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Want to grow some super-fast vegies & herbs during autumn?

Want to grow some super-fast vegies & herbs during autumn?

During autumn you can sow and grow a tasty, colourful and quick growing selection of vegies and herbs in your backyard vegie patch or potted garden. They’ll be ready to harvest in less than 8 weeks and you’ll have home grown fresh and healthy ingredients right on your doorstep.

Rocket Large Leaf - yatesgardening

Yates Large Leaf Rocket is a rapid growing leafy green with peppery tasting leaves that add a zing to salads.
Radish Confetti Mix
Yates Radish Confetti Mix grows plump purple, white and red radishes with crisp white flesh that are ideal for adding colour and crunch to salads.
Baby Beets - yatesgardening
Yates Baby Beets are tender and sweet and can be roasted or enjoyed fresh in salads. Their colourful leaves can also be eaten.
Microgreens Cabbage Rubies - yatesgardening
Yates Microgreens Cabbage Rubies are colourful, mild and sweetly flavoured and are ready to pick in just 2 – 3 weeks. They add a taste sensation and gourmet touch to culinary creations.
Tatsoi Spoon Mustard
Yates Tatsoi Spoon Mustard grows an abundance of mildly tangy and mustard flavoured leaves that can be used in salads or stir fries.
Lettuce Baby Combo - yatesgardening
Yates Lettuce Baby Combo contains an interesting blend of lettuces in a range of sweet and tender colours and textures. These are ‘cut and come again’ lettuces and you can pick individual leaves as you need them over many weeks.
Spinach Baby Leaf
Yates Baby Leaf Spinach has smooth, nutty flavoured leaves that are a favourite in salads or added to pasta and quiches.
Sweet Basil - yatesgardening
Yates Sweet Basil grows abundant bunches of lush green, richly fragrant leaves that are perfect for pasta dishes and pesto. In cool areas during autumn, grow potted basil in a warm sheltered spot. 

Here are the easy steps to grow your own fast food:

  1. Most vegies do best in a sunny spot that receives at least 6 hours of sunshine a day. However, rocket, tatsoi, baby lettuce, baby spinach and sweet basil will also grow happily in partly shaded spots and you can grow microgreens on a sunny windowsill indoors.

  2. Before sowing, enrich the soil in the vegie patch with some Yates Dynamic Lifter Soil Improver & Plant Fertiliser. When growing vegies & herbs in pots, use a quality potting mix like Yates Premium Potting Mix.

  3. Follow the instructions on the seed packs as to how deep and far apart to sow the seed. Keep the soil or potting mix moist while the seeds germinate and the young seedlings establish.

  4. Feed your vegies and herbs with Yates Thrive Vegie & Herb Liquid Plant Food, which is a complete fertiliser that contains the right balance of nutrients to promote healthy vegie & herb growth and a great harvest.

  5. For vegies & herbs like rocket, lettuce, spinach and tatsoi, picking leaves regularly will help encourage more growth and a longer harvest season.


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