Fall Planting Guide

By Miriam Schaffer

Fall Planting Guide

A Fall Planting Guide / Reminder from The Urban Farm Company 

August is a great time to plant all of the cold season crops again! Below are the fall crops you can plant in August. If you plan to over-winter your crops under a cold frame, you can plant as late as mid-September. Of course, if you have a year-round greenhouse you have many more options (you can even start summer fruits and vegetables for your late fall / winter harvest)

Crops to plant in Early August:

  • Broccoli, cabbage and cauiliflower (all can be transplanted)
  • Beets, Carrot, Turnips
  • Peas (need trellis)

These fall crops need extra time to mature so should be planted in late July or very early August. Crops to plant in mid to late August (These fall crops tend to mature quickly and dislike warm temperatures):

  • Spinach
  • Micro Greens
  • Greens Mix
  • Kohlrabi
  • Kale
  • Lettuce
  • Radishes
  • Mache
  • Sorrel
  • Arugula
  • Bok Choy
  • Swiss Chard
  • Collards
  • Chinese Cabbage
  • Mustard Greens
  • Cilantro
  • Tatsoi
  • Hon Tsai Tai
  • Claytonia


Before re-planting fall crops, we suggest adding nitrogen-heavy organic fertilizer to the empty squares. You can also add a small amount of compost if you’d like. Read more about how to fertilize.

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