Tuesday, 26 July 2016
Cold Climate Zone Planting times for Australian Gardens
I've found a couple of climate zone maps, the first one I copied from my Yates Garden Guide Book (without permission sooo sshhhh)
and the second colour image came from a garden magazine but I can't remember the name of it.
I prefer to use the map from Yates as it shows the cold climate zone more accurately
The following table relates to gardeners who live in a cool/cold climate zone (I will make a table for the other climate zones in next couple of weeks when I get a spare moment). It shows the best times of the year to plant seeds or seedlings.
If you click on the image it will enlarge for a better view
You will have to be very aware of when the frosts occur in your own area. I know from experience that here were I live, I get late frosts right up until 2nd week of November so I am not able to plant any frost tender plants into the garden until after that. I do, however, start all my seedling in Oct (except for onions & carrots which are frost tolerant and can be planted directly into the garden) and keep them on the veranda until the last frost has passed.
I hope you find this information useful