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What to Plant in Summer

What to Plant in Summer

Summer in Australia is a wonderful time of year. Summer equals BBQs, beach days, family hangs and most importantly - prime growing condition for our plant babies! 

And when growing with a hydroponic tower like the Airgarden, you can grow 3X faster which means you'll be cooking with healthy and organically grown fruit and vegetables all summer long.

Read on for our top tips on what to plant during the summer months, as well as how you can get set up with your very own vertical garden kit. 

Herbs to plant in your aeroponic system in summer

Herbs are a fantastic way to boost the flavour of any dish. By adding herbs to your cooking, you can go from an average home cook to professional restaurant chef standards! Some herbs that thrive best in the Australian summer heat include:

  • All types of Basil
  • Chives
  • Coriander
  • Marjoram
  • Mint
  • Oregano
  • Parsley
  • Sage
  • Thyme

Leafy greens and lettuces to plant during summer

Leafy greens and lettuce makes up the body and soul of our fresh summer salads. For best results during the hot summer months, plant lettuces and leafy greens that are robust and can withstand the hot sun such as:

  • Kale
  • Cos lettuce
  • Red oak lettuce
  • Buttercrunch lettuce
  • Rocket
  • Silverbeet
  • Asian greens

Vegetables to plant during summer

Summer is the prime time to be growing fruiting plants that love lots of sunshine, hot weather, and an abundance of bees to pollinate them!

  • Leeks
  • Strawberries
  • Tomatoes (all types!)
  • Zucchini
  • Chillies
  • Capsicum
  • Eggplant
  • Snow peas
  • Cucumber

Flowers to plant in your aeroponic system during summer

Flowers add colour and life to your garden and your home. By planting some of these summer varieties, you can make your home look even better for those weekend gatherings! These flowers will also help attract bees, which are an essential park of successfully growing fruiting plants. Plant the following flowers for the best results:

  • Dandelion
  • Echinacea
  • Lavender
  • Marigold

For more information on what you should do to set up your Airgarden for success during summer, check out our Summer Growing Guide.

Or for a full and personalised guide for what you should grow in summer in your location take our growing quiz.

Let the experts at Airgarden help

At Airgarden, we offer an ideal vertical garden kit that contains everything you need to get growing. Furthermore, we have an extensive range of seedlings available, so you can choose the right ones to plant in your hydroponic tower for the summer months.

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