Growing Winter Veggies

Story: Growing Winter Veggies
Episode: 12
Presenter: Trevor Cochrane
Air Date: 15 May 2021

Growing your winter vegetables in a pot is the perfect solution if you don’t have enough room in the garden.

  • Winter is the ideal time for planting many different types of vegetables, including brassicas and alliums
  • Mini cauliflower is a compact variety with 10-15cm heads on short plants.
  • Baby broccoli is also known as broccolini. Its stems and leaves are edible, and not just its heads.
  • Onion purplette is similar to a shallot and turns pink when cooked or pickled.
  • Make sure you use a premium quality potting mix that contains fertiliser and wetting agent.
  • Fill the pot up to 30% with the potting mix before adding the plants. Don’t be scared to pack them in.
  • Fill any of the remaining gaps with the potting mix and water them in with Seasol to prevent transplant shock.

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