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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Basil- Sweet

Basil- Sweet

Ocimum basilicum, 140 seeds

  • Annual 50cm
  • Culinary herb

 

Sow: Spring and summer

$1.00

Rocket

Rocket

Eruca sativa, 125 seeds

  • Salad green
  • Rich peppery flavour

 

Sow: Spring and autumn

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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

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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Nigella- Persian Jewels Mix

Nigella- Persian Jewels Mix

Nigella damascena, 110 seeds

  • Annual 45cm
  • Love in a mist

 

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)

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Cauliflower- Snowball

Cauliflower- Snowball

Brassica oleracea botrytis, 70 seeds

  • Vegetable
  • Tender 15cm heads

 

Sow: Summer and autumn

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Chives

Chives

Allium schoenoprasum, 115 seeds

  • Perennial 50cm
  • Culinary herb

 

Sow: Spring, summer and autumn

$1.00

Garlic Chives

Garlic Chives

Allium tuberosum, 65 seeds

  • Perennial growing to 50cm
  • Culinary herb

 

Sow: Spring, summer and autumn

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Parsley, Italian

Parsley, Italian

Petroselinum sativum, 160 seeds

  • Biennial
  • Culinary herb

 

Sow: Spring and autumn

$1.00

Broccoli- De Ciccio

Broccoli- De Ciccio

Brassica oleracea, 120 seeds

  • Green vegetable
  • Italian heirloom

 

Sow: Spring and autumn

$1.00

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

Bergamot- Lemon Mint

Bergamot- Lemon Mint

Monardo citriodora, 400 seeds

  • Annual 60cm
  • Culinary herb

 

Sow: Spring

$1.00

Calendula

Calendula

Calendula officinalis, 25 seeds

  • Annual 60cm
  • Medicinal herb

 

Sow: Spring and autumn

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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

$1.00

Broccoli- Green Sprouting Calabrese

Broccoli- Green Sprouting Calabrese

Brassica oleracea var. italica, 95 seeds

  • Green vegetable
  • Medium sized heads

 

Sow: Late summer to autumn

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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

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Snapdragon- Magic Carpet

Snapdragon- Magic Carpet

Antirrhinum majus, 500 seeds

  • Perennial growing to 20cm
  • Good for beds and borders

 

Sow: Spring, summer and autumn

$1.00

Sweetpea- Spencer Mixed

Sweetpea- Spencer Mixed

Lathyrus odoratus, 15 seeds

  • Climbing annual 200cm
  • Classic English variety

 

Sow: Summer and autumn. Spring in cool climates

$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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Lettuce- Salad Bowl Green

Lettuce- Salad Bowl Green

Lactuca sativa, 115 seeds

  • Looseleaf variety
  • Delicate tender leaves

 

Sow: Spring and autumn

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Lettuce- Salad Bowl Red

Lettuce- Salad Bowl Red

Lactuca sativa, 115 seeds

  • Looseleaf variety
  • Delicate tender leaves

 

Sow: Spring and autumn

$1.10

Carrot- Atomic Red

Carrot- Atomic Red

Daucas carota, 150 seeds

  • Root vegetable
  • Red carrots to 20cm

 

Sow: Spring, summer and autumn

$1.20

Catnip

Catnip

Nepeta catatia, 350 seeds

  • Perennial 150cm
  • Culinary and medicinal herb

 

Sow: Spring, summer and autumn

$1.00