Knowing the climate you are trying to garden in is critical to success. All climates have seasons, and these seasons bring different conditions from hot/dry conditions to cool/moist. However, no season is ever truly the same due to natural variances which occur from year to year.

In Brisbane we have a Sub-Tropical climate. Typical, Sub-Tropical climates experience hot/humid summers with heavy rainfalls, mild winters with occasional frost, and hot/dry springs. On average we can expect the following seasons in Brisbane:

Probably the most difficult thing for new gardeners to this area, is realising that although you can grow plants all year round, they may only do well at certain times of the year. To get the most out of your food garden you need to plant according to the seasons, and most importantly the season currently being experienced (historical temperature and rainfall information is just that - a thing of the past).