THE temperature is slowly dropping, the humidity slowly easing, so now is the time to be planting your greens in preparation for the cooler weather ahead.
According to BOM, a large proportion of Mackay’s rainfall falls up until March with the driest months being August/September.
And with temperatures between 29-24 degrees, autumn is the perfect time to get planting those winter vegetables.
Here’s your autumn planting guide for Mackay…
Vegetables and herbs to grow in hot climates
- Pak Choy
- Spring onion
- Garlic (bulbs)
- Broad beans
Fruits to grow in hot climates
Deciduous trees (low chill):
Berries/shrubs/groundcovers (low chill):
- Chilean Guava
- Brazilian Tree Grape
- Natal Plum
Source: The Diggers Club’s The Australian Fruit & Vegetable Garden