The last month of spring can be a busy one out in the garden in Australia. Most vegetables, fruit, flowers and herbs will be growing quickly, and lawns should be looking green and lush. Keep your garden full and thriving throughout the festive season by planting flowers, vegies and herbs that will love the warmer weather. Now is an excellent time to get out and enjoy the serenity of your garden, absorb some vitamin D, and ensure your patch is full of life and colour come Christmas day. Just don’t forget to mulch, weed and water your plants regularly throughout summer.
Not only are herbs good for you, but having a fresh source of herbs at your disposal this summer will ensure your meals are flavoursome. Try planting dill, sage, basil, parsley, coriander, thyme, mint or rosemary.
If you live in a warmer part of Australia, November is the perfect time to plant lettuce, silver beet, zucchini and pumpkin. Cooler climate will produce better capsicum, beetroots, carrots and sweet corn. Vegetables that can withstand most climates include cucumbers, tomatoes, eggplant and rocket.
Marigolds are made of sturdy stuff and won’t mind copping the heat from the hot Aussie summer sun, and November is also a good time to plant dahlias, pansies, petunias and ageratum.
Once the summer weather hits it’s important to give your lawn a little feed with some lawn food and give it a thorough watering regularly. November is a good time to fix any bare patches in your aw by planting some new seeds, and be sure to give your lawn a good weed.
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