Seeds to sow in early Spring- Moderate climates

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

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Carnation- Grenadin White

Carnation- Grenadin White

Dianthus carophyllis, 80 seeds

  • Perennial 60cm
  • Fragrant white double flowers

 

Sow: Spring and autumn

$1.00

Tomato- Cherokee Purple

Tomato- Cherokee Purple

Lycopersicon esculentum, 50 seeds

  • Climbing (indeterminate)
  • Exceptional flavour

 

Sow: Spring and early summer (or after frost)

$1.10

Petunia- Alderman (Violet)

Petunia- Alderman (Violet)

Petunia nana compacta, 500 seeds

  • Flowering annual, 30cm
  • Borders, beds and pots

NOT TO WA

Sow: Spring or after frost

$1.00

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

Cosmos- Dwarf Vega

Cosmos- Dwarf Vega

Cosmos bipinnetus, 85 seeds

  • Annual 20cm
  • Dwarf variety

 

Sow: Spring and summer

$1.10

Leek- Bulgarian Giant

Leek- Bulgarian Giant

Allium porrum, 60 seeds

  • Vegetable
  • Exepttionally long white stems

 

Sow: Spring, summer and autumn

$1.00

Petunia- Nana Compacta Mix

Petunia- Nana Compacta Mix

Petunia nana compacta, 500 seeds

  • Flowering annual, 30cm
  • Borders, beds and pots

NOT TO WA

Sow: Spring or after frost

$1.00

Capsicum- Golden Californian Wonder

Capsicum- Golden Californian Wonder

Capsicum annum, 35 seeds

  • Also known as "Sweet Pepper"
  • Fruit to 10cm

 

Sow: Spring or after frost in cool climates, anytime in warm climates

$1.50

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- Poinsett

Cucumber- Poinsett

Cucumis sativus, 30 seeds

  • Summer salad vegetable
  • Good disease resistance

 

Sow: Spring(or after frost) and summer

$1.00

Statice- Pacific Mixed

Statice- Pacific Mixed

Limonium sinuatumn, 75 seeds

  • Annual 80cm
  • Good as a cut and dried flower

 

Sow: Spring and autumn

$1.10

Watermelon- Charleston Grey

Watermelon- Charleston Grey

Citrullus lanatus, 15 seeds

  • Summer vine fruit
  • Large fruit to 15kg

 

Sow: Spring or after frost

$1.10

Petunia- Snowball

Petunia- Snowball

Petunia nana compacta, 500 seeds

  • Flowering annual, 30cm
  • Borders, beds and pots

NOT TO WA

Sow: Spring or after frost

$1.00

Verbena- Mammoth Mix

Verbena- Mammoth Mix

Vervan hybrida, 55 seeds

  • Perennial 50cm
  • Long stemmed mix

 

Sow: Spring and autumn

$1.00

Capsicum- Chocolate Beauty

Capsicum- Chocolate Beauty

Capsicum annum, 30 seeds

  • Also known as "Sweet Pepper"
  • Medium sized chocolate brown fruit

 

Sow: Spring or after frost in cool climates, anytime in warm climates

$1.50

Dahlia- Unwins Bedding Mix

Dahlia- Unwins Bedding Mix

Dahlia variabilis, 50 seeds

  • Annual 60cm
  • Single and semi-double flowers

 

Sow: Spring and summer

$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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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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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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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

Capsicum- Yolo Wonder

Capsicum- Yolo Wonder

Capsicum annum, 35 seeds

  • Vegetable
  • Sweet and crisp

 

Sow: Spring or after frost (anytime in warm climates)

$1.00

Spearmint

Spearmint

Mentha spicata viridis, 100 seeds

  • Perennial 60cm
  • Culinary herb

NOT TO WA or TAS

Sow: Spring and autumn

$2.00