What to Grow in Autumn in Australia

Autumn is an ideal time to grow all sorts of herbs, veggies and fruit in your garden. Although the weather may be cooling down, the soil is still warmed up from the summer months and rain showers are beginning to pick up across the country. We’ve listed our recommendations for what herbs, fruit and vegetables to plant in Autumn, based on your climate zone.

Tropical and Equatorial Zones

Includes: North Queensland, Northern Territory, and Western Australia

What to plant now: 

Herbs: basil, thai basil, coriander, parsley, oregano, garlic, garlic chives, marjoram, thyme, winter tarragon, lemongrass

Fruit & Vegetables: beetroot, cabbage, carrots, lettuce, radishes, onion, parsnips, celery, cauliflower, broccoli, cucumber, tomatoes, zucchini, peppers, chilies, eggplant, potato, sweet potatoes, pumpkin, squash, okra, sow beans, winged beans, sweet corn, melons, pawpaws, mango, asparagus, celeriac, watermelon, kale 

Subtropical Zone

Includes: South-East Queensland and Northern New South Wales

What to plant now: 

Herbs: coriander, lavender, parsley, sage, rosemary, thyme, garlic, marjoram, oregano, yarrow, winter tarragon, chicory, fennel, chervil, mint, chives

Fruit & Vegetables: broccoli, peas, broad beans, spring onions, shallots, turnips, spinach, eggplant, tomatoes, peppers, chillies, beetroot, radishes, lettuce, rocket, mango, avocados, rockmelon, lychee, guava, kale, leeks, rocket, zucchini, carrots

Desert and Grassland Zones

Includes: Outback area, central Australia

What to plant now: 

Herbs: dill, garlic, rosemary, thyme, oregano, mint, parsley, sage, lavender, marjoram, fennel, coriander, winter tarragon, yarrow, sorrel, basil

Fruit & Vegetables: cauliflower, broccoli, brussels sprouts, broad beans, peas, turnips, radishes, shallots, onions, spring onions, tomatoes, spinach, lettuce, artichoke, chicory, endive, kale, kohlrabi, rockmelon, squash

Warm Temperate Zone

Includes: Coastal areas of New South Wales and Victoria

What to plant now: 

Herbs: coriander, thyme, parsley, garlic, marjoram, oregano, comfrey, winter tarragon

Fruit & Vegetables: brussels sprouts, green beans, broad beans spinach, peas, cabbage, parsnips, endive, pak choy, rockmelon, radish, kale, kohlrabi

Mediterranean Zone

Includes: Melbourne and Perth through to Adelaide

What to plant now: 

Herbs: parsley, oregano, marjoram, coriander, chives, mustard

Fruit & Vegetables: avocado, lemon, limes, oranges, olives, broccoli, cauliflower, celery cabbage, spinach, silverbeet, lettuce, peas

Cool Temperate and Alpine Zone

Includes: Tasmania, Canberra and cool highlands

What to plant now: 

Herbs: rosemary, garlic, chives, tarragon, dill, fennel, parsley

Fruit & Vegetables: cauliflower, broccoli, cabbage, beetroot, carrots, spinach, lettuce, endives, celery, onions, shallots, parsnips, turnips, potatoes, leek, silver beet, swede, chicory, brussels sprouts