With Melbourne’s distinct growing seasons, knowing what and when to plant in the vegetable garden is easy to master. Not every vegetable will grow well in Melbourne, so choose what will grow and what you like to eat. Also consider where you live, different suburbs have differing climates, some cooler some warmer. They also have different soil conditions, suited to different plants.
Our guide gives an overview of what to plant and when to plant it.
Our Veggie Seasonal garden growing Guide for Melbourne.
In Melbourne their are two main seasons for planting vegetables and herbs, Autumn and Spring.
Garlic and Peas are two that are suited to winter planting.
Autumn Vegetable Planting Guide for Melbourne
Winter is a great time for growing some vegetables and you plant them out in Autumn
You will need a sunny patch however here is out list of best winter veggies for Melbourne. We divide our winter veggies into two groups, Leafy greens and Cut and come again is one. The second consists of Brassicas and Legumes.
- Salad Rocket
- Spring Onions
- Brussels Sprouts
- Broad Beans
Spring Vegetable Planting Guide for Melbourne
Here we are talking about early spring and planting outdoors. We do like root vegetables and we concentrate on Carrots and Beetroot, however you can grow others. Leafy greens are also a favourite and here we grow as many as possible.
- Carrots – These can also be planted in late summer.
- Mustard Greens
You can grow celery if you have the space, however we don’t bother.
Spring is also a great time to start some vegetables in the greenhouse if you have one. You will need to wait until near the end of spring to plant these into the garden. You can also plant tomato seedlings at the time. See our tomato growing guide for this.