Planting the wrong plant at the wrong time of year is the number one problem in a vegetable garden. Fix it with chicken soup.
When you wonder what to plant, don’t browse the garden centre and assume what they have for sale is what should be planted for that time of year. Plan your plantings and go to the garden centre armed with a list!
How will you know what plants are ready to be planted now?
To know what to plant in cool weather just look at the ingredients for a chicken soup. A hearty chicken soup will contain celery, carrot, cabbage, onions, turnip, and parsnip. Add leek, broccoli, and parsley for an extra immune boost.
Wondering what to plant in warm weather? List the veggies a summer salad. Classic summer salads are tomatoes, lettuce, cucumber, capsicum, and chilli.
Golden rule: Plant one full season ahead. Winter plants are planted at the beginning of Autumn and Summer plants are planted at the beginning of Spring.
Also remember the Footy Season rule. It will remind you of these important planting milestones.
Every winter I look forward to Romanian chicken soup with dumplings. The recipe calls for a generous bunch of fresh dill that I plant mid-March. By the end of May we are making our favourite soup that is literally months in the making!