What to Plant in October: 27 Spring and Summer Vegetables to Plant Now in Sydney (Temperate Zone)

We are having a late Spring this year, but today was a truly perfect Spring day. All the plants in the garden are growing at phenomenal speeds. Don’t miss your chance to get in on the action!

1. Basil

Basil Plant
Basil Plant by futureshape

Where: grow in seed trays, and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Harvest: from February

2. Angelica

Wild Angelica (Angelica sylvestris)
Wild Angelica (Angelica sylvestris) by Phil Sellens

Where: sow in garden
Harvest: from 18 months

3. Beetroot

Hello Beetroot!
Hello Beetroot! by inkognitoh

Where: sow in garden
Harvest: from February

4. Borage (also Burrage, Bugloss)

Borage
Borage by beautifulcataya

Where: sow in garden
Harvest: from February

5. Burdock (also Gobo (Japanese Burdock))

Burdock on the Roof
Burdock on the Roof by dustintabor

Where: sow in garden
Harvest: from April

6. Cabbage

cabbage
cabbage by LotusDreamer

Where: grow in seed trays, and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Harvest: from February

7. Capsicum

Capsicum
Capsicum by CoenV

Where: grow in seed trays, and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Harvest: from February

8. Carrot

Baby Carrots
Baby Carrots by ccharmon

Where: sow in garden
Harvest: from March

9. Celery

celery
celery by Daveybot

Where: grow in seed trays, and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Harvest: from April

10. Chives

Uppards chives!
Uppards chives! by epicnom

Where: sow in garden
Harvest: from February

11. Climbing beans (also Runner beans, Scarlet Runners)

climbing bean
climbing bean by CIAT – International Center for Tropical Agricultu

Where: sow in garden
Harvest: from February

12. Coriander (also Cilantro)

mint & cilantro
mint & cilantro by kusine

Where: sow in garden
Harvest: from January

13. Cucumber

Cucumbers, Pickles or Both?
Cucumbers, Pickles or Both? by Chiot’s Run

Where: sow in garden
Harvest: from February

14. Dill

Catchment
Catchment by donkeycart

Where: sow in garden
Harvest: from February

15. Eggplant (also Aubergine)

Eggplant
Eggplant by Gare and Kitty

Where: grow in seed trays, and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Harvest: from March

16. Endive

belgian endives at central mkt.
belgian endives at central mkt. by _cheryl

Where: sow in garden
Harvest: from February

17. French Tarragon

Chelsea garden
Chelsea garden by Adriana Lukas

Where: plant cuttings or root division
Harvest: from February

18. Kohlrabi

kohlrabi
kohlrabi by Lawrence Farmers’ Market

Where: sow in garden
Harvest: from February

19. Leeks

pender-island leeks
pender-island leeks by Island Vittles

Where: grow in seed trays, and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Harvest: from March

20. Lemon Balm (also Bee balm)

Melissa officinalis
Melissa officinalis by sophiea

Where: sow in garden
Harvest: from February

21. Lettuce

Lettuces watered
Lettuces watered by urbanmkr

Where: sow in garden, or start in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Harvest: from February

22. Marrow

Judy's prize marrow
Judy’s prize marrow by Iain Farrell

Where: grow in seed trays, and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Harvest: from March

23. Mint (also Garden mint)

Wild Mint
Wild Mint by Our Enchanted Garden

Where: grow in trays and plant out or start from cuttings
Harvest: from February

24. Okra (also Ladyfinger, gumbo)

Raw Okra Salad: Mixed Colors
Raw Okra Salad: Mixed Colors

Where: grow in seed trays, and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Harvest: from March

25. Potato

Flowering potato plant
Flowering potato plant by net_efekt

Where: plant tuber
Harvest: from April

26. Pumpkin

Supper Swap Girls
Supper Swap Girls by @Wickliffe

Where: sow in garden
Harvest: from March

27. Rhubarb

rhubarb?
rhubarb? by jnthnhys

Where: plant pieces of rhizome or roots 8 – 10 cm (3 – 4 in.) deep
Harvest: from 12 months

Original planting guide is graciously provided by Gardenate. Thank you!

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