Sandisiwe Mbhele
Lifestyle Journalist
3 minute read
20 Mar 2021
11:15 am

6 quick autumn and winter crops

Sandisiwe Mbhele

Pull the last of your summer crop and hang them upside down in a cool place.

Crop lettuce. Picture: iStock

Like September, March is the main sowing month, only this time it is for autumn and winter crops. The main crops to grow are leafy greens (lettuce, Asian greens, spinach and Swiss chard), easy root crops (carrots, beetroot, radishes) and the big four of brassicas– broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower and kale. Getting started: Make space by taking out summer crops that are finished or almost finished. If you don’t want to sacrifice the last tomatoes, says Marlaen Straathof of Kirchhoffs seeds, pull out the plants and hang them upside down (including roots) in a cool place for the fruit to ripen....