How to take care of your Vegetable Garden in autumn | EMNZ Organic Fertiliser New Zealand

Autumn in the Garden

We hope you are enjoying the change of season. Autumn is a fantastic season for the home gardener with crisp air, and long days, it is ideal for the jobs that need doing following summer. Autumn is a great time for planting a new lawn, planting trees and shrubs, and of course planting the vegetable garden for winter.

How to take care of your Vegetable Garden in autumn

It is very important to replace the lost nutrients from those heavy growing seasons by adding in compost and other organic matter including green manure. This will help to restore organic matter in the soil to provide a healthy new foundation for your autumn and winter crops.

Crops that can be planted:

  • Broccoli
  • Cauliflower
  • Cabbage
  • Beetroot
  • Spinach
  • Chinese cabbages
  • Lettuce
  • Carrots
  • Swedes
  • Turnips
  • Radish

Fruit Trees and Flowers

This time of year is a busy time for the home orchardist as new season fruit trees can be planted and your existing trees are packed with fruit. It also  signals a time to change to new season's potted colour for flower gardens, pansies, violas, and polyanthus are more tolerant of the cooler weather so are good options.

EM is your perfect garden partner by helping to increase the fertility of your soil, increasing organic matter breakdown in the soil and helping to produce a high energy compost. EM is also an effective pest control and disease inoculant.