Top vegies, herbs and deciduous trees to plant in winter

Plant beetroot in winter.
Plant beetroot in winter.

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.

 

Top herbs

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.