover how greenery can transform any space, improve your air quality and create a tranquil atmosphere.
July 22, 2024
Take a look at our favourite Jellycat animals and amuseables to add to a new nursery.
July 19, 2024
Here's a sample of properties across the country that are all under $100,000.
July 19, 2024
Nicole and Caffery return for another gorgeous renovation, this time in a timeless century-home.
July 17, 2024
The balcony has the chops to turn into a cute cocktail joint, a stylish spot to sit with a book or simply take a breather.
July 17, 2024
Prime Day 2024 is July 16 to 17, so you'll want to add these to your cart ASAP.
July 16, 2024
If you’re on the fence, here are all the pros and cons you'll need to know before taking the plunge.
July 15, 2024
Nicole and Caffery took this basement reno from bland to fab on this week's episode of Styled.
July 12, 2024
According to a new report, potential homeowners are more willing to take on a single-income mortgage than ever.
July 12, 2024
This content is restricted to adults of legal age.
Please enter your birthdate to confirm.
Date of Birth