Planting for Winter
This is the time to plant many of your favourite winter veggies, including beetroot, cabbage, cauliflower, radish, silverbeet, parsnip and leek.
Herbs like sweet basil, chives, coriander, parsley and rocket are also great staples to plant. Fresh sowing will help keep your home-grown herb supply topped up for months. If you’re short on space, you can even plant your own balcony herb garden.
Trees and shrubs
Citrus trees like delicious lemons and oranges and native shrubs like grevillea and bottlebrush can all be planted now as long as you take the time to enrich the soil beforehand with a good soil improver.
You’ll also need to water the new plants at least once a day for four to six weeks – it’s important to give your new plants as much TLC as possible while they establish!
For all things flowers, you can sow calendula and marigolds (great for attracting bees during the cooler months), lobelia, nigella, cineraria, Iceland poppy, primulas and violas. Remember to always check seed packets for the best times to sow seeds in your region, as it does vary across the country.