To keep our leafy friends happy, many gardeners often ask what to plant in Spring? With the days warming up, now is the time to get busy in your backyard.
It’s worth noting, knowing what to plant in spring will often boil down to the climate and temperature associated with where you live – after all, this season can feel radically different depending on where it is that you call home.
In fact, Australia actually has six climatic zones with two main seasonal patterns. If the sun is shining in Far North Queensland, it may still be quite cool and gusty in Tasmania. This also determines how much (or how little) sun, shade and water that your spring plants will receive.
When it comes to climate zones, the six regions in the Land Down Under include:
Wet / Dry Tropical – Northern Queensland, Northern Territory and Western Australia
Dry Inland – Arid outback areas, including most of central Australia
Temperate Areas – Sydney, coastal New South Wales and Victoria
Cold / Southern Tableland – Melbourne, Tasmania, highland regions
Mediterranean – Adelaide and Perth
Sub-Tropical – South East Queensland and Northern New South Wales
Whether we like it or not, knowing what to plant in spring will differ depending on the region – in which some plants will thrive, and others not so much.
What To Plant In Spring For Where You Live
If you’re looking at which fruits, vegetables and herbs to plant in spring, depending on where you live, this reference is a great starting point to save on future issues. Like all things gardening, giving your leafy friends their best possible shot at success often boils down to planning and preparation.
Wet And Dry Tropical Climate
Herbs: basil, chilli, chives, oregano, and mint
Fruit and vegetables: lettuce, zucchini, silverbeet, corn, eggplant, tomato, radish, pumpkin, cucumber, beetroot, ginger, melons, spinach, celery, capsicum, carrot and leek
Herbs: all herbs are suggested IF they are protected from excessive heat and direct sun
Fruit and vegetables: beans, capsicum, radish and corn can do well IF protected from fruit flies and harvested by peak summer
Herbs: chives, mint, dill, oregano, parsley, sage and coriander
Fruit and vegetables: cucumber, cabbage, beetroot, zucchini, carrot, melons, beans, silverbeet, broccoli, lettuce, capsicum, corn, sweet potato, squash and okra
Cold And Southern Tableland
Herbs: dill, sage, mint, basil, chives, oregano, thyme and parsley
Fruit and vegetables: eggplant, beetroot, peas, bok choy, zucchini, carrot, cucumber, leek, tomato, capsicum, onion, broccoli, celery, lettuce, corn, cauliflower, cabbage and strawberry
Herbs: basil, chives, parsley, coriander, oregano, thyme, dill, mint and sage
Fruit and vegetables: celery, tomato, zucchini, spinach, cucumber, lettuce, corn, strawberry, silverbeet, carrot, snow peas and broccoli
Herbs: basil, oregano, dill, coriander, chives, thyme, sage and parsley
Fruit and vegetables: snow peas, melons, squash, eggplant, corn, carrot, capsicum, cucumber, pumpkin, beetroot, lettuce, radish and tomato
Do your plants a favour and give them a head start by optimising your soil. A chemical free garden probiotic like BioBooster will help 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
Please don’t hesitate to contact us directly at Bioweed if there are any questions relating to getting your garden ready to rock and roll for Spring.