Seeds to sow in early Autumn- Moderate Climates

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

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Poppy, Shirley- Double Mix

Poppy, Shirley- Double Mix

Papaver rheoas, 500 seeds

  • Annual 70cm
  • Good for beds, borders and as a cut flower

 

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

$1.00

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

Coriander- Slow bolt

Coriander- Slow bolt

Coriandrum sativum, 75 seeds

  • Annual 50cm
  • Culinary and medicinal herb

 

Sow: Spring and autumn

$1.00

Broccoli- De Ciccio

Broccoli- De Ciccio

Brassica oleracea, 120 seeds

  • Green vegetable
  • Italian heirloom

 

Sow: Spring and autumn

$1.00

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)

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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

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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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)

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Carrot- Nantes

Carrot- Nantes

Daucas carota, 225 seeds

  • Root vegetable
  • Bright orange cylindrical roots

 

Sow: Spring, summer and autumn

$1.00

Spinach- Amsterdam Giant

Spinach- Amsterdam Giant

Spinacea oleracea, 25 seeds

  • Leaf vegetable
  • Large dark green leaves

 

Sow: Autumn, winter and spring

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Lettuce- Parris Island Cos

Lettuce- Parris Island Cos

Lactuca sativa, 200 seeds

  • Cos / Romaine
  • Good variety for baby leaves

 

Sow: Spring and autumn

$1.00

Parsley, Italian

Parsley, Italian

Petroselinum sativum, 160 seeds

  • Biennial
  • Culinary herb

 

Sow: Spring and autumn

$1.00

Garlic Chives

Garlic Chives

Allium tuberosum, 65 seeds

  • Perennial growing to 50cm
  • Culinary herb

 

Sow: Spring, summer and autumn

From $1.00

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Kale- Red Russian

Kale- Red Russian

Brassica oleracea, 100 seeds

  • Can be cooked or eaten raw
  • Good for baby leaf and microgreens

 

Sow: Late summer and autumn

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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)

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Foxglove- Foxy

Foxglove- Foxy

Digitalis purpurea, 500 seeds

  • Biennial, 45cm
  • Dwarf variety

 

Sow: Autumn and winter

$1.00

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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Linaria- Fairy Bouquet Mixed

Linaria- Fairy Bouquet Mixed

Linaria macroccana, 500 seeds

  • Annual 30cm
  • Good range of colour

 

Sow: Autumn, early winter (and spring in cool climates)

$1.00

Pea- Greenfeast

Pea- Greenfeast

Pisum sativum, 35 seeds

  • Dwarf (Bush)
  • Sweet tasting

NOT TO TAS 

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

From $1.50

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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

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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Thyme- Winter

Thyme- Winter

Thymus vulgaris, 500 seeds

  • Perennial 35cm
  • Culinary and medicinal herb

 

Sow: Spring 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

Brussels Sprouts- Long Island Improved

Brussels Sprouts- Long Island Improved

Brassica oleracea gemmifera, 110 seeds

  • Sprouts growing to 4cm
  • Excellent flavour

 

Sow: Summer and autumn

$1.00