Planting a Fall Vegetable Garden In Raised Beds: Kale, Onions, Collards, Carrots, Cilantro

Planting a Fall Vegetable Garden In Raised Beds: Kale, Onions, Collards, Carrots, Cilantro

In this video I show how we plant our fall crops in our raised bed garden. Which include kale, onions, collards, & cilantro.
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On this YouTube video, we are planting our fall vegetable garden here on the homestead. It is a little late, but I think we should be just fine, since it stays pretty warm here in Alabama, Zone 8, until November. But I would typically plant our fall garden a couple weeks earlier, but we have been super busy here on the farm.

What fall vegetables to plant? Well, I have learned over the years to only plant things that work well in our garden & do not plant a ton of different varieties. We get real busy here on the homestead & just don’t have the time to spend hours taking care of vegetables that need a lot of attention, & what we plant for our fall garden is always kale & collards. Those 2 greens never let us down & we can eat them all fall & winter, & you can just cut leaves off the plant, & get what you need for a meal, & that way, the kale or collard, just keeps producing all fall & winter long. The 2 varieties of kale & collards we like to plant on our homestead is red russian kale & alabama blue collards. Red russian kale has to be one of the easiest green in the world to grow & not only is it super easy to grow, it is quite delicious as well. Alabama blue collards is a very old heirloom variety of collard that we just love here. Super flavorful & produces these smaller purple blueish leaves. We just love it!

I am going to plant our favorite carrot, & the cosmic purple carrot. My daughter will eat here weight times 2 in cosmic purple carrots. They are quite amazing & so wonderful! They have a slight spicy flavor to them, but not hot at all. Super delicious! The only issues we have with carrots here on the homestead, is a pest called a Vole. Which looks like a mouse, but it loves to devour your garden, especially carrots. It actually digs under the soil & eats the carrots from the bottom up & you will think you have a gopher in your garden. This year I plan to set out some vole traps.

Trying something new this year in our fall garden & that is the perennial onion called the yellow potato onion. We love & use onions a lot here on the homestead, & the thing about a sweet onion is they typical all are ready the same time, & then you have to try & store them, but with a perennial onion, like the yellow potato onion, you really do not have to do that. You can harvest what you want, & just replant the ones you do not need & the it just keeps coming back every year. I also want to try another perennial onion called the egyptian walking onion next year as well. So I am super stoked about about planting this perennial onion in the fall garden & also how it actual does in our garden!

I did also plant some cilantro seeds this fall bc here in alabama cilantro doesn’t do well in this heat. So I try to plant it in the fall & spring! By far my favorite herb to plant in our garden!

I do not till my raised bed garden beds. I just take a garden fork & loosen the soil & then add some organic bone meal to the soil, & then work it in. I generally do not need to amend our raised bed garden soil, since I am constantly adding organic matter & compost to the raised beds all year long, but root crops such as onion & carrots do benefit from the organic bone meal.

I hope you enjoyed planting a fall garden on the homestead youtube video & hope you get out there, have fun & go plant fall garden!
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  1. KarenSueKnows on March 24, 2019 at 7:30 pm

    No cabbage? I thought cabbage was definitely a fall garden must. Am I mistaken?

  2. on March 24, 2019 at 7:31 pm

    Great video. Love your videos. Greetings from Andreas on Off Grid Sweden

  3. Thad Fleming on March 24, 2019 at 7:31 pm

    Thanks for the video! We still haven’t got our winter garden planted yet, either. Glad ya’ll survived Nate!

  4. Larry Sowada on March 24, 2019 at 7:32 pm

    No fall garden here, not this year but if you’ve got extra cilantro you could always freeze it in a ice cube tray but first put it in a food processor to get a paste mixture and fill your trays and once their frozen transfer the cubes in zip lock bags or food saver bags. Larry

  5. Rocky Brook on March 24, 2019 at 7:32 pm

    We love your videos thanks

  6. Peggy Lindenthaler on March 24, 2019 at 7:35 pm

    Got a good recipe for your collard greens? Would love to see you cook it!

  7. Tom Mathews on March 24, 2019 at 7:35 pm

    Looking good on the fall garden. I think you’ll be fine on temps. Way up north here in Eastaboga Alabama, we’re growing a greens mix (mustards, collards, turnips) both as food and cover, Butternut and Bush Delicata winter squash, bunch of cabbage and broccoli and a salad bed of 3 different lettuces and 2 different carrots (cosmic purple is one of those). Overwintering garlic and asparagus and that’s about it. Ready for a break! Your place really looks great! Let me know if you find a good source for bone and blood meal in bulk. Seems to be hard to find….

  8. Alabama Fly on March 24, 2019 at 7:36 pm

    Great video Jason, I have Dinosaur Kale planted onions, turnip greens, chard and purple and green cabbage. Although the chickens have ate some of my green cabbages down to Stems more than once. I think I have the cabbages in better cages now hopefully. But chickens are magicians when it comes to getting what they want. I really want to try some of those yellow potato onions.

  9. H2OK Farm on March 24, 2019 at 7:40 pm

    I’m afraid this year there will be no fall garden for us. We’re literally just getting started (4 months here) on our homestead and we are still in the planning stages for our garden.We hope to be able to get started in the late winter for spring. If I’m being honest (and I usually am) we have no idea how to garden but we hope to learn from other #Vlarmers like yourself 😉

  10. 50 shades of green on March 24, 2019 at 7:41 pm

    great job planting out your beds jason !! 👨‍🌾🎥👍✝

  11. Peggy Lindenthaler on March 24, 2019 at 7:41 pm

    Could you show us a nice recipe for collard greens? I’ve never had them before. Have a great day to you Jason and to your Cog Hill Farm family!

  12. John Smith on March 24, 2019 at 7:42 pm

    Great gardening video, & we luv kale as well!

  13. David Hypes on March 24, 2019 at 7:42 pm

    Great video Jason . Your expression when you said 666 was priceless! Unfortunately, here in the high elevations of the WV mountains, (almost 3300’) we are zone 5 and a fall garden doesn’t really work too well. It is supposed to be down to 30 degrees Monday night! ❄️☃️ We do still have peppers 🌶 coming in, but after this weekend, that will probably be the end. Will use some of your tips next spring though! Thanks.

  14. Christine Osborne on March 24, 2019 at 7:42 pm

    Hello love your videos.

  15. Jane Maloney on March 24, 2019 at 7:44 pm

    Jason, where did you get those potato onions. Not heard of those here in SW Missouri….think they would grow here? Love to see one of those kale and sausage recipes you all liked.

  16. Life in Farmland on March 24, 2019 at 7:46 pm

    I would be really interested to see how the onions do and what you think of them. Do you do garlic in the fall? Looking good bud!

  17. Cooper Acres Homestead on March 24, 2019 at 7:47 pm

    Looks good!!!!

  18. Backyard Homestead on March 24, 2019 at 7:47 pm

    Enjoyed it! We’re going to plant Red Russian Kale too along with Curly Leaf Kale and Siberian Kale. We’re big fans of Kale and it grows like a weed, lol. We grow the Georgis Collards. I’ve not hears of the Alabama Blue. I’m going to look for some of that seed. Thanks!! -Lea

  19. Carolina Man Jr on March 24, 2019 at 7:49 pm

    good choices for this time of year

  20. Cooper Acres Homestead on March 24, 2019 at 7:51 pm

    lol 666

  21. Michael Kee on March 24, 2019 at 7:53 pm

    I’ve definitely got to get me some raised beds. Seems so much easier to maintain. Thanks to your video I’ve found my solution . Now I’ve got to find me some lumber. Unfortunately I used every piece of wood around my place to build my chicken coop. I’ve got some cross ties. Do you think that would work?

  22. ZiegenVine Homestead - Allison & Randy on March 24, 2019 at 7:54 pm

    That was funny! 12-0-0 or 6-6-6. Hmmmmm LOL I laughed out loud at the animation! We haven’t planted anything yet this fall- but garlic is on my list!

  23. Gail Johnson on March 24, 2019 at 7:56 pm

    How did you make your raised garden beds?

  24. Kelly Lynch on March 24, 2019 at 7:59 pm

    This was a very valuable video for those just learning to winter garden. I like your tips that I sure will use! Thank you. I want to try those purple carrots. Blessings.

  25. Peggy Lindenthaler on March 24, 2019 at 8:01 pm

    Can you plant spinach in the fall?

  26. Two Cedars Micro Farm on March 24, 2019 at 8:02 pm

    I have some egyptian walking onions. if you would like I will send you a cluster or two. But be careful they are VERY invasive .

  27. Cooper Acres Homestead on March 24, 2019 at 8:02 pm

    When you put seeds on top of the soil are you worried about wild birds eating them?

  28. JM at The Nuthouse on March 24, 2019 at 8:02 pm

    Planting the usual suspects…brassicas, garlic, onions, cilantro, horseradish and a few others. Have a beautiful day!

  29. Cog Hill Family Farm on March 24, 2019 at 8:05 pm

    What did you guys plant in y’alls fall garden this year? And what is your favorite fall garden vegetable?? Y’all have a wonderful day!!-Jason

  30. Larry Sowada on March 24, 2019 at 8:06 pm

    Your welcome

  31. Bitty Boo Brown on March 24, 2019 at 8:07 pm

    I have to get a place for a garden. Only thing I have planted so far is Garlic

  32. Turkey Creek Homestead on March 24, 2019 at 8:07 pm

    Excellent video sir. I’m going to look into those onions.

  33. Peggy Lindenthaler on March 24, 2019 at 8:08 pm

    Won’t your kitties take care of the voles?

  34. Birute00 on March 24, 2019 at 8:08 pm

    Looks good Jason

  35. Mari's Vegetable Garden on March 24, 2019 at 8:11 pm

    Well I planted a little bit of this and a little bit of that 🌱🍀🌿😉

  36. TC S on March 24, 2019 at 8:13 pm

    ❤️ your videos just inspire me. Going to look for Alabama blue collards! Thank you

  37. Holly Trujillo on March 24, 2019 at 8:14 pm

    Hi there! I am new to gardening and would like to know how you make/process your homemade compost. You and your family have made an excellent learning forum!

  38. mrsgbee on March 24, 2019 at 8:14 pm

    So nice to see propper dirt. Sloppy mud here in Wales, the slugs have eaten everything this year so I have a duck to eat them now. Wish I could get some of those Perenial onions. I am going to try the garlic, leeks, kale, lettuce, cilantro, broad beans, cellery, brussels, cabbage and potatoes. Love your fork and tiller, they work really well. Tip is so funny. Thank you for your gentle reminder to get on with things. Love and blessings to you all.

  39. Erik Johnson on March 24, 2019 at 8:15 pm

    this was awesome info, thanks brother

  40. WeedsInThe Garden on March 24, 2019 at 8:16 pm

    Always enjoy your videos. I don’t ever remember hearing, you mention heirlooms a lot, but do you save seeds or just buy new every year? Thanks.

  41. Stephie on March 24, 2019 at 8:18 pm

    What do you do for those vole/mole/gopher/satan things? We are about to move to a new place with sandy soils and those are new pests for us!

  42. Beverly Oregon on March 24, 2019 at 8:19 pm

    I’m curious…why do you have the tall sticks standing up throughout your garden? Is it for trellising of your plants? Or is it to suspend bird netting from?…….thanks!

  43. kleineroteHex on March 24, 2019 at 8:20 pm

    Great video, got to get me some 777 😆 though next spring I want to try mushroom soil!
    Down your neck you have a nice long growing season ! I just hope with the rain we got some of lima be as will fill out yet 😊

  44. Sinnah Saint on March 24, 2019 at 8:24 pm

    For your carrots:

    "Buckwheat trials involving wireworm in corn plots in Austria have concluded that buckwheat effectively minimized wireworm damage, with only 11% damage found (Brunner et al 2009)." –

  45. Missouri Girl on March 24, 2019 at 8:25 pm

    Great video !

  46. The Dirt Cheap Homesteader on March 24, 2019 at 8:25 pm

    I love the red Russian kale! I saved the seed one year, and it gave me tons of seeds. Now every year, I have these kale plants pop up in the yard, which the chickens love. This is the only crop that can go all the way through our winters here.

  47. Peggy Lindenthaler on March 24, 2019 at 8:26 pm

    What does bolting mean?

  48. Cooper Acres Homestead on March 24, 2019 at 8:27 pm

    Or Satan bahahahahahah. That’s what I call the gophers in my neck of the woods Little blind devils

  49. Tonya on March 24, 2019 at 8:28 pm

    I love Tip turning up at the end! I LOVED this video, just gives you a good feeling to plant a garden or even watch someone plant a garden! Thanks so much for showing us what you use and how you do it. I was wondering if you could do a collard cooking video some day? Thanks again for the awesome video! 🍂🎃🍃🍁🌾✌️🐷

  50. Hidden Meadow Farm - The Urban Homestead on March 24, 2019 at 8:29 pm

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