With nature preparing for the colder months ahead, Autumn is truly a season of transition. However, while temperatures may be dropping, there is still plenty to sow and grow, especially getting your hands on those plants and crops that do well in cooler temperatures.
Here are a few of our top picks for Autumn growing! Whether you are new to gardening or a seasoned grower, team them up with our sustainable coir growing media for that perfect start.
Popular varieties like spinach, kale, Swiss chard, and lettuce are just a few of the leafy greens that thrive in cooler temperatures. Perfect for salads, they are also easy to grow. Our peat-free coir potting mix has excellent drainage which is ideal for these plants, and remember to give them sufficient sunlight.
If you are looking to grow vegetables, why not try carrots, radishes, turnips, or beets? The cool weather helps enhance their flavour and sweetness. Our larger-sized natural and biodegradable coir pots give these plant roots plenty of space to breathe and grow. Add our peat-free coir potting mix to our coir pots. With excellent water holding capacity and air porosity, plants can access the moisture they need.
Broccoli, cauliflower, and brussels sprouts can also be planted this time of the year. Rich in nutrients, our peat-free coir potting mix has the ideal pH level that these crops require.
If you are looking for something fun and easy to grow, herbs are ideal. Parsley, cilantro, chives, and mint can be grown in our natural and biodegradable coir pots along with our coir potting mix as a growing medium. Suitable for growing indoors, they can be used to add extra flavour to your culinary creations throughout the winter months.
Garlic cloves can be planted in late autumn or early winter for a summer harvest. Separate the cloves and plant them in our coir potting mix that gives you a well-drained growing medium. Make sure sufficient exposure to sun is provided.
While most flowering plants slow down their growth in the colder months, certain perennials like asters, sedum, and mums, can add a burst of colour to your garden and attract those late-season pollinators.
Cover crops like clover, rye, and vetch, come with a host of benefits. They help protect your garden’s soil and also help prevent erosion, while improving soil structure and adding nutrients as they break down.
Now is also a great time to check on your garden before heading into the cooler months. Remove any spent annuals, trim back overgrown perennials, and tidy up your garden beds. This will help reduce the risks of pests and diseases overwintering, while also keeping your garden appearing neat and tidy.
How can CoirProducts help you?
Our sustainable range can be used indoors or outdoors. Our natural and biodegradable coir pots come in a unique range of sizes and our peat-free coir potting mix includes a variety of compressed bricks, blocks, and discs, each giving plenty of fluffy coir when hydrated. Our coir moss poles or coir grow poles are ideal to support climbing plants and unruly growers. For those looking to sow seeds, our CoirCoins are fully biodegradable and unique in the market. Our products are also vegan-certified. With their ability to provide excellent moisture, our coir products help plants developer stronger and healtheir root systems.
What do you do in your garden in Autumn?
Always remember to do your research to not only pick the right crops for your space but also to see what they need over the colder months!