Winter begins this week in the Southern Hemisphere.
But that doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of good things coming out of the garden. The citrus harvest is in full swing now. Sweet navel oranges, early mandarins, limes, grapefruits, and tangelos are ready for the table.
Late apples, avocadoes, bananas, guavas, feijoas, early kiwifruit, olives, and late passionfruit will be at the farm markets in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Argentina, Uruguay and Chile this month.
If you are in the cooler regions of the Southern Hemisphere the local cool-weather vegetable crops are coming to market now: beetroot, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, carrot, celeriac, Chinese cabbage, kale, lettuce, parsnip, peas, purslane, radish, spinach, and Swede turnips.
If you are in the tropical areas of the Southern Hemisphere, this is the time of year you will be able to find fresh, local harvests of usually temperate-region grown vegetables: cabbage, carrots, celery, Chinese cabbage, cress, endive, fennel, lettuce, mustard, parsnip, peas, radish, salsify, shallots, silverbeet (Swiss chard), spinach, and spring onion.