What vegetables to plant across Australia this spring
Let’s take a look at the best vegetables to plant across Australia this spring.
One of the best things about the onset of spring is the chance to become a budding green thumb in your very own garden.
But as Australia is such a huge country with so many unique climates and landscapes, where you are located dictates what to plant and what will grow best to enjoy during summer.
Let’s take a look at the best vegetables to plant across Australia this spring, according to region.
New South Wales & The A.C.T
If you’re in Sydney, Canberra or located on the NSW coast, a smorgasbord of veggies is at your disposal to plant thanks to the mostly temperate climate. Spring is ideal for sowing a range of fresh veggies including carrot, lettuce, cucumber, melons, tomato and even watermelon. If you’re in northern New South Wales where the weather is warmer, refer to what to plant in south-east Queensland below.
Victoria & Tasmania
All of the aforementioned vegetables that you can plant in New South Wales are able to be planted in Victoria. The cooler weather of Melbourne and Victoria’s south makes for ideal growing conditions for beetroot, sweet corn, strawberries, onion and zucchini as well!
What grows best in Queensland depends on where you are located in the sunny state.
In south-east Queensland, plant capsicum, beetroot, lettuce, melons, squash, tomato and watermelon to your heart's content. In the tropical regions of Far North Queensland, all of the above can also be planted, as well as zucchini and rockmelon.
The Mediterranean climate of Adelaide and southern South Australia is perfect for sowing all the ingredients for a healthy summer salad that is Mediterranean Diet approved. During spring, plant cucumber, strawberries, zucchini and tomato. In the more arid, outback regions of South Australia, sweet corn and beans grow well.
Western Australia & The Northern Territory
Down near Perth, broccoli, carrot, celery, cucumber and lettuce grow incredibly well. In the more tropical areas of WA, make the most of the humid climate and plant beetroot, capsicum, carrot, corn, cucumber, lettuce, onion, rockmelon, tomato, watermelon and zucchini. In the dry, outback areas of WA and across most of the NT, capsicum, onion and sweet corn are what grow best.
Now that you know what to plant across Australia this spring, get started as you will be able to harvest a lot of it come summer!
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