Seeds to sow in early Summer- Moderate climates

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

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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

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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Tomato- Mortgage Lifter

Tomato- Mortgage Lifter

Lycopersicon esculentum, 50 seeds

  • Climbing (indeterminate)
  • Produces massive fruit that grow up to 2kg

 

Sow: Spring and early summer (or after frost)

$1.00

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

Echinacea

Echinacea

Echinacea purpurea, 75 seeds

  • Perennial 100cm
  • Medicinal herb

 

Sow: Spring

$1.00

Borage

Borage

Borago officinalis, 35 seeds

  • Annual 90cm
  • Attracts bees

 

Sow: Spring, summer and autumn

$1.00

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

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

Rosella

Rosella

Hibiscus sabdariffa, 35 seeds

  • Annual 200cm
  • Red fleshy fruit

 

Sow: Spring or after frost

$1.20

Sage

Sage

Salvia officinalis, 50 seeds

  • Perennial 45cm
  • Culinary and medicinal herb

 

Sow: Spring or after frost

$1.00

Bush Bean- Strike

Bush Bean- Strike

Phaseolus vulgaris, 25 seeds

  • Dwarf (Bush)
  • Very high yielding

 

Sow: Spring(or after frost) and early summer

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Dill

Dill

Anethum graveolens, 150 seeds

  • Annual 90cm
  • Culinary herb

 

Sow: Spring, summer and autumn

$1.00

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

Leek- Autumn Giant

Leek- Autumn Giant

Allium porrum, 65 seeds

  • Vegetable
  • Long thick stems

 

Sow: Spring, summer and autumn

$1.00

Bergamot- Lemon Mint

Bergamot- Lemon Mint

Monardo citriodora, 400 seeds

  • Annual 60cm
  • Culinary herb

 

Sow: Spring

$1.00

Celery- Tall Utah

Celery- Tall Utah

Apium graveolens var. dulce, 450 seeds

  • Vegetable 70cm
  • Stringless

 

Sow: Spring and autumn

$1.00

Squash- Vegetable Spaghetti

Squash- Vegetable Spaghetti

Cucurbita pepo, 10 seeds

  • Vegetable
  • Amazing spaghetti like flesh

 

Sow: Spring and summer

$1.50

Capsicum- Sweet Banana

Capsicum- Sweet Banana

Capsicum fruitescens, 35 seeds

  • Vegetable
  • Pale yellow banana shaped fruit

 

Sow: Spring or after frost (anytime in warm climates)

$1.00

Oregano- Greek

Oregano- Greek

Origanum hirtum, 500 seeds

  • Perennial 60cm
  • Culinary herb

 

Sow: Spring and summer

$1.40