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 -
- Snow peas or Sugar snap peas