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Winter is a great time to harvest the last of the Autumn crops and plant vegetables, fruit, herbs and flowers that are suited to the cooler months.

Here’s some ideas on what to plant now in the garden this month

What to plant now in Australia?

Check out our regional zone planting guide. Find which zone you are in on the map.

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Tropical (North Qld, NT & WA)

HERBS, FRUIT & VEGETABLES: asian greens, asparagus crowns, beans (french climbing) basil, broad beans, cabbage, capsicum, carrot, celery, chives, chili, coriander, cauliflower, cucumber, dill, eggplant, jerusalem artichoke, kale, kohlrabi, leek, lettuce, mint, parsley, silverbeet, spring onion, swede, sweet potato, radish, rocket, sweetcorn and tomato.

FLOWERS:ageratum, alyssum, calendula, carnation, cleome, cornflower, dianthus, gaillardia, impatiens, French marigold, Mexican sunflower, nasturtimium, nemesia, petunia, rudbeckia, salvia, snapdragon, sturts desert pea,, sunflower, torenia

Subtropical (South-east Qld & Northern NSW)

HERBS, FRUIT & VEGETABLES: artichoke, asian greens, asparagus crowns, basil, beans (french and climbing), beetroot, broad beans broccoli, cabbage, carrot,, celery, chives, coriander, dill, endive, english spinach, garlic, jerusalem artichoke, kale, kohlrabi, leek, lettuce, mint, parsnip, parsley, peas, potato, radish, rocket, silverbeet, spring onion, strawberry plant, swede, tomato and turnip.

FLOWERS: ageratum, alyssum, aquilegia, bellis perennis, calendula, caterbury bells, carnation, cleome, cornflower, dianthus, gaillardia, gypsophilia, impatiens, larkspur, French marigold, Mexican sunflower, nasturtimium, nemesia, nigella, petunia, phlox, poppy – iceland, rudbeckia, salvia, snapdragon, sturts desert pea.

Arid / Semi-Arid (Outback & dry inland areas)

HERBS, FRUIT & VEGETABLES: artichoke, asian greens, asparagus crowns, broad beans broccoli, cabbage,, chives, dill, endive, english spinach, garlic, jerusalem artichoke, kale, leek, lettuce, mint, parsnip, parsley, peas, radish, spring onion, strawberry plant, swede and turnip.

FLOWERS: ageratum, alyssum, aquilegia, bellis perennis, calendula, caterbury bells, delphinium, dianthus, gypsophilia, larkspur.

Warm Temperate (Sydney, coastal NSW & Victoria, Adelaide and Perth)

HERBS, FRUIT & VEGETABLES: artichoke, asian greens, asparagus crowns, broad beans broccoli, cabbage, chives, coriander, dill, endive, english spinach, garlic, jerusalem artichoke, kale, kohlrabi, lettuce, mint, parsley, peas, radish, spring onion, strawberry plant.

FLOWERS: ageratum, alyssum, aquilegia, bellis perennis, calendula, caterbury bells, delphinium, dianthus, gypsophilia, larkspur, French marigold, Mexican sunflower, nasturtimium, nemesia, nigella, petunia, phlox, poppy – iceland, rudbeckia, salvia, snapdragon, sturts desert pea, sunflower, torenia.

Cold Temperate (Melbourne & cool highlands)

HERBS, FRUIT & VEGETABLES: artichoke, asparagus crowns, broad beans, broccoli, coriander, endive, english spinach, garlic, lettuce, mint, radish, spring onion.

FLOWERS: geranium, ranunculus, fox glove, begonia, diarithbus, pansy, stock, poppy, lobella, nemasia, cornflower, polyanthus, delphinium, calendula, snapdragon, alyssum, viola.

A few points to remember:

Take advantage of the cooler conditions to carry out landscaping such as tidying your paving from weeds before they set in. The Ryset Long Handled Paving Knife is a fabulous tool for the job and saves your back!

Don’t forget to move your indoor plants away from cold window position and regenerate the soil to get them through the less active months with Munash Organics Indoor Plant Soil Food.

Winter pruning is a fabulous opportunity to enhance the health of your plants by removing dead branches and minimising stress. By doing so, you reduce the plant’s nutrient requirements and promote healthier growth, a reliable pair of secateurs like the Wolf-Garten Bypass Secateurs ensures you are making clean and crisp cuts, you not only ensure the health of your plants but also protect them from potential illnesses. Remember, your plants rely on your nurturing touch, so handle each cut with precision and gentleness.

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