Seeds to sow in late Summer- Cool climates

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

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Carnation- Grenadin White

Carnation- Grenadin White

Dianthus carophyllis, 80 seeds

  • Perennial 60cm
  • Fragrant white double flowers

 

Sow: Spring and autumn

$1.00

Viola- Helen Mount "Johnny Jump Up"

Viola- Helen Mount "Johnny Jump Up"

Viola cornuta, 200 seeds

  • Perennial 20cm
  • Good for borders, rockeries and containers

 

Sow: Spring or after frost

$1.00

Kale- Red Russian

Kale- Red Russian

Brassica oleracea, 100 seeds

  • Can be cooked or eaten raw
  • Good for baby leaf and microgreens

 

Sow: Late summer and autumn

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Mustard Greens- Tender Green

Mustard Greens- Tender Green

Brassica juncea, 150 seeds

  • Annual
  • Can be used as a green manure

 

Sow: Spring and autumn

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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

Kale- Black Toscana

Kale- Black Toscana

Brassica oleracea acephala, 100 seeds

  • Leaf vegetable
  • Dark grey savoyed leaves

 

Sow: Late summer and autumn

$1.00

Leek- Bulgarian Giant

Leek- Bulgarian Giant

Allium porrum, 60 seeds

  • Vegetable
  • Exepttionally long white stems

 

Sow: Spring, summer and autumn

$1.00

Viola- Rococco Frilled Mix

Viola- Rococco Frilled Mix

Viola germania, 100 seeds

  • Biennial 20cm
  • Good for beds and containers

 

Sow: Summer and autumn

$1.10

Candytuft- Empress White

Candytuft- Empress White

Iberis amara, 120 seeds

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

 

Sow: Spring and autumn

$1.00

Foxglove- Excelsior mix

Foxglove- Excelsior mix

Digitalis purpurea, 500 seeds

  • Biennial, 150cm
  • Mix of pink, white and purple flowers

 

Sow: Autumn and winter

$1.00

Cabbage, Savoy- Green Vertus

Cabbage, Savoy- Green Vertus

Brassica oleracea, 100 seeds

  • Leaf vegetable
  • Large heads to 2.5kg

 

Sow: Early spring, late summer and autumn

$1.00

Silverbeet- Magenta

Silverbeet- Magenta

Beta vulgaris, 20 seeds

  • Leaf vegetable
  • Green leaves with magenta stalks

 

Sow: Spring, summer and autumn (or anytime outside of frost)

$1.00

Statice- Pacific Mixed

Statice- Pacific Mixed

Limonium sinuatumn, 75 seeds

  • Annual 80cm
  • Good as a cut and dried flower

 

Sow: Spring and autumn

$1.10

Cabbage- Early Jersey Wakefield

Cabbage- Early Jersey Wakefield

Brassica oleracea capitata, 95 seeds

  • Leaf vegetable
  • Conical heads to 1kg

 

Sow: Early spring, late summer and autumn

$1.00

Radish- Watermelon

Radish- Watermelon

Raphanus sativus, 75 seeds

  • White roots with red/pink interior
  • Sweet and crisp

 

Sow: Spring, autumn and winter

$1.20

Radish- Fire Candle

Radish- Fire Candle

Raphanus sativus, 100 seeds

  • Root vegetable
  • Long tapered bright red roots

 

Sow: Spring, summer, autumn and winter

$1.00

Broccoli- De Ciccio

Broccoli- De Ciccio

Brassica oleracea, 120 seeds

  • Green vegetable
  • Italian heirloom

 

Sow: Spring and autumn

$1.00

Beetroot- Bulls Blood

Beetroot- Bulls Blood

Beta vulgaris, 50 seeds

  • Great for baby leaf & microgreens
  • Candy-striped roots

 

Sow: Spring, summer and autumn

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Bergamot- Lemon Mint

Bergamot- Lemon Mint

Monardo citriodora, 400 seeds

  • Annual 60cm
  • Culinary herb

 

Sow: Spring

$1.00

Candytuft- Iceberg

Candytuft- Iceberg

Iberis amara, 75 seeds

  • Annual 35cm
  • Attracts bees & butterflies to the garden

 

Sow: Spring and autumn

$1.00

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

$1.20

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)

$1.00

Silverbeet- Golden Sunrise

Silverbeet- Golden Sunrise

Beta vulgaris, 20 seeds

  • Leaf vegetable
  • Golden yellow stalks

 

Sow: Spring, summer and autumn (or anytime outside of frost)

$1.00

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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