Tasty Herbs from Your Garden to your Kitchen
At Rainfill Tanks, we love gardening and using an array of planters and garden beds for growing various produce. If you love the idea of growing your own food, growing herbs is a great place to start. Herbs are small and do not take up a lot of space, yet add great flavour to your food.
Australia is a large country that encompasses varying climate zones and there are herbs that grow better in some places compared to others.
Here are some of the herbs that grow well in specific regions:
The subtropical regions include the Northern part of New South Wales and South Eastern Queensland. The subtropics are characterised by warm summers and mild winters, with infrequent frost. Summer rains are common. Herbs that grow well here include kitchen favourites like coriander, fennel, oregano, parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme. These herbs are well-known culinary herbs and preferred by chefs worldwide.
Wet and Dry Tropical
Tropical regions are warm and only have two seasons: wet and dry. North Queensland, the Northern Territory, and Northern Western Australia have a tropical climate. Herbs that fare well in the tropics include basil, garlic, marjoram and winter tarragon.
Sydney, coastal NSW and Victoria have a temperate climate. Temperate zones are characterised by moderate temperature changes, with no significant difference between summer and winter. Herbs that fare well in subtropical climates also grow well in temperate climates.
The cool highlands, which include Melbourne, Tasmania and the Southern Tablelands, are perfect for planting more robust herbs. Chives, shallots, lemongrass and mint do well in high elevations with cool weather.
Adelaide and Perth have a balmy Mediterranean climate. Chives, marjoram, parsley and mustard grow well in this region.
The Outback is dry and arid and encompasses most of central Australia. Hardy herbs grow in these regions, including sea celery, tulasi, peppermint gum, aniseed myrtle and native thyme. From your garden to your kitchen, herbs are easy to cultivate and add great flavour.
For more information about our planters and raised garden beds, contact us today.