C&G's Guide to the Best Vegetables to Plant in Autumn

The weather is slowly growing cooler, which makes it the perfect time to break out your finest gardening overalls and plant your autumn vegetable garden. Whether you have a balcony herb garden or an established backyard plot, C&G have outlined the best options for you to plant in today’s blog.

1. Baby Spinach

This super hardy plant is perfect for those looking for a quick growing and nutritious option. The best part is you can harvest the leaves as you need them, meaning that you’ll always have fresh greens on hand.

2. Kale

Whilst it can be planted year round, kale grows best in cool weather, making it a great autumn choice. It is an easy plant to grow from seed, and can be utilised in so many recipes. Try adding the baby leaves to spice up a green salad, or blending the mature leaves into a green smoothie to add nutrients.

3. Carrots

Carrots are resistant to most pests and diseases, which makes them a fuss free, low maintenance option. They are high in natural sugars and rich in vitamins and carotene. They are perfect if you have kids to entertain, as we guarantee they will love the hands-on approach come harvest time.

4. Lettuce

This quick growing vegetable transforms from seed to plant in a matter of weeks. There are so many varieties available, we suggest heading to your local gardening center, such as Bayside Gardenworld, to chat to their staff about the best option for you. Another great thing about lettuce is that you can harvest only what you need, reducing food waste and ensuring you have the freshest produce on hand at all times!

5. Herbs

Herbs are a great choice for those who have limited space, but still want the satisfaction and convenience of growing their own fresh, organic produce. Most varieties will thrive in mild to cool temperatures and are quick to grow, meaning you can start adding them to your autumn recipes in less than a month! C&G recommends rosemary, thyme, mint and basil to get you started.

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