Seeds to sow in mid Spring- Moderate climates

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

View our sowing chart to see exact recommended sowing times and climate map.



Gypsophila- Covent Garden

Gypsophila- Covent Garden

Gypsophila elegans, 350 seeds

  • Annual, 45cm
  • Annual Baby's Breath

 

Sow: Spring, summer, autumn or anytime outside of frost or extreme heat

$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

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

Coriander- Slow bolt

Coriander- Slow bolt

Coriandrum sativum, 75 seeds

  • Annual 50cm
  • Culinary and medicinal herb

 

Sow: Spring and autumn

$1.00

Rocket

Rocket

Eruca sativa, 125 seeds

  • Salad green
  • Rich peppery flavour

 

Sow: Spring and autumn

$1.00

Cabbage, Chinese- Pak Choi - Kwang Moon

Cabbage, Chinese- Pak Choi - Kwang Moon

Brassica oleracea var. capitata, 100 seeds

  • Leaf vegetable
  • Tender white stems

 

Sow: Spring and autumn

$1.00

Lettuce- Parris Island Cos

Lettuce- Parris Island Cos

Lactuca sativa, 200 seeds

  • Cos / Romaine
  • Good variety for baby leaves

 

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

Carrot- Cosmic Purple

Carrot- Cosmic Purple

Daucas carota, 150 seeds

  • Root vegetable
  • Sweet roots growing to 18cm

 

Sow: Spring, summer and autumn

$1.10

Carrot- Nantes

Carrot- Nantes

Daucas carota, 225 seeds

  • Root vegetable
  • Bright orange cylindrical roots

 

Sow: Spring, summer and autumn

$1.00

Thyme- Summer

Thyme- Summer

Thymus vulgaris, 500 seeds

  • Evergreen perennial 30cm
  • Culinary and medicinal herb

 

Sow: Spring and summer

$1.20

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

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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

Oregano- Italian

Oregano- Italian

Origanum vulgare, 500 seeds

  • Perennial 60cm
  • Culinary herb

 

Sow: Spring and summer

$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

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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Cabbage- Golden Acre

Cabbage- Golden Acre

Brassica oleracea var. capitata, 90 seeds

  • Leaf vegetable
  • Small heads growing up to 1.6kg

 

Sow: Spring and autumn

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Chives

Chives

Allium schoenoprasum, 115 seeds

  • Perennial 50cm
  • Culinary herb

 

Sow: Spring, summer and autumn

$1.00

Sage

Sage

Salvia officinalis, 50 seeds

  • Perennial 45cm
  • Culinary and medicinal herb

 

Sow: Spring or after frost

$1.00

Borage

Borage

Borago officinalis, 35 seeds

  • Annual 90cm
  • Attracts bees

 

Sow: Spring, summer and autumn

$1.00

Turnip- Purple Top White Globe

Turnip- Purple Top White Globe

Brassica rapa, 450 seeds

  • Root vegetable
  • Sweet flavour

 

Sow: Spring, summer and autumn

$1.00

Broccoli- Purple Sprouting

Broccoli- Purple Sprouting

Brassica oleracea, 120 seeds

  • Green vegetable
  • Small to medium purple heads

 

Sow: Late summer to autumn

$1.00

Sorrel

Sorrel

Rumex acetosa, 210 seeds

  • Perennial 60cm
  • Culinary herb/leaf vegetable

NOT TO WA 

Sow: Spring and autumn

$1.00