It's my first year growing veges (bought my first house in late Feb) so its interesting to watch how things progress through the seasons. However, I'm not getting much to eat from the garden even though I started planting in early March. Some questions, some of which may sound stupid but I'm just beginning... - I planted broccoli, kohlrabi, silverbeet and pea carouby (like snowpea) back in my first batch on March 6 but so far I am only harvesting silverbeet (a few weeks now). Is it normal to wait this long for the others? They seem to be growing well but taking their time. - I just noticed a very small broccoli head (about the size of the end of my thumb), the plant itself is quite big and the flower about 40cm+ off the ground, at this height won't the flower keel the plant over if it's normal (err, supermarket) size? - I planted Pak Choi seeds next to the kohlrabi the next month, April 16, but they are barely past dicots now, maybe an inch off the ground, what's the matter here? Too cold now? Nutrients taken by the existing plants? Anyway, I'm supposed to be harvesting these now according to the seed packet but they'd just make a VERY small salad! - Likewise I planted radish (minowase) at the same time along the bed by my silverbeet (and another patch of kohlrabi) but it seems to be gone, or maybe a couple of dicots hanging around - Lastly, I planted another bunch of spinach, brassica's and pea's in a new bed (well, a refurbished old one that was full of weeds) over two weeks ago but don't see much happening. This bed is pretty dark (rich soil), we've had plenty of sun and they should have enough water. Maybe it's too early for this lot, but this leads me to... Does anything grow much in winter? When preparing for winter harvests is it pretty much set things up to start harvesting in autumn and continue to harvest the same crops over winter? It seems so because I imagine things will slow right down now but nothing's ready except my star silverbeet Good thing I love silverbeet... Could problems be due to not enough nutrients, too much, or overcrowded (i.e. lack of sun/space - I also filled the beds up with dill, borage, nasturtium, calendula, marigolds) and how would I tell the difference? On a positive note, I have four extra beds at the moment, two growing clover and mustard, one growing buckwheat and alfalfa/lucerne and the last growing alfalfa alone. So, plenty of space if I need it although some don't get quite as much sun. At what point should I cut down the clover/alfalfa/buckwheat/mustard in preparation for a new crop, and do I need to leave it cut down a while before putting anything in there? Alot of questions I know, sorry. I'll try and give back when I can.