For the top half of Australia, this is generally the wet season characterised by a hot humid summer with heavy rainfall and storms. Gardeners in the tropics and subtropics can enjoy their renewed energy by preparing garden beds for their ornamental and edibles.
As the months progress from February to May, the day length also shortens. The nights will also be cooler enticing more people out to enjoy the pleasant evenings.
For some plants, the shortening day length stimulates flowering as seen in specimens such as Poinsettias (Euphorbia pulcherrima). For others the cooling nights may also stimulate flowering, but will also result in the slowing down of growth.
It is time to get active in the garden in the warm climates zones of Australia. Buy your plants, prepare your sites and get digging during these months – the best months of the year.
Information is given for what to do in each of the months:
Special information is also provided for:
- Vegetable planting schedule for February, March, April and May for subtropics
- Annual planting schedule for February through May.