Seeds to sow in August- Tropical Climates

Below are some of the most popular herbs, vegetables and flowers that are sown in August in tropical 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.

 

 



Carnation- Grenadin White

Carnation- Grenadin White

Dianthus carophyllis, 80 seeds

  • Perennial 60cm
  • Fragrant white double flowers

 

Sow: Spring and autumn

$1.00

Aster- Ostrich Yellow Feather

Aster- Ostrich Yellow Feather

Callistephus chinenses, 150 seeds

  • Annual 50cm
  • Good as a cut flower

 

Sow: Spring or after frost

$1.00

Kale- Red Russian

Kale- Red Russian

Brassica oleracea, 100 seeds

  • Can be cooked or eaten raw
  • Good for baby leaf and microgreens

 

Sow: Late summer and autumn

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Rockmelon- Planters Jumbo

Rockmelon- Planters Jumbo

Cucumis melo, 25 seeds

  • Summer vine fruit
  • Sweet orange flesh

 

Sow: Spring and summer

$1.00

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

Mustard Greens- Wasabi

Mustard Greens- Wasabi

Brassica juncea, 130 seeds

  • Annual
  • Most commonly used for baby leaf production

 

Sow: Spring and autumn

$1.00

Kale- Black Toscana

Kale- Black Toscana

Brassica oleracea acephala, 100 seeds

  • Leaf vegetable
  • Dark grey savoyed leaves

 

Sow: Late summer and autumn

$1.00

Aster- Powderpuffs Mix

Aster- Powderpuffs Mix

Callistephus chinenses, 150 seeds

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

 

Sow: Spring or after frost

$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

Silverbeet- Ruby Red

Silverbeet- Ruby Red

Beta vulgaris, 20 seeds

  • Leaf vegetable
  • Dark green leaves with red stems and veins

 

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

$1.00

Asparagus- Connovers Colossal

Asparagus- Connovers Colossal

Asparagus officinalis, 20 seeds

  • Perennial vegetable 150cm
  • Old variety from 1873

 

Sow: Spring

$1.10

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

Silverbeet- Magenta

Silverbeet- Magenta

Beta vulgaris, 20 seeds

  • Leaf vegetable
  • Green leaves with magenta stalks

 

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

$1.00

Watermelon- Charleston Grey

Watermelon- Charleston Grey

Citrullus lanatus, 15 seeds

  • Summer vine fruit
  • Large fruit to 15kg

 

Sow: Spring or after frost

$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

Eggplant- Tsakoniki

Eggplant- Tsakoniki

Solanum melongena, 50 seeds

  • Long cylindrical fruit growing to 22cm
  • Very attractive purple and white striped skin

 

Sow: Spring or after frost

$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

Radish- Fire Candle

Radish- Fire Candle

Raphanus sativus, 100 seeds

  • Root vegetable
  • Long tapered bright red roots

 

Sow: Spring, summer, autumn and winter

$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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Thyme- Summer

Thyme- Summer

Thymus vulgaris, 500 seeds

  • Evergreen perennial 30cm
  • Culinary and medicinal herb

 

Sow: Spring and summer

$1.20

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