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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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

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

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

Candytuft- Empress White

Candytuft- Empress White

Iberis amara, 120 seeds

  • Annual 45cm
  • Attracts bees & butterflies to the garden

 

Sow: Spring and autumn

$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

Aquilegia- McKanna Giants Mix

Aquilegia- McKanna Giants Mix

Aquilegia viridiflora, 200 seeds

  • Perennial 80cm
  • Long spurred flowers

 

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

$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

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

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

Verbena- Mammoth Mix

Verbena- Mammoth Mix

Vervan hybrida, 55 seeds

  • Perennial 50cm
  • Long stemmed mix

 

Sow: Spring and autumn

$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

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

Tomato- Evergreen

Tomato- Evergreen

Lycopersicon esculentum, 60 seeds

  • Climbing (indeterminate)
  • Heirloom variety

 

Sow: Spring and early summer (or after frost)

$1.10

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

Tomato- Jubilee Yellow

Tomato- Jubilee Yellow

Lycopersicon esculentum, 70 seeds

  • Climbing (indeterminate)
  • Low acid

 

Sow: Spring and early summer (or after frost)

$1.00