What To Plant In Autumn In Australia


If you’re an avid gardener wondering what to plant in Autumn this year, it often boils down to your climate and what the Winter months look like where you live. 

While many of us feel the urge to get planting in Spring, it’s actually the shift of Autumn that should be regarded as a great time to get busy in the yard. It can be difficult for plants to adjust to a new garden bed, and autumn offers the ideal temperature – not too hot like summer, not too cold like winter – to reduce the risk of transplant shock. 

However, what we Aussies regard as “cold” or “hot” can change dramatically depending on which state you reside in. After all, the weather we can expect from Winter can vary dramatically between Cairns and Canberra, right? To ensure that your leafy friends use the time in Autumn to get comfortable and adapt to your garden, what should you be planting?


What To Plant In Autumn For Your State 

The Australian landscape and climate can be divided into roughly six categories – subtropical, wet and dry tropical, dry inland, temperate, the cool southern tableland, and Mediterranean. What grows best in one area may not necessarily translate to another, so doing your research when it comes to knowing what to plant in Autumn does certainly pay off in the long run. 

Subtropical South East Queensland and Northern New South Wales

Beans, broccoli, lettuce, rocket, onion, peas, radish, shallots, spinach, turnip, garlic, rosemary, thyme, sage, coriander, fennel, oregano, parsley and lavender. 

Wet And Dry TropicalNorth Queensland, Northern Territory and Western Australia

Beetroot, broccoli, cabbage, capsicum, carrot, cauliflower, celery, cucumber, eggplant, lettuce, melons, onion, pumpkin, corn, tomato, zucchini, basil, coriander, garlic, thyme and parsley. 

Dry Inland Arid or Outback Areas in Central Australia 

Beans, broccoli, brussel sprouts, cauliflower, lettuce, onion, peas, radish, shallots, spinach, tomato, chives, coriander, dill, fennel, oregano, parsley, sage, rosemary, thyme and garlic. 

Temperate Victoria, Sydney and Coastal New South Wales
Beans, spinach, peas, kale, pak choi, broccoli, cauliflower, coriander, garlic, marjoram, oregano, parsley, thyme and tarragon. 

Cool Southern Tablelands Tasmania, Melbourne and Cool Highland Regions
Beetroot, cabbage, carrot, beans, cauliflower, broccoli, spinach, leek, lettuce, onion, potatoes, silverbeet, turnips, chives, coriander, lemongrass, mint, oregano, rosemary, thyme and garlic.

MediterraneanAdelaide and Perth
Citrus fruit, avocado, olives, broccoli, cabbage, beans, cauliflower, celery, spinach, peas, lettuce, chives, coriander, marjoram, oregano and parsley. 

How To Give Your Plants A Boost For Autumn

Do your plants – and yourself – a favour, and give them a head start by optimising your soil prior to planting. By adding a chemical free garden probiotic like BioBooster, this will help your garden to: 

  • Provide essential nutrients and microbes 
  • Act as a liquid fertiliser to unlock your soil’s potential 
  • Drought proof your plants and lower water consumption
  • Increase and speed up the germination process
  • Assist in protecting your plants from pests and diseases 
  • Provide an organic solution that’s safe to use with herbs, fruit and veggies

If you’re ready to take the leap into improving the health of your plants while minimising the use of chemical based fertilisers and plant food this Autumn, then it may be time to try a plant probiotic. Our Ultimate Garden Health Pack includes our Biotic Booster, FP-60 probiotic spray, RE-250 Soil and Root Energiser plant probiotic products. In each concentrated bottle, millions of natural bacterias are waiting to find a new home in your garden.

Here at Bioweed, we specialise in environmentally friendly gardening products, including herbicides, plant probiotics, and natural alternatives to traditional gardening solutions. Should you have any questions about how to improve the sustainability of your garden or even what to plant in Autumn, get in touch with us today.