*The following information is designed for a temperate southern hemisphere garden – In particular it is designed for a Melbourne garden. This is meant as a general guide, indicating the type of things I plant, sow and harvest. If you have had success with doing things differently then I would love to hear from you and I can update these pages accordingly.*
It’s getting colder and the days are at their shortest, the garden is changing, the last of the Autumn crops have finished and the winter crops are looking their best. The promise of new flavours and a switch to a more wintery menu.
Seeds to Sow:
Broad Beans, Cabbage, Chervil, Garlic, Lettuce, Mustard Greens, Onions, Peas, Potatoes, Radish, Rocket, Shallots, Spinach, Spring Onions
Strawberry seeds can be sown undercover.
Seedlings to plant out:
Broccoli, Cabbage, Cavolo Nero, Cauliflower, Leeks, Lettuce, Pak Choi, Parsley, Silver Beet, Spinach, Strawberries, Watercress
Garden maintenance to perform:
- Order seed potatoes, if you haven’t already done so.
- Order seed for winter-spring sowing – especially if you plan to sow tomatoes etc under cover in July/August.
- Remove any remaining Autumn fruiting or summer crops that you dont plan to nurse through Winter.
Seasonal Plants Harvesting now:
Broccoli, Cauliflower (if you planted very early), Capsicum(last few), Citrus, Chillies (last few), Galangal, Ginger, Horseradish, Tamarillos, Tomatoes, Turmeric
The following plants should be able to be harvested all year round if planted in succession throughout their growing seasons:
Broccoli (but it is very susceptible to pests during the warmer months), Beetroot, Carrots, Celery, Lettuce, Mint, Parsley, Radish, Sage, Silver Beet, Spring Onion, Thyme