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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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)

$1.25

Alyssum- Rosie O'Day

Alyssum- Rosie O'Day

Lobularia maritima, 500 seeds

  • Annual 12cm
  • Small pink flowers

 

Sow: Spring and autumn (anytime in warm climates)

$1.25

Alyssum- Royal Carpet

Alyssum- Royal Carpet

Lobularia maritima, 500 seeds

  • Annual 12cm
  • Deep violet flowers

 

Sow: Spring and autumn (anytime in warm climates)

$1.25

Alyssum- Snow Cloth

Alyssum- Snow Cloth

Lobularia maritima, 500 seeds

  • Annual 12cm
  • Pure white flowers

 

Sow: Spring and autumn(anytime in warm climates)

$1.25

Alyssum- Tiny Tim

Alyssum- Tiny Tim

Lobularia maritima, 500 seeds

  • Annual 8cm
  • Small white flowers

 

Sow: Spring and autumn (anytime in warm climates)

$1.25

Amaranth- Caudatus Red

Amaranth- Caudatus Red

Amaranthus caudatus, 500 seeds

  • Annual 80cm
  • Good for dried or cut flowers

 

Sow: Spring or after frost

$1.25

Amaranth- Green Leaf

Amaranth- Green Leaf

Amaranthus tricolor, 300 seeds

  • Leaf vegetable/salad green
  • Can also be grown as a sprout and microgreen

 

Sow: Spring or after frost and summer

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Amaranth- Oeschberg

Amaranth- Oeschberg

Amaranthus cruentus, 500 seeds

  • Annual 100cm
  • Good for dried or cut flowers

 

Sow: Spring or after frost

$1.25

Amaranth- Red Garnet

Amaranth- Red Garnet

Amaranthus tricolor

  • Attractive red leaves
  • Baby leaf, sprouts & microgreens

 

Sow: Spring or after frost and summer

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Amaranth- Red Leaf

Amaranth- Red Leaf

Amaranthus tricolor, 300 seeds

  • Leaf vegetable/salad green
  • Can also be grown as a sprout and microgreen

 

Sow: Spring or after frost and summer

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Anise

Anise

Pimpinella anisum, 130 seeds

  • Annual 50cm
  • Culinary and medicinal herb

 

Sow: Spring and summer

$1.25

Artichoke- Green Globe

Artichoke- Green Globe

Cynara scolymus, 10 seeds

  • Perennial vegetable
  • Standard variety

 

Sow: Spring or after frost

$1.75

Asparagus- Mary Washington

Asparagus- Mary Washington

Asparagus officinalis, 20 seeds

  • Perennial vegetable 150cm
  • Long straight spears

 

Sow: Spring

$1.50

Basil- Genovese

Basil- Genovese

Ocimum basilicum, 110 seeds

  • Annual 60cm
  • Culinary herb

 

Sow: Spring and summer

$1.25

Basil- Sweet

Basil- Sweet

Ocimum basilicum, 140 seeds

  • Annual 50cm
  • Culinary herb

 

Sow: Spring and summer

$1.25

Beetroot- Chioggia

Beetroot- Chioggia

Beta vulgaris, 50 seeds

  • Candy stripe beet
  • Red/pink and white alternating rings

 

Sow: Spring, summer and autumn

$1.50

Beetroot- Cylindra

Beetroot- Cylindra

Beta vulgaris, 50 seeds

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

 

Sow: Spring, summer and autumn

$1.25

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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Borage

Borage

Borago officinalis, 35 seeds

  • Annual 90cm
  • Attracts bees

 

Sow: Spring, summer and autumn

$1.25

Brachyscome- Mixed Splendour

Brachyscome- Mixed Splendour

Brachyscome iberidifolia, 600 seeds

  • Annual 25cm
  • Australian native

 

Sow: Spring and summer

$1.25

Broccoli- Green Sprouting Calabrese

Broccoli- Green Sprouting Calabrese

Brassica oleracea var. italica, 95 seeds

  • Green vegetable
  • Medium sized heads

 

Sow: Late summer to autumn

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Bush Bean- Cherokee Wax

Bush Bean- Cherokee Wax

Phaseolus nanus, 25 seeds

  • Dwarf (Bush)
  • Stringless Butter Bean

 

Sow: Spring(or after frost) and early summer

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Bush Bean- Strike

Bush Bean- Strike

Phaseolus vulgaris, 25 seeds

  • Dwarf (Bush)
  • Very high yielding

 

Sow: Spring(or after frost) and early summer

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Cabbage, Chinese- Pak Choi - Cantong

Cabbage, Chinese- Pak Choi - Cantong

Brassica chinensis, 100 seeds

  • Leaf vegetable
  • Thick white stems

 

Sow: Spring, autumn (and summer in cool and moderate climates)

$1.25