After a wet summer and autumn throughout most parts of humid tropical and subtropical Australia,
the winter months can be a great
time to garden. Enjoy the cool drier days that are more conducive to heavy working activities and
The cooler temperatures and less intense sunlight mean that plants, particularly those in pots, need less moisture and are less inclined to wilt.
However as winter progresses, rainfall will generally decrease and can often stop – so keep an eye on soil moisture and water when necessary.
The best water reservoir is the soil, and this is a good time of year to mulch and incorporate moisture holding amendments such as humic acid (humates), organic matter (such as compost or manures) and minerals (such as zeolite) to enhance this water holding capacity.
Information is given for what to do in each of the months:
Special information is also provided for:
- Vegetable planting schedule for May, June, July and August
- Annual planting schedule for May, June, July and August