Seeds to sow in early Summer- Cool climates

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

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Tomato- Cherokee Purple

Tomato- Cherokee Purple

Lycopersicon esculentum, 50 seeds

  • Climbing (indeterminate)
  • Exceptional flavour

 

Sow: Spring and early summer (or after frost)

$1.10

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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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

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

Cosmos- Sensation Dazzler

Cosmos- Sensation Dazzler

Cosmos bipinnetus, 75 seeds

  • Annual 110cm
  • Attractive ferny foliage

 

Sow: Spring and summer

$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

Tomato- Amish Paste

Tomato- Amish Paste

Lycopersicon esculentum, 50 seeds

  • Climbing (indeterminate)
  • Heirloom variety

 

Sow: Spring and early summer (or after frost)

$1.10

Cucumber- Marketmore

Cucumber- Marketmore

Cucumis sativus, 25 seeds

  • Summer salad vegetable
  • Good disease resistance

 

Sow: Spring(or after frost) and summer

$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

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

Aster- Single Rainbow Mix

Aster- Single Rainbow Mix

Callistephus chinenses, 130 seeds

  • Annual 60cm
  • Good for beds, borders and containers

 

Sow: Spring or after frost

$1.00

Snapdragon- Tetra Mix

Snapdragon- Tetra Mix

Antirrhinum majus maximum, 500 seeds

  • Perennial growing to 70cm
  • Ideal for cut flowers

 

Sow: Spring, summer and 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

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

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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Tomato- Evergreen

Tomato- Evergreen

Lycopersicon esculentum, 60 seeds

  • Climbing (indeterminate)
  • Heirloom variety

 

Sow: Spring and early summer (or after frost)

$1.10

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