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By Myriam Pitre

Most seasoned gardeners appreciate the mild coolness autumn offers when spending time in the garden. It’s a time to plant our gardens with veggies that will be harvested during winter and spring. The cooler seasons are ideal for growing plants that tend to attract summer pests like broccoli, cauliflower and cabbage. Here’s a guide for what to plant in Sydney in autumn.

Baby spinach in colinder
baby spinach loves autumn

If you have a balcony garden, try:

  • kale – start in seed trays in a protected area
  • radish
  • pak choy or bok choy
  • spinach
  • rocket.

If you have a plot of soil, try:

parsely - another autumn favourite!
get that parsley started
  • parsley
  • silverbeet
  • peas and snow peas
  • cauliflower
  • broccoli.

 

About Myriam PitreMyriam Pitre headshot
Having grown up in a self-sufficient and sustainable household surrounded by organic gardens, Myriam has always loved healthy, home-grown food. Despite living in a unit in an urban environment, she eats from her garden daily. Myriam runs our Green Villages natural pest management, seed to plate and worm farming and composting workshops.

Need help from a ‘green thumb’?
‘Ask a green thumb’ is a new column for Green Villages. Our resident ‘green thumb’ will be answering a reader query each month. If you have question, email us at greenvillages@cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au and we’ll find the best answer from our network of professional horticulturalists, permaculturalists and foodies.

 

Kale chips
Home-made and home-grown kale chips? You might as well change your name to Gwyneth Paltrow.

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