In Perth, we’re lucky enough to have a Mediterranean-style climate, so we have plenty of options for growing a huge range of plants, flowers, fruit trees, vegetables and herbs. With so many options available its easy to be little overwhelmed. If your planning to get out in the garden we’ve got you covered no matter the season. Check out our range of Perth planting guides to make gardening simple.
Growing fruit in Perth
Growing fruit in Perth is a must, whether you are growing fruit trees or bushes and native bush tucker we have you covered.
In Perth, autumn is a great time of year to get your strawberry plants going. Peach trees, plum trees and apricot trees can all be planted in winter and early spring. When growing stone fruit in Perth it’s good to have a few different plants which all ripen at different times to stagger your fruit harvest.
Check out a list of the best fruit tress to grow in Perth.
Growing vegetables in Perth
If you are wondering what vegetables to plant now Perth, then look no further because we have a Perth vegetable planting guide.
Perth summers are roasting hot, a number of wonderful vegetables are synonymous with Perth summers including, capsicum, chillies and eggplants here is my list of the best summer vegetables to grow in Perth’s hot summer conditions.
Autumn is also a great time of year to be in the garden as it’s not too hot. The days are getting shorter and the nights are much cooler. Vegetables such as broccoli, cauliflower and beetroot are great to plant in Autumn. However check out the full list of the best autumn vegetables to grow in Perth.
Gardening at home during the colder months is often an afterthought when it comes to vegetables in Perth, but there are loads of delicious vegetables you can grow in Perth during winter such as asparagus, broad beans and kale.
What’s not to love about spring, the sun is shining the birds are chirping and it is the perfect time to get our into the garden and grow some veggies. Zucchini and tomatoes are some of my favourite veggies to grow in spring with many more listed in the the best spring vegetables to grow in Perth guide;
Check out a list of what veggies to plant now Perth.
Growing herbs in Perth
There is nothing better than fresh herbs, they uplift the flavour profile of any home cooked meal. Best of all herbs thrive in our Mediterranean climate.
There are so many wonderful herbs to chose from, whether its basil, coriander, chives, oregano, parsley, thyme, rosemary, mint or sage, herbs offer something for every taste. Herbs require plenty of sunlight to grow well – usually about 5 to 6 hours of sunlight a day. When selecting pots for your herbs, ensure they have adequate drainage holes and enough space for growing root systems.
Here is a list of fantastic herbs to grow in Perth.
Growing trees in Perth
For a little bit of drama in your garden, a feature tree or hedge can be a great idea, grevillea plants with their distinctive spiky flowers can be a great option. They can be grown as small shrubs in a plant stand if kept pruned, or can be allowed to grow to their full size as a small tree. But if your are after a real showstopper there is nothing more uniquely Australian than a native grass tree as a feature plant.
If you are looking for water-wise plants then Banksia trees are a good option with most varieties native to Western Australia.
Growing flowers in Perth
If you are wondering what flowers to plant now in Perth, then look know further because we have you sorted. There are many flowers you can grow all year round in Perth such as French lavender.
When it comes to growing roses in Perth, winter is the best time of the year to plant roses. Whilst you can plant anytime of the year, as a broad rule the hotter it gets the less successful you will be.
To enjoy winter-flowering annuals in your garden over the cooler months, you can sow pansies, marigolds and petunias.
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