Seeds to sow in the garden this month
Some handy suggestions on seeds to sow in your garden now, no matter which climate zone you live in.
If you are looking for a more comprehensive list of what to sow, check out the list of seeds to sow here.
cool Climate - January
A splendid mix of some of our favourite heirloom lettuces that bring
colour and flavour from the garden to the table. Includes Tennis Ball,
Rouge d'Hiver, Freckles, Tango and Red Leprechaun.
So sweet it doesn't need cooking, with plump yellow and white kernels.
Harvest in 12 weeks. Sow >20 C soil temperature.
cool Climate - February
A rainbow of colours to uplift the soul and to lure ladybirds and
butterflies to your garden. Bright blooms of coral pink, vivid orange,
reds, yellows and purples are not at all bothered by the heat of summer.
Flowers for months and lasts for ever in a vase.
Traditional Italian sprouting broccoli. Harvest the central head first to
promote vigorous side shoots for up to 6 months. Harvest in 9 weeks from
transplant. Yields 1.1kg/plant.
Magnificently ornamental and loaded with anti-oxidants. A favourite for
edible landscapes. Heads of up to 3.3 kg.
warm Climate - January
For brilliant sunny colour on grey winter days, Calendula is always
reliable. Use the bright orange petals as a gourmet treat on salads. One
of the best companion plants.
An exclusive Digger's mix exploding with colours from red to white and
purple to yellow. Succulent and sweet, these carrots hold their colour
when cooked, adding an exciting dimension to meals and salads.
A verstaile easy to grow vegie that can be used in a range of
dishes from salads to stir fries. They add a touch of heat without making
your eyes water like their other onion cousins.
warm Climate - February
A very pretty mix of cosmos in delightful shades of pink. Brighten up your
summer with this easy to grow cottage garden annual.
Definitely our most beautiful pea, the pretty pink flowers are followed by
dark bluish-purple pods that conceal the bright green, plump peas.
Also known as Capucinjer peas, these are a favoutire amongst the
Ducth. Believed to have been grown by Capuchin monks in the 16th
century these are the best variety for drying and using in soups or
for any recipe requiring marow fat peas. Yields 280g per plant.
A baby Chinese cabbage with crisp, almost white heads to use in salads,
stir-fries or pickled for kimchi. Best grown with plenty of water and in
rich soil for optimal results. Be sure to keep the slugs and snails away
as they like it as much as we do. Quicker to harvest than other cabbages.
hot Climate - January
These extraordinarily long thin beans have a flavour similar to asparagus.
A sought after variety for Asian cuisine, they look fantastic in any dish.
Thrives in the tropics. Harvest in 17 weeks. Yields around 200 grams
This French heirloom from the province of Poitou has fan-like yellow
green leaves and wide shanks.
This is the true basil favoured by continental cooks. Grow half a dozen
plants and you will have enough to pick fresh all summer, and to make
pesto that you can freeze for quick pasta dishes in the winter.
hot Climate - February
The ultimate cut and come gain vegetable, this broccoli keeps on producing
for months. Delicious, full of antioxidants and visually spectacular with
its wondrous spires of deep purple florets. Harvest in 10 weeks from
transplant, yields 1kg per plant.
Pick flowers for stuffing or leave fruit until it is 15cm long. Produces
more fruit than the standard hybrid Black Jack. Just 9 weeks to harvest.
Create the perfect Van Gough landscape. Tall statuesque single stemmed
plants. Large traditional gold flowers with strongly curved petals. 75
days to flower, 6days vase life. Height to 1.5m.