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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Candytuft- Dwarf Fairy Mixed

Candytuft- Dwarf Fairy Mixed

Iberis umbellata, 200 seeds

  • Annual 25cm
  • Common Candytuft

 

Sow: Spring and autumn

$1.00

Parsley, Italian

Parsley, Italian

Petroselinum sativum, 160 seeds

  • Biennial
  • Culinary herb

 

Sow: Spring 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

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Chives

Chives

Allium schoenoprasum, 115 seeds

  • Perennial 50cm
  • Culinary herb

 

Sow: Spring, summer and autumn

$1.00

Rocket

Rocket

Eruca sativa, 125 seeds

  • Salad green
  • Rich peppery flavour

 

Sow: Spring and autumn

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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

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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Basil- Sweet

Basil- Sweet

Ocimum basilicum, 140 seeds

  • Annual 50cm
  • Culinary herb

 

Sow: Spring and summer

$1.00

Radish- Watermelon

Radish- Watermelon

Raphanus sativus, 75 seeds

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

 

Sow: Spring, autumn and winter

$1.20

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

Basil- Thai Siam Queen

Basil- Thai Siam Queen

Ocimum americanum, 110 seeds

  • Annual 80cm
  • Culinary herb

 

Sow: Spring and summer

$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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Bergamot- Lemon Mint

Bergamot- Lemon Mint

Monardo citriodora, 400 seeds

  • Annual 60cm
  • Culinary herb

 

Sow: Spring

$1.00

Calendula

Calendula

Calendula officinalis, 25 seeds

  • Annual 60cm
  • Medicinal herb

 

Sow: Spring and autumn

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Leek- Autumn Giant

Leek- Autumn Giant

Allium porrum, 65 seeds

  • Vegetable
  • Long thick stems

 

Sow: Spring, summer and autumn

$1.00

Broccoli- De Ciccio

Broccoli- De Ciccio

Brassica oleracea, 120 seeds

  • Green vegetable
  • Italian heirloom

 

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

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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

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Leek- Elephant

Leek- Elephant

Allium porrum, 65 seeds

  • Large leeks
  • Good flavour

 

Sow: Spring, summer and autumn

$1.00

Parsley- Triple Curled

Parsley- Triple Curled

Petroselinum sativum, 160 seeds

  • Biennial
  • Culinary herb

 

Sow: Spring and autumn

$1.00

Radish- Champion

Radish- Champion

Raphanus sativus, 95 seeds

  • Root vegetable
  • Cherry Belle

 

Sow: Spring, summer, autumn and winter

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Alyssum- Rosie O'Day

Alyssum- Rosie O'Day

Lobularia maritima, 500 seeds

  • Annual 12cm
  • Small pink flowers

 

Sow: Spring and autumn (anytime in warm climates)

$1.00

Basil- Genovese

Basil- Genovese

Ocimum basilicum, 110 seeds

  • Annual 60cm
  • Culinary herb

 

Sow: Spring and summer

$1.00