Brassicas on borrowed time


Date:07 Sep 2022

Blog Type:Vegetables

When it comes to this time of year in the garden, I'm not normally the most patient gardener. I tend to start pulling out crops, even if they're not quite ready so that I can prep the soil for the new season crops. I've previously preferred to empty and then prep all the gardens at the same time. 

This year, I've decided I'm going to try to let most crops finish. In the meantime, I'll prep the garden beds in sections. Currently, I still have lots of brassicas in - sprouting broccoli, your standard broccoli, mini cabbages, pak choy, and cauli. There are also carrots that will be ready soon. 

The salad patch that I planted underneath our berries has done really well this winter. In there, we've got a mix of lettuces, silverbeet, spinach, and spring onions. This is all in a large raised garden bed (2.4 m x 1.2 m). Over the past month, we've also planted some strawberry plants. We had leftover plants after we'd finished planting out the flexi tubs. 

Will the winter garden get to finish completely? Time will tell. 

Brassicas on borrowed time