NOW is the ideal time to plant your vegie and herb gardens for months of healthy winter salads and recipe ideas.
As Charlie Dawson from Dawson’s Garden World said, it’s a good investment in your health with garden fresh greens boosting immunity to colds and flu.
“Just remember that successful vegetable and herb gardening, especially in winter, requires good soil preparation,” he said.
According to Charlie, winter is also the perfect time to plant ornamental deciduous trees, adding great beauty to the yard, so grab a spade and start digging.
Charlie’s top vegies to plant now
Beetroot, artichoke, asparagus, celery, potatoes, silverbeet, broccoli, broad beans, cauliflower, parsnip, spring onions, radish, rhubarb and leeks.
Chives, coriander, mint, oregano, rosemary, sage, thyme, parsley and marjoram.
Top ornamental deciduous trees
– Flowering peaches: Prunus ‘Klara Mayer’ double pink, Prunus ‘Magnifica’ double red and Prunus ‘Alboplena’ double flowering white varieties.
– Ornamental Pears: Pyrus Chanticleer and Pyrus Korean Sun.
– Flowering plums: Prunus ‘Nigra’ and Prunus ‘Blireana’ are two of our biggest selling trees. If your yard is a little tight for space then try Prunus ‘Oakville Crimson Spire’ and Pyrus Calleryana Capital’, which are tall but narrow growers ideal for limited sites.