14 Vegetables to Plant in October {Zone 9}

Last updated 09/21/2021 |

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Learn which vegetables to plant in October, plus the best varieties, planting tips, and recipes for your harvest. These 14 vegetables will grow and thrive through the fall and winter!

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October is time for soup and sweaters, falling leaves and scarves. You might think that it’s too cold to garden—but it’s not! There are lots of tasty vegetables you can plant in October.

All of these vegetables can handle the cold weather just fine. And everyone will be impressed with your gardening skill when you’re harvesting fresh veggies in the winter. 😉

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This planting guide for Zone 9 gives you fourteen vegetables you can plant in October for a great harvest this fall. Not sure what planting zone you’re in? No problem. This interactive map will tell you. Let's go!

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14 Vegetables to Plant in October

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  1. Loran koop on November 8, 2021 at 5:59 am

    Can you plant these the in early November too? Also, when do you harvest these?

  2. Jd. Lodge on October 11, 2021 at 5:53 am

    Great post

  3. Sally on November 18, 2020 at 4:56 pm

    Hi! I have lived almost all my life up in snow country and have always had a garden; and now that I am living in zone 9 I need to re-train my garden thoughts and its hard :-). I have gotten some great ideas from you for planting in my new zone. I am so excited here as I can plant so many things I could not before; for instances fuchsias. Now the last thing I ever figured I could do is plant in October????.

    Thanks for the delightful ideas for the dreary winter time.

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