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There are actually plenty of options for planting during the month of October. Let’s take a look at just a few of your choices.


Anything from snowdrops to hyacinths and garlic can be planted during October. Bulbs actually need to be planted during the early fall to ensure they have time to root and develop by the following spring. The cold, dormant period from October through early March provides the “chill hours” needed for these plants to thrive next year.


Blueberries are ideal for fall planting. This allows them plenty of time to develop their roots in the early fall, and then ensures the right amount of chilling to set fruit for next year. However, make sure that you’re buying the right type of blueberry bushes for your climate zone.

Cold Season Vegetables

While most vegetables don’t have enough time to grow before frost sets in, some veggies actually prefer the cooler months of fall. This list includes broccoli, cabbage, spinach, lettuce, carrots, kale and quite a few others.


Quite a few flowers can not only be planted in the fall, but really should be planted during this time of year. Examples include peonies, as well as pansies. Early fall is also a good time to transplant if you’ll be using those in your landscaping.

Greenhouses and Cold Frames

If you have a greenhouse or a cold frame, you can plant quite a lot of things that will grow now, as well as to get ready for planting in spring. For instance, you can plant peas in your cold frame now so they’re ready to go next year. You can also do the same thing with winter salad fixings and some herbs.

These are really just a few of your options. There are many other plants you can grow during October.

Information shared from Robomow.

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