5 Fast Growing Veggies for Autumn
With cooler nights and days on their way in Autumn, there are some fantastic fast growing leafy greens that will thrive in your Airgarden during Autumn.
Rocket can be prone to bolting in summer and is a target for aphids, cabbage moths and butterflies. Cooler weather helps bring out the best flavour, which means your rocket will taste even more peppery. It will produce longer and be less susceptible to pests.
2. Pak Choi
Pak Choi is a great leafy green for stir-fry's and the flavour is somewhere between mild cabbage and spinach. If very young it can be eaten raw in salads, but is best when cooked lightly. Pak Choi will grow like lightning in your Airgarden and you will be harvesting leaves in 2 weeks. Boom!
Kale is one of our favourites. Although it can be grown in summer, the flavour improves with cooler weather and is far less susceptible to pests in the cooler months. Kale will keep growing in your Airgarden for several months. Forget buying kale from the supermarket!
Lettuce staples like Cos, Butter-crunch and Loose leaf can struggle in warm weather. Cooler temperatures mean your lettuce will last longer, won’t wilt in the hot sun, and taste better.
Popeye was no fool. Spinach is jam packed with goodness, including iron, potassium, zinc, magnesium, calcium and vitamins A, B and C. It loves the cooler weather and can be harvested for months when picking leaves from the outside in. There are heaps of varieties, but we love a perpetual leaf variety and our own Aussie variety - warrigal greens.