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. They are an easy way to germinate the exact amount of plants that you plan to eat over a season.  They are also a great tool for succession planting.

Basil 10-12 weeks until harvest
Beetroot 10-12 weeks until harvest
Harvest salad leaves as bulb grows
Broccoli 10-16 weeks until harvest
Cabbage 11-15 weeks until harvest
Capsicum 12-16 weeks until harvest
Cauliflower 15-22 weeks until harvest
Chilli 12-16 weeks until harvest
Chervil 8 weeks until harvest
Don't sow too deep - need light to germinate
Chicory 4-6 weeks until harvest
Coriander 4-6 weeks until harvest
Eggplant 12-15 weeks until harvest
Endive 10-11 weeks until harvest
Leeks 15-18 weeks until harvest
Lettuce 6-12 weeks until harvest
Mint 12-16 weeks until harvest
Parsley 4-6 weeks until harvest
Rocket 3-5 weeks until harvest
Salad Burnet 6-8 weeks until harvest
Silverbeet 6-8 weeks until harvest
Spinach 8-10 weeks until harvest
Strawberries (From seed) At least 52 week until harvest
Thyme 16-18 weeks until harvest
Tomato 10-17 weeks until harvest
Watermelon 12-17 weeks until harvest

 

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 deep biodegradable pots
Beetroot 10-12 weeks until harvest
Harvest salad leaves as bulb grows
Carrot 12-16 weeks until harvest
Don't sow too deep - need light to germinate
Chives 10-14 weeks until harvest
Cucumber 8-12 weeks until harvest
Sow direct to garden or in deep biodegradable pots
Fennel 14-15 weeks until harvest
Onion (brown) Need cool conditions early on, then warm and dry
Parsnip 9-19 weeks until harvest
Peas 9-16 weeks until harvest, frequently pick to increase pods
Sow direct to garden or in deep biodegradable pots
Potato Learn how to grow potatoes here
Radish 5-7 weeks until harvest
Salsify 14-21 weeks until harvest
Snow peas 12-14 weeks until harvest, frequently pick to increase yield
Sow direct to garden or in deep biodegradable pots
Spring onions 8-12 weeks until harvest
Grow from seed or from propagated base cutting
Squash 7-8 weeks until harvest
Sunflower 10-11 weeks until harvest
Zucchini 8-14 weeks until harvest
Sow direct to garden or in deep biodegradable pots

 

Spring garden full of healthy seedlings with companion planting

 

Seedlings to Plant Out Now

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

 

 

Seedling being transplanted into a garden bed with a trowel

 

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