Seeds to sow in early Winter- Warm Climates (sub-tropical)

Below are some of the most popular herbs, vegetables and flowers that are sown in early Winter in warm climates (sub-tropical).  This list is not complete.  Browse this website for more varieties.

View our sowing chart to see exact recommended sowing times and climate map.

 

 



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)

$1.25

Alyssum- Rosie O'Day

Alyssum- Rosie O'Day

Lobularia maritima, 500 seeds

  • Annual 12cm
  • Small pink flowers

 

Sow: Spring and autumn (anytime in warm climates)

$1.25

Alyssum- Royal Carpet

Alyssum- Royal Carpet

Lobularia maritima, 500 seeds

  • Annual 12cm
  • Deep violet flowers

 

Sow: Spring and autumn (anytime in warm climates)

$1.25

Alyssum- Snow Cloth

Alyssum- Snow Cloth

Lobularia maritima, 500 seeds

  • Annual 12cm
  • Pure white flowers

 

Sow: Spring and autumn(anytime in warm climates)

$1.25

Alyssum- Tiny Tim

Alyssum- Tiny Tim

Lobularia maritima, 500 seeds

  • Annual 8cm
  • Small white flowers

 

Sow: Spring and autumn (anytime in warm climates)

$1.25

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)

$1.25

Aster- Giant Ray Mix

Aster- Giant Ray Mix

Callistephus chinensis, 130 seeds

  • Annual 60cm
  • Good for beds and borders

 

Sow: Spring or after frost

$1.25

Aster- Ostrich Yellow Feather

Aster- Ostrich Yellow Feather

Callistephus chinensis, 150 seeds

  • Annual 50cm
  • Good as a cut flower

 

Sow: Spring or after frost

$1.25

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

$1.25

Baby's Breath- Single White

Baby's Breath- Single White

Gypsophila paniculata, 350 seeds

  • Perennial 90cm
  • Good for cut flowers

 

Sow: Spring, autumn, early winter and late winter

$1.50

Beetroot- Bulls Blood

Beetroot- Bulls Blood

Beta vulgaris, 50 seeds

  • Great for baby leaf & microgreens
  • Attractive dark purple tops

 

Sow: Spring, summer and autumn

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Beetroot- Detroit

Beetroot- Detroit

Beta vulgaris, 50 seeds

  • Globe shaped roots up to 7cm
  • Good variety for baby leaf and microgreens

 

Sow: Spring, summer and autumn

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Beetroot- Early Wonder

Beetroot- Early Wonder

Beta vulgaris, 55 seeds

  • Flattened globe shaped roots up to 10cm
  • Leaves good as a salad green

 

Sow: Spring, summer and autumn

$1.25

Borage

Borage

Borago officinalis, 35 seeds

  • Annual 90cm
  • Attracts bees

 

Sow: Spring, summer and autumn

$1.25

Brachyscome- Mixed Splendour

Brachyscome- Mixed Splendour

Brachyscome iberidifolia, 600 seeds

  • Annual 25cm
  • Australian native

 

Sow: Spring and summer

$1.25

Brachyscome- Splendour Blue

Brachyscome- Splendour Blue

Brachyscome iberidifolia, 500 seeds

  • Annual 20cm
  • Australian native

 

Sow: Spring and summer

$1.25

Brachyscome- Splendour White

Brachyscome- Splendour White

Brachyscome iberidifolia, 500 seeds

  • Annual 20cm
  • Australian native

 

Sow: Spring and summer

$1.25

Broad Bean- Aquadulce (Long Pod)

Broad Bean- Aquadulce (Long Pod)

Vicia faba, 10 seeds

  • Pods to 25cm
  • Excellent flavour

 

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

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Broccoli- Green Sprouting Calabrese

Broccoli- Green Sprouting Calabrese

Brassica oleracea var. italica, 95 seeds

  • Green vegetable
  • Medium sized heads

 

Sow: Late summer to autumn

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Broccoli- Romanesco

Broccoli- Romanesco

Brassica oleracea, 90 seeds

  • Green vegetable
  • Very attractive pale green heads

 

Sow: Late summer to autumn

$1.25

Broccoli- Spigariello

Broccoli- Spigariello

Brassica oleracea, 100 seeds

  • Southern Italian variety
  • Grown for leaves

 

Sow: Autumn, winter and spring

$1.25

Broccoli- Waltham

Broccoli- Waltham

Brassica oleracea, 100 seeds

  • Very cold tolerant
  • Excellent flavour

 

Sow: Autumn, winter and spring

$1.25

Brussels Sprouts- Long Island Improved

Brussels Sprouts- Long Island Improved

Brassica oleracea gemmifera, 110 seeds

  • Sprouts growing to 4cm
  • Excellent flavour

 

Sow: Summer and autumn

$1.25

Bunching Onion- Evergreen Bunching

Bunching Onion- Evergreen Bunching

Allium fistulosum, 120 seeds

  • Vegetable
  • Long slender white/green stalks

 

Sow: Autumn, winter and spring

$1.25