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Autumn planting guide

The rewards may take longer, but the results are just as delicious.

Written by Medibank

The autumn planting season is colourful and varied, from dark leafy silverbeet to classic winter stew-fillers like turnips and swedes.

While we’re still harvesting the last of our summer fruits and vegetables like zucchinis, tomatoes, fennel and corn, get a head start on your winter yield by turning your attention to the autumn veggie patch.

The cooler weather makes it a great time for plants to establish their root systems and while it doesn’t provide the speedy gratification of a spring garden, the taste of home-grown veggies like cauliflower, broccoli and kohlrabi won’t disappoint.

What to plant in March

  • Amaranth
  • Asian greens
  • Asparagus
  • Beetroot
  • Broad beans
  • Broccoli
  • Brussels sprouts
  • Cabbage
  • Carrot
  • Cauliflower
  • Chervil
  • Chives
  • Kohlrabi
  • Leeks
  • Lettuce
  • Mint
  • Oregano
  • Parsnip
  • Peas
  • Radish
  • Rocket
  • Rosemary
  • Sage
  • Shallots
  • Silverbeet
  • Sorrel
  • Spinach
  • Spring onions
  • Swede
  • Thyme
  • Turnips

March planting guide provided by the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation

Written by Medibank

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