Grow Now – Subtropical

South East QLD & Northern NSW


HERBS – plant basil, chives, coriander, fennel, gotu kola, heliotrope, lemongrass, mint, parsley, tarragon and winter savoury.

FRUIT & VEGETABLES – plant artichoke, beans, capsicum, celery, Chinese cabbage, cucumber, eggplant, kohlrabi, leek, lettuce, melons, okra, onion, potato (tubers), rosella, silver beet, spring onion, squash, sweet corn, sweet potato and tomato.

FLOWERS – sow ageratum, aster, balsam, celosia, cockscomb, coleus, gomphrena, impatiens, marigold, salvia, sunflower, torenia, vinca and zinnia. 


HERBS – plant chervil, chicory, coriander, fennel, garlic bulbs, lavender, marjoram, oregano, parsley, rocket, sage, sorrel, rosemary, thyme, winter tarragon and yarrow.

FRUIT & VEGETABLES – plant broad beans, broccoli, lettuce, onion, peas, radish, shallots, spinach, spring onion and turnip.

FLOWERS – sow ageratum, alyssum, candytuft, carnation, cineraria, coreopsis, cornflower, cyclamen, delphinium, dianthus, everlasting daisy, Iceland poppy, impatiens, marigolds, sweet pea and viola.


HERBS – plant chamomile, comfrey, cress, dill, endives, garlic bulbs, lavender, lemon balm, marjoram, mint, oregano, parsley, rocket, sage, spring onions, sorrel and thyme.

FRUIT & VEGETABLES – plant beans, beetroot, bok/pak choi, broccoli, Brussel sprouts, mini cabbage and early-maturing cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, spinach, silverbeet, lettuce, leeks, onions, radish, peas, tomatoes and kale.

FLOWERS – sow pansies, violas, primulas, kalanchoe, snapdragons, marigolds, poppies, calendula, osteospermum, cornflower, dianthus, gerbera, begonia, cockscomb, gaillardia, gypsophila, linaria, impatiens, ornamental chilli, verbena, daisies, chrysanthemum, asters, ageratum, petunias, lavender, lilly of the valley, perennial petunia, osteospermum, cineraria 'Silver Dust', kale, lobelia, nemesia, hippeastrums, kniphofia, phlox, statice, strawflower, amaranthus, cosmos, gomphrena, portulaca, salvia, sunflower, torenia and zinnias for garden colour. Grevilleas, acacias, banksias and melaleucas will start blooming now. Camellias japonicas, magnolia, tabebuia, ozothamnus, gordonias, leptospermum, euphorbias, orange trumpet vine (Pyrostegia venusta) and poinsettias are also flowering. 

Before spring, fertilise roses with Searles Rose & Flower Food and dig in a small amount of 5IN1 Organic Fertiliser. Fertilise azaleas and flowering bulbs.


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

FRUIT & VEGETABLES –  sow beans, beetroot, broccoli, cabbage, capsicum, carrot, chicory, Chinese cabbage, cucumber, eggplant, lettuce, melons, mustard, onion, parsnip, potato, pumpkin, radish, rosella, silver beet, squash, sweet corn, sweet potato, tomato and watermelon.

FLOWERS – sow ageratum, aster, balsam, carnation, chrysanthemum, cockscomb, coleus, cosmos, dahlia, dianthus, everlasting daisy, gazania, geranium, gerberia, impatiens, kangaroo paw, marigold, nasturtium, petunia, portulaca, rudbeckia, salvia, snapdragon, sunflower, torenia, verbena 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.