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.

View our sowing chart to see exact recommended sowing times and climate map.



Californian Poppy- Golden West

Californian Poppy- Golden West

Eschscholzia californica

  • Annual 40cm
  • Good for bedding, borders and rock gardens

 

Sow: Spring and summer

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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

From $1.10

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Chives

Chives

Allium schoenoprasum, 115 seeds

  • Perennial 50cm
  • Culinary herb

 

Sow: Spring, summer and autumn

$1.00

Basil- Sweet

Basil- Sweet

Ocimum basilicum, 140 seeds

  • Annual 50cm
  • Culinary herb

 

Sow: Spring and summer

$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

Cucumber- Lebanese

Cucumber- Lebanese

Cucumis sativus, 20 seeds

  • Summer salad vegetable
  • Fruit to 22cm

 

Sow: Spring(or after frost) and summer

$1.20

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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Coriander- Slow bolt

Coriander- Slow bolt

Coriandrum sativum, 75 seeds

  • Annual 50cm
  • Culinary and medicinal herb

 

Sow: Spring and autumn

$1.00

Eggplant- Black Beauty

Eggplant- Black Beauty

Solanum melongena, 35 seeds

  • Black/purple fruit growing to 16cm by 13cm
  • Very popular

 

Sow: Spring or after frost

$1.00

Chamomile, German

Chamomile, German

Matricaria recutita, 500 seeds

  • Annual 50cm
  • Medicinal herb

 

Sow: Spring and autumn

$1.00

Tomato- Money Maker

Tomato- Money Maker

Lycopersicon esculentum, 50 seeds

  • Climbing (indeterminate)
  • Meduim sized globe shaped fruits

 

Sow: Spring and early summer (or after frost)

$1.10

Watermelon- Sugarbaby

Watermelon- Sugarbaby

Citrullus vulgaris, 25 seeds

  • Summer vine fruit
  • Drought resistant

 

Sow: Spring or after frost

$1.00

Corn, Sweet- Golden Bantam

Corn, Sweet- Golden Bantam

Zea mays, 20 seeds

  • Vegetable
  • Cobs up to 17cm

NOT TO WA or TAS

Sow: Spring and early summer

$2.50

Pumpkin- Waltham Butternut

Pumpkin- Waltham Butternut

Cucurbita moschata, 10 seeds

  • Nutty flavour
  • Pear shaped fruit growing up to 2kg

 

Sow: Spring or after frost

$1.40

Coriander

Coriander

Coriandrum sativum, 75 seeds

  • Annual 50cm
  • Culinary and medicinal herb

 

Sow: Spring and autumn

$1.00

Echinacea

Echinacea

Echinacea purpurea, 75 seeds

  • Perennial 100cm
  • Medicinal herb

 

Sow: Spring

$1.00

Basil- Thai Siam Queen

Basil- Thai Siam Queen

Ocimum americanum, 110 seeds

  • Annual 80cm
  • Culinary herb

 

Sow: Spring and summer

$1.00

Dill

Dill

Anethum graveolens, 150 seeds

  • Annual 90cm
  • Culinary herb

 

Sow: Spring, summer and autumn

$1.00

Oregano- Greek

Oregano- Greek

Origanum hirtum, 500 seeds

  • Perennial 60cm
  • Culinary herb

 

Sow: Spring and summer

$1.40

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

Bergamot- Lemon Mint

Bergamot- Lemon Mint

Monardo citriodora, 400 seeds

  • Annual 60cm
  • Culinary herb

 

Sow: Spring

$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

Eggplant- Tsakoniki

Eggplant- Tsakoniki

Solanum melongena, 50 seeds

  • Long cylindrical fruit growing to 22cm
  • Very attractive purple and white striped skin

 

Sow: Spring or after frost

$1.00