Grow Now – Mediterranean

Adelaide & Perth


HERBS – keep picking the flowers off parsley and basil to prevent them from bolting to seed.  

FRUIT & VEGETABLES – plant tomatoes, zucchini and capsicum by the end of January. Spray apples and pears against codling moth.

FLOWERS – prune spring-flowering shrubs. Plant gardenias and geraniums. Trim spent roses with long stems. Deadhead flowering annuals to keep them flowering.


HERBS – plant chives, coriander, marjoram, oregano, mustard & parsley.

FRUIT & VEGETABLE – plant citrus, avocado & olive trees. Sow broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, lettuce, silverbeet, celery, peas, broad beans & English spinach.

FLOWERS – plant ageratum, alyssum, cineraria, cyclamen, forget-me-not, French marigold, Iceland poppy, lobelia, lupin, pansy, phlox, primula, stock and wallflower.


HERBS – cress and parsley. 

FRUIT & VEGETABLE – plant artichoke, asparagus, beets, broad bean, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, carrot, cauliflower, celery, English spinach, kale, lettuce, onion, pea and radish.

FLOWERS – plant ageratum, alyssum, cineraria, cleome, cyclamen, forget-me-not, Iceland poppy, lobelia, lupin, marigold, pansy, petunia, phlox, primula, stock, verbena, wallflower, euryopsis, snow drops, winter honeysuckle, sweet pea, perennial petunia, osteospermum, Cineraria 'Silver Dust' and zinnia.


HERBS – sow basil, chives, coriander, dill, mint, oregano, parsley, sage and thyme.

FRUIT & VEGETABLES – sow broccoli, carrot, celery, cucumber, lettuce, silverbeet, snow pea, spinach, strawberry, sweet corn, zucchini and tomato.

FLOWERS – sow alyssum, antirrhinum, aster, begonia, carnation, cornflower, cosmos, dahlia, daisies, dianthus, foxglove, gazania, impatiens, marigold, petunia, salvia and zinnia.

Please note: Check with your local garden centre or nursery professional to see what is suitable for growing in your local area for each season.