Pansy in June Frost

June In The Garden

June 2022 Vegetable, herb and flower seeds to plant in June In Cool Climates Broccoli – Sow in punnets undercover or plant out seedlings Broad Beans – Sow direct Cabbage – Plant out seedlings* Cauliflower – Sow in punnets undercover* or plant out seedlings Kale –  Plant out seedlings Kohlrabi – Plant out seedlings Lettuce…

May 2021 Pea Shoots in Garden

May In The Garden

May 2022 Vegetable, herb and flower seeds to plant May In Cool Climates Broccoli – Sow in punnets undercover or plant out seedlings Broad Beans – Sow direct Cabbage – Plant out seedlings* Cauliflower – Sow in punnets undercover or plant out seedlings Kale –  Plant out seedlings Kohlrabi – Plant out seedlings Lettuce -…

Autumn leaves in April 2021

April In The Garden

April 2022 Vegetable, herb and flower seeds to plant April In Cool Climates Beetroot – Sow direct* Broccoli – Sow direct, in punnets or plant out seedlings (CM) Broad Beans – Sow direct Cabbage – Sow direct*, in punnets* or plant out seedlings (CM) Cauliflower – Sow direct, in punnets or plant out seedlings (CM)…

Green heads of broccoli

March In The Garden

March 2022 Vegetable, herb and flower seeds to plant in March In Cool Climates Asian Greens – Sow direct Beetroot – Sow direct Broccoli – Sow direct, in punnets or plant out seedlings (CM) (HS) Cabbage – Sow direct, in punnets or plant out seedlings (CM) Cauliflower – Sow direct, in punnets or plant out…

Beetroot Leaves

February In The Garden

February 2022 Vegetable, herb and flower seeds to plant in February In Cool Climates Asian Greens – Sow direct Beetroot – Sow direct Broccoli – Sow direct, in punnets or plant out seedlings (CM) (HS) Cabbage – Sow direct, in punnets or plant out seedlings (CM) Cauliflower – Sow direct, in punnets or plant out…

Seedlings growing in Jiffy Pots

January In The Garden

January 2022 Vegetable, herb and flower seeds to plant now In Cool Climates Asian Greens – Sow direct Beetroot – Sow direct Beans- Sow direct* Broccoli – Sow direct, in punnets or plant out seedlings (CM) (HS) Cabbage – Sow direct, in punnets or plant out seedlings (CM) Capsicum – Plant out seedlings* Cauliflower -…

French Breakfast Radish with green leaves attached on a stone table

December 2021 In The Garden

December 2021   After an extremely cool and wet spring in many parts of Australia it is good to see some warmth and sunshine creeping in. As temperatures warm up it is increasingly important to ensure your garden is kept well watered. One excellent way of retaining soil moisture while also helping to build soil…

November 2021 Florida Market eggplants on a table

November 2021 In The Garden

November 2021 As the cool of early spring starts to give way to the warmer days of early summer there is a real buzz across many gardening areas. The risk of frost is reducing in cool climates and temperatures are definitely on the up in Arid and Temperate climates. Beans are now making an appearance…

Yellow Marigold Flowers October 2021

October 2021 In The Garden

October 2021 With the days getting longer and for several states, daylight savings starting this month, there is a real sense of urgency to get seeds sown and plans in place for the summer ahead. If you haven’t thought about your summer garden just yet, don’t fear, there is still plenty of time to get…

Apple blossom in September signifying start of spring

September 2021 In The Garden

September 2021 It might be the blossom on the trees, the daffodils showing off their bright colours, the lawns growing like mad, the dash to buy seed, the increasing humidity or in our case, a kitchen table full of germinating summer seedlings. Wherever you are, there are signs that the season is changing and for…

Purple Top White Globe turnip in the ground

July 2021 In The Garden

July 2021 Winter has well and truly taken a solid grip across much of the country and while those who planted out in late summer and early autumn are reaping harvests of winter classics such as broccoli, cauliflower, kale, kohlrabi and carrots, others who missed that window are longing for the warmer days of spring.…

Pansy in June Frost

June In The Garden

June 2021 Gardeners in northern Australia are the envy of their southern counterparts over winter as milder temperatures make for a productive time to be out in the garden growing a huge range of vegetables, herbs and flowers that would struggle to grow and thrive in southern gardens. While the choices of what to plant…

May 2021 Pea Shoots in Garden

May In The Garden

May 2021 With the cooler weather of winter edging ever closer, May is a month of contradictions for many gardeners. For those in southern areas, things are noticeably slowing down in the garden while for those in northern Australia it is full steam ahead to make the most of the cooler, less humid conditions. Wherever…

Autumn leaves in April 2021

April In The Garden

April 2021 April really is gold star month in a gardeners diary and across much of the country, temperatures are mild and rainfall is good. If you have been busy harvesting the last of your summer crops and haven’t started sowing your winter vegetables it isn’t too late. Getting seeds sown now while the soil…

Green heads of broccoli

March In The Garden

March 2021 Gardeners often refer to their crops as ‘winter’ or ‘summer’ crops but the reality is, the sowing of these crops is more often than not done in the preceding season which ensures maximum growth before the hot or cold weather settles in. With Autumn having officially arrived and the weather still remaining warm,…

Beetroot Leaves

February In The Garden

February 2021 With the peak of summer upon us and many of us furiously picking and finding ways to use our current harvests, the thought of planning for a winter or even an autumn garden seems quite absurd, but in all reality, February is a great month to start your first sowing of winter vegetables.…

Seedlings growing in Jiffy Pots

January In The Garden

January 2021 Beetroot can be sown in cool and temperate climates this month, easy to germinate, requiring very little attention and they are an excellent and attractive addition to any vegetable garden. Growing in full sun or part shade they can be planted in rows or simply use them as gap fillers. Thinnings and young…

Red and Green Christmas vegetables on a kitchen table

December In The Garden

December 2020   Pumpkin seeds can be planted in all but tropical gardens this month, quick to germinate they will thrive when planted in high quality, compost rich soil and in full sun. If allowed, they will spread far and wide, so if you are short on space why not have a go at growing…

a bowl of Cherokee Wax beans on a serviette on a table.

November In The Garden

November 2020 Beans are now making an appearance in cool, arid and temperate climates. There are low growing bush varieties, tall climbers, beans perfect to eat fresh or ones to dry and cook over winter. Whatever your choice, beans are easy to grow and require little fuss for maximum results. For those in tropical climates…

Green Californian Wonder Capsicum

October In The Garden

October 2020 Capsicums, chillies and eggplants are making an appearance in all climate zones this month however those in cool climates will need to start in a warm spot inside, on a heat mat or similar.  Heat really is the key to good germination. Cool climate gardeners, don’t be fooled by lovely spring weather, frosts…

White and pink spring blossom

September In The Garden

September 2020 In Cool Climates For gardeners who live in a cool climate area, a shorter growing season means it’s often a struggle to get tomatoes, chillies, capsicums and eggplants ripening before the weather begins to cool again come March. September is a great time to get a head start – get these vegetables sown…

Watering seeds and seedlings in the garden with a watering can

August In The Garden

August 2020 In Cool Climates August will most likely be the last chance to buy your bare rooted fruit and ornamental stock before they are potted on (and become more expensive). Any deciduous trees that you are thinking of transplanting should be done this month. When it is too cold and wet to get out…

round containers full of seedlings

July In The Garden

July 2020 In Cool Climates Help your winter veggies combat frosts or extreme cold by watering fortnightly with a seaweed solution. It’s not too pricey and works a treat. Fruit trees – Without a doubt one of life’s little pleasures has to be crunching into an apple freshly picked off the tree. If you have…