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 - March
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.
There's never been a vegetable so in demand as kale. We've been growing it
for years for its rich antioxidant properties and now the wider public
have begun to appreciate this wonder veg. With commercial growers running
low on stock this season, you can be assured of your own supply by growing
your own at home- the best way to be assured of simple, clean and healthy
food. Kale is fantastic in soups, casseroles and health buffs love juicing
the leaves and blending the juice with fruits.
cool Climate - April
A heavy cropping early strain with fragrant black and white flowers.
Wonderful emerald green beans are one of the first treasures of the spring
harvest. Plus like all members of the legume family, Broad Beans are one
of the most effective green manure crops, adding valuable nitrogen to the
soil. Reward your garden and plant a crop today!
Harvest early for pure white compact heads. The small compact size means
you can plant closer at 20cm spacings
A vibrant healthy mix of all of the essential ingredients for a good stir
fry. It contains white stemmed Pak Choy, Tatsoi or Chinese Flat Cabbage,
the slightly peppery Tokyo Bekana, crisp and the superbly fragrant
Coriander. Just add a protein component and you will have a delicious
warm Climate - March
Exceptionally sweet roots and leaves, ideal for salads and messy eaters as
it doesn't bleed like the red varieties. 60 gram roots at 8 week harvest.
A mix of true-blue Australian wildflowers that can only be found in the
bush and not in a pot in a nursery! Bring the bush back one seed at a
time... Mix includes Billy Buttons, Everlastings, Rock Daisy and
Traditional and reliable with delicious, deep-green leaves and white
warm Climate - April
With a 20% higher sugar content than the green asparagus this purple
asparagus has a wonderful mild earthy flavour when cooked.
A lettuce that is also used a celery - strange but true. This ancient
Chinese vegetable is much sought-after by those that know it, branded 'the
next big thing' in Epicurious, so get ahead of the curve with this new (to
the west anyway) vegetable. Grow and harvest young leaves as a lettuce
then cut the succulent stems when they run to seed, reaching 30-40cm high.
Painted Lady was the very first sweet pea to bred by plant enthusiasts in
the mid eighteenth century and it's still a favourite for gardeners today.
The most fragrant of them all with bicolour pink and white blooms and
strong stems for cutting.
hot Climate - March
Golden yellow with a shiny skin and firm flesh that preserves well.
Enlivens a salad bowl and has ornamental trusses of healthy fruit. Fruits
in 7 weeks from transplant. Yields 8.6kg fruit per plant.
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.
Carrots are one of the oldest cultivated vegetables and Atomic Red is the
deepest red, non-hybrid variety we could find. Red carrots contain the
highest levels of the cancer fighting anti-oxidant lycopene. Eat one a day
to keep the doctor away ...
hot Climate - April
Rich purple cocktail sized fruits and ornamental purple leaves ready to
pick in 13 weeks from transplant. Slice and grill on the BBQ, or dice up
for a delicious ratatouille. Yields 2.4kg per plant.
So sweet it doesn't need cooking, with plump yellow and white kernels.
Harvest in 12 weeks. Sow >20 C soil temperature.
A cheeky little French marigold with bright red and yellow flowers that
keep bad bugs at bay, making it an ideal edging plant for vegie gardens.
One of the best companion plants for tomatoes.