Seeds to sow now?

debs64debs64 West Midlands, on the edge of the Black Country Posts: 1,750
Hi all had mixed success with my seeds in spring and I never usually sow any other time usually but fancied having another go so any suggestions for seeds to sow now and overwinter in an unheated greenhouse for next year? Any I can be harvesting now or buying? Suggestions please 
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  • philippa smith2philippa smith2 Posts: 6,997
    Depends what you are after really.
    The easiest answer is to try and emulate the natural pattern - ie if something in your garden is flowering now, it will take a while to set seed and ripen and so you would sow in Autumn.
    If you are after trees/shrubs, follow the same rules.
    Otherwise, try a mix and see what happens.
    Decide what you want and take it from there would be my suggestion :)
    If you are after salad stuff, sow now.
  • HazybHazyb Posts: 186
    I have sown Foxgloves, Wallflowers and Hesperis.
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 13,503
    I’ve just sown Coriander, they’re up already. I’ve got foxgloves, Clematis, penstemon, Turks head lily and white hellebore.  I will sow those at the weekend. In August I will sow cabbage seeds for growing in the greenhouse when the tomatoes have finished.  I may sow some pansies and violas at the end of September but as I’m supposed to be cutting down, I may rethink. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • Bright starBright star Wrea GreenPosts: 653
    Same as Hazyb along with  some verbascum “ Flush of White” and Sweet Williams.
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  • HazybHazyb Posts: 186
    Are Verbascum easy from seed @Bright star ?  I have never had them. 
  • raisingirlraisingirl East Devon, on the Edge of Exmoor.Posts: 3,446
    If you want veg to sow now, oriental greens like mizuna and pak choi, radishes, spinach, leaf beet and chard, small nantes type carrots can all be sown now and harvested during autumn, right up to first frosts. Mizuna stands a light frost, chard will keep going til spring, although it will stop growing when it gets really cold
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  • pitter-patterpitter-patter Posts: 577
    I’ve sown some aquilegias from collected seeds. I will plant them out in autumn, if I have any success that is. I know they’re likely to be different, but this is the parent plant. I can send you some seeds if you would like.


  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 13,503
    @pitter-patter I would like some seeds of those please. I will pm my address.
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • pitter-patterpitter-patter Posts: 577
    I still have the address, @Lyn. Will post them soon.
  • Bright starBright star Wrea GreenPosts: 653
    @Hazyb, I sowed these on 21st June and they are just starting to grow more strongly. Very small seedlings but not as tiny as the antirrhinum seedlings are. They are in a 7cm pot.


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