Seeds to sow in mid Spring- Cool climates

Below are some of the most popular herbs, vegetables and flowers that are sown in October 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

Rocket

Rocket

Eruca sativa, 125 seeds

  • Salad green
  • Rich peppery flavour

 

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

$1.10

Chives

Chives

Allium schoenoprasum, 115 seeds

  • Perennial 50cm
  • Culinary herb

 

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- 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

Candytuft- Dwarf Fairy Mixed

Candytuft- Dwarf Fairy Mixed

Iberis umbellata, 200 seeds

  • Annual 25cm
  • Common Candytuft

 

Sow: Spring and autumn

$1.00

Brachycome- Mixed Splendour

Brachycome- Mixed Splendour

Brachycome iberidifolia, 600 seeds

  • Annual 30cm
  • Australian native

 

Sow: Spring and summer

$1.00

Chamomile, German

Chamomile, German

Matricaria recutita, 500 seeds

  • Annual 50cm
  • Medicinal herb

 

Sow: Spring and autumn

$1.00

Spinach- Black Magic

Spinach- Black Magic

Spinacea oleracea, 25 seeds

  • Leaf vegetable
  • Dark green curled leaves

 

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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Celery- Tall Utah

Celery- Tall Utah

Apium graveolens var. dulce, 450 seeds

  • Vegetable 70cm
  • Stringless

 

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

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- Cosmic Purple

Carrot- Cosmic Purple

Daucas carota, 150 seeds

  • Root vegetable
  • Sweet roots growing to 18cm

 

Sow: Spring, summer and autumn

$1.10

Borage

Borage

Borago officinalis, 35 seeds

  • Annual 90cm
  • Attracts bees

 

Sow: Spring, summer and autumn

$1.00

Calendula

Calendula

Calendula officinalis, 25 seeds

  • Annual 60cm
  • Medicinal herb

 

Sow: Spring and autumn

From $1.10

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Livingstone Daisy Mix

Livingstone Daisy Mix

Dorotheanthus belliformis, 500 seeds

  • Annual 10cm
  • Good for carpeting, edging, rockeries and borders

 

Sow: Autumn, early winter (and spring in cool climates)

$1.00

Rockmelon- Planters Jumbo

Rockmelon- Planters Jumbo

Cucumis melo, 25 seeds

  • Summer vine fruit
  • Sweet orange flesh

 

Sow: Spring and summer

$1.00

Parsley- Triple Curled

Parsley- Triple Curled

Petroselinum sativum, 160 seeds

  • Biennial
  • Culinary herb

 

Sow: Spring and autumn

$1.00

Catnip

Catnip

Nepeta catatia, 350 seeds

  • Perennial 150cm
  • Culinary and medicinal herb

 

Sow: Spring, summer and autumn

$1.00

Capsicum- Californian Wonder

Capsicum- Californian Wonder

Capsicum annum, 35 seeds

  • Also known as "Sweet Pepper"
  • Fruit to 10cm

 

Sow: Spring or after frost in cool climates, anytime in warm climates

$1.00