Vegetables to grow during January in Melbourne

There are some vegetables that you shouldn’t be planting now as by the time they mature a fruit it will be starting to get to cold.  These are plants such as Tomatoe, Capcicum, Chilli and pumkin. However there are plenty of productive plants you can grow that like the heat of summer, are fast growing and dont mind it when the weather starts getting cooler. Below is a list of seeds and seedlings you can plant in January and still get a good harvest.



















What vegetables to grow during July in Melbourne

It’s the middle of winter and you’ve probably already harvested a few vegetables. But keep on planting, so you can feed yourself all winter! The following vegetables can still be planted;

  • Broad beans – 14-16 weeks
  • Cabbage (tight-headed types) – Harvest in 8-20 weeks
  • Lettuce –  Start harvesting leaves in 3 weeks
  • Mustard Greens – Harvest around 10 weeks
  • Onion – Harvest in over 20 weeks
  • Peas / Snow Peas – Harvest from 10 weeks
  • Radish – Harvest 3-6 weeks
  • Shallots – Harvest 10-12 weeks
  • Spinach – Harvest from about 6 weeks  

What vegetables to grow during August in Melbourne

Well hooray it’s the last month of winter in Melbourne and it will start warming up soon. You can still plant a few things in your vegetable garden and recieve a plentiful crop before summer. The following list below you can plant now;

  • Broad Beans – Harvest 14-16 weeks
  • Brussels Sprouts – Harvest 14-16 weeks
  • Cabbage – Harvest 4-6 weeks
  • Chicory – Harvest leaves from 3-4 weeks
  • Endive – Harvest 10 weeks
  • Lettuce – Harvest leaves from 3 weeks
  • Parsnip – Harvest from 14 weeks
  • Peas / Snow Peas – Harvest from 10 weeks
  • Radish – Harvest from 4 weeks
  • Spinach – Harvest leaves from 6 weeks
  • Turnips – Harvest from 8 weeks 

What vegetables to grow during September in Melbourne

September is the first month of Spring and it’s time to get those summer crops in. We still get frosts in early Spring in Melbourne so remember to cover up those delicate seedlings at night especially if there is a clear sky.

  • Artichoke (Globe) – Harvest 12-14 weeks
  • Basil – Harvest from about 3 weeks
  • Beans / Climbing & Busb – Harvest 2-3 weeks after flowering
  • Beetroot – Harvest from around 9 weeks
  • Broccoli – Harvest from about 12 weeks
  • Capsicum – Harvest from about 12 weeks
  • Carrots – Harvest 10 weeks
  • Celery – Harvest from 12-14 weeks
  • Cucumber – Harvest from about 8 weeks
  • Eggplant – Harvest from about 12 weeks


What vegetables to grow during June in Melbourne’s Winter

Starting this month, I will go through what vegies you can plant by seed or seedling during the current month in Melbourne. I will add information such as companion plants and important tips as I go. You can always ask me questions on my Facebook page. June is the first month of the Winter season so it’s time to get your cool season crops in. The list below are vegetables that can be planted in June.

Broad beans,                                         14-16 weeks to harvest

Bok Choy, 3 weeks to harvest

Cabbage , 4-6 weeks to harvest

Chicory, 3 weeks to harvest

Endive, 10 weeks to harvest

Garlic , 16 weeks to harvest

Jerusalem Artichoke 20 weeks to harvest

Lettuce, 3 weeks to start harvesting

Mustard greens, 6-20 weeks to harvest

Onion, 20 weeks to harvest

Pak Choy 3 weeks to harvest

Peas, 10 weeks to harvest

Radish, 3-6 weeks to harvest

Shallots, 10-12 weeks to harvest

Spinich, 5-6 weeks to harvest