Winter crops for Queensland

Living in south east Queensland really spoils you with what edible crops you can grow in winter!

Winter crops for Queensland

tomatoes on the vine

I have a great crop of Black Russian tomatoes just about to ripen, some fantastic Russian Kale and some really yummy honey snap peas among my winter crops.

I find the biggest problem with growing peas is that you have to have to plant a huge crop, for some to even make it to the dinner plate! They are so sweet and yummy, I love eating them straight from the bush

Winter crops for Queensland

Sugar snap peas with kale

I planted the Black Russian tomato as they perform really well in our climate. They have a great flavour and colour, as long as you don’t mind your tomatoes dark purple! In fact I love that we are finally celebrating the whole rainbow of colours that our tomatoes naturally appear in! Eat A Rainbow of Healthy Foods

My winter crop of green zebra tomatoes has thankfully kept me going for almost a year. But they are between crops at the moment, with me having picked all the ripe ones!

This has meant I have managed to avoid the worst of the store-bought tomatoes, which I find bland and tasteless!

Winter crops for Queensland

Green zebra tomato

I really can’t wait for more home-grown tomatoes to ripen The tomatoes in the shops are a disgrace to the name. Not to mention the price

As my neighbour pointed out to me the other day, if you wanted to throw tomatoes at anyone, (as used to be done in the theatres of Shakespearean times) and you purchased these tomatoes from the supermarket, you’d brain the person, instead of squishing them with rotten tomatoes!

I hope that you are enjoying growing some of your own vegetables in your veggie patch.

Happy gardening

Rohanne, Your Edible Garden Guru

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