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.
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