Arid, semi-arid and outback areas. Alice Springs, Roma, Longreach, Mt Isa, Broken Hill, Moree, Kalgoorlie
Basil will grow very quickly in hot weather, though keep it watered well for a tasty harvest.
Try warm loving capsicum, pumpkin, okra, tomato, leek, radish, cucumber and sweet corn. Keep established plants well watered & under shade if possible. Mulch well.
Watermelon, rockmelon, honeydew, pineapple, passionfruit, apple (Tropical Anna), raspberries, macadamia, mangoes, pears, apples, plums, nectarines, apricots and cherries.
Plant succulents, cacti, impatiens, petunias, zinnias, dahlias, begonias and verbenas.Keep gardens well mulched.
Plant chervil, chives, chicory, coriander, dill, fennel, garlic bulbs, lavender, marjoram, mint, oregano, parsley, sage, sorrel, rosemary, thyme, winter tarragon and yarrow.
Plant broad beans, broccoli, beans, beetroot, Brussels sprout, cauliflower, lettuce and leafy greens, leek, onion, peas, radish, shallot, spinach, spring onion, tomato and turnip.
Feijoa, fig, custard apple, passionfruit, papaya/pawpaw, olives, pomegranate, pears, kumquat, watermelon, rockmelon, honeydew, strawberry, raspberry, burdekin plum, apples and goji berry.
Sow chrysanthemum, cockscomb, cosmos, dahlia, everlasting daisy, gazania, geranium, gerbera, impatiens, kangaroo paw, marigold, nasturtium, petunia, portulaca, rudbeckia, salvia, snapdragon, sunflower, torenia, verbena, wallflower and zinnia.
Plant artichoke, asparagus, broad beans, beetroot, broccoli, cabbage, carrot, kale, lettuce, onion, parsnip, pea, potato, pumpkin, radish, rhubarb, silverbeet and spinach.
Citrus trees (oranges, limes, lemons, mandarin, etc)
Sow ageratum, aster, balsam, carnation, celosia, chrysanthemum, cineraria 'Silver Dust', cockscomb, coleus, cosmos, dahlia, desert flame, dianthus, eremophilia, euryopsis, everlasting daisy, gaillardia, gazania, geranium, gerbera, hardenbergia, impatiens, kangaroo paw, African marigold, French Marigold, nasturtium, osteospermum, petunia, portulaca, rudbeckia, salvia, snapdragon, Stuart desert pea, sunflower, torenia, verbena, wallflower and zinnia.
Protect plants from heat in late spring. Inland areas have a good climate for growing all types of herbs.
Stop planting most vegetables by spring, although beans, capsicum, onion, radish and sweet corn can still do well. Harvest by summer. Watch out for fruit flys and control spray lawn weeds.
Avocado, watermelon, rockmelon, honeydew, strawberries, mulberries, blueberries, blackberries, kumquat and papaya/pawpaw.
If planting flowers, use advanced pots to ensure good flowering before it gets too hot (by November/December). Try petunia, vinca, cosmos, marigold, salvia, portulaca, nasturtium 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.