Seeds to sow in late Summer- Cool climates

Below are some of the most popular herbs, vegetables and flowers that are sown in late Summer in cool 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

Parsley, Italian

Parsley, Italian

Petroselinum sativum, 160 seeds

  • Biennial
  • Culinary herb

 

Sow: Spring and autumn

$1.00

Basil- Sweet

Basil- Sweet

Ocimum basilicum, 140 seeds

  • Annual 50cm
  • Culinary herb

 

Sow: Spring and summer

$1.00

Rocket

Rocket

Eruca sativa, 125 seeds

  • Salad green
  • Rich peppery flavour

 

Sow: Spring and autumn

$1.00

Chives

Chives

Allium schoenoprasum, 115 seeds

  • Perennial 50cm
  • Culinary herb

 

Sow: Spring, summer and autumn

$1.00

Lettuce- Salad Bowl Green

Lettuce- Salad Bowl Green

Lactuca sativa, 115 seeds

  • Looseleaf variety
  • Delicate tender leaves

 

Sow: Spring and autumn

$1.10

Radish- French Breakfast

Radish- French Breakfast

Raphanus sativus, 115 seeds

  • Root vegetable
  • Rose/scarlet colour roots with white tip

 

Sow: Spring, summer, autumn and winter

$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

Livingstone Daisy Mix

Livingstone Daisy Mix

Dorotheanthus belliformis, 500 seeds

  • Annual 10cm
  • Good for carpeting, edging, rockeries and borders

 

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

$1.00

Snapdragon- Tom Thumb mix

Snapdragon- Tom Thumb mix

Antirrhinum majus pumilum, 500 seeds

  • Perennial growing to 20cm
  • Good for beds, borders and containers

 

Sow: Spring, summer and autumn

$1.00

Gypsophila- Elegans Mixed

Gypsophila- Elegans Mixed

Gypsophila elegans, 350 seeds

  • Annual 45cm
  • Annual Baby's Breath

 

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

$1.00

Poppy- Flanders

Poppy- Flanders

Papaver rheoas, 500 seeds

  • Annual 60cm
  • Red flowers

 

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

$1.00

Candytuft- Dwarf Fairy Mixed

Candytuft- Dwarf Fairy Mixed

Iberis umbellata, 200 seeds

  • Annual 25cm
  • Common Candytuft

 

Sow: Spring 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

$1.00

Cauliflower- Early Jesi

Cauliflower- Early Jesi

Brassica oleracea botrytis, 90 seeds

  • Vegetable
  • Large heads up to 1.8kg

 

Sow: Summer and autumn

$1.00

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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Beetroot- Early Wonder

Beetroot- Early Wonder

Beta vulgaris, 55 seeds

  • Flattened globe shaped roots up to 10cm
  • Leaves good as a salad green

 

Sow: Spring, summer and autumn

$1.00

Spinach- Black Magic

Spinach- Black Magic

Spinacea oleracea, 25 seeds

  • Leaf vegetable
  • Dark green curled leaves

 

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

Nigella- Persian Jewels Mix

Nigella- Persian Jewels Mix

Nigella damascena, 110 seeds

  • Annual 45cm
  • Love in a mist

 

Sow: Spring and autumn

$1.00

Garden Cress- Wrinkled Crinkled

Garden Cress- Wrinkled Crinkled

Lepidium sativum, 200 seeds

  • Biennial 15cm
  • Culinary herb/vegetable

 

Sow: Spring, summer, autumn and winter

$1.20

Kale- Black Toscana

Kale- Black Toscana

Brassica oleracea acephala, 100 seeds

  • Leaf vegetable
  • Dark grey savoyed leaves

 

Sow: Late summer and autumn

$1.00

Calendula

Calendula

Calendula officinalis, 25 seeds

  • Annual 60cm
  • Medicinal herb

 

Sow: Spring and autumn

From $1.10

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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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