The Sub-Tropics Region
This region includes the area from Mackay down to Coffs Harbour and from Broome to Exmouth. At this time of the year the days are generally dry and mild from 11 to 26°C, however nights can be cool, but rarely fall below 9°C.
In the vegie garden consider growing peas, carrots, beans, sweet corn, lettuce, shallots, silverbeet, broccoli and beetroot. In the ornamental garden try growing palms, cycads, ficus, hibiscus, frangipani or talk to your local garden centre.
Subtropical soils are exposed to lots of sunshine, warmth and plenty of rain during summer, but things can dry out through the cooler month. Now is a great time to nourish garden beds with compost and organic matter to help condition the soil, improve moisture retention and help guard against drought. Soils vary from clay, loam to sand on the coast. Each soil type has its own pros and cons, so check on the soil TLC tips below.