What to grow in Perth?

Trying to work out what, when and where to plant in your working garden? Me too 🙂

With it’s Mediterranean climate we have to be ready for tricky growing conditions in Perth, so I present what I am doing throughout the year. I hope it guides and inspires others as I learn on the job.

I would love to hear from you, the Perth edible gardening community, so we can have the best possible resource to share. While you are it, check out the tons of related posts written about cooking ingredients. Simply click on this link (Ingredients List).

Thanks in advance,

PK


JANUARY
– With an average maximum temperature of 31.5 degrees Celsius and the lowest average rainfall of the year, January is hot and dry. Very challenging conditions considering the fierce sun and watering restrictions.

Plant

  • artichokes
  • avacado
  • basil
  • bay
  • beetroot
  • chili peppers
  • celery
  • chives
  • climbing spinach
  • corn
  • cucumber
  • gotu kola
  • hyssop
  • kale
  • lemons
  • lettuce
  • mint
  • mizuna
  • melons
  • nasturtium
  • onions
  • pumpkin
  • sweet potato
  • rhubarb
  • rocket
  • rosemary
  • sage
  • silverbeet
  • tomatoes
  • verbena
  • wormwood

Harvest

  • basil
  • mouse melon

Jobs

  • apply wettasoil products
  • watch for leaf mould, avoid overly wetting plant foliage
  • spray dipel and pyrethrum if hit hard with chewing insects
  • add nitrogen and potassium to fruiting plants.

FEBRUARY
hot

Plant

  • basil

Harvest

  • basil
  • mouse melon

Jobs

  • apply wettasoil products

MARCH
hot but the mornings are getting cooler

Plant

  • basil

Harvest

  • banana heart
  • basil
  • ginger
  • mouse melon
  • passionfruit
  • tomatoes
  • sage
  • strawberries

Jobs

  • apply wettasoil products


APRIL
hot

Plant

  • basil

Harvest

  • basil
  • ginger
  • mouse melon
  • passionfruit
  • tomatoes

Jobs

  • apply wettasoil products
  • fertilise citrus

MAY
hot

Plant

  • basil

Harvest

  • basil

Jobs

  • apply wettasoil products

JUNE
hot

Plant

  • lettuce

Harvest

  • lettuce
  • chilies (late)
  • citrus
  • kafir lime leaves
  • watercress

Jobs

  • apply wettasoil products

JULY
hot

Plant

  • lettuce
  • radish

Harvest

  • lettuce
  • radish

Jobs

  • apply wettasoil products

AUGUST
-cool

Plant

  • lettuce

Harvest

  • broccoli
  • lettuce

Jobs

  • apply wettasoil products

SEPTEMBER
hot

Plant

  • basil

Harvest

  • basil

Jobs

  • apply wettasoil products

OCTOBER
hot

Plant

  • basil

Harvest

  • basil

Jobs

  • apply wettasoil products

NOVEMBER
hot

Plant

  • basil

Harvest

  • basil

Jobs

  • apply wettasoil products

DECEMBER
hot

Plant

  • basil

Harvest

  • basil

Jobs

  • apply wettasoil products

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