While the Northern Territories have received plenty of monsoonal rain, the wet has been very late to arrive in much of Queensland and particularly the south east. After many months of virtually no rainfall and record breaking hot weather, the ground has become dry in many areas and additional watering has been required to keep many plants alive. A number of people had predicted that the wet will be late this year, and they seem
to have been proved correct.
Typically the late summer and early autumn months are some of the wettest of the year and the best time to undertake planting and transplanting. Keep an eye on the rainfall and once the ground is suitably moist, get planting. Planting in late autumn allows the plants to establish during autumn and winter. Then the moisture starts to trail off and the plants must survive spring, one of the driest and more difficult seasons in our climate.
As the weather starts to cool, plants that prefer cooler temperatures can also be planted out or grown from seed and this is certainly one of the busiest periods for planting the vegetable garden.
Information is given for what to do in each of the months:
Special information is also provided for:
- Vegetable planting schedule for Feb, Mar, Apr and May
- Annual planting schedule for Feb, Mar, Apr and May