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Vegetables for planting in autumn and winter?

AndrewSa
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Vegetables for planting in autumn and winter?

Hi everyone,

 

I live in a apartment and have got a small garden area (= multiple pots) on my west facing baloncy. While I've got herbs out there at present, I'd really like to do something more adventurous and fire up some vegetables in autumn and winter.

 

Are there any vegetables that the community can recommend would be good in limited space in colder months?

 

(FYI - I am based on Sydney so it's not toooo cold)

 

Thanks!

Andrew

 

Thanks!

Andrew

greygardener
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Re: Recommendations for good veges for planting in autumn / winter?

Hi @AndrewSa, you have plenty of options, including peas, beans, carrots, garlic, onions, broccoli, cauliflower and beetroot.  

 

 

Jason
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Re: Recommendations for good veges for planting in autumn / winter?

@AndrewSa

 

Welcome to Workshop. It's fantastic to have you as part of the community. I hope you find Workshop to be informative, inspirational and fun.

 

Here's some Workshop discussions that might be of interest:

 

 

 

 

I'm sure other members of the Workshop community will also be keen to share their suggestions.

 

Jason

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timjeffries
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Re: Recommendations for good veges for planting in autumn / winter?

Hey @AndrewSa check out http://gardenate.com/ that'll point you in the right direction.

Re: Recommendations for good veges for planting in autumn / winter?

@timjeffries - thank you, that site is exactly what I was looking for!
Jason
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Re: Recommendations for good veges for planting in autumn / winter?

Hi @AndrewSa,

 

Hope all is well.

 

Just wondering if you've chosen some vegies and got stuck into planting?

 

Jason

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Re: Recommendations for good veges for planting in autumn / winter?

Hydroponic garden.No soil but the plants grow in a fertilised water solution which nourishes the root system.

Re: Recommendations for good veges for planting in autumn / winter?

@Bobbiejohnultz

 

You might be interested in this Workshop thread started by @Dale - Experimenting with Acquaponics

 

Dale, it would also be good to get an update from you on how the setup is going.

 

Thanks,

 

Jason

 

 

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Jason
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Re: Good vegetables for planting in autumn and winter?

Hi everyone, 

 

I thought I would resurrect this old discussion as I'm sure everyone is finding it challenging at the moment finding affordable fruit and vegetables.

 

Let me tag the wonderful @Noelle for her tips on great vegetables to plant at this time of year to help save on those grocery bills and be able to enjoy wonderful fresh produce straight from the garden.

 

Jason

 

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Noelle
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Re: Good vegetables for planting in autumn and winter?

Hi Jason

 

Great idea to re-introduce this conversation!  Here are my tips to get the ball rolling.

 

In cooler climates (southern NSW, SA, Tas and Vic), now is a good time to lift, divide and replant crowns of::

  • Rhubarb
  • Asparagus
  • Horseradish
  • Globe artichoke

It's too cold to sow seeds outside now but if you want to sow into seed trays that can be kept indoors or under cover for warmth, you can have seedlings of the following ready to plant into the vegie patch when the weather warms in spring:

  • Broad beans
  • Onions
  • Spinach
  • Silverbeet and rainbow chard

In warmer climates (northern NSW, Qld, northern WA and the NT), seeds of the following may be sown direct into the vegie patch ort into seed trays for later transplanting:

 

Seeds of the following may be sown now either direct into the soil or into seed trays for later transplanting:

  • Beetroot
  • Silverbeet
  • Spinach
  • Carrots
  • Lettuce (all types)
  • Beans (bush and climbing)
  • Spring or green onions
  • Leeks
  • Fennel
  • Peas (snow/sugar snap and shelling varieties)

It's also a good time to plant perennial crops like:

  • Jerusalem artichoke
  • Galangal
  • Ginger
  • Turmeric
  • Rhubarb
  • Asparagus
  • Globe artichoke

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