8. Plant fruit trees or veggies


Plant fruit trees or veggies: work on your upper body strength by preparing your garden or a pot for planting veggies or fruit trees.



Just as nothing beats the flavour of a vine-ripened tomato, warmed in the sun and grown in your own backyard, homegrown fruit is in a league of its own. South Australia has a great climate for growing stone fruits, apples, pears, figs, pomegranates and citrus. Unlike vegetables which can become productive within a few months, fruit trees will usually take a few years, but on the flip side, they can continue to fruit for the next twenty or thirty years.  


Here are some tried and tested fruit trees that can you can consider:  


  • Apricot 
  • Apple  
  • Pear  
  • Cherry  
  • Nectarine 
  • Peach 
  • Plum 
  • Fig 
  • Lemon  
  • Mandarin  
  • Orange  


One of the great things about growing citrus is in the warmer months the fresh growth can attract caterpillars of the spectacular Dainty Swallowtail. These caterpillars look a lot like bird poo as it’s their way of camouflaging. Generally, these caterpillars won’t cause too much damage – it’s a great way to observe backyard nature.  


To help you tune in with your garden check out the month-by-month gardening guide from the Diggers Club.