The Best Seasons for Different Crops

Summer Crops

Vegetables which grow best in the summer need warm soil and high temperatures. And if they have access to a lower temperature at night, they will produce delicious crops and grow steady throughout the summer season. These include:


  • Snap beans
  • Corn
  • Cucumbers
  • Melons
  • Squash
  • Tomatoes
  • Peppers


NOTE: warm season crops are badly affected by winter frosts and shouldn’t be planted until after spring unless cold protection measures are in place.


Winter Crops

Cold season crops are quite different from their summer counterparts. But come winter, these crops below will thrive, especially if they are given a drier or outback environment.


  • Broad beans
  • Broccoli
  • Brussels sprouts
  • Cauliflower
  • Lettuce
  • Peas
  • Spinach
  • Tomatoes
  • Autumn Crops


It’s important to research which crops you plan to plant during autumn and spring, as some can be planted between seasons depending on if they prefer colder or cooler climates. Crops which will thrive in autumn are:


  • Onions
  • Shallots
  • Garlic
  • Spring Onions
  • Perpetual Spinach
  • Broad Beans
  • Peas
  • Asparagus
  • Winter Salads
  • Spring Crops


Spring can be an amazing time to get started on your crops. In the early spring, plants which can handle the cold will start to grow, even if they experience a few cold snaps along the way.


  • Lettuce
  • Carrots
  • Beetroot
  • Rocket
  • Radishes
  • Kale
  • Broccoli
  • Cauliflower
  • Tomatoes
  • Eggplant



As it is with all crops, certain seasons in Australia depend on which crops you can grow. Australia is a big country and the climate can change from cold and dry, cold and wet, tropical, desert, grassland, sub-tropical, temperate and everything in between.


It’s best you find out exactly which type of agricultural land you own or have access to and begin choosing your year’s crops from there.



Farming can be a big job if done alone. Most organic farmers enjoy sharing their knowledge and experience on what has worked for them in the past, so it’s always best to talk with the professionals for advice.


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