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Salad Bowl Vegetables

Our range of salad seeds includes many types of lettuce, radishes, cucumbers, celery and tasty salad leaves such as 'Nice 'n' Spicy' Mixed. With unusual, tasty varieties there's lots to make your salads interesting. Salad crops are quick-growing and can be grown as 'catch crops' between other slower growing veg to make the most of the space in your vegetable garden. More varieties coming very soon.
  • Is mid green colour, tall with fleshy petioles. One of the best flavoured celery varieties available which is self-blanching, quick growing and has a good standing ability. Early to mid-season production and will grow where it is traditionally difficult.

    Celery is a forever popular salad vegetable with its crisp sweet stalks, but is equally as tasty braised or chopped in casseroles.

    Per Packet
    NZ$ 5.50
  • This versatile, reliable Butterhead variety is ideal for successional sowings throughout the year. Medium heads with solid, crisp hearts are produced from hardy reliable plants, even in dry weather. Autumn sowings should be grown under cloches or in a cold greenhouse for overwintering, but can be harvested in spring for early salads. Height: 15 cm . Spread: 30 cm.

    Per Packet
    NZ$ 5.00
  • Cos Lettuce 'Little Gem' is one of the earliest varieties to mature, producing small compact plants which are packed with a crisp, sweet heart. Excellent cultivar grows well under cloches and also has excellent root aphid resistance making it a gardener's favourite. Height and spread: 20cm.

    Per Packet
    NZ$ 5.50
  • Liven up any salad bowl with these attractive and tasty varieties. As with all our Seeds all are organically grown giving better taste.

    Per Packet
    NZ$ 5.50
  • A mixture of spicy leaves including rocket and mizuna and mustard. Very easy to grow, ideal if you garden with kids or if you are a beginner. Great addition to mixed salads, together with our oriental salad leaves mix and some other lettuce seeds, you can have a great mixture of leaves ready to pick in just 30 days and as a cut and come again crop will produce fresh greens throughout the summer months.

    Per Packet
    NZ$ 5.50
  • Red Choi has attractive purple/red leaves, the leaves have green underside and green stems. Great addition to stir fries, or to leaf salads when picked young. Adds interest to baby leaf mixes. The leaves get darker in cooler weather conditions.

    Per Packet
    NZ$ 5.50
  • Early Cos Lettuce with heavy, erect, big heads. It can reach kg 3. Leaves are broad, yellow green with white rib.

    Per Packet
    NZ$ 5.50
  • A very popular, easy to grow and reliable variety, Spinach Medania produces an abundance of dark green leaves. Long standing if grown in good, moist soil which is kept watered during dry weather. Spinach Medania is ideal for successional sowing to give a longer cropping period. Broad, deep green leaves; ideal for freezing. Popeye was right, you can eat no better vegetable than spinach. Rich In vitamins A and C, beta-carotene, lutein and dietary fibre.

    Per Packet
    NZ$ 5.00
  • White Lisbon Spring Onion Seeds

    This variety, White Lisbon, is very quick cropping traditional salad onion with white stems and bright green tops. Can be sown from early spring, in the summer and in the autumn too. Very hardy spring onion, can be overwintered under cloches, in protected areas. Onions have anti-bacterial and antiseptic properties, and also believed to lower blood pressure.

    Per Packet
    NZ$ 4.00
  • Days To Germination: 7-14 days. Days To Harvest: 30-75 days. Planting Depth: 1/8 inch. Spacing, Seed: ' inch. Spacing, Row: 12-18 inches. Spacing, Plant: 10-12 inches. Light: Sunny Location.

    Lettuce is hardy and can be planted as soon as the soil can be worked. Can be direct seeded to a depth of 1/8 inch, and firm soil gently. Can be started indoors 2 to 3 weeks before last frost. Also can be sown in the autumn for a late harvest.

    When seedlings are 1 to 2 inches high, thin/transplant to 10 to 12 inches apart. Replant thinned plants. Harvest with scissors 1 inch above soil line when plants are 4 to 6 inches high. Most varieties will grow back.
    Sow every 2-3 weeks for a continuous supply of fresh lettuce. In dry weather, keep soil moist and during germination. Grows best in cooler weather.

    Per Packet
    NZ$ 8.00
  • Endive Encornet de Bordeaux Seeds are the fine old French heirloom variety with large broad leaves. Extremely hardy, making it particularly suitable for early spring sowing directly into the ground, and lasting well for picking into autumn and winter.

    Per Packet
    NZ$ 5.50
  • Broad bulky heads with dark green, very serrated outer leaves and creamy white hearts. Cropping throughout the year.

    Per Packet
    NZ$ 5.00
  • Dwarf habit with closely curled leaves. A superb source of tasty and highly nutritious autumn, winter and spring 'greens'. Resistant to very bad winter conditions.

    Per Packet
    NZ$ 5.50
  • Is an Italian type of curly kale sometimes known as Black Russian. It bears long, tight, heavily blistered leaves of dark green.

    Over wintered for spring cropping when there is very little other vegetables available.

    A very popular variety. Per Packet
    NZ$ 5.50
  • Is an early maturing purple variety with round shaped stems and good quality, delicate flesh. Maturity time from sowing to harvest is typically 75-80 days.

    Kohl Rabi is a fairly quick crop to grow and you can start picking from when the bulb is larger than 5cm in size.

    Per Packet
    NZ$ 3.50
  • Also known as Tuscan, dinosaur kale (or dino kale), Italian kale, black palm, palm, and black kale, has a deep green color, pebbly skin, and soft, flat, elongated leaves. It is native to Italy (with darker varieties called 'cavolo nero'), with a much sweeter and milder flavor. These seeds are the original variety. The stems are also softer and thinner and can be enjoyed right along with the leaves.

    Per Packet
    NZ$ 5.50
  • 60 days. A delectably diminutive lettuce with buttery soft texture and sweet crispy flavor. Its size, at just 3-4 inches across (about the size of a tennis ball,) is a perfect single serving. Better yet, it is super easy to grow. With its impeccable flavor has been winning shape. We love this pint-sized variety for compact container gardens, raised beds, and multiple succession plantings.

    4-8 hours of Sun
    Sprouts in 7-10 Days
    Ideal Temperature: 60-80 Degrees F
    Seed Depth: 1/4"
    Plant Spacing: 8"
    Frost Hardy: Yes

    Per Packet
    NZ$ 6.00
  • This delicate butterhead is the crowned jewel of the heirloom garden. Tender yellow hearts are gently blushed rose, and the leaves are ethereally soft with the buttery sweet flavor signature of an old-fashioned butterhead type. Manageable medium-sized heads with early maturation and silky soft leaves.

    Plant early in spring or in fall for a treat that gourmet chefs love; matures in about 50 days for full loose butterheads, or less for baby greens. This variety is high in vitamin A.

    4-8 hours of Sun
    Sprouts in 7-10 Days
    Ideal Temperature: 60-80 Degrees F
    Seed Depth: 1/4"
    Plant Spacing: 8"
    Frost Hardy: Yes
    Lactuca sativa

    Growing Tips: Sow in thick bands for baby greens or space farther apart for head lettuce. Best grown as a spring or fall crop in most areas.

    Per Packet
    NZ$ 5.00
  • Sometimes labeled Canadian broccoli, is a purple-stemmed kale with flat, wide leaves and scraggly edges. The purple stems are somewhat fibrous, so it's best to remove them. That being said, the leaves have a mild, sweet, earthy flavor, which makes them a good choice to toss into salads too.

    Per Packet
    NZ$ 5.50
  • Rosy-scarlet with a white tip. The crunchy flesh has a pleasant flavour. Good value for slicing.

    Growing Information:

    Crops just 5'8 weeks from sowing. Sow thinly, 1cm deep in grooves drawn 15cm apart. Make first sowings in March, in a sheltered position.

    Per Packet
    NZ$ 5.00
  • With perfect rosette shaped heads, the loosely formed leaves are deep green kissed with ruby red accents at the leaf tips. It has the soft, tender, butter-textured leaves with sweet, succulent flavour typical of Butterhead lettuces.

    The crunchy sweet buttery heads grow to be fairly small, around 15cm or so, with open leaves and a small tight center head. They are quick to size up and are fully mature in around 52 days.

    Rougette de Montpelier is very hardy and resistant to frost. Good when planted in spring and great as an autumn crop, they have good resistance to low temperatures - even sub zero and hold well into winter.

    Per Packet
    NZ$ 6.50
  • The incredibly sweet flavored, firm textured roots each only 6-8 cms in diameter and can be pulled smaller. Its ideal raw in salads, soups and stir-fries and there is no bitter aftertaste. The flesh is clear and white.

    Per Packet
    NZ$ 5.50

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