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Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Winter Planting Guide

Get into the garden this winter with the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation

Although the weather cools down in winter, it’s still a great time to get active out in the garden. So rug up and head out to the veggie patch to do some winter planting.

Winter Kitchen Garden Planting Guide

Gardening has many health benefits, and your efforts will be well rewarded with delicious home-grown produce. You can also prepare your beds for spring by digging in organic matter such as well-rotted compost, blood and bone or well-rotted animal manure. In late winter start mulching with sugarcane mulch, pea straw or lucerne, so your garden is ready for the next round of planting.

If you already have an established veggie garden, winter is the time to harvest broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, kale, spinach and celeriac. Once you have harvested all your lovely winter produce, spend a day in the kitchen cooking up some hearty winter fare.

Winter planting guide

  • Asian greens
  • Asparagus
  • Beetroot
  • Broad beans
  • Cabbage
  • Garlic
  • Jerusalem
  • artichokes
  • Lettuce
  • Mint
  • Parsley
  • Peas
  • Potatoes
  • Rhubarb
  • Rocket
  • Rosemary
  • Spring onions
  • Thyme

Kitchen Garden Foundation

The Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation

The Kitchen Garden Foundation is a non-profit charity established by Stephanie Alexander AO in 2004, in response to the overwhelming interest in and success of the pilot Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Program at Collingwood College, Melbourne, from 2001.

The Foundation is now helping more than 1000 schools and early years learning centres across Australia teach children the joys of growing, harvesting, preparing and sharing fresh, seasonal, delicious food. For more information on the Foundation and how to support or get involved go to


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