What to plant now in small raised bed garden
There are several crops that do well in the fall and can be planted now from seed. For detailed information, see this planting guide: Planting Dates for Vegetable Crops in Maryland
Caution on planting lettuce from seed; it will not germinate when soil temperatures are above 70 degrees. Start them in a cool basement. Fall vegetable transplants should be available soon if you prefer to purchase plants.