Seeds To Sow Now: Cool Climate (VIC)
It is hard to believe that we are halfway through the Summer season and if you love the sun and the weather this season brings you might be feeling a little down that it is coming to an end soon. Nonetheless, now is the perfect time to plan the next lot of seasonal produce for the vegetable patch and ornamental flowers.
Sowing seeds is easy if you have the correct tools and a little bit of patience. Most seeds will have quick germination as the day temperatures are still consistent. When the weather conditions become unstable, and the soil temperature drops, it is handy to sow seeds into trays where they can be kept undercover indoors until germination. However, late Summer is the ideal time to direct sow in the garden or into small pots if you desire.
When sowing into trays or pots, it is essential to use a premium seed raising mix. Do not use potting mix; this is not the correct medium for seed germination.
What is the difference between the two? Seed raising mix is a gritter medium which allows seeds to breathe as it has fine drainage components all whilst retaining enough moisture without the risk of the seeds rotting.
Once seeds have been sown, the soil must be kept moist for seed germination. If the soil is left to dry out for too long, it can jeopardise the seed’s viability. As a general rule of thumb misting or light-watering once to twice a day should be sufficient.
Listed are our ‘go-to’ seeds for successful germination at this time of year.
Flower Seeds To Sow:
Lathyrus (Sweet Pea)
Vegetables and Herbs To Sow:
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