Sub-Tropical Region


Our Winter Veggie Patch suggestions if you live in the Sub-Tropical Region (Brisbane to Sydney) :

Carrots are packed with vitamin A and beta-carotene, and The fibre found in them can help keep your blood sugar levels under control. Some suggest it can lower your diabetes risk. They also have calcium and vitamin K to strengthen your bones. As much as we are used to their shape and colour, carrots can be short, stumpy, round or long, white, purple, pink, black, and yellow.
Best to grow: March to November

Superfood is his second name! Full of vitamin C, K and selenium to support your immune system, it also contains several nutrients that keep your heart healthy, including potassium. But this is not the only reason to grow it in your patch - Kale has the reliability and hardiness to survive the coldest winter regardless of your gardening experience. Harvest your kale from the lower leaves, allowing the younger, upper ones to mature while still on the stalk.
Best to grow: March to October

Low-calorie but Rich in nutrients! Leek has vitamin A, C, B6, and K, containing small amounts of fibre, copper, iron, lutein and zeaxanthin (substances that help protect the eyes).
For the patient gardeners, this vegetable is Slow-burn and easy to grow. It requires little to no attention and is generally pest-free but have a life span of up to 9 months.
Best to grow: March to August

Beetroot is so simple to grow in your veggie patch as it is suitable to grow in most climates most of the year. Beetroot nutrients include folate, a vitamin that helps keep your blood vessels healthy, and potassium to help protect your heart. Beetroot seeds are Harder and almost have a cork-like coating - soak them in water overnight before sowing to soften the seed coating.
Best to grow: Year Around

The queen of the garden, dominant on the plate, Packed with vitamins, fibre, and antioxidants, strawberries are a sodium-free, fat-free, cholesterol-free, low-calorie food.
It is relatively easy to grow, doesn't require special equipment, and can fit within a small space or a pot/container on the balcony, patio, or porch. Strawberries prefer acidic soil; You can mix a compost like ISC TurboCharge or Ocean Grown Fish and Urchin compost, a phosphate or potassium-based fertiliser that helps fruits come along.
Best to grow: Year Around

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