Last year was my first year gardening & I attempted to do a fall crop in the ground. It was probably in August when I decided to do this & went to the nursery & big box stores for seeds. And, the selection was SPARSE. I had thought that seeds were like fashion: the ones for the appropriate season would come out at the end of the preceding season.
I had failed to grasp that many fall crops can also be grown in spring. Thus, "fall" seeds would be start being sold in January. I also underestimated the level of planning most gardeners undertake. Thus, this year I've learned from my mistakes and have just bought the seeds I want for the fall, now! I was trying to wait until the seeds went on sale, but I just couldn't hold out any longer. Here is what I hope to be eating in November:
French breakfast radish
Early purple Vienna kohlrabi
Florida broadleaf mustard
Kaleidoscope carrot mix
Red Russian kale
Purple top white globe turnip
...and whatever else comes my way!