Northern Hemisphere — Cold Climate
When to Sow Vegetable Seeds

This guide shows approximately which months to sow vegetable seeds in a 'Cold' climate.

The climate descriptor 'Cold' can vary a lot between areas but generally means low and freezing temperatures in winter with snow and frost. It has a short growing season for vegetables.



Climate guides for sowing seeds

Vegetable

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Weeks to Harvest

Artichokes

 

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

20-28

Asparagus

 

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

16-24

Beans dwarf

 

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

8-10

Bean climbing

 

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

10-12

Beetroot

 

x

x

x

x

x

x

10-12

Broad beans

 

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

18-20

Broccoli

 

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

12-16

Brussels Sprouts

 

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

16-20

Cabbage

 

x

x

x

x

8-16

Capsicum

 

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

10-16

Carrots

 

x

x

x

x

x

x

16-20

Cauliflower

 

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

14-26

Celery

 

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

20-22

Chinese Cabbage

 

x

x

x

x

8-10

Cucumber

 

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

8-12

Eggplant

 

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

14-16

Endive

 

x

x

x

x

x

x

8-12

Leeks

 

x

x

x

x

x

x

12-20

Lettuce

 

8-12

Marrow

 

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

8-14

Melons

 

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

14-16

Okra

 

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

16-20

Onions

 

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

24-32

Onions (Spring)

 

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

8-12

Parsnip

 

x

x

x

x

x

x

18-20

Peas (Dwarf)

 

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

12-16

Potatoes

 

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

16-20

Pumpkin

 

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

14-16

Radish

 

x

x

x

x

6-8

Rhubarb

 

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

16-20

Silverbeet

 

x

x

x

x

x

8-12

Spinach

 

x

x

x

x

x

8-10

Squash

 

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

12-14

Swedes (Rutabagas)

 

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

12-16

Sweet Corn

 

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

12-16

Sweet Potato

 

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

18-20

Tomato

 

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

12-20

Turnips

 

x

x

x

x

x

x

10-12

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