I attended a seminar on vegetable gardens presented by Tim Auld. He encouraged the group to brainstrorm the best plants for each of the seasons in Brisbane.
He explained that the traditional seasonal climates (spring, summer, autumn and winter) are mostly applicable to southern states of Australia. Queensland has a more temperate climate (sub-tropic) and further north have a tropical wet season (Dec – March).
Here’s the list of plants the group came up with:
Plants for the wet season (December to March):
- ceylon spinach, choko, kang kong, melons, squash, snake beans, sweet potato, taro and yams
Plants for a Cool temperate summer (April to August):
- broccoli, carrot, garlic, lettuce, onions, peas, potatoes, radish, silverbeet, spinach, and tomatoes
Plants for a Mediterranean summer (September to November):
- basil, beans, beetroot, capsicum, chilli, corn, melons, silverbeet, and squash