What to plant in June in Melbourne

May 30, 2021 | Gardening tips, Planting guides | 0 comments

Late in June begin planting seeds in punnets for early spring planting in late August/September. Succession plant some winter seedlings so that they will be available when your first crop finishes and carry you through to the time when spring vegetables are ready. It is now too late to plant garlic.

Plant seeds in punnets in a greenhouse

Cucumber, pumpkin, tomato and zucchini

Plant seedlings into soil

Broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, Florence fennel, kale, kohlrabi, lettuce, onions, rocket, other salad greens, silverbeet, spinach.

Plant seeds direct into the soil

Asian greens, broad beans, carrot, daikon, mustard greens, parsnip, peas, radish, rocket, turnip and herbs including coriander, chervil and dill

Netting

Use exclusion netting on Asian greens, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, kale, kohlrabi and turnip

Succession planting

Plant seedlings every few weeks so that they will not all be ready for harvest at the same time.

Watering

Water soil (not leaves) deeply at least twice per week. (Rainfall less than 10mm per day does not count). Install dripline if possible.

Useful links

How much sun do my vegies need?

The art of watering

Preparing for a spring/summer garden

Planting in punnets and soil preparation for direct sowing

Instructional video on how to use a pH kit

Written by Robin Gale-Baker