Seeds to sow in early Spring- Cool climates

Below are some of the most popular herbs, vegetables and flowers that are sown in early Spring in cool 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)

$1.00

Alyssum- Royal Carpet

Alyssum- Royal Carpet

Lobularia maritima, 500 seeds

  • Annual 12cm
  • Deep violet flowers

 

Sow: Spring and autumn (anytime in warm climates)

$1.00

Alyssum- Snow Cloth

Alyssum- Snow Cloth

Lobularia maritima, 500 seeds

  • Annual 12cm
  • Pure white flowers

 

Sow: Spring and autumn(anytime in warm climates)

$1.00

Alyssum- Tiny Tim

Alyssum- Tiny Tim

Lobularia maritima, 500 seeds

  • Annual 8cm
  • Small white flowers

 

Sow: Spring and autumn (anytime in warm climates)

$1.00

Amaranth- Caudatus Red

Amaranth- Caudatus Red

Amaranthus caudatus, 500 seeds

  • Annual 80cm
  • Good for dried or cut flowers

 

Sow: Spring or after frost

$1.00

Amaranth- Green Garnet

Amaranth- Green Garnet

Amaranthus tricolor

  • Large green leaves
  • Baby leaf, sprouts & microgreens

 

Sow: Spring or after frost and summer

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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- Green Thumb

Amaranth- Green Thumb

Amaranthus hypochondriacus, 500 seeds

  • Annual 60cm
  • Upright spikes of green/yellow flowers

 

Sow: Spring or after frost

$1.00

Amaranth- Oeschberg

Amaranth- Oeschberg

Amaranthus cruentus, 500 seeds

  • Annual 100cm
  • Good for dried or cut flowers

 

Sow: Spring or after frost

$1.00

Amaranth- Perfecta

Amaranth- Perfecta

Amaranthus tricolor, 350 seeds

  • Leaves in a mix of 4 colours
  • Good for beds and borders

 

Sow: Spring and early summer

$1.30

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

$1.00

Aquilegia- McKana Giants Mix

Aquilegia- McKana Giants Mix

Aquilegia viridiflora, 200 seeds

  • Perennial 80cm
  • Long spurred flowers

 

Sow: Late summer, autumn (and spring in cool climates)

$1.00

Artichoke- Green Globe

Artichoke- Green Globe

Cynara scolymus, 10 seeds

  • Perennial vegetable
  • Standard variety

 

Sow: Spring or after frost

$1.30

Asparagus- Argenteuil

Asparagus- Argenteuil

Asparagus officinalis, 20 seeds

  • Perennial vegetable 150cm
  • French Heirloom

 

Sow: Spring

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Asparagus- Mary Washington

Asparagus- Mary Washington

Asparagus officinalis, 20 seeds

  • Perennial vegetable 150cm
  • Long straight spears

 

Sow: Spring

$1.10

Aster- Giant Ray Mix

Aster- Giant Ray Mix

Callistephus chinensis, 130 seeds

  • Annual 60cm
  • Good for beds and borders

 

Sow: Spring or after frost

$1.00

Aster- Ostrich Yellow Feather

Aster- Ostrich Yellow Feather

Callistephus chinensis, 150 seeds

  • Annual 50cm
  • Good as a cut flower

 

Sow: Spring or after frost

$1.00

Aster- Perfection Mix

Aster- Perfection Mix

Callistephus chinensis, 150 seeds

  • Annual 90cm
  • Good for beds, borders and containers

 

Sow: Spring or after frost

$1.00

Aster- Powderpuffs Mix

Aster- Powderpuffs Mix

Callistephus chinensis, 150 seeds

  • Annual 75cm
  • Good for beds, borders and containers

 

Sow: Spring or after frost

$1.00

Aster- Single Rainbow Mix

Aster- Single Rainbow Mix

Callistephus chinensis, 130 seeds

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

 

Sow: Spring or after frost

$1.00

Basil- Bush

Basil- Bush

Ocimum basilicum minimum, 150 seeds

  • Also known as "Greek Basil"
  • Culinary herb

 

Sow: Spring and summer

$1.00

Basil- Dark Opal

Basil- Dark Opal

Ocimum basilicum, 110 seeds

  • Annual 70cm
  • Culinary herb

 

Sow: Spring and summer

$1.00