Seeds to sow in mid Autumn- Cool Climates

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

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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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Poppy, Shirley- Double Mix

Poppy, Shirley- Double Mix

Papaver rheoas, 500 seeds

  • Annual 70cm
  • Good for beds, borders and as a cut flower

 

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

$1.00

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

Candytuft- Empress White

Candytuft- Empress White

Iberis amara, 120 seeds

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

 

Sow: Spring and autumn

$1.00

Kale- Dwarf Blue Curled

Kale- Dwarf Blue Curled

Brassica oleracea, 100 seeds

  • Leaf vegetable
  • Dwarf variety, 35cm

 

Sow: Spring, late summer and autumn

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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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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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Spinach- Perpetual Gator

Spinach- Perpetual Gator

Beta vulgaris, 50 seeds

  • Vegetable
  • Leaf beet "Perpetual spinach"

 

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

$1.00

Beetroot- Golden Detroit

Beetroot- Golden Detroit

Beta vulgaris, 50 seeds

  • Golden orange/yellow flesh
  • Sweet flavour

 

Sow: Spring, summer and autumn

$1.20

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)

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Silverbeet- Ruby Red

Silverbeet- Ruby Red

Beta vulgaris, 20 seeds

  • Leaf vegetable
  • Dark green leaves with red stems and veins

 

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

$1.00

Snow Pea- Oregon Sugar Pod

Snow Pea- Oregon Sugar Pod

Pisum sativum, 35 seeds

  • Dwarf plants to 90cm
  • Sweet and crispy pods

NOT TO TAS

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

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Calendula

Calendula

Calendula officinalis, 25 seeds

  • Annual 60cm
  • Medicinal herb

 

Sow: Spring and autumn

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Sorrel

Sorrel

Rumex acetosa, 210 seeds

  • Perennial 60cm
  • Culinary herb/leaf vegetable

NOT TO WA

Sow: Spring and autumn

$1.00

Rosemary

Rosemary

Rosmarinus officinalis, 100 seeds

  • Perennial 100cm
  • Culinary and medicinal herb

 

Sow: Spring and autumn

$2.50

Lettuce- Parris Island Cos

Lettuce- Parris Island Cos

Lactuca sativa, 200 seeds

  • Cos / Romaine
  • Good variety for baby leaves

 

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

Wormwood

Wormwood

Artemisia absinthium, 500 seeds

  • Perennial 100cm
  • Medicinal herb

 

Sow: Spring and autumn

$1.00

Lettuce- Iceberg

Lettuce- Iceberg

Lactuca sativa, 130 seeds

  • Crisphead
  • Good summer variety

 

Sow: Spring and summer

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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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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

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 Red

Lettuce- Salad Bowl Red

Lactuca sativa, 115 seeds

  • Looseleaf variety
  • Delicate tender leaves

 

Sow: Spring and autumn

$1.10

Radish- Black Spanish Round

Radish- Black Spanish Round

Raphanus sativus, 100 seeds

  • Root vegetable
  • Heirloom variety from the 1500's

 

Sow: Spring, summer, autumn and winter

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