Seasonal Vegie Growing Guide

Use this handy seasonal guide to plan your vegie patch.

Course Notes
© Maria Ciavarella of My Green Garden

www.mygreengarden.com.au

COOL SEASON CROPS TO PLANT from March to May

PLANT FAMILY

EASY GROW 

SEED OR SEEDLINGS

PEST PROBLEMS

ON-GOING CARE

 x

 x

 x

 x

 x

 v

 v

 v

 v

 v

 p

 p

 p

 p

 p

 n

 n

 n

 n

 n

EASY GROW

SEED OR SEEDLINGS

PEST PROBLEMS

ON-GOING CARE

BRASSICA

Broccoli

Seedling

Snails

Feed with liquid organic fertiliser

Cabbage

Seedling

Cabbage White Moths

every two weeks.

Kale

Seedling

Earwigs

 

Asian Greens

Seedling

 

 

HERBS

Coriander

Seedling

 

Feed with liquid organic fertiliser

Parsley

Seedling

 

every two weeks.

Dill

Seedling

 

 

 

 

 

 

LEAFY

VEGETABLES

Lettuces

Seedling

Snails for all except rocket

Feed with liquid organic fertiliser

Silverbeet

Seedling

 

every two weeks.

Spinach

Seedling

 

 

Rocket

Seedling

 

 

ALLIUMS

Garlic

Garlic clove

Black aphids

Plant in a well-drained bed, not

Spring Onions

Seedling

 

over-fertilised. Be patient!

Salad Onions

Seedling

 

Garlic and shallots may

Leeks

Seedling

 

take up to 8-10 months to mature.

LEGUMES

Broad beans

Plant all as seeds

Snails when plants are

Provide stakes or trellis for tall

Snow Peas

 

small.

growing varieties.

Peas

 

 

 

ROOT

VEGETABLES

Carrots

Best planted as seeds.

 

Plant by April before the soil

Parsnips

 

 

cools down.

Beetroot

 

 

Do not fertilise while growing.

Radishes

 

 

 

 

WARM SEASON CROPS TO PLANT from September to December

PLANT FAMILY

EASY GROW

SEED OR SEEDLINGS – when?

PEST PROBLEMS

ON-GOING CARE

SOLANACEA

Tomato

Seedlings – late October

White Fly

Feed with liquid organic fertiliser

Chilli

Seedling - November

every two weeks.

Capsicum

Seedling - November

Potatoes

Seed Potatoes – August to October

HERBS

Basil

Seedling - November

White Fly, snails/slugs

Feed with liquid organic fertiliser every two weeks.

LEAFY VEGETABLES

Lettuces

Seed or Seedling – September to November

Snail and slugs
Earwigs

Feed with liquid organic fertiliser

Silverbeet

Seedling

every two weeks.

LEGUMES

Beans

Seeds from September to November

Snails when plants are small.

White Fly

Provide stakes or trellis for tall growing varieties.

CUCURBITS

Zucchini

Best planted as seeds in pots and then

White Fly

Allow space at the edge of the garden bed as they spread OR

Pumpkins

transplanted from late October.

train to grow vertically.

Cucumbers

OTHER

Sweetcorn

Seed from October

Plant in blocks, plenty of water and chook manure, mulch high