What’s in Season This Autumn
From sweet corn to capsicum and dragonfruit, here’s your guide to getting the most out of Autumn’s freshest produce.
Autumn, you know it’s here when the nights are cooler, the leaves start to turn a shade of orange and yellow and your diet starts to change. Think hearty soups, stews or a big roast!
EAT FRESH THIS AUTUMN!
They say seasonal is better, and it’s true! Indulge in fresh fruits and vegetables that are seasonal to Autumn. Buying and consuming seasonal produce means that it’s tastier, fresh and saves you money as they’re cheaper than buying produce that is out of season.
Apples, Bananas, Dragonfruit, Kiwifruit, Grapes, Mandarins, Oranges, Papaya, Passionfruit, Pear, Rockmelon, Sweet Corn and Watermelon.
Beans, Broccoli, Brussel Sprouts, Capsicum, Cabbage, Carrot, Eggplant, Lettuce, Mushroom, Olives, Potatoes, Pumpkin, Radish, Spinach and Zucchini.
GROWING YOUR OWN PRODUCE GARDEN
Whether you’re a seasoned professional or you want to give it a go, try your hand at growing some of the best-growing Autumn produce:
Baby Spinach, Snow Peas, Asian greens, Lettuce, Garlic, Kale, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Carrots, Mushrooms, Strawberries and Blueberries
Grow them in Autumn and these fruits and vegetables will be ready to harvest throughout Winter and Spring, providing fresh produce and ingredients for your home.
Top Autumn gardening tips:
- As it gets cooler, ensure you position your crops where there is some sunlight ensuring the spot is not exposed to high winds or frost in the middle of Winter.
- Time your seed-sowing once it gets cooler as warmer temperatures will invite pests such as snails and caterpillars.
- The advantage of Autumn gardening is less watering due to lower evaporation rates. Help maximise your crop’s growth by feeding them organic matter such as manure, fish or seaweed solution every few weeks.