Grow Now – Temperate

Sydney, Coastal NSW & VIC


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

FRUIT & VEGETABLES – plant beans (dwarf and climbing), beetroot, broccoli, cabbage, capsicum, carrot, cauliflower, celery, chicory, chilli, Chinese cabbage, cucumber, eggplant, endive, kohlrabi, leek, lettuce, okra, parsnip, potato (tubers), radish, rhubarb (crowns), shallots, silver beet, spring onion, sweet corn, sweet potato and zucchini.

FLOWERS – plant ageratum, alyssum, boronia, calceolaria, cleome, cyclamen, Iceland poppy, linaria, malope, marigold, pansy, schizanthus, stock, verbena, vinca, viola and wallflower.


HERB – plant coriander, garlic bulbs, marjoram, oregano, parsley, thyme and winter tarragon.

FRUIT & VEGETABLE – plant broad beans, English spinach, green beans and peas.

FLOWERS – plant alyssum, calendula, candytuft, carnation, cineraria, cornflower, cosmos, daisy, foxglove, lobelia, nasturtium, nemesia, pansy, poppy, primula, schizanthus, snapdragon, sweet pea and viola.


HERB – plant chamomile, comfrey, coriander, cress, dill, feverfew, garlic bulbs, lavender, lemon balm, marjoram, mint, mustard, oregano, parsley, sage, shallots and thyme.

FRUIT & VEGETABLE – plant lettuce, broccoli, cauliflower, leeks, peas, beetroot, asparagus, broad beans, onions, rhubarb, carrot, celery, radish, spinach, cabbage, Chinese greens, Pak choi can be harvested just 3-4 weeks after planting.

FLOWERS – plant pansies, violas, cineraria, calendula, dianthus, lobelia, snapdragon, stock, gypsophila, cineraria, Canterbury bells, cyclamen, daisy, lavender, daphne, polyanthus, snow drops, lily of the valley, euryopsis, perennial petunia, osteospermum, cineraria 'Silver Dust' and poppies for winter colour. Small native shrubs such as leptospermum and grevillea can be planted now and are a good option for a difficult spot as they are tough and tolerate dry conditions. 

Sow candytuft, cornflower, delphinium, English daisy, godetia, hollyhock, larkspur, linaria, lupin, nemesia, nigella, phlox, polyanthus, primula, schizanthus, statice, strawflower, sweet pea and wallflower.


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

FRUIT & VEGETABLES – sow beans, beetroot, broccoli, Chinese cabbage, capsicum, cucumber, eggplant, endive, lettuce, melons, okra, onion, parsnip, potato, pumpkin, radish, rhubarb, rosella, silver beet, spring onion, squash, sweet corn, sweet potato, tomato and zucchini.

FLOWERS – sow amaranthus, aster, balsam, begonia, carnation, chrysanthemum, cockscomb, coleus, cosmos, dahlia, dianthus, everlasting daisy, gazania, gerbera, impatiens, marigold, nasturtium, petunia, phlox, Iceland poppy, 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.