Dry season plantings tips
Apr 30, 2019
The dry season has finally arrived, and you can tell not only by the sudden drop in humidity, the energy in the air and dragonflies, but because all our favourite markets are back!
It’s also the perfect time to start planting veggies like zucchini, cucumbers, tomato, capsicum, chilli, eggplant, sweet potatoes, climbing spinach, rocket and fruit passionfruit, strawberry and pawpaw. Herbs like parsley, basil, rosemary, thyme, oregano, mint, coriander, lemongrass, ginger, dill, chives and garlic chives,
5 great reasons to grow your own!
The benefits of growing your own produce are numerous.
- Fruits and vegetables from your own garden are higher in nutrients than the ones that have travelled thousands of miles.
- Getting your kids to help in the garden can increase the chances they eat more fruits and vegetables.
- By growing your own, you can reduce the amount of pesticides used in your garden, making your produce healthier and saving you money at the grocery store.
- Gardening increases physical activity for all the family and helps every member – no matter how little – take responsibility for the garden.
- The fruits and vegetables grown in your garden will also promote health as they are rich in nutrients, especially in phytochemicals, anti-oxidants, vitamin C, vitamin A and folate.
Plan and plants now!
Michael Scott from Organic AG says this is the best time to plan everything. “Our entire range will flourish in the dry climate and get itself established for the wet season. Most of our fruit and veg range are dry season crops only, but a lot of the herbs are perennial and will perform in the wet season as well. All our products are suited to Darwin’s climate and our varieties are ones that perform here.”
If you would like to purchase spray free plants for your garden this weekend, head to Malak Marketplace, from 4-9pm this Saturday 4th of May.