Seeds to sow in mid Spring- Moderate climates

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

View our sowing chart to see exact recommended sowing times and climate map.

 

 



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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Basil- Sweet

Basil- Sweet

Ocimum basilicum, 140 seeds

  • Annual 50cm
  • Culinary herb

 

Sow: Spring and summer

$1.00

Rocket

Rocket

Eruca sativa, 125 seeds

  • Salad green
  • Rich peppery flavour

 

Sow: Spring and autumn

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Carrot- All seasons

Carrot- All seasons

Daucas carota, 160 seeds

  • Root vegetable
  • Good disease resistance

 

Sow: Spring, summer and autumn (and winter with moderate results)

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Carrot- Cosmic Purple

Carrot- Cosmic Purple

Daucas carota, 150 seeds

  • Root vegetable
  • Sweet roots growing to 18cm

 

Sow: Spring, summer and autumn

$1.10

Tomato- Sweetie

Tomato- Sweetie

Lycopersicon esculentum, 75 seeds

  • Climbing (indeterminate)
  • Very sweet sugary flavour

 

Sow: Spring and early summer (or after frost)

$1.20

Zucchini- Black Beauty

Zucchini- Black Beauty

Cucurbita pepo, 10 seeds

  • Vegetable
  • Popular home garden variety

 

Sow: Spring and summer (or after frost)

$1.40

Gypsophila- Covent Garden

Gypsophila- Covent Garden

Gypsophila elegans, 350 seeds

  • Annual, 45cm
  • Annual Baby's Breath

 

Sow: Spring, summer, autumn or anytime outside of frost or extreme heat

$1.00

Coriander- Slow bolt

Coriander- Slow bolt

Coriandrum sativum, 75 seeds

  • Annual 50cm
  • Culinary and medicinal herb

 

Sow: Spring and autumn

$1.00

Californian Poppy- Carmine King

Californian Poppy- Carmine King

Eschscholzia californica, 125 seeds

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

 

Sow: Spring and summer

$1.00

Borage

Borage

Borago officinalis, 35 seeds

  • Annual 90cm
  • Attracts bees

 

Sow: Spring, summer and autumn

$1.00

Carrot- Paris Market

Carrot- Paris Market

Daucas carota, 200 seeds

  • Small round carrots to 5cm
  • French heirloom variety

 

Sow: Spring, summer and autumn

$1.00

Corn, Sweet- Anasazi

Corn, Sweet- Anasazi

Zea mays, 20 seeds

  • Vegetable
  • Multi-coloured cobs

NOT TO WA, TAS OR NT

Sow: Spring and early summer

$1.65

Chamomile, German

Chamomile, German

Matricaria recutita, 500 seeds

  • Annual 50cm
  • Medicinal herb

 

Sow: Spring and autumn

$1.00

Cucumber- Lebanese

Cucumber- Lebanese

Cucumis sativus, 20 seeds

  • Summer salad vegetable
  • Fruit to 22cm

 

Sow: Spring(or after frost) and summer

$1.20

Rockmelon- Planters Jumbo

Rockmelon- Planters Jumbo

Cucumis melo, 25 seeds

  • Summer vine fruit
  • Sweet orange flesh

 

Sow: Spring and summer

$1.00

Silverbeet- Rainbow Chard

Silverbeet- Rainbow Chard

Beta vulgaris, 20 seeds

  • Leaf vegetable
  • Mix of yellow, white, pink and red

 

Sow: Spring, summer and autumn (or anytime outside of frost)

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Chives

Chives

Allium schoenoprasum, 115 seeds

  • Perennial 50cm
  • Culinary herb

 

Sow: Spring, summer and autumn

$1.00

Oregano- Italian

Oregano- Italian

Origanum vulgare, 500 seeds

  • Perennial 60cm
  • Culinary herb

 

Sow: Spring and summer

$1.00

Corn, Sweet- Hawaiian

Corn, Sweet- Hawaiian

Zea mays, 20 seeds

  • Vegetable
  • Juicy yellow kernels

NOT TO WA or TAS

Sow: Spring and early summer

$2.00

Bush Bean- Strike

Bush Bean- Strike

Phaseolus vulgaris, 25 seeds

  • Dwarf (Bush)
  • Very high yielding

 

Sow: Spring(or after frost) and early summer

From $1.50

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Tomato- Roma

Tomato- Roma

Lycopersicon esculentum, 70 seeds

  • Bush (determinate)
  • Oblong fruit growing up to 10cm

 

Sow: Spring and early summer (or after frost)

$1.00

Leek- Bulgarian Giant

Leek- Bulgarian Giant

Allium porrum, 60 seeds

  • Vegetable
  • Exepttionally long white stems

 

Sow: Spring, summer and autumn

$1.00

Thyme- Summer

Thyme- Summer

Thymus vulgaris, 500 seeds

  • Evergreen perennial 30cm
  • Culinary and medicinal herb

 

Sow: Spring and summer

$1.20