Seeds to sow in mid Spring- Tropical climates

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

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Basil- Sweet

Basil- Sweet

Ocimum basilicum, 140 seeds

  • Annual 50cm
  • Culinary herb

 

Sow: Spring and summer

$1.00

Carnation- Grenadin White

Carnation- Grenadin White

Dianthus carophyllis, 80 seeds

  • Perennial 60cm
  • Fragrant white double flowers

 

Sow: Spring and autumn

$1.00

Mustard Greens- Red Giant

Mustard Greens- Red Giant

Brassica juncea, 150 seeds

  • Good for baby leaf & microgreens
  • Grown for its large red, slightly savoyed leaves

 

Sow: Spring and autumn

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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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Eggplant- Black Beauty

Eggplant- Black Beauty

Solanum melongena, 35 seeds

  • Black/purple fruit growing to 16cm by 13cm
  • Very popular

 

Sow: Spring or after frost

$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

Sage

Sage

Salvia officinalis, 50 seeds

  • Perennial 45cm
  • Culinary and medicinal herb

 

Sow: Spring or after frost

$1.00

Cabbage, Chinese- Pak Choi - Cantong

Cabbage, Chinese- Pak Choi - Cantong

Brassica chinensis, 100 seeds

  • Leaf vegetable
  • Thick white stems

 

Sow: Spring, autumn (and summer in cool and moderate climates)

$1.00

Calendula

Calendula

Calendula officinalis, 25 seeds

  • Annual 60cm
  • Medicinal herb

 

Sow: Spring and autumn

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Sorrel

Sorrel

Rumex acetosa, 210 seeds

  • Perennial 60cm
  • Culinary herb/leaf vegetable

NOT TO WA 

Sow: Spring and autumn

$1.00

Cabbage, Chinese- Pak Choi - Kwang Moon

Cabbage, Chinese- Pak Choi - Kwang Moon

Brassica oleracea var. capitata, 100 seeds

  • Leaf vegetable
  • Tender white stems

 

Sow: Spring and autumn

$1.00

Chilli- Jalapeno

Chilli- Jalapeno

Capsicum annum, 25 seeds

  • Vegetable
  • MEDIUM (HEAT: 5/10)

 

Sow: Spring or after frost (anytime in warm climates)

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Gooseberry, Cape- Golden Nugget

Gooseberry, Cape- Golden Nugget

Physalisi peruviana, 200 seeds

  • Perennial, 120cm
  • Sweet, juicy golden yellow fruit

 

Sow: Spring and summer

$1.10

Watermelon- Sugarbaby

Watermelon- Sugarbaby

Citrullus vulgaris, 25 seeds

  • Summer vine fruit
  • Drought resistant

 

Sow: Spring or after frost

$1.00

Fenugreek

Fenugreek

Trigonella foenum-graecum, 70 seeds

  • Annual 60cm
  • Medicinal and culinary herb

 

Sow: Spring and autumn

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Pumpkin- Waltham Butternut

Pumpkin- Waltham Butternut

Cucurbita moschata, 10 seeds

  • Nutty flavour
  • Pear shaped fruit growing up to 2kg

 

Sow: Spring or after frost

$1.40

Basil- Genovese

Basil- Genovese

Ocimum basilicum, 110 seeds

  • Annual 60cm
  • Culinary herb

 

Sow: Spring and summer

$1.00

Cabbage- Golden Acre

Cabbage- Golden Acre

Brassica oleracea var. capitata, 90 seeds

  • Leaf vegetable
  • Small heads growing up to 1.6kg

 

Sow: Spring and autumn

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Chilli- Cayenne

Chilli- Cayenne

Capsicum annum, 20 seeds

  • Vegetable
  • HOT (HEAT: 8/10)

 

Sow: Spring or after frost (anytime in warm climates)

$1.00

Eggplant- Early Long Purple

Eggplant- Early Long Purple

Solanum melongena, 45 seeds

  • Purple fruit to 25cm
  • Very tender

 

Sow: Spring or after frost

$1.00

Mizuna- Purple

Mizuna- Purple

Brassica juncea var. japonica, 110 seeds

  • Salad green/leaf vegetable
  • Mild but spicy flavour

 

Sow: Autumn, winter and spring

$1.00

Wormwood

Wormwood

Artemisia absinthium, 500 seeds

  • Perennial 100cm
  • Medicinal herb

 

Sow: Spring and autumn

$1.00

Rockmelon- Planters Jumbo

Rockmelon- Planters Jumbo

Cucumis melo, 25 seeds

  • Summer vine fruit
  • Sweet orange flesh

 

Sow: Spring and summer

$1.00

Squash- Vegetable Spaghetti

Squash- Vegetable Spaghetti

Cucurbita pepo, 10 seeds

  • Vegetable
  • Amazing spaghetti like flesh

 

Sow: Spring and summer

$1.50