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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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

Lettuce- Salad Bowl Green

Lettuce- Salad Bowl Green

Lactuca sativa, 115 seeds

  • Looseleaf variety
  • Delicate tender leaves

 

Sow: Spring and autumn

$1.10

Chives

Chives

Allium schoenoprasum, 115 seeds

  • Perennial 50cm
  • Culinary herb

 

Sow: Spring, summer and autumn

$1.00

Carrot- Nantes

Carrot- Nantes

Daucas carota, 225 seeds

  • Root vegetable
  • Bright orange cylindrical roots

 

Sow: Spring, summer and autumn

$1.00

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

Coriander

Coriander

Coriandrum sativum, 75 seeds

  • Annual 50cm
  • Culinary and medicinal herb

 

Sow: Spring 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

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

Californian Poppy- Alba

Californian Poppy- Alba

Eschscholzia californica, 125 seeds

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

 

Sow: Spring and summer

$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

Brachycome- Mixed Splendour

Brachycome- Mixed Splendour

Brachycome iberidifolia, 600 seeds

  • Annual 30cm
  • Australian native

 

Sow: Spring and summer

$1.00

Leek- Autumn Giant

Leek- Autumn Giant

Allium porrum, 65 seeds

  • Vegetable
  • Long thick stems

 

Sow: Spring, summer and autumn

$1.00

Chamomile, German

Chamomile, German

Matricaria recutita, 500 seeds

  • Annual 50cm
  • 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)

From $1.00

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Peppermint

Peppermint

Mentha piperita, 100 seeds

  • Perennial 50cm
  • Culinary and medicinal herb

NOT TO WA or TAS 

Sow: Spring and autumn

$1.20

Zucchini- Black Beauty

Zucchini- Black Beauty

Cucurbita pepo, 10 seeds

  • Vegetable
  • Popular home garden variety

 

Sow: Spring and summer (or after frost)

$1.40

Dill

Dill

Anethum graveolens, 150 seeds

  • Annual 90cm
  • Culinary herb

 

Sow: Spring, summer and autumn

$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

Borage

Borage

Borago officinalis, 35 seeds

  • Annual 90cm
  • Attracts bees

 

Sow: Spring, summer and autumn

$1.00

Echinacea

Echinacea

Echinacea purpurea, 75 seeds

  • Perennial 100cm
  • Medicinal herb

 

Sow: Spring

$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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Catnip

Catnip

Nepeta catatia, 350 seeds

  • Perennial 150cm
  • Culinary and medicinal herb

 

Sow: Spring, summer and autumn

$1.00