If you want some food in your garden to keep you through winter, sow the seeds now before it gets too cold. Rocket, kale, silverbeet, cabbage, brocolli, cavalo nero and lettuce. I recommend you start them off in pots. Don’t forget the beetroot, carrots, radishes and turnips. They’ll need to go straight in the ground. To ensure your success try using some of the seven tips for growing root vegetables. Herbs can also make all the difference to your winter food. We’ll cover this in detail at the fresh food garden course on Saturday 5 March 2011. You can still book with a friend for the combined price of $200.
There are plenty of ways to use your zucchini if you’re overwhelmed with them. Zucchini and corn self-crusting quiche is proving popular. You can even use zucchini instead of silverbeet in these cheese and silverbeet mini frittatas. Even if you don’t have a garden you can take advantage of the autumn hedgerow harvest of blackberries and make some bramble jam. Beetroot works beautifully with chocolate so beetroot brownie makes a wonderfully moist and decadent dessert.