The veggie garden also changes through late autumn and early winter as the cool season plants go in and the last of the summers stragglers finish off. Keep the harvests coming into the kitchen by adding some hardy and family favourites now to be ready to harvest by mid to end June through to spring. Generally the winter months are good for all root crops. Carrots, beetroot, onions etc do well in full sun and by growing them through winter they will grow slower giving you more flavour and also lasting well into summer.
Leafy crops such as Cabbage, spinach and parsley also grow in winter. The trick is less water on the leaves and with little rain expected over the next few months they grow more compact. Winter lettuce can be grown as perpetual lettuce where the leaves are harvested instead of cutting off the whole plant.
If you have the space winter is also time to grow peas as well as broad beans. Your harvest on them will go on till the end of October making them one of the best for value for money. Grow them where they will get at least six hours sun a day and plant them from seed in well prepared soil.