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Grow Your Own Winter Produce

Have you thought about growing your own winter produce by starting your own edible garden?

Maybe you’re wanting to become self-sufficient, or are you looking to save some extra cash by growing your own produce? Whatever the case may be, growing your own food source is a great way to keep active in the garden, save money and enjoy homegrown produce. And we here at Capalaba Produce have you covered for all your winter gardening needs.

Grow Your Own Winter Produce – Soil Preparation

Before planting anything, especially vegies, soil preparation should be done to improve the quality of your soil. This will maximise your crop potential and ensure your plants have everything they need to thrive from day one.

A good way to do this is by using a soil improver, compost, or cow manure. We recommend using Rocky Point Cow Manure, as well as a good dose of Searles Blood & Bone, this combo will give your plants all of the nutrients they need, and in turn will provide you with a bountiful harvest.

Once your soil is prepped it is time to start planting.

Grow Your Own Winter Produce – Choosing your Vegies.

Our choices for this winter include classic winter vegetables, such as broccoli, cauliflower, brussel sprouts, radish, leak, silver beet, lettuce, kale, and cabbages. These are all relatively easy to grow and maintain for beginners and advanced gardeners alike and make the perfect ingredients for tasty winter recipes.

If you’re looking to grow something a bit more exotic and fun, try your hand at growing blueberries, mangoes and bananas, these fruits are perfect for our climate and make an excellent addition to any home garden. Check out our blog How to Grow Blueberries if you’re interested in learning how to grow these superfruits.

Grow Your Own Winter Produce – Mulching.

Mulching is an essential part of gardening all year round and is the perfect way to help you cut down on the cost of water, and plant loss. It helps to retain moisture, as well as warmth, and prevents your plants root systems from drying out too quickly.

While there are many mulching options for your vegie garden including homemade, we recommend using Rocky Point Pea Straw as this offers the perfect conditions for vegetables, acting as a soil conditioner and mulch in one.

Grow Your Own Winter Produce – Combating Pests.

We know how delicious homegrown produce tastes and unfortunately so do many pests that inhabit your garden. If you’ve had the unfortunate experience to wake up one day and go to check on your vegies only to find that they had been eaten, then you would know how frustrating it can be and why combating these pests is an absolute must, if you want to enjoy the produce that you have grown.

Pests you may encounter include, snails, slugs, aphids, and caterpillars, the best solution to these pests are prevention, or if you already have them then efficient action is necessary to minimise the damage. Speak with our friendly team today, if you suspect pests are at play, and we will be able to help you.

Come in store today and see how we can help you grow the vegie garden of your dreams, so that you can start living a more self-sufficient life.

Happy Gardening from Nicholas and the team at Capalaba Produce!

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