Seed Sowing Guide – August

Kate’s Tip of the month:

If it’s good enough for the Botanic Gardens, then it’s good enough for me (and you).  Now is the time to start sowing tomato seeds (on a heated tray in a hothouse).

Permaculture Tasmania Seed saving workshop with Kate

Permaculture Tasmania Seed saving workshop with Kate

Sow these seeds in August:

Sow these seeds in the garden

Broadbeans ‘Coles Dwarf’, ‘Crimson Flowering’ and ‘Aquadulce’

Carrots ‘Merida’, ‘Amsterdam Forcing’ and ‘Scarlet Nantes’

Onions ‘Red Sheffield’, ‘Creamgold’ and ‘Domenica Sweet’

Sow these seeds in trays to transplant:

Artichoke ‘Purple Globe’

Broccoli Raab

Broccoli ‘Purple Sprouting’ and ‘De Cicco’

Cabbages ‘Munchkin’ F1 and ‘Red Express’

Cauliflower ‘All Year Round’

Chives

Coriander

Kale ‘Toscano / Cavolo Nero’ and ‘Dwarf Blue Curled’

Kohl Rabi ‘Kolibri’ F1, ’Superschmelz’

Komatsuna, green

Lettuces ‘Flashy Trout Back’, ‘Winter Density’, & ‘Rouge d’Hiver’

Mibuna

Mizuna ‘Purple’

Pak-Choi ’Red Choi’ F1

Parsnip ‘Melbourne Whiteskin’

Peas ‘Sugarsnap’ and Snow peas ‘Oregon Sugar Pod’ (only in the hothouse or in a frost-free location)

Radicchio ‘Rossa di Treviso’

Radish ‘Easter Egg’,

Rocket,  ‘Heirloom’

Shallots ‘Roderique’

Spinach ‘Tyee’ F1, ‘Steadfast’ & ‘Bloomsdale Longstanding’

Spring Onions ‘Bunching’

Tomatoes (various varieties available)

Turnip ‘Purple Top White Globe’

Kate’s Tip of the month:

If it’s good enough for the Botanic Gardens, then it’s good enough for me (and you).  Now is the time to start sowing tomato seeds (on a heated tray in a hothouse).

You can buy these seeds from my market stall at The Cygnet Market.

If you need any further advice, please ask. My father (and grandfather) ran a very successful nursery for many years in Adelaide and I have grown up amongst trees, plants and seeds. I want people to be able to grow their own food.

If you would like to purchase Cottage Garden seeds or Native seeds, you can order these from us at Cygnet Market.

All of my products are also available most days from 1pm at The Garden Shed and Pantry, Cygnet

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