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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Basil- Sweet

Basil- Sweet

Ocimum basilicum, 140 seeds

  • Annual 50cm
  • Culinary herb

 

Sow: Spring and summer

$1.00

Coriander- Slow bolt

Coriander- Slow bolt

Coriandrum sativum, 75 seeds

  • Annual 50cm
  • Culinary and medicinal herb

 

Sow: Spring and autumn

$1.00

Phlox- Cecily Mixed

Phlox- Cecily Mixed

Phlox drummondi, 70 seeds

  • Annual 30cm
  • Mix of pastel colours

 

Sow: Spring and summer

$1.00

Brachycome- Mixed Splendour

Brachycome- Mixed Splendour

Brachycome iberidifolia, 600 seeds

  • Annual 30cm
  • Australian native

 

Sow: Spring and summer

$1.00

Parsley, Italian

Parsley, Italian

Petroselinum sativum, 160 seeds

  • Biennial
  • Culinary herb

 

Sow: Spring and autumn

$1.00

Bean- Windsor Long Pod

Bean- Windsor Long Pod

Phaseolus nanus, 20 seeds

  • Dwarf (Bush)
  • Long green pods growing to 20cm

 

Sow: Spring(or after frost) and early summer

From $1.50

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Cucumber- Lebanese

Cucumber- Lebanese

Cucumis sativus, 20 seeds

  • Summer salad vegetable
  • Fruit to 22cm

 

Sow: Spring(or after frost) and summer

$1.20

Coriander

Coriander

Coriandrum sativum, 75 seeds

  • Annual 50cm
  • Culinary and medicinal 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

Californian Poppy- Red Chief

Californian Poppy- Red Chief

Eschscholzia californica, 125 seeds

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

 

Sow: Spring and summer

$1.00

Watermelon- Sugarbaby

Watermelon- Sugarbaby

Citrullus vulgaris, 25 seeds

  • Summer vine fruit
  • Drought resistant

 

Sow: Spring or after frost

$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

Basil- Thai Siam Queen

Basil- Thai Siam Queen

Ocimum americanum, 110 seeds

  • Annual 80cm
  • 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

From $1.10

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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

From $1.00

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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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Lemon Balm

Lemon Balm

Melissa officinalis, 350 seeds

  • Perennial 50cm
  • Medicinal and culinary herb

 

Sow: Spring

$1.00

Dill

Dill

Anethum graveolens, 150 seeds

  • Annual 90cm
  • Culinary herb

 

Sow: Spring, summer and autumn

$1.00

Tomato- Tommy Toe

Tomato- Tommy Toe

Lycopersicon esculentum, 60 seeds

  • Climbing (indeterminate)
  • A large cherry tomato type

 

Sow: Spring and early summer (or after frost)

$1.00

Oregano- Italian

Oregano- Italian

Origanum vulgare, 500 seeds

  • Perennial 60cm
  • Culinary herb

 

Sow: Spring and summer

$1.00

Echinacea

Echinacea

Echinacea purpurea, 75 seeds

  • Perennial 100cm
  • Medicinal herb

 

Sow: Spring

$1.00

Chamomile, German

Chamomile, German

Matricaria recutita, 500 seeds

  • Annual 50cm
  • Medicinal herb

 

Sow: Spring and autumn

$1.00

Bergamot- Lemon Mint

Bergamot- Lemon Mint

Monardo citriodora, 400 seeds

  • Annual 60cm
  • Culinary herb

 

Sow: Spring

$1.00

Marjoram, Sweet

Marjoram, Sweet

Majorana hortensis, 500 seeds

  • Perennial/annual 60cm
  • Culinary herb

 

Sow: Spring and summer

$1.00