Winter Gardening in Queensland

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Posted by admin | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 25-06-2016

Queensland summers are long but 2016 was certainly one of the longest, it was still up in the high 20’s until recently. Finally, now the end of June, the cooler weather has arrived, what relief and what a great time of year it is for growing food in our tropical winter climate.

Things to g3_1mi2udet growing are: cabbage, brussel sprouts, spinach, silverbeet, cauliflower, broccoli, kale, rocket,, carrot, parsnip, lettuce, thyme, spring onions, dill, radish and pak choy. We still have some new summer crops such as pumpkin, beans, tomatoes, capsicum, zucchini and corn that are growing well in full sun.

Mulching is still important in winter not only for keeping down weeds but that little warm ecosystem you have created, acts like a blanket to the vege patch and fruit tree roots.

 

Feeding regularly with fish based drinks and topping up your beds with compost, worm castings and manure, will maintain healthy growth and soil.

Watering is important even in winter because produce still needs water to grow plus in Queensland winter is our dry season. Certainly not as often as in summer but at least once a week for established veges and fruit trees.

Don’t forget to top up your bird baths too.  And what could be better than after a few hours gardening, enjoying a cuppa in the sun and watching our feathered friends take a winter splash.

birds bathing