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What to Grow in November

Unsure what to grow in November?

Christmas is just around the corner, and now is the time to start getting your garden ready for the festive season. We know our garden grows with the seasons and you want to get as much out of your garden as possible.

This is now a great time to plant those sun loving veggies and tropical plants that thrive in the heat.

With a little bit of planning, you will soon have a garden full of your own food and a bounty of beautiful flowers!

Grow in November Australia - eggplants

What to plant

We have made it easy for you by listing seeds to sow this month so you can get the best out of your garden.

How can I find what to plant now based on where I live in Australia?

What to plant in November is split by the different Australian climate zones

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

Grow in November Australia - heatmap

Image source: Gardening Australia magazine

Tropical (North Qld, NT & WA)

HERBS, FRUIT & VEGETABLES: basil, capsicum, cucumber, eggplant, pumpkin, corn and tomato
FLOWERS: celosia, cosmos, marigold, sunflower

Subtropical (South-east Qld & Northern NSW)

HERBS, FRUIT & VEGETABLES: basil, capsicum, cucumber, eggplant, lettuce, pumpkin, radish, sweet corn, tomato, zucchini
FLOWERS: celosia, cosmos, marigold, sunflower

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

HERBS, FRUIT & VEGETABLES: basil, beans (climbing), capsicum, carrot, cucumber, eggplant, leek, lettuce, pumpkin, radish,sweet corn, tomato, zucchini
FLOWERS: cosmos, marigold, sunflower

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

HERBS, FRUIT & VEGETABLES: basil, beans (climbing), beetroot, broccoli, cabbage, capsicum, carrot, chives, coriander, cucumber, eggplant, kale, leek, lettuce, parsnip, pumpkin, radish, sweetcorn, tomato and zucchini
FLOWERS: celosia, cosmos, marigold, sunflower

Cold Temperate (Melbourne & cool highlands)

HERBS, FRUIT & VEGETABLES: basil, beans (climbing), beetroot, broccoli, cabbage, capsicum, carrot, celery, chives, coriander, cucumber, eggplant, kale, leek, lettuce, parsnip, pumpkin, radish, sweetcorn, tomato and zucchini
FLOWERS: celosia, cosmos, marigold, sunflower

A few points to remember:

Check the seed packet to know the proper depth to plant the seeds. To speed up the process, you can use a dibber or if you have a large area to cover the Wolf-Garten Seed Sower

Give them a good watering

Fertilize! To know what the fertilize and when, check out our Guide to Fertilizing in Spring