In warmer areas of the country, the first lots of vegetable seeds can be started under glass, but do not sow outside as the soil is probably still too cold and damp. In cooler areas, try growing a few leafy green crops such as spinach, silverbeet or kale in pots and containers close to home.
Coming up in the garden in July
Mid winter showcases a number of flowering shrubs that offer respite from the cold. Many fragrant flowers like Daphne, viburnum, winter sweet and witch hazel are in bloom this month.