Summer has come to an end so it’s time to start preparing our veggie patches for the colder months ahead, so I thought I would start things off with an Autumn planting guide. Most of this advice is suitable for people living in a temperate or cool climate which includes most of Victoria, the eastern coast of NSW as far inland as Canberra, the coastline around SA and southern WA, all of Tasmania and a tiny part of southern QLD.
So, what can we get planting in Autumn?
- Parsley (or full sun)
- Rosemary (or full sun)
- Brussels Sprouts
- Mustard Greens
- Pak Choy (and other Asian greens)
Lots of Autumn plants work well for companion planting, and here’s some combinations you should consider:
- Beetroot with broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, lettuce, onion, silverbeet or radish
- Carrots with lettuce, leek, onion or radish
- Broccoli with beetroot or lettuce
Looks like beetroot is a very social little vegetable and gets on well with almost anything!
It’s time for me to really get stuck into overhauling my little balcony garden and I think I’m going to start with lots of leafy greens, herbs and maybe even some broccoli! There’s lots of delicious Autumn and Winter crops ahead, that’s for sure!