Seeds to sow in Summer- Moderate climates

Below are some of the most popular herbs, vegetables and flowers that are sown in Summer in moderate 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

Sweetpea- Multiflora Colorama Mix

Sweetpea- Multiflora Colorama Mix

Lathyrus odoratus, 15 seeds

  • Climbing annual 250cm
  • Makes a good cut flower

 

Sow: Summer and autumn. Spring in cool climates

$1.30

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

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

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

Cucumber- Marketmore

Cucumber- Marketmore

Cucumis sativus, 25 seeds

  • Summer salad vegetable
  • Good disease resistance

 

Sow: Spring(or after frost) and summer

$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

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

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

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

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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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

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Bergamot- Lemon Mint

Bergamot- Lemon Mint

Monardo citriodora, 400 seeds

  • Annual 60cm
  • Culinary herb

 

Sow: Spring

$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

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

Carrot- Short Kuroda

Carrot- Short Kuroda

Daucas carota, 200 seeds

  • Root vegetable
  • Good variety for poor or shallow soils

 

Sow: Spring, summer and autumn

$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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