What To Plant in October Zone 6

What To Plant in October Zone 6

Wondering what to plant in October in Zone 6? In this video I share what veggies & cover crop I am planting in my Zone 6a, Ohio garden in the month of October.
Be sure to share what you are planting in your garden during the month of October in the comments below!

00:00 Intro
00:18 Garlic & Perennial Onions
01:30 Cold Hardy Vegetable Seeds & Starts for Overwintering
04:10 Cover Crop

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  1. Christina Shawgo on December 12, 2021 at 1:16 pm

    I had no idea I could still plant garlic in zone 6B

  2. Keith Hilton on December 12, 2021 at 1:21 pm

    Jenna, Its mid spring here in Sydney so we have planted up tomatoes, cucumber, lettuce, carrots, radish, beetroot. Also have seeds of basil, pumpkins & corn on the go. This year the flower garden has been one of the best ever with the new season roses in pinks & reds surrounded by blue pansies. Our weather this week has been very mild sunny days around 23 – 26 degrees C. (78F). Cheers.

  3. Suzy Cowan on December 12, 2021 at 1:22 pm

    Jenna, I wish I had found your channel earlier as I am also in zone 6A and in Ohio. Because we are expecting a frost in the morning my husband and I harvested the rest of our tomatoes, carrots, onions, and peppers, but I am really concerned about our tomatillos, habaneros, strawberry plants, rhubarb, and herbs. This is only our second full year of small gardening here in Southeastern Ohio as we relocated in late February 2019 which was too late for a spring garden. We did add more composted material to our harvested beds and piled leaves on them to put them to bed for the winter as this is the method that worked well for us in Northeastern Colorado, zone 4A. But we were not able to get to the rest as my husband just had to leave for a business trip. I am hoping for the best, or better yet, I am praying for the best and will check tomorrow to see how everything faired. In the meantime, I am going to be spending my evening canning the last of the pears out of the orchard (approx. 3 bushels) and starting my Apple butter in the cooker, not to mention all that we did harvest still needs to be cleaned and processed, so I have a busy night ahead of me. Thank you for the great video, I’m glad it came up in my YouTube suggestions, and I am looking forward to watching more of your videos. Blessings to you P.S. I forgot to mention the deer ate some of my tomatoes and all of my Kale and chard, I guess I’m glad I could feed them as developers took part of their grazing area behind us, but wish they hadn’t eaten them all as I had a very nice crop of kale this year. At least the squirrels are taking all the Hickory nuts we left for them and they haven’t thrown as many at my head this year…lol

  4. Cherryparfait41 on December 12, 2021 at 1:23 pm

    This is encouraging!
    Bunnies took out all of my kale and spinach starts that planted out a few weeks ago.
    I’m in southern Ohio. I did buy hoops and fabric. Can these still be planted from seed?

  5. Sweet Mary on December 12, 2021 at 1:24 pm

    Potatoes and carrots in winter 😮 I didn’t know that better star planting for spring harvest. Thanks a lot. I love your outfit you look so beautiful.

  6. Bree Henson on December 12, 2021 at 1:25 pm


  7. Don Birkholz on December 12, 2021 at 1:27 pm

    Congratulations on hitting 20,000. I am planting garlic soon.

  8. Sean on December 12, 2021 at 1:27 pm

    I’ve had good luck sowing kale seeds in the fall. They come up in the early spring as soon as it’s warm enough. Zone 7.

  9. Tammy Nelson on December 12, 2021 at 1:31 pm

    I planted carrot seeds a few months ago. And garlic and onions a few weeks ago. All coming up great. So do they need a hoop and frost blanket or will they be okay until spring. I planted all in raised beds and I live in Cincinnati. Zone 6. Thank you for the advise. Love having local fellow gardeners. Love your channel.

  10. bongraumuong901 on December 12, 2021 at 1:31 pm

    Where do you buy the potato onions? Thanks for the informative video as always.

  11. MindofMadness on December 12, 2021 at 1:32 pm

    I am zone 8 or slightly higher…zone 7bcdef or something. Just pulled my peas and catelope vines-5 Lops from tennis ball to softball size but planted late. The one I’m happy abou is one I pollinated as an experiement. Granted-only two weeks ago but it shows success. Otherwise-all from seed-radish, beets, kale, onions and some other things I missremember. Layer of straw mulch. Garlic did three weeksago-they are growig but not sure that’s good or need to plant more.

  12. Linda G on December 12, 2021 at 1:33 pm

    Noticing your lovely ‘morning glory fence’. 🙂 Yep, growing some varieties of cold-tolerant spinach and lettuce, and mache. Had one light frost (here in NH), but haven’t lost anything yet. Swiss chard, collards, parsley, and even my basil are still fine. The basil is sheltered by a butterfly bush that is still green. We may be in for a hard frost in a couple of days so I will fill my frig with lots of cut greens, just before, and use them through the weekend.

  13. JS Quacker on December 12, 2021 at 1:34 pm

    This fall, I’m not planting… I’m planning and moving. I am moving my garden from the shady oak tree side of the yard to the side the of the yard with more sunshine. I have a learned quite a bit from you! Keep the information and the joy coming!

  14. Plant House & Garden on December 12, 2021 at 1:34 pm

    great 💗

  15. John Jude on December 12, 2021 at 1:36 pm

    Winter rye , Is it easy to cut and kill a spring planting time,I am new to cover crop but highly interested.
    Thanks for the teaching Lady

  16. Titus Tucker on December 12, 2021 at 1:38 pm

    Lower Ohio River valley, 6B/7 depending on how the jet stream goes. I usually don’t plant anything this time of year but I think I may try green onions just as an experiment, I use green onions in a lot of meals and would be nice if I didn’t have to go to the store every time.

  17. Jack T on December 12, 2021 at 1:39 pm

    congrats on saying the word "critters" without prefacing it with multiple 4-letter words 🙂

  18. The Great Immortal of Illustrious Sagacity on December 12, 2021 at 1:40 pm

    Garlic is nasty. But cats hunt those rodents.

  19. Healthy Living With Wendy on December 12, 2021 at 1:41 pm

    I’m getting ready to plant garlic ,onion and kale in my garden. ZONE 9B Thanks for sharing

  20. Jemie Anastassia on December 12, 2021 at 1:44 pm


  21. Sharon Giles on December 12, 2021 at 1:44 pm

    I’m planting beets hoping they will grow. I’m in zone 7 Arkansas. I do have frost blanket ready. I planted carrots and onions in the same bed. Should the beets be okay ?

  22. Joanna Tucker on December 12, 2021 at 1:46 pm

    Where do you get your garlic cloves and onion transplants?

  23. BeachHutMan on December 12, 2021 at 1:47 pm

    I love your passion for growing Jenna. Please forgive me for this but please watch this completely ‘off the wall’ sketch, it’s not about about garlic but please look at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hh_shsRfXqk Does this sum up the last 18 months in 2 mins or what?

  24. Richard Sedgwick on December 12, 2021 at 1:48 pm

    Thanks for your planting update. In San Diego, this month I planted potatoes, Romaine, Bibb, Igloo head lettuce. Bok Choy, and Baby Bok Choy,
    Cauliflower, three varieties of peas, spinach, chives, garlic chives, bunching onions, yellow onions, beets and Turnips. If it cools down I’ll plant my Cilantro. All my planting are in containers because my garden area is only 15’ x 30’. I may have to scale back this winter since we are in a water crisis. Can’t wait to see my water bill. Something you don’t have to worry about back in Ohio. Rick, Out.

  25. Steven Pope on December 12, 2021 at 1:49 pm


  26. Name Hidden on December 12, 2021 at 1:52 pm


  27. Donald Holman on December 12, 2021 at 1:53 pm

    Thank you

  28. Сократ Снегирев on December 12, 2021 at 1:55 pm


  29. IWantTo Believe on December 12, 2021 at 1:56 pm

    Kales, collards and had to move the carrots indoors. We’ll see if they grow but squirrels were digging in my container, so brought it in. But the collards and Kale are doing well.

  30. dementus420 on December 12, 2021 at 1:56 pm

    It freaked me out a little bit at first when the critter popped up from the bottom of the screen. Lol.

  31. David Crosby on December 12, 2021 at 2:00 pm

    I’m staking out the permaculture orchard. 40 x 40 ft. Gonna cut the grass super low and level it out. Was thinking of cover crop seeding with clover. Planning trees to be planted in march. Decided on stone fruits as they are my favorite but come to find out my town is the epicenter of an asian stinkbug outbreak, so peaches, apples and nectarines are out. Plums, apricots and sweet cherries are looking most likely right now.

  32. Akhtar Ali on December 12, 2021 at 2:01 pm

    Very informative video , I am too, planting garlic ,turnip, mustard for green ,potatoes, carrot ,corriander . Climate in pakistan is same as in Ohio .ur way of sowing garlic is very very good , take care of you ok thank you

  33. Charlie Hoos on December 12, 2021 at 2:01 pm

    I love your nasturtiums! They really had a banner season in all of my gardens this year and probably have dropped hundreds of seeds for next year too. 😂 I’m cooking up spring spinach with dinner as I watch autumn spinach growing in the garden. Yesterday I pulled a few test carrots for dinner stir fry with Chinese noodle beans. I’m done planting until spring, but drying seeds in every container I can find for next year.

  34. William Bentley on December 12, 2021 at 2:02 pm

    I planted garlic for the first time in my zone 6b Ohio garden. I think I planted way too early expecting frost by the first week of November. It doesn’t look like it’s going to happen and the garlic has already started growing scapes. Do you know of any steps I may take to ensure a successful harvest?

  35. Milkweed on December 12, 2021 at 2:02 pm

    Nice short video. Garlic, onion bulbs and seeds, carrots and spinach. Maybe try kale. I’ve heard onion seeds and carrots that come up will make it through the winter. Maybe cover all with hoops. (Heading to Circleville pumpkin festival Sat.)

  36. ToneLoki on December 12, 2021 at 2:03 pm

    Im going to try some indoor greens this year. Garlic would be fun though…hmmm

  37. Myles Potter on December 12, 2021 at 2:04 pm


  38. ludlow falls on December 12, 2021 at 2:04 pm

    I should try garlic and cilantro. Most of my raised beds are cleaned out. Do I need a special ‘frost blanket’? I’ve never over-wintered anything. Thanks for the video!

  39. Todd Petro on December 12, 2021 at 2:05 pm

    Where can I find garlic bulbs

  40. Danelle Buckler on December 12, 2021 at 2:06 pm

    Definitely planting garlic this week and a cover crop. Enjoy this unusually warm weather. Gotta take advantage of it while we can!😀

  41. Wout Moerman on December 12, 2021 at 2:06 pm

    I’m in the Netherlands and have a similar climate. Yesterday I planted hardneck garlic. Earlier I made a few small beds in which I dug in a 1 cm mesh about 15 cm deep to keep out the rodents. I then built up a square meter greenhouse on top and planted endive, paksoi, lettuce and mustard. This is an experiment for me but looks promising.

  42. Zinnia Lady on December 12, 2021 at 2:07 pm

    Planted my garlic about a week ago. Have two containers of carrots I planted in July. Have not had them late like this so we will see. The kale and Swiss chard I planted in spring is still going.

  43. CB's Greenhouse and Garden on December 12, 2021 at 2:08 pm

    Thank you for the info on what you grow in your zone for the winter. Stay safe and have a wonderful weekend.

  44. William Aber on December 12, 2021 at 2:08 pm

    It’s been warm here too. I will be planting garlic very soon. Thanks for the video.

  45. Jessiroo Bear on December 12, 2021 at 2:08 pm

    I decided to plant my first cover crop this year. I ended up going with hairy vetch.

  46. farida Hocine on December 12, 2021 at 2:10 pm

    سلام الله عليكم و رحمته و بركاته ،جمعة مباركة احسنتم النشر اتمنى لكم كل التوفيق والنجاح أنشأ الله 🌷🌻🌹🙏🌺

  47. Gardening Perth Western Australia on December 12, 2021 at 2:10 pm

    As it is spring here in October, that’s when we plant everything we can 😁

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