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.

 

 



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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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

Aster- Giant Ray Mix

Aster- Giant Ray Mix

Callistephus chinenses, 130 seeds

  • Annual 60cm
  • Good for beds and borders

 

Sow: Spring or after frost

$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

Candytuft- Empress White

Candytuft- Empress White

Iberis amara, 120 seeds

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

 

Sow: Spring and autumn

$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

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

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

Bunching Onion- Winter Ishikura

Bunching Onion- Winter Ishikura

Allium fistulosum, 120 seeds

  • Vegetable
  • Long stalks to 45cm

 

Sow: Autumn, winter and early spring

$1.00

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

Radish- Watermelon

Radish- Watermelon

Raphanus sativus, 75 seeds

  • White roots with red/pink interior
  • Sweet and crisp

 

Sow: Spring, autumn and winter

$1.20

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

Hollyhock- Summer Carnival Mix

Hollyhock- Summer Carnival Mix

Alcea rosea, 35 seeds

  • Annual, 150cm
  • Double flowers

 

Sow: Late summer and autumn

$1.00