Seeds to sow now

We've created five distinct seed sowing regions based on seasonal temperatures and rainfall, so you can easily identify the right time to sow vegetable and flower seeds based on where you live. 

In every region, other than the cool region, there are enough growing weeks available for all varieties. This means as long as you sow the seeds in the months recommended, there will be enough growing time available to reach harvest stage. However if you live in the Cool climate area, this isn't always the case and gardeners need to pay particular attention to the growing weeks available to ensure success. Learn more about growing weeks

Find seeds to sow in my area

Identify your seed sowing region from the map below,  and then click through to see the seeds you can sow each month. It's a handy reference tool that makes it easy to plan your next season in the garden.

     

Vegie seeds

Flower seeds

COOL
Cool climate areas typically have less than 5 months per year with average temperatures above 15°C and include Melbourne, Tasmania, Bendigo, Ballarat, Canberra and Armadale.  

WARM
Sydney, Adelaide, Perth, inland NSW and parts of Melbourne are in the warm region and typically have between 21 and 38 weeks a year above 15°C.

HOT
usually 39 weeks a year or more with temperatures over 15°C. Geraldton, Warburton, Mt Isa and Longreach are within the hot region.

SUBTROPICAL
Byron Bay, Brisbane and Rockhampton, or places where there are 42-46 weeks a year or more with temperatures over 15°C and high summer rainfall. 

TROPICAL
Broome, Darwin and Townsville, or places where there are 47+ weeks a year or more with temperatures over 15°C and high summer rainfall.

How to sow seeds

How to Germinate Seeds

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Diggers Seed Sowing Methods

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Find plants to grow in my area

At Diggers, we've develop two different climate maps - one for growing seeds (as outlined on this page), and another to determine which plants will successfully grow and thrive in your area. Learn more about selecting the right plants for your climate area