Vegetables and Fruit Trees to Plant in Autumn and Winter

When we think about planting in our vegetable garden we often think of spring time, however Autumn is a ideal time to plant a variety of vegetables and fruit. Autumn is considered the best season for plants to establish their roots and when spring rolls around, you have a happy healthy plant.

Fortunately for us, due to our sub-tropical climate and mild winters we have the advantage of being able to grow and plant all year round. However, winter time is the preferred time of year to plant fruit trees in most places.
We've put together some tips on what to plant if you live on the Gold Coast or other parts of South East Queensland or Tweed regions.

VEGETABLES TO PLANT IN AUTUMN & WINTER
Cauliflower
Brussel sprouts

Artichoke
Asparagus
Asian greens
Beans
Beetroot
Broccoli
Carrot
Cabbage
Celery
Onion
Peas
Potato
Radish
Shallots
Silver beet
Spinach
Spring onion
Swede
Tomato
Turnip
Most varieties of lettuce

FRUIT TREES TO PLANT IN AUTUMN & WINTER
Some fruit trees are self-fertile, which mean it will fruit even if it is growing on its own. However some are not so its always best to check if your fruit tree needs a companion for pollinating.

Apple
Apricot
Blueberry
Fig
Lemon
Lime
Mandarin
Nectarine
Orange
Passionfruit
Paw Paw
Peaches
Pear
Plum
Persimmons
Raspberry

HERBS TO PLANT IN AUTUMN AND WINTER
Basil
Chicory
Chives
Coriander
Dill
Fennel
Garlic bulbs
Lavender
Marjoram
Mint
Oregano
Parsley
Rocket
Sage
Sorrel
Rosemary
Thyme

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