How to prepare veggie garden for change of seasons

11 January 2023 by
How to prepare veggie garden for change of seasons
Mayomi De Silva

Why is it important to prepare garden for change of seasons?

Transitioning your garden for change of seasons helps protect any perennial plants you have from the cold, and it gives you a chance to switch out your crops. Different plants have evolved to react to the changing seasons in different ways. Some plants are sensitive to frost and transitioning your garden can help them survive until spring. Other plants go dormant or die completely when the weather begins to cool, meaning that they won’t be producing anything for you to harvest. Switching your crops out allows you to continue to produce vegetables throughout the season.

  • Remove the spent harvest (veggies that are finished)/ old crop
  • Dig in compost and manure to rejuvenate the soil
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  • Form up the garden bed rows (rows, or raised rows or dig the rows out) for planting & Plant your seedlings
  • Mulching and watering (mulching at start of every season then dig through the patch and add re-mulch)

Seasonal Plants

What to plant in Spring

Spring Flowers – Daisies, Carnations, Lavender, Marigolds, Snapdragons, Pansies, Foxgloves, Dahlias
Spring vegies and herbs – Beetroot, Broccoli, Cabbages, Capsicums, Carrots, Cauliflowers, Celery, Cucumbers, Eggplants, Endives, Leeks, Lettuces, Onion, Parsnips, Pak choi, Peas , Radishes, Rocket, Silver beet, Snow peas, Spring onion, Strawberries, Sweet corn, Tomatoes, Chives, Dill, Mint, Oregano, Parsley, Sage, Thyme

What to plant in Summer

Summer Fruits, veggies, and herbs – Asparagus, Beetroot, Broccoli, Brussel sprouts, Capsicum, Carrot, Eggplant, Leek, Lettuce, Okra, Potato, Pumpkin, Radish, Rocket, Silver beet, Sweetcorn, Sweet potato, Tomatoes Basil, Chives, Coriander, Fennel, Gotu kola, Lovage, Mint, Oregano, Parsley, Tarragon, Orange, Lemon, Grapefruit, Mandarin, Nectarine, Persimmon, Pomegranates

What to plant in Autumn
Beets, turnips, thyme, marjoram

What to plant in Winter 
leeks, shallots, parsnips, peas