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Sydney, Newcastle, South Coast, Melbourne, Geelong, Coastal Victoria, South coast WA

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Summer

Herbs

Plant basil, chives, coriander, fennel, gotu kola, heliotrope, lovage, mint, parsley and tarragon.

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.

FRUIT (FRUITING)

Watermelon, rockmelon, honeydew, pineapple, passionfruit, apple (Tropical Anna), raspberries, macadamia, mangoes, pears, apples, plums, nectarines, apricots and cherries.

Flowers

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

Autumn

Herbs

Plant chamonile, chives, comfrey, coriander, cress, dill, endive, fennel, garlic bulbs, lemongrass, lemon balm, marjoram, mint, oregano, parsley, rocket, rosemary, sage, thyme, winter tarragon and watercress.

Vegetables

Plant Asian greens, beans, beetroot, broad beans, broccoli, Brussel sprouts, cabbages, carrot, cauliflower, celery, cucumber, eggplant, English spinach, leek, lettuces, radish, shallots, silver beet, spring onion and turnip.

FRUIT (FRUITING)

Feijoa, fig, custard apple, passionfruit, papaya/pawpaw, olives, pomegranate, pears, kumquat, watermelon, rockmelon, honeydew, strawberry, raspberry, burdekin plum, apples and goji berry.

Flowers

Plant alyssum, anigozanthus 'Frosty yellow', aurora daisy, bacopa, banksia 'Sentinel', calibrachoas, candytuft, canterbury bells, cineraria, cyclamen, French marigold, Forget-me-not, gardenia radicans, geranium, gypsophila, hollyhock, larspur, lobularia, mandevilla 'Supertunia Vista' series, nemesia, osteospermum, pansy, petunia, phlox, pigface, polygala, poppy, polyanthus, primula, snapdragon, statice, strawflower, sunpatien, sweet pea, verbena, viola and zinnia.

Winter

Herbs

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

Vegetables

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.

FRUIT (FRUITING)

Citrus trees (oranges, limes, lemons, mandarin, etc).

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.

Spring

Herbs

Sow basil, chives, coriander, dill, min, oregano, parsley, sage and thyme.

Vegetables

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

FRUIT (FRUITING)

Avocado, watermelon, rockmelon, honeydew, strawberries, mulberries, blueberries, blackberries, rosella, kumquat and papaya/pawpaw.

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.