Get our crop list and growing guide, and enjoy homegrown greens in fresh salads, soups, and gratins all winter

Sunset  – July 31, 2009 | Updated October 9, 2019

Your cool seasons are about to get a whole lot fresher! Having a fall and winter vegetable garden might sound counterintuitive (or chilly!) but it’s definitely within reach. Most greens can’t handle hot weather anyway, so this is the best time to do it. Whether you’re a fair-weather gardener or a seasoned homesteader, adding crucifers and greens to your cool-season garden plan is one of the smartest and easiest ways to get the most out of your garden. We show you how with this plant list and growing guide.