When Autumn is Spring – North Verses South

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I sometimes have a hard time grasping that when it’s Fall gardening season at my tiny garden plot it is Spring planting time in Alice Springs, Australia.

I have a hard time with the fact it’s still in the 70’s and 80’s at night in my tiny garden and other people other places are moving container plants indoors at night to protect them from the cold night air.
I’m looking to the southwest in hopes of seeing a thunderstorm cloud, others are mopping flood water off their kitchen floor.

Many Flowering plants and Vegetables commonly grown by Australia, South African, India, Taiwan, Mozambique and many other countries are Unknown and Unheard of by American, Canadian or British gardeners.

I think I will go get a large jelly glass full of Sour Mash Whiskey and take an Aspirin or two while I try to resolve this geographic dilemma.

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6 responses to “When Autumn is Spring – North Verses South

  1. Wow! Nice spread of countries… I have a hard time getting my head round the global differences, too.

    Thsnkfully, there will be no frosts here for at least another six weeks or so.


  2. Ah, the wonders of a global online community……….
    Just like the USA we have a wide range of growing zones. Darwin and far north Qld really only grow during the ‘dry’ season – that is winter to the rest of us but in Tasmania they have to wait until after the last frost before planting.

    I am blessed to live in the Sunshine Coast hinterland in south-east Queensland where we have one of the most temperate climates in the world and can grow food all the year round. You can see what I mean by checking the 2012 stats here. http://www.malenyweather.com/last-year/


  3. Canadian, it’s still summer but we’re gearing up for fall.


  4. I too have problem sorting out the seasons on the different continents. I am into summer and my Australians blogging friends are talking about winter.


  5. Agreed. Just when I figured out how to garden in Calgary, AB (short growing season, chinooks) we moved to Perth Western Australia. I never did figure out how to grow anything there except roses and one rockmelon.


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