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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Cosmos- Sensation Mix

Cosmos- Sensation Mix

Cosmos bipinnetus

  • Annual 90cm
  • Attractive ferny foliage

 

Sow: Spring and summer

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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

Watermelon- Charleston Grey

Watermelon- Charleston Grey

Citrullus lanatus, 15 seeds

  • Summer vine fruit
  • Large fruit to 15kg

 

Sow: Spring or after frost

$1.10

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

Cauliflower- Snowball

Cauliflower- Snowball

Brassica oleracea botrytis, 70 seeds

  • Vegetable
  • Tender 15cm heads

 

Sow: Summer and autumn

$1.00

Borage

Borage

Borago officinalis, 35 seeds

  • Annual 90cm
  • Attracts bees

 

Sow: Spring, summer and autumn

$1.00

Parsley, Italian

Parsley, Italian

Petroselinum sativum, 160 seeds

  • Biennial
  • Culinary herb

 

Sow: Spring and autumn

$1.00

Cucumber- Lebanese

Cucumber- Lebanese

Cucumis sativus, 20 seeds

  • Summer salad vegetable
  • Fruit to 22cm

 

Sow: Spring(or after frost) and summer

$1.20

Coriander- Slow bolt

Coriander- Slow bolt

Coriandrum sativum, 75 seeds

  • Annual 50cm
  • Culinary and medicinal 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

Chamomile, German

Chamomile, German

Matricaria recutita, 500 seeds

  • Annual 50cm
  • Medicinal herb

 

Sow: Spring and autumn

$1.00

Dill

Dill

Anethum graveolens, 150 seeds

  • Annual 90cm
  • Culinary herb

 

Sow: Spring, summer 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

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

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

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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Chives

Chives

Allium schoenoprasum, 115 seeds

  • Perennial 50cm
  • Culinary herb

 

Sow: Spring, summer and autumn

$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

Leek- Autumn Giant

Leek- Autumn Giant

Allium porrum, 65 seeds

  • Vegetable
  • Long thick stems

 

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

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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Oregano- Italian

Oregano- Italian

Origanum vulgare, 500 seeds

  • Perennial 60cm
  • 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

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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