What to sow in early Summer- December 2016
Written by The Seed Collection Date Posted: 30 November 2016
Although we haven’t had many warm days yet you should be seeing some results in your garden. Tomatoes will be making good growth and you may even be fortunate enough to have fruit on some of your plants!
Even though we have had some good rainfalls in many areas, it is wise to pay attention to soil moisture levels as setbacks will slow your plants down and in some cases will make them ‘go to seed’ early. It's best to water your plants in the early morning or late afternoon. Watering in the heat of the day can cause burning and watering at night can cause fungal/disease issues.
Protect any young seedling during very hot days by moving them to well shaded areas or providing them with refuge under shade cloth. You should also keep in mind any seedlings/plants you have growing in hot houses which can quickly turn into ovens on hot days. Make sure to keep them well ventilated or risk cooking your seedlings!
Click the links below to see a list of herbs, vegetable and flowers suitable for sowing in early Summer in your climate (Australia).
or download our sowing chart here.
Recent blog posts:
Author: The Seed Collection Pty Ltd Date Posted: 22 October 2020
A soil moisture meter is a useful and inexpensive way of checking if your plants are getting the right amount of water. This article describes how and when to use one to bring better gardening results.
Author: The Seed Collection Pty Ltd Date Posted: 13 October 2020
Beans are easy to grow and produce a generous harvest for the little effort they take. This article explains everything you need to know to start growing this most popular of homegrown vegetables.
Author: The Seed Collection Pty Ltd Date Posted: 27 September 2020
If you're looking for a plant that's easy to grow and provides plenty for the table, zucchini is hard to beat. This article describes everything you need to know about this productive mainstay of the home veggie patch.
Author: The Seed Collection Pty Ltd Date Posted: 24 September 2020
Days to maturity is an important measurement shown on the packets of most seeds. What does it mean, and how can you use it to improve your gardening? This article explains all.
View all blog posts