Like I have mentioned before, Australia has a number of different climate zones which can affect your choices so to find out more detailed information about your specific zone visit the Gardenate or Gardening Australia websites.
Generally speaking though, now is the time to start planting vegetables from the brassica family. Some great choices for kids include broccoli, cabbage (they especially enjoy the purple variety), kale and cauliflower. Little Miss B and I recently planted some asian greens from the brassica family including bok choy, wombok, and tatsoi in our no-dig vegie patch which we are looking forward to eating in a few week’s time. These vegies make an excellent addition to stir-fries which kids can help prepare.
Other vegie varieties you may like to consider over the autumn months include lettuce, carrots, spinach, leeks, onions, silverbeet and swedes. Visit the Gardening 4 Kids shop to see our full range of organic seeds.
Another lovely gardening activity for the kids to do at this time of year is planting spring bulbs. Bulbs are perfect for planting with children – they are big in size which makes them easy for little green thumbs to handle. Spring bulbs come in a huge range of colours, shapes and sizes. Daffodils are a very popular bulb to plant with children. Their bright and colourful flowers pop up through the ground at the end of winter and let us know that the warmer weather is just around the corner.
Autumn is one of my most favourite seasons for heading outdoors and working in the garden with children. I hope this season is a fun and enjoyable one for you and your kids too.