11 Best Seeds to Sow in October

This article outlines what I consider to be the ‘best’ seeds to sow in October,  importantly October might not be the best time to sow these seeds, my criteria in selecting them is whether you stand a reasonable chance of getting a successful harvest, this late in the year.  I cover all of the details in the video that accompanies this article, which you can find below.

For future reference if you want to know the best time to sow seeds, then I suggest you take a look at my month-by-month sowing guide subscribe to my YouTube channel, or take a look at my monthly sowing guide videos or even better the associated blog posts.

Before you sow any seeds please take a look at the embedded view onto my database below.  This has all of the details that you need to be successful.  Pay attention to whether to sow direct (or in modules) and the suggested planting location.  If you want suggested varieties that information is provided too.  if you click on a variety, you will get a detailed screen which also shows (scroll down) the seed packets that I will be using (assuming I have them myself).  if you can’t see my database, click this link instead.

I’ve also recorded a video that goes through each variety in my list and makes suggestions, provides hints/tips and lets you know what to expect and why.

In the video I highly recommend sowing Field Beans, this video explains how to sow them, how to harvest them and why I think they are such a wonderful winter vegetable.

Success in gardening depends a lot on timing and timing depends on where you are in the world, where you are in a country and even the micro-climate of a particular patch of soil.  It also depends on whether you choose to protect your veggies.  This video covers the pros and cons of different ways to protect your plants.

We garden in Lytham St Annes in the North West of Engand, about half a mile from the coast, it’s windy, but not that cold.  For more details take a look at our frequently asked questions article.

If you’re interested in the databases that I used to manage my growing I also have a video and associated blog post about them.  The blog post has all of the details on how to get your own copy of the database (with or without my data) to customise as you wish.

This post is part of a series (check back in a few days, or subscribe to this blog or my YouTube channel)  that includes a similar blog post and video that covers even more seeds that you can sow if you are prepared to take a risk.  Don’t sow these unless you have the time, space and inclination to learn by failing!  You might get a great crop too though, so they might be worth a try!  There will also be a video on the seeds that I’m sowing myself and why.

Steve Richards

I'm retired from work as a business and IT strategist. now I'm travelling, hiking, cycling, swimming, reading, gardening, learning, writing this blog and generally enjoying good times with friends and family

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  1. September 27, 2020

    […] I posted a list of the ‘best’ seeds to sow in October, importantly October might not be the best time to sow these seeds, my criteria in selecting them […]

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