post Spring Seeding

September 18th, 2008

Filed under: Greening Copley — newseditor @ 6:49 pm


Spring is definitely in our midst – the fruit trees are blossoming and fruit is on the way, so farewell to frostbite and time to get your spring seeds in. For some tips on seed raising soil, hop into the discussion on sustainable gardening, and check out Diggers and Eden Seeds for a huge variety seeds, including traditional and non-hybrid varieties.

Seeds to get in now include:

Herbs: Rocket, Basil, Coriander, Thyme, Calendula, Chamomile, Dandelion, Wormwood, Parlsey, Sage, Anise, Rosemary…

Vegetables: Salad greens, Celery, Bok Choy, Silverbeet, Cabbage, Climbing beans, 7 year beans, Capsicum, Eggplant, Tomato, Corn, Capers, Okra, Parsnip, Radish, Beetroot, Yam, Pumpkin.

Fruit: Melons! Like pumpkin, give them plenty of sprawling space.

Many seeds respond well to the warming weather, so it might be a good time to try your hand at native seeds. I was delighted to see several desert roses coming up in trays this week – a beautiful desert hardy shrub. Seeds for these are available from Pamela at the community market, where you will also have a chance to buy various seedlings from the list above.

It’s also an ideal time to recycle some greens, collect some manure (not exactly a shortage of that in town), some hay and get your super easy hot compost going so that you have luscious garden beds for planting out your spring seedlings.


  1. Beautiful pictures and beautiful garden! Spring is a great time in the garden this time of year! We enjoyed some time in Mogs and Eddie’s garden today.

    Comment by gina — September 18, 2008 @ 7:51 pm

  2. Wow!!! if only my garden looked that good, alas the gardener is kept so busy doing other things I sure do await some sort of flowers.
    Gee might even get to drag him into a garening section some place over the weekend
    Congrats every one your gardens are looking sooo lush a wonderful job done by all

    Comment by kate — September 20, 2008 @ 12:46 am

  3. hey folks, you should see my pumpkin plants…and I didn’t even plant them in the regular sense of the word, they all sprang up from the compost, as soon as I layered heaps of horse poo over it. Now, I am just digging compost trenches, like it said in Sustainable Gardening on the net, putting more horse poo in the trench, then planting straight on top. Guess it’s a lazy-man’s/woman’s way but digging is not really my forte, and the ground is very hard in my backyard….so, pile it on and get instant results. Lots of seeds come up too…a bit of pot luck to boot!!!!
    happy planting!!!! 😆

    Comment by di — October 28, 2008 @ 9:26 pm

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