Seeds To Sow Now

All it takes is a little bit of planning to be harvesting your own food, surrounded by beautiful flowers!

We are often asked "When do I sow my vegetable and flower seeds?" We have made it easy by listing seeds to sow each month to ensure you have the most successful garden you can. What seeds to sow when is guided by your climate and soil temperature so, in conjunction with the Bureau of Meteorology, we have devised Australian climate zones to guide you.

You can find your Growing Zone on our map here.

Once you know which climate zone you are in, simply choose your zone below for a great range of seeds you can sow right now!

Sow Cool Zone Seeds Now

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Seeds to sow this month if you live in areas like Tasmania, Bendigo, Ballarat, Canberra, Orange and Armidale or places that have less than 5 months a year with temperatures over 15°C.

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Sow Warm Zone Seeds Now

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Seeds to sow this month if you live in areas like Melbourne, Perth, Sydney, Adelaide and inland NSW or places that have between 21 and 38 weeks a year above 15°C.

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Sow Hot Zone Seeds Now

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Seeds to sow now if you live in areas like Geraldton, Warburton, Mt Isa and Longreach or places where there are 39 weeks a year or more with temperatures over 15°C.

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Sow Subtropical Zone Seeds Now

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Seeds to sow now if you live in areas like 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.

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Sow Tropical Zone Seeds Now

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Seeds to sow now if you live in areas like Broome, Darwin and Townsville, or places where there are 47+ weeks a year or more with temperatures over 15°C and high summer rainfall.

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Watch our seed sowing video to get started

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Why timing is important in seed sowing

Temperature to germinate

Different types of seeds respond to different growing conditions and are best sown at the optimum time. For example, capsicum seeds will only germinate when the soil temperature is no lower than 15ºC but spinach seed will germinate at a minimum of 5ºC. 

Time to harvest

Seeds need to be sown at the correct time to allow the plant to go through its growing cycle in the best possible conditions. For example, snow peas need roughly 9 weeks before they can be harvested. The flowers are very sensitive to heat so the seeds must be sown in time to flower and produce peas before the weather warms up. 

Seed Sowing Guide

Our Seed Sowing Guide is the perfect reference for what to sow each month in your vegetable garden. With an A to Z listing of vegetables and popular herbs, this A2 poster is laminated for longevity and fits a standard A2 frame. A wonderful gift for gardeners of all ages. Click here for more info. 

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