Seeds to sow in early Spring- Sub Tropical climates

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

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Amaranth- Green Leaf

Amaranth- Green Leaf

Amaranthus tricolor, 300 seeds

  • Leaf vegetable/salad green
  • Can also be grown as a sprout and microgreen

 

Sow: Spring or after frost and summer

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Amaranth- Red Leaf

Amaranth- Red Leaf

Amaranthus tricolor, 300 seeds

  • Leaf vegetable/salad green
  • Can also be grown as a sprout and microgreen

 

Sow: Spring or after frost and summer

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Artichoke- Green Globe

Artichoke- Green Globe

Cynara scolymus, 10 seeds

  • Perennial vegetable
  • Standard variety

 

Sow: Spring or after frost

$1.75

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- 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- Clove Scented

Basil- Clove Scented

Ocimum basilicum, 110 seeds

  • Annual 150cm
  • Culinary herb

 

Sow: Spring and summer

$1.50

Basil- Genovese

Basil- Genovese

Ocimum basilicum, 110 seeds

  • Annual 60cm
  • Culinary herb

 

Sow: Spring and summer

$1.25

Basil- Sweet

Basil- Sweet

Ocimum basilicum, 140 seeds

  • Annual 50cm
  • Culinary herb

 

Sow: Spring and summer

$1.25

Beetroot- Chioggia

Beetroot- Chioggia

Beta vulgaris, 50 seeds

  • Candy stripe beet
  • Red/pink and white alternating rings

 

Sow: Spring, summer and autumn

$1.50

Beetroot- Cylindra

Beetroot- Cylindra

Beta vulgaris, 50 seeds

  • Long cylindrical root growing to 20cm
  • Great for slicing

 

Sow: Spring, summer and autumn

$1.25

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- White

Beetroot- White

Beta vulgaris, 50 seeds

  • White skin with white flesh
  • Sweet flavour

 

Sow: Spring, summer and autumn

$1.25

Borage

Borage

Borago officinalis, 35 seeds

  • Annual 90cm
  • Attracts bees

 

Sow: Spring, summer and autumn

$1.25

Bush Bean- Cherokee Wax

Bush Bean- Cherokee Wax

Phaseolus nanus, 25 seeds

  • Dwarf (Bush)
  • Stringless Butter Bean

 

Sow: Spring(or after frost) and early summer

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Bush Bean- Strike

Bush Bean- Strike

Phaseolus vulgaris, 25 seeds

  • Dwarf (Bush)
  • Very high yielding

 

Sow: Spring(or after frost) and early summer

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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

Cabbage- Red Express

Cabbage- Red Express

Brassica oleracea, 100 seeds

  • Leaf vegetable
  • Compact heads from 1 to 2kg

 

Sow: Early spring, late summer and autumn

$1.50

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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Cape Gooseberry- Dwarf

Cape Gooseberry- Dwarf

Physalis peruviana, 200 seeds

  • Dwarf variety
  • Sweet, juicy golden yellow fruit

 

Sow: Spring and summer

$1.50

Cape Gooseberry- Golden Nugget

Cape Gooseberry- Golden Nugget

Physalis peruviana, 200 seeds

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

 

Sow: Spring and summer

$1.50