Stephanie Alexander’s winter gardening tips

Stephanie Alexander, renowned cook and writer, shares her expert tips on how to get the most out of your winter garden and reap fresh, home-grown produce.

  • Tuscan kale and Russian red kale make great winter crops, not-to-mention a fashionable snack when oiled and quickly fried or oven baked into chips.
  • Bok choy grows well in the cooler months and makes a speedy and tasty addition to any stir-fry.
  • Plant some early broad beans in the next month.
  • Winter staples such as globe artichokes and good old silverbeet are growing strongly.
  • Plant brassicas if you feel you can cope with the white cabbage moth a bit later on.
  • If, like me, the capsicum bushes have just finished bearing, cut them back but do not pull them out – they will flourish again next season.
  • Mulch the rhubarb – it will start to slow down as the weather gets colder.

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