Seeds to sow in early Autumn- Cool Climates

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

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Alyssum- Carpet of Snow

Alyssum- Carpet of Snow

Lobularia maritima, 500 seeds

  • Annual 12cm
  • Pure white flowers

 

Sow: Spring and autumn (anytime in warm climates)

$1.25

Alyssum- Snow Cloth

Alyssum- Snow Cloth

Lobularia maritima, 500 seeds

  • Annual 12cm
  • Pure white flowers

 

Sow: Spring and autumn(anytime in warm climates)

$1.25

Aquilegia- Double Flowered Mix

Aquilegia- Double Flowered Mix

Aquilegia vulgaris, 150 seeds

  • Perennial 80cm
  • Granny's bonnet

 

Sow: Late summer, autumn (and spring in cool climates)

$1.25

Beetroot- Bulls Blood

Beetroot- Bulls Blood

Beta vulgaris, 50 seeds

  • Great for baby leaf & microgreens
  • Attractive dark purple tops

 

Sow: Spring, summer and autumn

From $1.50

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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 $1.25

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Beetroot- Early Wonder

Beetroot- Early Wonder

Beta vulgaris, 55 seeds

  • Flattened globe shaped roots up to 10cm
  • Leaves good as a salad green

 

Sow: Spring, summer and autumn

$1.25

Bergamot- Lemon Mint

Bergamot- Lemon Mint

Monarda citriodora, 400 seeds

  • Annual 60cm
  • Culinary herb

 

Sow: Spring

$1.25

Broad Bean- Aquadulce (Long Pod)

Broad Bean- Aquadulce (Long Pod)

Vicia faba, 10 seeds

  • Pods to 25cm
  • Excellent flavour

 

Sow: Late summer, autumn and winter (and spring in cool climates)

From $1.75

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Broccoli- Green Sprouting Calabrese

Broccoli- Green Sprouting Calabrese

Brassica oleracea var. italica, 95 seeds

  • Green vegetable
  • Medium sized heads

 

Sow: Late summer to autumn

From $1.25

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Broccoli- Purple Sprouting

Broccoli- Purple Sprouting

Brassica oleracea, 120 seeds

  • Green vegetable
  • Small to medium purple heads

 

Sow: Late summer to autumn

$1.25

Broccoli- Romanesco

Broccoli- Romanesco

Brassica oleracea, 90 seeds

  • Green vegetable
  • Very attractive pale green heads

 

Sow: Late summer to autumn

$1.25

Broccoli- Spigariello

Broccoli- Spigariello

Brassica oleracea, 100 seeds

  • Southern Italian variety
  • Grown for leaves

 

Sow: Autumn, winter and spring

$1.25

Cabbage, Chinese- Michihili

Cabbage, Chinese- Michihili

Brassica pekinensis, 120 seeds

  • Leaf vegetable
  • Sweet and tender

 

Sow: Early spring, late summer and autumn

$1.25

Cabbage, Chinese- Pak Choi - Cantong

Cabbage, Chinese- Pak Choi - Cantong

Brassica chinensis, 100 seeds

  • Leaf vegetable
  • Thick white stems

 

Sow: Spring, autumn (and summer in cool and moderate climates)

$1.25

Cabbage, Chinese- Tokyo Bekana

Cabbage, Chinese- Tokyo Bekana

Brassica rapa pekinensis, 100 seeds

  • Leaf vegetable
  • Great lettuce alternative

 

Sow: Spring, autumn and summer

$1.25

Cabbage, Savoy- Verona Purple

Cabbage, Savoy- Verona Purple

Brassica oleracea, 100 seeds

  • Leaf vegetable
  • Large purple/green heads to 4kg

 

Sow: Late summer and autumn

$1.25

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

From $1.25

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Calendula- Pacific Beauty Mixed

Calendula- Pacific Beauty Mixed

Calendula officinalis, 25 seeds

  • Annual 60cm
  • Large flowers

 

Sow: Spring and autumn

$1.25

Candytuft- Dwarf Fairy Mixed

Candytuft- Dwarf Fairy Mixed

Iberis umbellata, 200 seeds

  • Annual 25cm
  • Common Candytuft

 

Sow: Spring and autumn

$1.25

Candytuft- Empress White

Candytuft- Empress White

Iberis amara, 120 seeds

  • Annual 45cm
  • Attracts bees & butterflies to the garden

 

Sow: Spring and autumn

$1.25

Canterbury Bells- Cup and Saucer Mix

Canterbury Bells- Cup and Saucer Mix

Campanula calycanthema, 500 seeds

  • Biennial 80cm
  • Good as a cut flower

 

Sow: Spring and autumn

$1.50

Canterbury Bells- Rose Pink

Canterbury Bells- Rose Pink

Campanula medium, 500 seeds

  • Biennial 80cm
  • Perfect for Cottage Gardens

 

Sow: Spring and autumn

$1.50

Caraway

Caraway

Carum carvi, 180 seeds

  • Biennial 60cm
  • Culinary herb

 

Sow: Spring and autumn

$1.25

Carnation- Chabaud Superb Finest Mix

Carnation- Chabaud Superb Finest Mix

Dianthus caryophyllus, 80 seeds

  • Perennial 60cm
  • Large double flowers

 

Sow: Spring and autumn

$1.25