Bay Enviro Bins Gardening Guide

  • Autumn In The Garden - May

    May is a last chance to give the garden a good tidy up before temperatures plummet — lots of weeding, feeding and protecting! We are now in the la...
  • Autumn In The Garden - April

    Autumn is nature's planting time as the soils are warm and moist. Plants have the winter to settle their roots into the soil ready to flourish in spring, so there's plenty of options to plant in April.

  • Autumn In The Garden - March

    Autumn is here and the growing season is slowing. March is a major harvesting period so the garden will be full of delicious crops to enjoy.
  • Summer In The Garden - February

    Maintenance of your late summer garden is high on the to-do list. With plenty to harvest from your kitchen garden, it’s time to freeze and preserve all the fruits of your labour ready for the cooler months.


  • Summer In The Garden - January

    It’s time to reap the rewards of your efforts as you enjoy harvesting fruit and vegetables, picking flowers or just enjoying the abundance of colour and growth of all of your plants.

  • Summer In The Garden - December

    Enjoy the festive season by harvesting and using fresh crops and flowers from the garden. Sprigs of mint brighten up salads, drinks and, of course, new potatoes, which will be ready for Christmas if they were planted in early spring!
  • Spring In The Garden - November

    As we head into summer the weather is heating up and there are more daylight hours to spend in the garden! Plant summer-loving crops for a continuous supply of delicious homegrown veges, pick and plant more berries, and keep planting vibrant flowers for a beautifully bright garden.
  • Spring In The Garden - October

    October signals mid-spring and there is plenty to do in the garden. Spring crops and flowers will be starting to appear so it's time to plant more to ensure a continuous supply of delicious veges, juicy fruit and fragrant floral displays that will last you into the summer months!
  • Spring Into The Garden - September

    Spring is making a welcome arrival and your garden will be starting to come alive again! It’s time to start planting spring crops and get your piece of paradise into tip top shape for the warmer months. 
  • Winter In The Garden - August

    With spring only a month away there's plenty to do in the garden. It's time to start thinking about preparing and planning for spring planting, including sprouting your seed potatoes to ensure a Christmas harvest. August is also the perfect time for a winter tidy up - clip the hedges, edges and prune a selection of fruit trees.


    July is still a great time to be planting winter vegetables including leafy greens, onions and brassicas. In the fruit garden it's all about planting new season fruit trees and the Kiwi favourite of strawberries. To liven up your garden, add some beautiful winter blooms and add companion planting to your vegetable garden.

    June is a great time to plant fruit trees and winter vegetables for a continuous supply. It is also time to begin thinking about the next season and the crops you might want to grow and harvest.