Get Ready For Spring: Seeds To Sow in August

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Hit the ground running in Spring by sowing seeds now in August!

Here in Perth, we experience a Mediterranean climate with cool, rainy Winters and hot, dry Summers. The Perth area is often grouped into a Warm Temperate climate, which is very similar but typically features higher Summer rainfall.

The following August planting guide is for the Perth area. If you are from another region, you can easily find other resources online such as the Gardenate app or The Diggers Club planting guide.

 

Seeds to Sow in Seedling Flats Now

If you've never used a seedling flat before, read this guide on how to sow seeds using a seedling flat.

 Basil 10-12 weeks until harvest from seed
Broccoli 10-16 weeks until harvest
Cabbage 11-15 weeks until harvest
Capsicum
Chilli
Chervil 8 weeks until harvest
Don't sow too deep - need light to germinate
Chicory
Lettuce 6-12 weeks until harvest
Mint
Silverbeet
Spinach 8-10 weeks until harvest
Strawberries (From seed)
Squash
Thyme
Watermelon

 

Seedling flats with newly sown seeds and popstick plant labels

 

Seeds to Sow in the Garden Now

 Artichoke (globe) 26 weeks until harvest
Asparagus 2 years until harvest from crowns or 3 years from seed
Beans (dwarf, runner) 8-12 weeks until harvest
Sow direct to garden or in biodegradable pots
Beetroot 10-12 weeks until harvest
Carrot 12-16 weeks until harvest
Don't sow too deep - need light to germinate
Chinese cabbage
Chives 10-14 weeks until harvest
Coriander
Cucumber 8-12 weeks until harvest
Sow direct to garden or in biodegradable pots
Eggplant 16-18 weeks until harvest
Endive
Fennel
Onion (brown) Need cool conditions early on, then warm and dry
Parsley
Parsnip 17-20 weeks until harvest
Peas 9-16 weeks until harvest
Sow direct to garden or in biodegradable pots
Potato Learn how to grow potatoes here
Pumpkin
Radish 5-7 weeks until harvest
Rocket 21-35 days until harvest
Salad burnet
Salsify
Silverbeet
Snow peas
Spring onions Grow from seed or from propagated base cutting
Squash
Sunflower
Tomato
Turnip
Zucchini 8-14 weeks until harvest
Sow direct to garden or in biodegradable pots

 

Spring garden full of healthy seedlings with companion planting

 

Seedlings to Plant Out Now

Basil
Broccoli
Cabbage
Capsicum
Chervil
Chicory
Chives
Kale
Lettuce
Onion (brown)
Parsley
Silverbeet
Sweet potato
Tomato

 

 

Seedling being transplanted into a garden bed with a trowel

 

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