What to plant in Winter in Australia

What Fruits & Vegetables are in Season in Winter?

Australian winter varies from one side of the country to the other, but no matter where you live you can still enjoy the benefits of veggie gardening.

Read on as we share the best vegetables, fruits and herbs to grow and eat depending on where you live in Australia. 

What to plant in temperate, subtropical and tropical climates

In the warm temperate, subtropical and tropical climates, winter is considered mild. Humidity and rainfall is typically low, and the days are warm and sunny, allowing soil to absorb heat from the sun and retain most of that warmth over the chilly nights. This is great news for those that live in these areas and wish to grow vegetables and herbs all year long! These seeds can be sown direct into well nourished soil or into seed trays for later transplanting:
  • Beetroot
  • Silverbeet
  • Spinach
  • Carrots
  • Lettuce
  • Beans
  • Peas
  • Spring onions
  • Coriander
  • Thyme
  • Rosemary

Water in the morning as needed, just enough to keep the soil moist. Fertilise monthly.


What to plant in colder regions of Australia

In the southern regions, south from the central coast of NSW across the continent to Perth, winter is quite cold with an average temperature hovering around the low to mid teens, frosty inland areas, and snow on high peaks. As the soil gets quite cold in these areas during Winter, it is generally not recommended you sow or plant new crops into the garden. You can however sow these seeds into seed trays and keep them indoors to produce seedlings ready to plant out into the garden come Spring:
  • Onions
  • Spinach
  • Silverveet
  • Rainbow chard
  • Snowpeas
  • Raddish
  • Kohl rabi

Water daily and fertilise monthly. 


Keep it indoors

If it's just too chilly outside or a large outdoor veggie patch isn't an option, here are some great ideas:


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