How to plant a winter kitchen garden

This year, South Aussies sweltered through the hottest summer ever recorded. And so did our poor gardens! But Autumn is the perfect time to give your plants some TLC and get planting for the cooler months ahead.

The first thing you should tackle is pruning and removing any plants that were singed during some of those scorching days.

A Kitchen Garden is a wonderful addition to any home and can be as big or small as you like. Just make sure you choose an area that sees several hours of sunlight a day to give your plants the best chance of success.

If you already have some herbs and veggies in pots or a garden bed – give them a refresh with some quality potting mix and organic pellets. And, to reduce the chance of plant shock, make sure to water in a product like Seasol.

What you grow is up to you and your tastebuds, but veggies such as carrots, cabbage, broccoli, spring onions and beetroot all thrive in winter.

Water often but be careful not to overdo it as the soil won’t dry out as quickly as in summer.

It doesn’t take a lot of effort and you’ll be rewarded with a bounty of produce you can create many delicious, warming recipes with.