Winter Vegetables

Story Title: Winter Vegetables
Episode: Eight
Date: April 24th 2010
Presenter:  Matt Leacy

Matt Leacy shows apartment dwellers how to grow a winter veggie patch and catch more sun on their balcony. You won't even need to dig!


  • How to create a dig-free balcony garden:
    • All you need is newspaper, straw, Lucerne, manure and a large pot.
    • Firstly, make sure you have a spot in full sun, then lay down about eight sheets of newspaper, wet it down and sprinkle in some manure.
    • Lay down a 100mm thick layer of lucerne (this should bring in those much needed worms), next is a layer of organics or manure (Matt recommends using chicken manure for its high nitrogen content) and then top it up with about 200mm of straw (also high in nitrogen).
    • Remember to soak each level along the way.
    • Finally create some little pockets of compost where you want your plants to go.
    • Plant all your herbs in and enjoy fresh herbs and vegetables all year round.


Landart Landscapes Pty Ltd
Address: 1/68 Tulloh St Willoughby 2068        
Phone: (02) 99580463


Thanks to Pots Direct for supplying the bowl.

Pots Direct
Topez Pot Warehouse

Display Centre and Corporate Showroom
16 Mornington - Tyabb Rd Tyabb Vic 3913

5 / 308 Kororoit Creeek Rd
WIlliamstown  Vic  3016

Ph. +61 3 9397 6644
Fax +61 3 9397 6544

Thanks to Scotts Tubes, the Renaissance Grower of NSW, for supplying the Renaissance Herbs.

Scotts Tubes Pty Ltd
2991 Wisemans Ferry Rd
Mangrove Mountain NSW 2250
 "Growers of Upstart Tubestock, Patio Sensations,  Renaissance Herbs & Romantic Plants"
 Ph: 02 4374 1253
Fax: 02 4374 1046