Your summer garden may be at the height of its beauty right now, but there’s still plenty of time to add plants that will extend gardening season well into fall. In fact, many flowers and edibles don’t really start to shine until autumn’s sunny days and cooler nights arrive. So, what can you plant in the fall? Annual and perennial flowers and many vegetables will keep producing all the way until a hard freeze.
Just make sure when planting perennials, which return for many years, that they can survive winters in your USDA Hardiness zone (find your zone here). Also, most perennials need to be planted at least a month before the ground freezes in your area; if you’re not sure when that is, your local university coop extension service can offer some guidance. Finally, keep them watered during dry spells.