Eat locally -
tips for the Winter vegetable garden
Growing and transporting vegetables hundreds of kilometres from
where they are consumed
- wastes valuable resources (think 'food miles/kilometres')
- reduces the freshness of the produce
There are delicious vegetables that can be easily grown in the
home vegie patch during the winter months when it is not so dry and
when there are many fewer pests to contend with.
What to try in your Winter vegie patch
Cold climate Lettuce
Grow loose leaf varieties and use the leaves as needed
Spinach / Silverbeet
Use in both green salads and as a cooked vegie. Goes great with
Select a suitable variety for your area. Choose traditional
brown, Red Spanish or fast growing spring onions.
Peas grow easily and draw nitrogen from the atmosphere.
Plant crowns in winter for a spring crop. Asparagus is one of
the few perennial vegetables.
Cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli and broccolini
Raise your own seedlings in late summer or buy seedlings in
autumn - get them in before cold weather sets in to give them a
How to get the best from your Winter plantings
Osmocote® soils are the perfect soil assistants for growing
fresh healthy vegetables.