June: Perth Gardening

This is my personal growing calendar for Perth conditions during the month of June.
The main calendar page is here and explains why I am doing this and what you can expect.

conditions

Maximum temperature drop below 20C and rainfall is approaching the maximum monthly average. In my garden sun exposure is a challenge and I have to move certain plants to different areas.

plant

  • artichoke seedlings
  •  bean seedlings
    • dwarf
    • fava (broad)
    • runner
  • berry canes
    • black
    • raspberry
  • beetroot seeds and seedlings
  • broccoli seeds and seedlings
  • brussel sprouts seeds and seedlings
  • cabbage seeds and seedlings
  • cauliflower seeds and seedlings
  • celery seeds and seedlings
  • chives seeds and seedlings
  • coriander seeds and seedlings
  • dill seeds and seedlings
  • garlic sets (bit late though)
  • kale seeds and seedlings
  • kohlrabi seeds and seedlings
  • leeks seeds and seedlings
  • lettuce seeds and seedlings
  • onions bulbs
  • parsnip seeds and seedlings
  • peas seedlings
  • potato tubers
  • radish seeds and seedlings
  • rhubarb seedlings
  • silverbeet seeds and seedlings
  • spinach seeds and seedlings
  • snow pea seedlings
  • swede seedlings
  • turnip seeds and seedlings

harvest

  • artichokes
  • beans
  • beetroot leaves
  • brussel sprouts
  • bok choy
  • cabbage
  • carrots
  • cauliflowers
  • celery
  • chili peppers
  • choy sum
  • coriander
  • curry leaf tree
  • kale
  • kohlrabi
  • land cress
  • leaf beets (perpetual spinach)
  • leeks
  • lemons
  • lemon grass
  • lettuce
  • limes (common)
  • lime leaves (kaffir)
  • mediterranean herbs – thyme, oregano etc
  • mint
  • mizuna
  • pak choi
  • radishes and their leaves
  • parsnips
  • potatoes
  • snow peas
  • spinach
  • swedes
  • tomatoes
  • turnips

stars

strugglers

  • cucumbers (end of season, so they came out)

do

  • make snail traps
  • build a climbing frame for your peas (see a timelapse video here) using stakes and twine
  • keep weeds to a minimum, the rainfall can lead to weed explosions
  • preserve chilis by freezing, pickling and drying
  • care for your chilis, if they have stopped fruiting and are dropping leaves, give them a good pruning to over-winter
  • trim herbs like oregano often to stop them going woody
  • prune grape vines
  • prune apple trees
  • dig in composted organic matter into your garden beds

dont

  • plant chili peppers
  • plant evergreen fruits eg lemons

nurseriesstocking

  • anise hyssop
  • artichokes
  • basil
    • sweet
    • thai
  •  beans
    • dwarf
    • fava (broad)
    • runner
  • beetroot
  • berries
    • logan
    • black
    • blue
  • borage
  • broccoli
  • brussel sprouts
  • cabbages
  • capsicums
  • carrots, wide variety
  • cauliflowers
  • chamomile
  • cumin
  • cayenne chili peppers
  • chives
  • garlic
  • geranium
  • horseradish
  • kale
  • leeks
  • lemons
  • lettuce
  • mediterranean herbs e.g. oregano, thyme
  • mint
  • mizuna
  • nasturtium flowers
  • onion – wide variety
  • parsley
  • passionfruit vines
  • potato tubers
  • peas
    • sugarsnap
  • radicchio
  • rhubarb
  • rocket
  • rosemary
  • tansy
  • strawberry
  • sage
    • variegated
  • silverbeet
  •  tomatoes
    • cherry
    • grosse lisse
    • roma
    • sweet bite
  • wormwood

How accurate is this post? I am trying to give Perthites the best fruit and vegetable growing guide I can and would love your input.

 

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