Vegetable Seeds Catalogue

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Botanical Name
Capsicum annum

An indispensable chilli for Mexican cooking used in moles, adobos/pastes and salsas. The thick fleshed walls also make it ideal for grilling and stuffing with a favourite filling. A sweet mild-medium chilli that turns from dark green to a deep, deep red (so dark that it almost looks black). Pods taper to 8-12 cm long, 5 cm wide at the top. Keep sheltered for an easy to grow chilli with a good yield. Not to WA. 10 seeds.

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Botanical Name
Capsicum annum

A very hot chilli used extensively in the Caribbean that is destined to get you doing unique salsa dance moves once eaten!! With the heat also comes a sweeter, tropical fruity flavour. Used in a range of dishes, sauces and condiments. Unripe the chillis are light green and they get hotter as they ripen orange. A squat shaped chilli that resembles a bonnet. 15 seeds.

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Botanical Name
Capsicum annum

While the serrano looks like a trimmed down jalapeno in size, its heat has four times the kick!! The chillis can be used green or red (hotter). Used in salsa, stir fries, marinades, sauces and raw (if you are game). The medium thick flesh makes it great to pickle. Grows to 40 cm high & yields dozens of chillies per plant. Originates from the mountains in Mexico. Not to WA. 30 seeds.

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Botanical Name
Capsicum pubescens

A booming perennial chilli that grows to 2m & produces a prodigious quantity of apple shaped hot fruit. Beautiful purple flowers that don’t cross with other chilli varieties. The thick fleshed chillis start green & ripen to red/orange, 4-7cm. A cold tolerant chilli variety, handling frost. Originating in the highlands of central and south America. Can live 10-15 years. Also known as Manzano chilli. Not to WA. 12 seeds.

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Botanical Name
Capsicum chinense

A previous world record holder for the hottest chilli at 1.4 million Scoville Heat Units. A tall plant that likes a warm, sheltered position (in cooler areas grow in greenhouse or indoors). Produces a good yield of 5-8 cm pendant shaped chillies that taper to a sharp point (the scorpion’s tail). Extremely hot, so do not let kids pick fruit from the plant!! 15 seeds.

Sunlight
Full
Frost Resilience
Tender
Climate
Temperate
Hot Arid
Tropics/SubTropics
Sow Method
Transplant
Sowing Instructions
Sow in pots/cells to transplant later. Keep moist & warm, seeds are slow to germinate in cooler soil. In cooler areas sow indoors to transplant once frosts have passed & soiled warmed. Prepare soil with quality compost.
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1 pkt
A$3.50
Botanical Name
Brassica rapa (pekinensis grp)

An easy to grow green leafed Chinese cabbage with a creamy yellow blanched interior. It has a delicious sweet, tangy, juicy flavour that can be used in stir fries, steamed, pickled or raw. Can be sown over a long period. The best flavours and it is slower to bolt when grown through the cooler months. Heads will store up to 6 weeks in the fridge. 300 seeds.

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1 pkt
A$3.50
Botanical Name
Brassica rapa (pekinensis grp)

An easy to grow green leafed Chinese cabbage with a creamy yellow blanched interior. It has a delicious sweet, tangy, juicy flavour that can be used in stir fries, steamed, pickled or raw. Can be sown over a long period. The best flavours and it is slower to bolt when grown through the cooler months. Heads will store up to 6 weeks in the fridge. 300 seeds.

Sunlight
Full
Frost Resilience
Frost Hardy
Lifespan
Annual
Harvest
60 Days
Climate
Cold
Temperate
GermType
Fast germinating seeds
Germination Period (days)
10
Sow Method
Direct or Transplant
Sowing Instructions
Sow direct or in pots to transplant later. Early plantings may bolt if roots are disturbed or they are exposed to late frosts or a week of sub 10˚C nights. Harvest when heads are ready to prevent bolting.
Transplant Period
3 Weeks
Spacing/Spread
40 cm
Row Space
60 cm
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A$3.50
Botanical Name
Brassica oleraceae

Do not waste any of this plant!! Use the leaves, flower buds and thick succulent stems in stir fries, steamed, raw..... Used extensively in Asian cooking. Grows like broccoli but with smaller heads and much faster growing. After the first harvest many side shoots form allowing for an extended harvest period. 1 Pkt = 250 seeds.

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Botanical Name
Brassica rapa

A Chinese specialty, also known as a flowering green Tsai-Hsin. A quick and easy-to-grow Asian green producing lots of long, pencil-thin, green flower stems. A pleasing, mild mustard taste to use raw in salads or lightly cooked in stir-fries. Cold hardy and fast growing. Likes any fertile soil with added organic matter. Pick stems before flowering for continuous use. 200 seeds.

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Botanical Name
Phaseolus vulgaris

An heirloom (early 1800’s) that shows its age with the moniker it carries, which comes about due to the ease of harvest and was one of the first stringless beans. A climbing variety that is prolific, yielding delicious green beans over a long harvest period. Eat fresh or let mature on the plant to use as a dried white bean for a rich, creamy taste. Requires a trellis. 20 seeds.

Organic
Hierloom
Sunlight
Full
Frost Resilience
Tender
Lifespan
Annual
Climate
Cold
Temperate
Hot Arid
Tropics/SubTropics
Sow Method
Direct
Sowing Instructions
Soak seeds overnight before sowing direct to garden. Make sure frosts have past and the soil has warmed up.
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Botanical Name
Brassica oleracea

Looking at these nutritiously rich, dark green wavy leaves makes you feel a bit healthier. A compact, slow bolting variety Tastes better after a frost. A close relative of kale and can be used in similar way. A popular Portugese dish is caldo verde (green broth) where sliced collard greens are the main ingredient. 500 seeds.

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1 pkt
A$3.50
Botanical Name
Brassica oleracea

Super-charged greens. Often overlooked for kale but studies have shown this dark green leafy vegetable has higher levels of cholesterol-lowering and unique anti colon cancer properties than other cruciferous green vegetables. A large plant with open leaves that is best sown and eaten through the cooler months as the flavour sweetens a little in cold weather. 90 seeds.

Sunlight
Full
Frost Resilience
Frost Hardy
Lifespan
Annual
Harvest
60 Days
Climate
Cold
Temperate
GermType
Fast germinating seeds
Sow Method
Direct or Transplant
Sowing Instructions
Sow in trays or directly into garden position. Cover seeds thinly, keep moist and warm. A biennial, frost hardy herb which needs good, fertile soil and plenty of water.
Spacing/Spread
40 cm
Row Space
60 cm