Janapix14 asks: Advice on planting herbs late summer (Canberra)?
I want to plant oregano, thyme and capsicum and leave these out in the balcony.
It will be sunny enough (even now, I’m all warm, sitting with my back to the window)
. I’m just a little worried about the temperatures. Autumn just started and on average it’s around 13 degrees. Winter would have a minimum of zero celcius.
Is it alright to start planting now?
Any advice for a complete gardening novice?
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Answer by Lene O
If you have room on sunny windowsills for the plants, go for it or just plan on freezing, drying or using up when the cold hits. Thyme might be able to get through the cold, depending on the variety and how established it is before the cold hits.
If you have enough balcony space, you could consider a mini greenhouse- think old fish tank salvaged from a yard sale. That could be enough shelter to get the small plants through the cold as long as you could prop it open a bit from the bottom on the sunny days of winter.
Best advice I can give a novice is what they told me: try it, just be prepared for things not to go your way.
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