Seeds to sow in early Spring- Tropical climates

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



Anise

Anise

Pimpinella anisum, 130 seeds

  • Annual 50cm
  • Culinary and medicinal herb

 

Sow: Spring and summer

$1.25

Asparagus- Argenteuil

Asparagus- Argenteuil

Asparagus officinalis, 20 seeds

  • Perennial vegetable 150cm
  • French Heirloom

 

Sow: Spring

$1.50

Asparagus- Mary Washington

Asparagus- Mary Washington

Asparagus officinalis, 20 seeds

  • Perennial vegetable 150cm
  • Long straight spears

 

Sow: Spring

$1.50

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- Perfection Mix

Aster- Perfection Mix

Callistephus chinensis, 150 seeds

  • Annual 90cm
  • Good for beds, borders and containers

 

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

Basil- Bush

Basil- Bush

Ocimum basilicum minimum, 150 seeds

  • Also known as "Greek Basil"
  • Culinary herb

 

Sow: Spring and summer

$1.25

Basil- Dark Opal

Basil- Dark Opal

Ocimum basilicum, 110 seeds

  • Annual 70cm
  • Culinary herb

 

Sow: Spring and summer

$1.25

Basil- Green Ruffles

Basil- Green Ruffles

Ocimum basilicum, 100 seeds

  • Green leaves with feathered edge
  • Culinary Herb

 

Sow: Spring and summer

$2.00

Basil- Liquorice

Basil- Liquorice

Ocimum basilicum, 100 seeds

  • Dark green leaves with purple accents
  • Strong aniseed flavour

 

Sow: Spring and summer

$1.25

Basil- Purple Ruffles

Basil- Purple Ruffles

Ocimum basilicum, 100 seeds

  • Dark purple leaves with feathered edge
  • High in antioxidants

 

Sow: Spring and summer

$1.50

Basil- Sweet

Basil- Sweet

Ocimum basilicum, 140 seeds

  • Annual 50cm
  • Culinary herb

 

Sow: Spring and summer

$1.25

Basil- Thai

Basil- Thai

Ocimum basilicum, 110 seeds

  • Annual 50cm
  • Culinary herb

 

Sow: Spring and summer

$1.25

Borage

Borage

Borago officinalis, 35 seeds

  • Annual 90cm
  • Attracts bees

 

Sow: Spring, summer and autumn

$1.25

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)

$1.25

Cabbage, Chinese- Tokyo Bekana

Cabbage, Chinese- Tokyo Bekana

Brassica rapa pekinensis, 100 seeds

  • Leaf vegetable
  • Great lettuce alternative

 

Sow: Spring, autumn and summer

$1.25

Calendula

Calendula

Calendula officinalis, 25 seeds

  • Annual 60cm
  • Medicinal herb

 

Sow: Spring and autumn

$1.50

Calendula- Pacific Beauty Mixed

Calendula- Pacific Beauty Mixed

Calendula officinalis, 25 seeds

  • Annual 60cm
  • Large flowers

 

Sow: Spring and autumn

$1.25

Californian Poppy- Golden West

Californian Poppy- Golden West

Eschscholzia californica

  • Annual 40cm
  • Good for bedding, borders and rock gardens

 

Sow: Spring and summer

From $1.25

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Capsicum- Californian Wonder

Capsicum- Californian Wonder

Capsicum annuum, 35 seeds

  • Also known as "Sweet Pepper"
  • Fruit to 10cm

 

Sow: Spring or after frost in cool climates, anytime in warm climates

$1.25

Capsicum- Red Cherry

Capsicum- Red Cherry

Capsicum annuum, 25 seeds

  • Small sweet crunchy capsicums
  • Great for stuffing

 

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

$1.25

Capsicum- White Bell

Capsicum- White Bell

Capsicum annuum, 25 seeds

  • Also known as "Sweet Pepper"
  • Fruit to 10cm

 

Sow: Spring or after frost in cool climates, anytime in warm climates

$1.50

Caraway

Caraway

Carum carvi, 180 seeds

  • Biennial 60cm
  • Culinary herb

 

Sow: Spring and autumn

$1.25