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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)

HERBS, FRUIT & VEGETABLES: asian greens, asparagus crowns, beans (french and climbing), beetroot, broccoli, cabbage, carrot, cauliflower, celery, chives, coriander, garlic, jerusalem artichoke, kale, leek, lettuce, mint, parsley, peas, radish, rocket, silverbeet, snow peas, spring onion, strawberry plants, swede, tomato and turnip.

FLOWERS: alyssum, aquilegia, arctotis, calendula, candytuft, carnation, cineraria, cleome, cornflower, gaillardia, gerbera, gypsophila, impatiens, larkspur, lobelia, marigold, migonette, nasturtium, nigella, pansy, petunia, phlox, polyanthus, poppy (Iceland), primula, rudbeckia, salvia, snapdragon, statice, stock and wallflower.

Subtropical (South-east Qld & Northern NSW)

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

FLOWERS: alyssum, aquilegia, arctotis, calendula, candytuft, carnation, cineraria, cleome, cornflower, gaillardia,, gypsophila, impatiens, larkspur, lobelia, marigold, migonette, nasturtium, nigella, pansy, petunia, phlox, polyanthus, poppy (Iceland), primula, rudbeckia, salvia, snapdragon, statice, stock and wallflower

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

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

FLOWERS: alyssum, aquilegia, arctotis, calendula, candytuft, carnation, cineraria, cleome, cornflower, gaillardia, gypsophila, impatiens, lobelia, migonette, nigella, pansy, polyanthus, poppy (Iceland), primula, statice, stock and wallflower

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

HERBS, FRUIT & VEGETABLES: artichokes, asian greens, basil, broad beans, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, chives, coriander, dill, endive, english spinach, garlic, kale, kohlrabi, leek, lettuce, mint, onion, parsley, peas, radish, rocket, silverbeet, snow peas, spring onion, strawberry plants, swede and turnip.

FLOWERS: alyssum, aquilegia, arctotis, calendula, candytuft, carnation, cineraria, cleome, cornflower, gaillardia, gypsophila, impatiens, larkspur, lobelia, migonette, nigella, pansy, polyanthus, poppy (Iceland), primula, snapdragon, statice and wallflower

Cold Temperate (Melbourne & cool highlands)

HERBS, FRUIT & VEGETABLES: artichokes,broad beans, broccoli, cauliflower, chives, coriander, dill, endive, english spinach, garlic, lettuce, mint, onion, parsley, radish and rocket.

FLOWERS: aquilegia, carnation, gypsophila, polyanthus, poppy (Iceland) and wallflower

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.

Water the 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 seaweed extract, 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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