What to plant in June

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  • In the tropics, the wet season is waning and conditions are ideal for a wide range of crops. Plant basil, climbing and bush beans, beetroot, broccoli, cabbage, capsicum, chilli, carrot, coriander, cucumber, eggplant, kale, lettuce, melon, okra, potato, pumpkin, rocket, silverbeet, spring onion, corn, tomato and zucchini.

  • In the subtropics, plant all of the above plus broad beans, Asian greens, Daikon radish, English spinach, onions, parsnips, shelling peas, and snowpeas.

  • Throughout inland Australia and warm temperate zones plant Asian greens, broad beans, broccoli, cabbage, coriander, English spinach, kale, kohlrabi, lettuces, onions, parsnips, peas, radishes, snowpeas, and turnips.

  • In highland Australia and cold temperate areas plant Asian greens, broad beans, broccoli, Brussells sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, coriander, endive, English spinach, kale, lettuce, onion, and radish.

  • In all areas bar the tropics, plant bare rooted fruit and nut trees as they start appearing in nurseries later in the month. Also keep an eye out for asparagus crowns, rhubarb crowns, horseradish, shallot bulbs, grapes, kiwifruit and berries.

  • In frost free subtropical areas plant avocado, citrus, guava, loquat, macadamia, passionfruit and other evergreen fruit and nut plants, and in arid/inland and temperate areas plant olive trees and cold tolerant citrus.

By: Justin Russell

First published: June 2013

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