PLANTING CALENDAR

March

All month: spring onions, overwintering cabbage and cauliflower, rocket, small salad radishes

Weeks 1 and 2: lettuce (most varieties) carrot for Winter and early Spring, coriander, large storage radishes, mustard greens, beetroots


Weeks 3 and 4: winter hardy varieties of lettuce, salad radishes

April

All month: green manures, winter hardy lettuce, garlic

Weeks 3 and 4: overwintering bulbing onions, broad beans

May

All month: green manures

Weeks 1 and 2; broad beans

July

Weeks 3 and 4: when daffodils are coming up and wattle trees are flowering transplant overwintering bulbing onions to their final space and fertilise them

August

Weeks 1 and 2: early peas including climbing, broad beans

Weeks 3 and 4: radishes, lettuce, English spinach, broad beans, peas, Chinese mustard greens, snow peas

Week 4: start tomato seedlings indoors

September

All month: snow peas, peas, lettuce, beetroot, kohlrabi, broccoli, spinach, small salad radishes

Week 1: capsicum, chilli and eggplant seedlings (indoors)

Weeks 1 and 2: turnips, Chinese mustard greens, early potatoes, broad beans (last planting)

Weeks 3 and 4: early cauliflower, early cabbages, English spinach, leeks

October

All month: leeks, early cabbages, broccoli, celery, parsley, summer carrots, silverbeet, beetroot, spring onions, lettuce, English spinach, radishes

Weeks 3 and 4: (if early warm Spring) runner beans, sweetcorn, tomato seedlings go outside, french beans, zucchini, pumpkin seeds

November

All month: lettuces, cabbages, broccoli, parsley, silverbeet, beetroot, spring onions, leeks, English spinach, french beans, runner beans, summer carrots

Weeks 1 and 2: zucchini, pumpkin, capsicum and chilli seedlings go outdoors, cucumber, melon

Weeks 3 and 4: eggplant seedlings go outside

December

All month: lettuce, cabbage, broccoli, English spinach, summer carrots

Weeks 3 and 4: brussel sprouts, kale, autumn cauliflowers

January

All month: cauliflower, kale, brussel sprouts, English spinach, lettuce, broccoli, carrots for end of summer, cabbage

February

All month: cauliflower, winter radishes, lettuce, English spinach, beetroot, broccoli, overwintering purple broccoli

Weeks 1 and 2: cauliflowers, swedes, carrots for autumn/winter, kale

Weeks 3 and 4: spring cabbages, chinese cabbage, chicory (witloof of bruxelles)