Vegetable Seeds Catalogue
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.
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 = 100 seeds.
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.
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.
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.
Also called Lamb’s Lettuce these 15cm short, dark green leafy rosettes are a tasty autumn and winter salad. The leaves should be picked regularly after the first frost, when they have a delicious nutty flavour. Often selfseeds. Good around the base of fruit trees and also easily grown in pots. 200 seeds
These 15cm short, dark-green leafy rosettes are a tasty autumn, winter and early spring salad. The leaves should be picked regularly after the first frost when they have a delicious, nutty flavour. Often self-seeding, they’re good around the base of fruit trees and are also easily grown in pots. 200 seeds.
An interesting multi-use variety that was reputedly grown by the Aztecs 2,000 years ago. A vigorous plant, growing to 1.8- 2m tall & with cobs 15+cm long. The kernals are white at the milk stage and turn blue-black when mature. Eat fresh or bbq at milky stage; grind for a sweet dark corn meal when mature. Also used as a decorative corn. Untreated seed. Not to WA. 1 pkt = 60 seeds. Aprrox 4-5 seeds per gram.
An impressive popping corn with amazing steely-blue kernels. Traditionally grown by the Hopi of SW America, it’s a productive variety yielding 4-6 cobs per plant (to 12 cm long). Also used for fine or coarse grinding, where the flavour and blue speckles add interest when mixed with ingredients and used in cookies, polenta etc. A rustic decorator around the house. Not to WA. 40 seeds.
An unusual fruit with a sweet pineapple flavour that’s jam packed into a ground cherry. An annual ground cover producing large amounts of 3cm fruit encased in papery husks that kids love to unwrap & pop straight in their mouth. Use on cheese platters, pizza, in jams, pies & salsa. Harvest when ripe (brown husk & have fallen to the ground). Related to Cape Gooseberry and Tomatillo. 25 seeds.
An heirloom Lebanese styled cucumber. This productive variety is a must for home gardeners as it has a superb sweet flavour. Fruits have a smooth, thin green skin and a sweet flavour, without bitterness. It can be harvested small for pickling or left to mature (15-20 cm) for salads and slicing. Early and productive in cooler climates. 15 seeds.