The best veggies to plant this Autumn (QLD)

Autumn makes for a great veggie planting month in QLD.

Autumn means dry, sunny days and cooler nights, making it a perfect season for many fruits and veggie patches, planting vegetables, home grown, herb garden to flourish! The summer rain means soil is moist making it a perfect to support new plants.
As well as putting food on your table, growing your own vegetables is extremely rewarding, relaxing and something the whole family can get involved in.
Homegrown food is fresh, preservative free and full of nutrients as it goes straight from the garden to your table.
Different veggies thrive throughout different seasons and the subtropical Queensland Autumn climate for quite the selection of many Aussie favourites.
Leafy and root vegetables and herbs grow well and planting them means you’ll have a tasty treat in time for Winter.

Vegetables that will thrive if planted in Autumn:

  • Broccoli
  • Lettuce
  • Onions
  • Peas
  • Spinach
  • Spring onions
  • Tomatoes
  • Eggplants
  • Carrots
  • Capsicums
  • Broad beans
  • Cauliflower

Herbs that will healthily grow throughout Autumn:

  • Garlic
  • Rosemary
  • Thyme
  • Oregano

Despite the moist soil, your veggies will still need plenty of water as they are growing and a little help from a natural fertiliser won’t go amiss.
Planting these seeds and seedlings in August should result in a successful veggie patch ready for you to harvest and enjoy. Be mindful that if you live in an area that is prone to frost, your veggies may need a little extra TLC and protection from the elements.
So pick a few of your favourites and most eaten herbs and vegetables and get your fingers green!
References:
http://www.aboutthegarden.com.au/index.php/autumn-flower-herb-fruit-vegetable-planting-guide-by-temperate-zone/
http://www.queenslandgardening.com/april.html
http://www.abc.net.au/gardening/factsheets/sub-tropical-vegies/9423954

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