The hard work of working-bee volunteers is clearly evident across the garden area. They have cleared away weeds, opening up the flat land areas to become more productive. Well done, and a very BIG Thank you!
Community Garden at ASRU
What to plant in Autumn?
You can literally go nuts and plant most seedlings you will find at the garden centre. Seedlings are a brilliant way to fast track harvest in the veggie garden. Now is the perfect time to plant all members of the brassica family (cabbage and caulis and broccoli, bok choy, kale, cavalo nero) as they enjoy the cooler temperatures. Plant at least 2 hand widths apart as they will quickly grow.
Spinach and silver beet enjoy autumn conditions and harvesting can begin within a month or so after planting. Select outer leaves to use first. In raised planters add in some more vegetable mix and Novatec fertiliser to give the plants a boost. Spring and summer crops would have gobbled up valuable nutrients and need to be replaced.
Top tip: Economical Broccoli.
Don’t remove Broccoli plants once you have cut the first head of Broccoli. New smaller heads of broccoli will appear in a few weeks below where the first one was and continue to sprout for the rest of the season. Making it one of the most economical veggies to grow.