Seeds to sow in early Autumn- Cool Climates

Below are some of the most popular herbs, vegetables and flowers that are sown in early Autumn in cool climates.  This list is not complete.  Browse this website for more varieties.

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Rosemary

Rosemary

Rosmarinus officinalis, 100 seeds

  • Perennial 100cm
  • Culinary and medicinal herb

 

Sow: Spring and autumn

$2.50

Gypsophila- Covent Garden

Gypsophila- Covent Garden

Gypsophila elegans, 350 seeds

  • Annual, 45cm
  • Annual Baby's Breath

 

Sow: Spring, summer, autumn or anytime outside of frost or extreme heat

$1.00

Nigella- Persian Jewels Mix

Nigella- Persian Jewels Mix

Nigella damascena, 110 seeds

  • Annual 45cm
  • Love in a mist

 

Sow: Spring and autumn

$1.00

Rocket

Rocket

Eruca sativa, 125 seeds

  • Salad green
  • Rich peppery flavour

 

Sow: Spring and autumn

From $1.00

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Spinach- Amsterdam Giant

Spinach- Amsterdam Giant

Spinacea oleracea, 25 seeds

  • Leaf vegetable
  • Large dark green leaves

 

Sow: Autumn, winter and spring

From $1.00

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Lettuce- Salad Bowl Green

Lettuce- Salad Bowl Green

Lactuca sativa, 115 seeds

  • Looseleaf variety
  • Delicate tender leaves

 

Sow: Spring and autumn

$1.10

Broad Bean- Aquadulce (Long Pod)

Broad Bean- Aquadulce (Long Pod)

Vicia faba, 10 seeds

  • Pods to 25cm
  • Excellent flavour

 

Sow: Late summer, autumn and winter (and spring in cool climates)

From $1.50

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Carrot- All seasons

Carrot- All seasons

Daucas carota, 160 seeds

  • Root vegetable
  • Good disease resistance

 

Sow: Spring, summer and autumn (and winter with moderate results)

From $1.00

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Parsley, Italian

Parsley, Italian

Petroselinum sativum, 160 seeds

  • Biennial
  • Culinary herb

 

Sow: Spring and autumn

$1.00

Silverbeet- Rainbow Chard

Silverbeet- Rainbow Chard

Beta vulgaris, 20 seeds

  • Leaf vegetable
  • Mix of yellow, white, pink and red

 

Sow: Spring, summer and autumn (or anytime outside of frost)

From $1.00

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Snow Pea- Oregon Sugar Pod

Snow Pea- Oregon Sugar Pod

Pisum sativum, 35 seeds

  • Dwarf plants to 90cm
  • Sweet and crispy pods

NOT TO TAS 

Sow: Late summer, autumn(and spring in cool climates)

From $1.50

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Turnip- Purple Top White Globe

Turnip- Purple Top White Globe

Brassica rapa, 450 seeds

  • Root vegetable
  • Sweet flavour

 

Sow: Spring, summer and autumn

$1.00

Broccoli- Green Sprouting Calabrese

Broccoli- Green Sprouting Calabrese

Brassica oleracea var. italica, 95 seeds

  • Green vegetable
  • Medium sized heads

 

Sow: Late summer to autumn

From $1.00

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Chervil

Chervil

Anthriscus cerefolium, 210 seeds

  • Biennial 50cm
  • Gourmet Parsley

 

Sow: Spring and summer

$1.00

Lettuce- Cos Verdi

Lettuce- Cos Verdi

Lactuca sativa, 150 seeds

  • Cos / Romaine
  • Rich and sweet flavour

 

Sow: Spring and autumn

From $1.50

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Radish- Watermelon

Radish- Watermelon

Raphanus sativus, 75 seeds

  • White roots with red/pink interior
  • Sweet and crisp

 

Sow: Spring, autumn and winter

$1.20

Sugarsnap Pea- Cascadia

Sugarsnap Pea- Cascadia

Pisum sativum, 35 seeds

  • Climbing sugarsnap
  • Sweet edible pods to 8cm long

NOT TO TAS 

Sow: Late summer, autumn(and spring in cool climates)

From $1.60

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Sorrel

Sorrel

Rumex acetosa, 210 seeds

  • Perennial 60cm
  • Culinary herb/leaf vegetable

NOT TO WA 

Sow: Spring and autumn

$1.00

Leek- Autumn Giant

Leek- Autumn Giant

Allium porrum, 65 seeds

  • Vegetable
  • Long thick stems

 

Sow: Spring, summer and autumn

$1.00

Silverbeet- Large White Ribbed

Silverbeet- Large White Ribbed

Beta vulgaris, 20 seeds

  • Leaf vegetable
  • Large flat leaves

 

Sow: Spring, summer and autumn (or anytime outside of frost)

$1.00

Viola- Helen Mount "Johnny Jump Up"

Viola- Helen Mount "Johnny Jump Up"

Viola cornuta, 200 seeds

  • Perennial 20cm
  • Good for borders, rockeries and containers

 

Sow: Spring or after frost

$1.00

Beetroot- Detroit

Beetroot- Detroit

Beta vulgaris, 50 seeds

  • Globe shaped roots up to 7cm
  • Good variety for baby leaf and microgreens

 

Sow: Spring, summer and autumn

From $1.00

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Radish- Champion

Radish- Champion

Raphanus sativus, 95 seeds

  • Root vegetable
  • Cherry Belle

 

Sow: Spring, summer, autumn and winter

From $1.00

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Snapdragon- Tetra Mix

Snapdragon- Tetra Mix

Antirrhinum majus maximum, 500 seeds

  • Perennial growing to 70cm
  • Ideal for cut flowers

 

Sow: Spring, summer and autumn

$1.00