This blog and accompanying video is dedicated to folks in temperate/cool temperate climates, which is where we live. Right now it’s Autumn (late March) and we’re doing some of our last winter plantings to make sure we can eat for months to come. Here in cool temperate Tasmania we have very specific windows in which we can plant crops to make sure we can eat from our gardens all year round. If you miss the windows, you miss out on a good garden. Don’t miss the windows.
Due to covid-19, there are a lot of us at home right now and a lot of us are wondering how to secure reliable fresh food for months to come. Ideally you’d grow some of it yourself. Our latest video shows how you can do just this, you can check it out here.
Crops to plant now for winter eating (and beyond)
DS = Direct sewing and T = transplanting
- Carrots – DS
- Beetroots – DS
- Parsnip – DS
- Broad beans – DS
- peas – DS
- Asian greens – DS
- Broccoli – T
- Kale – T
- Cauliflower – T
- Celery – T
- Lettuce – T
- Leeks – T
Are you in a warmer climate?
For people in warmer climates (i.e. subtropical) check out Robyn Francis’s planting guide.
The key thing to remember
Is that there’s always something you can be planting or doing in a temperate or cool temperate climate – always. To help you – check out Peter Cundall’s planting guide to help you know what to plant and when for Tasmania and other temperate areas.
Good luck – have fun and just know that gardens are incredibly forgiving, so if it doesn’t work out on your first go, be sure to keep going back for another crack!