This time of the year (autumn to winter) is the best time to plant some veggies if you want to grow them yourself and have a garden bed in your backyard. There are fewer pests and diseases; they need less water and with the cooler weather everything grows slower which makes weed control much easier. One of the greatest benefits of growing your own ‘food’ is that you can grow them organically, free from all kinds of pesticides and chemicals and you can also save some money on it, especially if you prefer organic produce.
Here is a list of veggies that you can plant right now:
Radish – It grows very fast from seeds as well as from seedlings. A fantastic addition to green salads.
Carrots – Best to grow them from seeds, in a well prepared light soil. Fresh carrots are great for juicing or put them into the kids lunch boxes for snacks.
Beans – Can be grown in subtropical and tropical areas this time of the year. If you are interested in improving your health, then beans should be regular part of your diet.
Peas – Make sure you have something for the plants that they can climb up. Great source of fiber and they also taste great.
Rocket – The best time to grow them from autumn to spring. Ideal in pots too. You can sow, harvest and replace them often.
Silverbeet – Best to grow them from seedlings. Great source of vitamin K.
Spring Onions – Despite their names, they easily grow all year round from seeds or seedlings as well.
Coriander – Perfect time to grow them from autumn to spring, in garden beds or in pots either from seeds or seedlings.
People often tend to plant too much and when it comes to harvest there is a lot of veggies that they need to eat, cook, or even to give away.
It is recommended to leave some spots empty and then do another sowing in three to four weeks’ time again. That way you get to enjoy your homegrown veggies longer and in smaller quantities at once. Also another option could be to share the seeds or seedlings with family or friends at the time of planting, so you don’t end up with too much gluts.
Once you are done with the planting, make sure you clean your gardening tools and put them away in your shed so they will be ready to be used next time when you need them.
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