Seeds to sow in early Autumn- Warm Climates (sub-tropical)

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

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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

Foxglove- Gloxiniaeflora Mix

Foxglove- Gloxiniaeflora Mix

Digitalis purpurea, 500 seeds

  • Biennial, 150cm
  • Flowers in a mix of pastel shades

 

Sow: Autumn and winter

$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

Cucumber- Marketmore

Cucumber- Marketmore

Cucumis sativus, 25 seeds

  • Summer salad vegetable
  • Good disease resistance

 

Sow: Spring(or after frost) and summer

$1.00

Cucumber- Poinsett

Cucumber- Poinsett

Cucumis sativus, 30 seeds

  • Summer salad vegetable
  • Good disease resistance

 

Sow: Spring(or after frost) and summer

$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

Verbena- Mammoth Mix

Verbena- Mammoth Mix

Vervan hybrida, 55 seeds

  • Perennial 50cm
  • Long stemmed mix

 

Sow: Spring and autumn

$1.00

Eggplant- Tsakoniki

Eggplant- Tsakoniki

Solanum melongena, 50 seeds

  • Long cylindrical fruit growing to 22cm
  • Very attractive purple and white striped skin

 

Sow: Spring or after frost

$1.00

Thyme- Summer

Thyme- Summer

Thymus vulgaris, 500 seeds

  • Evergreen perennial 30cm
  • Culinary and medicinal herb

 

Sow: Spring and summer

$1.20

Amaranth- Caudatas Red

Amaranth- Caudatas Red

Amaranthus caudatas, 500 seeds

  • Annual 80cm
  • Good for dried or cut flowers

 

Sow: Spring or after frost

$1.00

Lettuce- White Boston

Lettuce- White Boston

Lactuca sativa, 200 seeds

  • Butterhead type
  • Mid sized light green heads

 

Sow: Spring, summer and autumn

$1.00

Beetroot- Cylindra

Beetroot- Cylindra

Beta vulgaris, 50 seeds

  • Long cylindrical root growing to 20cm
  • Great for slicing

 

Sow: Spring, summer and autumn

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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

From $1.10

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Carrot- Dragon

Carrot- Dragon

Daucas carota, 200 seeds

  • Root vegetable
  • Purple skin with orange interior and yellow core

 

Sow: Spring, summer and autumn

$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