Many gardeners love planting during Spring, but Fall is also fine for planting. In fact, fall has more good days for planting than spring does. The soil temperatures remain warm - actually warmer than in the spring. Here's a list of what to plant: 1. Pansies and Spring Bulbs. The best time to plant pansies is Fall. The warm soil temperatures give their roots time to establish. Also all spring-blooming bulbs need a period of cold dormancy to bloom. Plant it now to ensure a pretty spring display! 2. Trees and Shrubs Autumn's cool temperature mean less transpiration (plants lose less water through their leaves). Trees and shrubs planted in the fall have a autumn months to develop their root system, giving them a head start in the spring. During the winter months they can acclimate, rest, and recover before the rush of spring growth. 3. Cool-Season Vegetables Broccoli, Brussels sprouts, carrots, cabbage, kale, kohlrabi, lettuce, radishes, rutabaga, spinach, and Swiss chard thrive in cool weather. These are usually best to plant during August to give them enough time to mature.