Winter seeds to grow

Once the hot, humid weather has become a thankful distant memory, Winter (May, June, July) are the coolest months of the year here in sub-tropical Queensland and a wonderful time for productivity in the garden.

Given the recent, and still ongoing deluge of rainfall this year (2022), a lot of good wholesome nutrients will have been washed out of the soil and garden beds, so it's a perfect time to boost up before planting out the Winter crops.  

  • aerate the soil
  • dig in well composted animal manures (cow or chicken manure is great - horse manure can be heavy with weed seeds)
  • add lime or calcium if pH levels need to be adjusted
  • consider growing a living mulch crop such as Comfrey to replenish the soil

Delicious wholesome leafy greens, such as Kale and Lettuce, grow wonderfully during the Winter months, and have relatively short growing - harvest times. 

Some suggestions for Winter crops in sub-tropical (warmer areas such as the Sunshine Coast, and South East Qld) are as follows -

  • Kale 
  • Spinach
  • Lettuce 
  • Beans
  • Snow peas or Sugar snap peas
  • Capsicum
  • Eggplant
  • Okra
  • Zucchini
  • Potatoes
  • Tomatoes
  • Parsley
  • Onions
  • Carrot
  • Beetroot