'Cool' Veg to Grow This Season

Autumn is here!

Can you believe it is March already? Whilst spring takes the limelight in gardening, there are many edible plants that need to be grown in the coming cooler months.

You can check out our past newsletter pieces on What to Grow, and How to Grow in the cooler seasons too. 

This Autumn and Winter can be just as fruitful if you plant the correct seasonal produce, and know how to adjust your Vegepod to suit your local conditions.

Whether your cooler months are mostly mild, to damaging frosts, bucketing rain, all the way to feet-deep snow dumps, the Vegepod has it covered (literally!).

Our Hothouse Winter Cover has also worked wonders for Podders all around the world protecting their Vegepod from harsh conditions. Check these images below!

Dannielle Calvart in Tasmania, “I have just found flowers on my snow peas and little tiny broccoli and broccolini starting to grow. I am in Tassie so it's pretty cold here right now (max day temp 15c &frosts overnight) and my plants seem to be doing well with the winter cover on and net removed" - (Vegepod Owners Facebook Page)

Jenny Perez in New Jersey’s Winter snow dump! (Vegepod Owners Facebook Page)

What to grow

The heroes of the cooler season are your Brassicas!

  • Broccoli
  • Cabbage
  • Cauliflower
  • Brussel Sprouts
  • Radish
  • Kale
  • Bok Choi

Jim Matthews's Cauliflower in his Vegepod, all the way from Indianapolis last Winter! (Vegepod Owners Facebook Page)

Many leafy salad greens will also continue to thrive through the winter, with some herbs also preferring cooler temperatures.
  • Salad greens (Kale, Red Mizuna, Spinach, Sorrel, Mustard Greens, Silver Beet)
  • Chamomile
  • Coriander
  • Fennel

Check out Jane Smith's "Late Winter’s Crop of Kale, red cabbage, celery (just starting). Brussel sprouts, capsicum from last summer, cauliflower, mini cabbage, lettuce, pak choy" (Vegepod Owners Facebook Page)


Also time to get started on some winter root vegetables like your:

  • Beetroots
  • Carrots
  • Potatoes
  • Radishes

Look at Sarah Watson from Launceston, Tasmania’s winter harvest last year! (Vegepod Owners Facebook Page)

And Dirk Telkamp’s pod! (Vegepod Owners Facebook Page)


 Vegepod together with the help of our resident horticulturalist – Angus Stewart of ABC Gardening fame - have hand-picked and sourced certified organic seeds for each season to take the guess work out of Vegepodding this Autumn/Winter. See our Autumn Winter Seedpack available for purchase, which includes:

  • Tendercrisp Celery
  • Lettuce - Winter Mix
  • Pak Choy
  • Musselburgh Leek 
  • Florence Fennel

For the even more patient Podders…now is the time to sew your longer growing produce such as garlic, to be harvested at the end of Summer! A staple in most of our cooking, the end result is most rewarding. Check out this Podder’s garlic harvest last year!

Can you believe this impressive haul of Garlic from Patti Arias in Murraylands SA? (Vegepod Owners Facebook Page)

Happy Podding this Autumn and Winter all!

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