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Salsify   Saltbush   Silverbeet   Spinach  
We also have other leafy greens that require cooking.
Salsify 'Mammoth Sandwich Island' UT
Tragopogon porrifolius
Syn. Vegetable Oyster, due to its mild oyster-like flavour. A native of the Mediterranean, it has been cultivated for hundreds of years. It is a nutritious root vegetable with tapered roots 20 - 25 cm long with a creamy white skin and white flesh. Use in soups and stews, steamed or baked. It flowers and goes to seed in the 2nd year; flowers are ornamental and can make a nice display. It is easy to save seed for the next crop. It does best in cooler climates. Germination can be slow, preferred germination temperature is 10 - 20C. In cool areas sow seed in early spring, in warm areas sow late autumn. It is unlikely to do well in tropical areas. Days to harvest: 120 - dig as needed as it doesn't store well.
SS223approx. 100 seeds
Saltbush - Old Man UT
Atriplex nummularia
Saltbush is a native, sprawling evergreen shrub growing 3 x 3 m. The plant is tall and densely branched with grey leaves and inconspicuous flowers. It is suitable for arid areas and is highly drought resistant and salt tolerant. The young, tender leaves are edible and can be used in a range of ways in the kitchen if the plants are grown in good conditions. It is a useful fodder eaten readily by sheep and cattle. In arid, inland areas it can be used as an ornamental fire-retardant hedge around gardens. It prefers a well-drained alkaline clay soil in full sun, it is unlikely to do well in humid regions. It does best in areas with an average annual rainfall between 300 - 600 mm. Sow in autumn for young plants to be ready for spring planting. Seed germination is a low % and slow, taking approx. 21 days.
SS278approx. 35 seeds
Silverbeet syn. Chard
Beta vulgaris
Silverbeet grows in full sun in a rich well-drained soil with added compost. Sow autumn and early spring in temperate and subtropical areas; sow in the dry season in the tropics. In cold areas, avoid sowing in winter. In hot, humid areas, avoid growing over summer due to problems with fungal disease. In cooler areas silverbeet is a biennial (lives for 2 years) but it is relatively short-lived in hotter areas. Sow seed direct 10 - 15 mm deep. Space 30 - 40 cm apart. Keep well supplied with water and mulched. Using a seaweed spray regularly will help to keep diseases such as rust and leaf spot at bay. To harvest gently pull the outer leaves away from the plant. Cutting the stems and leaving a leaf stub can increase problems with disease.
Silverbeet 'Colour Mix' UT
syn. Rainbow Chard, Rainbow Silverbeet
A beautiful combination of green or bronze coloured leaves with stems in a rainbow of colours including red, pink, magenta, orange, gold and green to brighten up the vegetable garden. This mix makes a good addition to salad mix. It is hardy and drought resistant.
SS346approx. 100 seeds
SS336 No WA
Silverbeet 'Fordhook Giant' UT
Introduced in 1934, Fordhook Giant is vigorous and productive over a long period. The leaves are deep green and crumpled; the stems are broad and white. It tolerates light frost. Excellent in salad mix. Please be aware that the seedlings can show a pink blush on the stems but then will whiten as the plant reaches 10 cm.
SS241approx. 100 seeds
Silverbeet 'Lucullus' UT
'Lucullus' is an Italian heirloom silverbeet introduced around 1914, it was named after a Roman general who was famous for his vast gardens. The white stems contrast with heavily savoyed green leaves. A medium-sized silverbeet to 50 cm tall, it is highly productive and able to be 'cut and come again'. 'Lucullus' is particularly heat and cold tolerant and very easy to grow. It has been awarded the RHS Award of Garden Merit. Days to harvest: 52 - 55.
SS120approx. 100 seeds
SS392 No WA
Silverbeet 'Magenta Sunset' UT
The very attractive narrow dark pink stems and leaf veins contrast with the dark green leaves to brighten up the vegetable garden. It is productive with a mild flavour and able to be 'cut and come again'. Excellent as a microgreen and in salad mix, the young leaves are very tender and nearly smooth. It is hardy and drought resistant. Days to harvest: 28 days baby leaf; 55 days mature.
SS343approx. 100 seeds
Silverbeet 'Orange Fantasia' UT
This silverbeet produces good yields of shiny, crumpled mid-green leaves with brilliant orange stems. A medium-sized silverbeet to 45 cm tall, it is highly productive and able to be 'cut and come again'. The colour does not fade when cooked and is excellent as a microgreen and in a salad mix. It is hardy and drought resistant. Days to harvest: 30 days baby leaf; 65 days mature.
SS386approx. 100 seeds
Silverbeet 'Oriole' OG
The beautiful orange-yellow stems and leaf veins contrast with the lustrous green, crumpled leaves to brighten up the vegetable garden. A medium-sized silverbeet to 45 cm tall, it is highly productive and able to be 'cut and come again'. It holds its colour when cooked and is excellent as a microgreen and in a salad mix. It is hardy and drought resistant. Days to harvest: 30 days baby leaf; 60 days mature.
SS382approx. 50 seeds
Silverbeet 'Perpetual' UT
syn. Chard, Leaf Beet
A very long-lasting and tasty leaf vegetable but unfortunately not 'perpetual'. It does, however, resist bolting longer than any other silverbeet or spinach. The leaves are smoother than other silverbeet with narrower, greenish stems. It is tender with a taste more like true English Spinach. Very hardy and drought resistant. Days to harvest: 50.
SS190approx. 100 seeds
SS192 No WA
Silverbeet 'Ruby' OG
syn. Rhubarb Chard
A heirloom silverbeet with tender, deep crimson stems that contrast beautifully with its dark green, crumpled, large leaves. Too pretty to hide in the vegetable garden, try growing it among flowers. Highly productive and able to be 'cut and come again'. Excellent as a microgreen and in salad mix.
SS100approx. 100 seeds
Silverbeet 'Southern European' UT
'Southern European' is a 'perpetual spinach' type. It has very broad, light green leaves that are tender and far less stringy than other silverbeet. It is also sweeter in flavour. It is hardy, drought resistant and far more resistant to disease than other silverbeet in humid areas. It will self-sow readily, even in the subtropics.
SS102approx. 100 seeds
Spinacia oleracea
English spinach is a cool weather crop, it prefers a rich well-drained soil with added compost. Plant in full sun, keep well watered and mulch. Soak seed overnight before sowing. Sow autumn and winter, in cold areas sow early spring. Sow seed 1 cm deep, either directly where it is to grow or in seedling trays and keep moist. Space 20 cm apart in rows 30 cm apart. Harvest outer leaves continually to prevent bolting. Pick in the early morning for the best nutrition. Spinach is high in vitamins A, B and C, mineral salts and iron and can be eaten raw or cooked. Suitable for temperate areas, winter in subtropical areas only.
Spinach English 'Bloomsdale Long Standing' UT
A hardy spinach with broad, thick leaves that are lightly savoyed (crumpled) with a fine flavour. Also suitable for baby spinach.
SS358approx. 100 seeds
SS361 No WA
SS391 No WA
Spinach English 'Red Vein' UT
'Red Vein' is an English-style spinach with red-veined, glossy, dark green leaves on fairly upright plants. It has a fine flavour and is very tender. Also suitable for use as a microgreen and for baby spinach. Plants are slow to bolt and disease resistant. Please note this seed is an F1 hybrid and so is not suitable for seed saving. Days to harvest: 23 days baby leaf; 34 days mature.
SS234approx. 100 seeds
Spinach English 'Winter Giant' OG
A hardy, heavy yielding variety. It has glossy, extra large, dark-green lance-shaped, lightly crumpled leaves with a fine flavour and very tender. Also suitable for baby spinach.
SS107approx. 100 seeds
SS236 No WA
SS174 No WA
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UT untreated; no chemical fungicide, insecticide or rodenticide
edible flower petals to add colour, flavour and nutrition to meals
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H suitable for hot and humid growing conditions
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