Choosing what to plant depends on where you will be planting and growing your crops. This is because the differences in soil and climate can drastically change how produce is grown and how it tastes.
It’s recommended you stick to produce which can thrive in the environment you wish to plant it. For example, access to sun, soil and the seasons your crops will live in play a major part in a thriving organic crop.
Here are just a few ideas for the best crops to plant for your farming region.
Asian vegetables have a long history in Australia, having come here in the 1800s during the first Chinese settlement. There are literally hundreds of kinds of Asian greens, but the main ones are bok choy (Chinese white cabbage), Chinese broccoli, fuzzy melon and water spinach.
Other Farming Vegetables
Various other vegetables which grow well in Australian climates are lettuce, onion, leeks, shallots, snow peas, broccoli, carrots and potatoes. There are obviously many more vegetable options for you to use as a beginner organic farmer. It’s also recommended you look at some FAQs on each vegetable you choose to grow, as they may require differing amounts of sun, shade, soil, food and lifespans.
Herbs and Chillies
Growing organic herbs and chillies can be the easiest and most fun way to get started on your urban farming journey. This is because they usually require minimal upkeep and attention and, after it’s all done, you will have a wide variety of garnishes and spicy additions to each meal you cook. You may also be able to make so much you can give chilli oils and herbs and spices to your friends and family, or you can sell them at a price, too.
Great starter herbs and chillies include parsley, basil, thyme, dill, oregano, turmeric and cardamom. A great way to start choosing your new crop is to think about what vegetables, herbs and spices you enjoy and use the most.
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