Seeds to sow in early Summer- Cool climates

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

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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- 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

Radish- Champion

Radish- Champion

Raphanus sativus, 95 seeds

  • Root vegetable
  • Cherry Belle

 

Sow: Spring, summer, autumn and winter

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Mustard Greens- Red Giant

Mustard Greens- Red Giant

Brassica juncea, 150 seeds

  • Good for baby leaf & microgreens
  • Grown for its large red, slightly savoyed leaves

 

Sow: Spring and autumn

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Basil- Sweet

Basil- Sweet

Ocimum basilicum, 140 seeds

  • Annual 50cm
  • Culinary herb

 

Sow: Spring and summer

$1.00

Peppermint

Peppermint

Mentha piperita, 100 seeds

  • Perennial 50cm
  • Culinary and medicinal herb

NOT TO WA or TAS 

Sow: Spring and autumn

$1.20

Thyme- Winter

Thyme- Winter

Thymus vulgaris, 500 seeds

  • Perennial 35cm
  • Culinary and medicinal herb

 

Sow: Spring 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)

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Phlox- Cecily Mixed

Phlox- Cecily Mixed

Phlox drummondi, 70 seeds

  • Annual 30cm
  • Mix of pastel colours

 

Sow: Spring and summer

$1.00

Nasturtium- Jewel Mix

Nasturtium- Jewel Mix

Tropaeolum majus, 6 seeds

  • Annual 30cm
  • Dwarf non trailing bush

 

Sow: Spring to early autumn (in cool climates spring only)

$1.30

Dill

Dill

Anethum graveolens, 150 seeds

  • Annual 90cm
  • 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

Borage

Borage

Borago officinalis, 35 seeds

  • Annual 90cm
  • Attracts bees

 

Sow: Spring, summer and autumn

$1.00

Cauliflower- Snowball

Cauliflower- Snowball

Brassica oleracea botrytis, 70 seeds

  • Vegetable
  • Tender 15cm heads

 

Sow: Summer and autumn

$1.00

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

Echinacea

Echinacea

Echinacea purpurea, 75 seeds

  • Perennial 100cm
  • Medicinal herb

 

Sow: Spring

$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)

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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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Carrot- Nantes

Carrot- Nantes

Daucas carota, 225 seeds

  • Root vegetable
  • Bright orange cylindrical roots

 

Sow: Spring, summer and autumn

$1.00

Coriander- Slow bolt

Coriander- Slow bolt

Coriandrum sativum, 75 seeds

  • Annual 50cm
  • Culinary and medicinal herb

 

Sow: Spring and autumn

$1.00

Parsley, Italian

Parsley, Italian

Petroselinum sativum, 160 seeds

  • Biennial
  • Culinary herb

 

Sow: Spring and autumn

$1.00

Zucchini- Black Beauty

Zucchini- Black Beauty

Cucurbita pepo, 10 seeds

  • Vegetable
  • Popular home garden variety

 

Sow: Spring and summer (or after frost)

$1.40

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

Chervil

Chervil

Anthriscus cerefolium, 210 seeds

  • Biennial 50cm
  • Gourmet Parsley

 

Sow: Spring and summer

$1.00