12 great plants to grow in your vegetable garden this Autumn

Food 18/03/2020

Since self-isolation is fast becoming the norm, what better way to use your time then to tend to your veggie garden!

Growing your own vegetables is not only very rewarding, it is also therapeutic and relaxing - and a great way to get up and moving a little bit more!

With the weather cooling down, but the soil still toasty warm, here are 20 ideas for vegetables you can plant in your garden this autumn.


In just 6 weeks time, these little critters will be ready to go! Radishes are one of the easiest and fasted veggies to grow.


March is a great time to plant garlic. Garlic is a great crop to help keep you healthy through the cooler months.

Snow Peas

Snow peas make delicious eating straight off of the vine and are a joy to grow with their high yields.

Baby Spinach

Baby spinach is easy to grow - even if your vege garden is on a kitchen window sill or a balcony garden. The thick juicy leaves are delicious and great to cut off as you need.


While it's a very controversial herb and can start a rather heated debate at the dinner table, it is ideal to plant coriander at this time of the year. Be warned, however.

Coriander can be tricker to grow compared to other herbs due to a few pet hates. Make sure to do you research.


It's worth squeezing in a few strawberries to your vege patch - trust us!


Plant that citrus! Purchase a healthy looking lemon tree with good shape. Autumn is a great time to plant a lemon tree.

Silver Beet

Silver Beet is a great vege to have in the garden. Plant a few varieties of Silver Beet to really treat your taste buds.


Growing lettuce is a great way of adding more leafy greens to your diet. Keep up the moisture to prevent plants from drying out.


Carrots are almost a nessecity in a vege garden! Baby carrots are a great option to grow.


Beetroot requires about one and a half two months before they're ready to harvest and are ideally planted in early autumn - around 6 to 8 weeks before the first average frost.

Broccoli & Cauliflower

Brocs and Caulis are gorgeous to watch grow - and there's nothing more satisfying that slicing the heads off to use in the kitchen!


Kale is a great repeat harvest vege and is a great vege garden staple.