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Late Autumn is the perfect time to get on top of your garden jobs and plant an array of vegies and herbs

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.

Source: Gardening Australia Magazine

Tropical (North Qld, NT & WA)

FRUIT & VEGETABLES: Beans (french & climbing), beetroot, bok choy, broccoli, cabbage, carrot, cauliflower, celery, endive, garlic, kale, kohlrabi, leek, lettuce, pak choy, peas, radish, rocket, silverbeet, snow peas, spring onion, swede, turnip.

HERBS: chives, coriander, dill & parsley

FLOWERS: alyssum, calendula, cineraria, coleus, gypsophila, hollyhock, impatiens, linaria, livingstone daisy, lobelia, marigold, nemesia, nigella, pansy, salvia, statice, stock, sunflower, sweet william, viola and wallflower.

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Subtropical (South-east Qld & Northern NSW)

FRUIT & VEGETABLES:  asian greens, beans (french and climbing), beetroot, broad beans, broccoli, cabbage, carrot, cauliflower, celery,  endive, english spinach, garlic, kale, kohlrabi, leek, lettuce, onion, peas, radish, rocket, silverbeet, snow peas, spring onion, strawberry plants, swede, tomato and turnip.

HERBS: chives, coriander dill & parsley

FLOWERS: alyssum, aquilegia, calendula, candytuft, cineraria, coleus, dianthus, forget-me-not, foxglove, gypsophila, hollyhock, impatiens, linaria, livingstone daisy, lobelia, marigold, nemesia, nigella, pansy, polyanthus, poppy, primula, salvia, statice, stock, sunflower, sweet william, viola, virginian stock and wallflower

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

FRUIT & VEGETABLES:  asian greens, beetroot, broad beans, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, endive, english spinach, garlic, kale, kohlrabi, leek, lettuce, onion, peas, radish, rocket, silverbeet, snow peas, spring onion, strawberry plants, swede and turnip.

HERBS: chives, dill & parsley

FLOWERS: aquilegia, bellis perennis, calendula, candytuft, carnation, dianthus, forget-me-not, foxglove, gypsophila, hollyhock, linaria, livingstone daisy, nigella, pansy, polyanthus, poppy, primula, stock, sweet william, viola, virginian stock and wallflower

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

FRUIT & VEGETABLES: bok choy, broad beans, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, endive, english spinach, garlic, kale, kohlrabi, leek, lettuce, onion, pak choi, peas, radish, rocket, silverbeet, snow peas, spring onion, strawberry plants, swede and turnip.

HERBS: chives, coriander & parsley

FLOWERS: alyssum, aquilegia, bellis perennis, calendula, candytuft, carnation, cineraria, dianthus, forget-me-not, foxglove, gypsophila, hollyhock, linaria, livingstone daisy,  lobelia, marigold, nemesia, nigella, pansy, polyanthus, poppy, primula, statice, stock, sweet william, viola, virginian stock and wallflower

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Cold Temperate (Melbourne & cool highlands)

FRUIT & VEGETABLES: broad beans, broccoli, english spinach, garlic, lettuce, onion, radish, rocket and spring onion.

HERBS: chives & coriander

FLOWERS: bellis perennis, carnation, dianthus, gypsophila, lobelia, pansy, polyanthus, poppy, primula, stock, sweet william and viola.

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A few points to remember:

As one season merges into another, pull or cut any spent vegetables from the veggie patch.  Before replanting, add a layer of compost or well-rotted manure.  Avoid adding fertilisers high in nitrogen as this makes the plants more susceptible to frost and pests.  To see what the best fertilisers to use, check out our Autumn Fertilising Guide.

Sow sugar snap peas next to a trellis, mesh fence or other support in a sunny spot in the garden.

Plant calendula in and among your vegies – the colours of the flowers will not only brighten up your vegie patch, it will also attract pollinators to the garden.

Water your plants in the morning, if necessary.  This allows time for the water to evaporate from leaves, reducing the chance of fungal diseases developing.

Check to see if any plants need repotting. If the root is in a solid ball, loosen up the root ball with secateurs.  Repot with new potting mix into a bigger pot.  Water in well with diluted OCP Eco-Seaweed, and if you did cut the roots back, prune the top of the plant as well.

Watch for snails and slugs, they love the cool, damp weather (and newly planted seedlings).  Refer to our blog on How to Remove Slugs and Snails for more tips and tricks.

Move indoor plants away from heaters and frosty windows in colder climates

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