Before planting your winter vegetables make sure you have prepared the soil, providing adequate organic matter to produce optimum yields.
All weeds should be removed
Chose from a variety of popular vegetables (Dirt Girls recommendations)
- Jerusalem Artichoke
- Pac Choy, Bok Choy
- Peas/Snow Peas
Not having enough space in your garden is no longer an excuse for not growing your own produce as the Mornington peninsula Shire has approved a proposal for residents to grow produce on their nature strips (still getting used to calling it a nature strip. In Perth where I trained as a professional gardener we called it the ‘verge’ but as I am now doing garden maintenance on the peninsula I’ve got to get with the locals) anyway it’s a great idea. I think you’re meant to share with your neighbours. Approvals will have to be granted by the council.
Once planted vegetables should be fertilised fortnightly with a product like Seasol or any fishmeal which will keep the new leaf production sweet and tasty.
You don’t want the neighbours complaining about the quality of your produce!