What to Expect in your Veg Box this Autumn

What to Expect in your Veg Box this Autumn

This summer has been seriously hot and humid, quite different to the dry conditions that were expected! We’re looking forward to welcoming some cooler, more pleasant working conditions, and some relief from the weeds and pests that thrive in summer. Here’s what we’re planting this Autumn:

Flowering Veg: Tomato, cucumber, and zucchini will slow down as the weather cools, although eggplant is still looking strong after thriving this summer! Early autumn will see more beans (green, purple & yellow butterbean), followed by a steady supply of broccoli, cauliflower, green and red cabbage. We’ll also be planting sugarsnap and snowpeas this season, so expect delicious peas and pea shoots in your boxes in the coming months.

Leafy Greens: Kale, silverbeet, and rainbow chard are year-round crops at our farm. Bok choy and joi choi will continue, along with occasional fennel and celery. We were pleased with English spinach harvests last year, so this year we plan to increase plantings and have it feature more frequently. Cos, red oak, and green oak lettuce will appear regularly too, with other salad greens like mizuna, radicchio, and rocket also planned.

Root Veg & Alliums: Expect to see more carrot, beetroot, pumpkin, and kohlrabi in your Autumn veg boxes, plus occasional farm-grown turnip and radish. We have just completed big leek and spring onion plantings and will continue to source potatoes and onions from other organic growers.

Herbs: We love growing herbs around the farm to supplement the veg in our boxes. As the weather cools, we will grow more coriander as basil is phased out. We’ll also pack other common herbs including rosemary, bay leaf, lemongrass, and mint, along with less conventional herbs like water celery.

Fruit: Mainly sourced from other certified organic suppliers, it can be hard to predict what fruit will be available. Bananas and apples should continue as regular features, with oranges, pears, melon, and lemon rotated in. Of course, we’ll continue to take advantage of mangos whilst they remain in season too.

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