Year round planting guide

Plant wisely and enjoy the harvest

I thought this planting guide may be of use to all you green thumbs out there. It’s intended for the colder parts of Australia, so if you’re lucky enough to be tending your winter garden in your singlet and thongs, you’d be wise to click here. But for those of us rugging up at the back door, here’s your year-round planting guide.

If you’d like a summary of this for your fridge send me an email with your name and contact details, including preferred postal address and I’ll mail it out to you: senator.milne@aph.gov.au.

January… Asian greens, beans, beetroots, broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbages, capsicums, carrots, cauliflowers, chives, garlic chives, corn, fennel, kohlrabi, leeks, lettuce and other salad greens, olives, parsnips, peas, radishes, rocket, sage, tomatoes.

February Asian greens, beetroots, broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbages, carrots, cauliflowers, celery, fennel, kale, kohlrabi, leeks, lettuce and other salad greens, olives, parsnips, peas, radishes, rocket, silver beet, spinach.

March… Asian greens, beetroots, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflowers, chives and garlic chives, garlic, kohlrabi, leeks, lettuce and other salad greens, olives, peas, radishes, rocket, spinach, spring onions.

April… Asian greens, beetroots, cabbages, cauliflowers, late leeks, lettuce and other salad greens, peas, radishes, rocket, spinach.

May Asian greens, broad beans, cabbages, early potatoes, French shallots, garlic, lettuce and other salad greens, peas, rhubarb, rocket, spinach, spring onions.

June… asparagus crowns, blueberries, French shallots, garlic, Jerusalem artichokes, kiwi fruit, lettuce and other salad greens, peas, raspberries, rhubarb, rocket, spinach, spring onions.

July  artichokes, blueberries, shallots, kiwi fruit, lettuce and other salad greens, peas, raspberries, rhubarb divisions, spring onions, strawberries.

August… artichokes, Asian greens, blueberries, cabbages, kiwi fruit, kohlrabi, lettuce and other salad greens, okra, peas, potatoes, raspberries, rhubarb, snow peas, strawberries.

September… Asian greens, beetroots, blueberries, cabbages, carrots, chervil, eggplants, fennel, kohlrabi, leeks, lettuce and other salad greens, mint, olives, passionfruit, peas,  peppers and chillies, potatoes, rhubarb, strawberries, thyme, tomatoes.

October…  Asian greens, beans, beetroots, broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbages, carrots, cauliflowers, celery and celeriac, corn, cucumbers, eggplant, kohlrabi, leeks, lettuce and other salad greens, melons, olives, peas, peppers and chillies, potatoes, pumpkins, radishes, rhubarb, spring onions, strawberries, tomatoes, turnips, Warrigal greens, zucchinis.

November… globe artichokes, Asian greens, beans, beetroots, broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbages, carrots, cauliflowers, celery and celeriac, corn, cucumbers, eggplant, kohlrabi, leeks, lettuce and other salad greens, melons, mint, olives, oregano, parsley, parsnips, peppers and chillies, potatoes, pumpkins, radishes, tomatoes, Warrigal greens, zucchinis.

December… eggplants, Asian greens, beans, beetroots, broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbages, carrots, cauliflowers, celery and celeriac, corn, cucumbers, kohlrabi, leeks, lettuce and other salad greens, melons, peppers and chillies, potatoes, pumpkins, radishes, silver beet, tomatoes, turnips, Warrigal greens, zucchinis.

31 thoughts on “Year round planting guide

  1. Hi just reading the copy of the milmemail and was wondering if you can send me the free planting calendar fridge magnet

    thanks and regards

    Colin Thompson

  2. Hi I would love a free planting calendar fridg magnet as well. Thank You 🙂

    I am in St Helens and helping with our Community Garden. We have a quandry at present as the new garden area we have moved to has treated pine boards surrounding the vege gardens (6) for the past 7-9yrs. We are waiting on soil test results for CCA and other contaminents. I would like to remove all the soil – around 1/3m next to all the boards as Peter Cundall suggested yet a feel alot of the other gardeners will be happy with leaving the soil in if it comes back with in reasonable – safe levels.

    It is like the water here, apparently there is nothing wrong with the water (the toxins are within acceptable limits the researches said) yet our very fine Dr Alison Bleaney and Dr Marcus Scammell have done many test to prove it is not so.

    Do you have any suggestions or facts on treated pine and the leaching of the chemicals CCA. That I can show my group and myself to help us solve this situation.

    kind regards and happy gardening
    Kelly Milikins

  3. Hi Christine

    I have just viewed your planting calender which a work friend just received and it looks absolutely great and I was wondering if i could obtain a copy.

    Regards Jamahl Brine

    • Not Christine here, but ifof you have a balcony or other access to sun, pots and vertical gardens work well. You can even get a worm farm to compost your food scraps and make some great fertilizer.

  4. Hi Christine
    We’ve got your fridge magnet proudly displayed already. I just wanted to check if your guide is for planting seeds or seedlings? It’s our first winter with a vege garden in Mt Nelson after Liam & I moved from the Huon so I’m not sure if it’s too soon for seddlings.

  5. Re treated pine boards and cca leaching. The CSIRO have a great article on that particular issue.

    Heard you speak at the community gardens conference in Canberra. Thank you, very inspiring.

    • Thanks Ed,
      I will pass on info from CSIRO. I enjoy community garden conferences but was sorry that I couldn’t stay as I would have liked ot hear from the other speakers as well as meet other participants. Next year perhaps.
      Cheers
      Christine

    • Unless it says otherwise, the guide is for planting seedlings. That said, it may be worth holding off for a while if the weather has been unusually cold, or if you live in a colder spot. Hope this helps.

  6. Thanks Christine.
    Also I’m curious what “early potatoes” are exactly. Haven’t been able to find out much on that so far.
    Thanks!
    🙂

  7. Hi Christine, is it also possible to have a copy of your planting guide, it would be very much appreciated. Thank you.
    Cheers, Susanne

  8. Hi Christine

    I’ve noted you said this planting guide was fine for cooler climates, but living in Canberra I wanted to confirm it would also apply to us given we’re frost prone?

    Thanks,
    Lisa

    • Hi Lisa,
      this planting guide is fine for the cool temperate aras of Australian that do also get some frost. Hard frosts would of course require some care is taken to protect young plants from the worst of it to reduce the chances of them being burnt.

      good luck
      (staff)

  9. Hi christine i live in exeter the planting guide fridge magnet is it still available. If so would i be able to recieve a copy. many thanks val

  10. Hi Christine, lots of great information here. Being in the industry myself its important to educate myself for when clients ask questions. This guide will certainly help. Thank you, Ben

  11. Hi Christine

    I recently watched you on kitchen cabinet and was admiring your bookshelf and cabinetry which was in the background of the dining table with you and Anabelle. I’d love for my husband to make something similar for us – would you be able to send a photo of it to me? Or post a photo up on your blog?

    Thanks

  12. Hi my name is Gloria living in Tasmania with no experience at all about growing vegetables in a garden. Can anyone give me guide on how to grow okra, carrots,broccoli and other green vegetables?

    Thank you. 😀

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