Seeds to sow in Summer- Cool climates

Below are some of the most popular herbs, vegetables and flowers that are sown in summer in cool climates.  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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Mustard Greens- Wasabi

Mustard Greens- Wasabi

Brassica juncea, 130 seeds

  • Annual
  • Most commonly used for baby leaf production

 

Sow: Spring and autumn

$1.00

Lettuce- Black Seeded

Lettuce- Black Seeded

Lactuca sativa, 115 seeds

  • Looseleaf variety
  • Fast growing

 

Sow: Spring 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

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

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

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

Wallflower- Fire King

Wallflower- Fire King

Cheiranthis cheiri, 150 seeds

  • Biennial 45cm
  • Good as a cut flower

 

Sow: Mid-summer to autumn

$1.00

Verbena- Mammoth Mix

Verbena- Mammoth Mix

Vervan hybrida, 55 seeds

  • Perennial 50cm
  • Long stemmed mix

 

Sow: Spring and autumn

$1.00

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

Hollyhock- Summer Carnival Mix

Hollyhock- Summer Carnival Mix

Alcea rosea, 35 seeds

  • Annual, 150cm
  • Double flowers

 

Sow: Late summer and autumn

$1.00

Californian Poppy- Golden West

Californian Poppy- Golden West

Eschscholzia californica

  • Annual 40cm
  • Good for bedding, borders and rock gardens

 

Sow: Spring and summer

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Chinese Broccoli- Kailaan

Chinese Broccoli- Kailaan

Brassica oleracea var. alboglabra, 75 seeds

  • Green vegetable
  • Harvest whole plant

 

Sow: Spring, summer and autumn

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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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Bergamot- Lemon Mint

Bergamot- Lemon Mint

Monardo citriodora, 400 seeds

  • Annual 60cm
  • Culinary herb

 

Sow: Spring

$1.00

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

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