Vegetable Seed Kit
A great way to learn about growing your own vegetables
From Seeds to Salads
The 'Love My Salad' seed kit is a great way to learn about growing your own vegetables. Be part of this exciting initiative that could produce a season’s worth of wonderful home grown vegetables to share and enjoy.
Sold as a kit with an information sheet that helps guide you how and when to plant along with some tricks and tips. The kit includes the following seeds*: 50 green and 50 red leaf lettuce; 250 each of baby spinach, rocket and Swiss chard, baby carrot, radish and baby beetroot seed; and 15 each of baby cucumber, mini capsicum and snack tomato, zucchini, rockmelon and watermelon.
Price: AUD$39.50 includes GST, express post and growing tips and tricks. Despatched within 3-5 business days.
*Seeds are supplied by Rijk Zwaan Australia Pty Ltd one of the leading suppliers of vegetable seeds to professional growers and a proud supporter of Love My Salad.
Available only to customers within Australia living in QLD, NSW, ACT, VIC, SA and NT. Orders for WA & TAS currently cannot be shipped currently due to quarantine restrictions in place.
50 seeds each
Everyone loves fresh lettuce. Your kit contains two Salanova lettuce varieties that will provide you with of fresh green and red lettuce leaves to harvest and enjoy. These lettuce varieties produce hundreds of baby-sized leaves that separate easily from the base with just one cut. Sow seeds directly spaced at 25 x 25cm. Harvest in 8-12 weeks.
250 seeds each
In this selection you will discover the joys of growing your own baby spinach, chard (photo) and rocket from scratch. 250 seeds would be enough to directly sow and cover around 1m2 for harvesting as baby leaves however you can sprinkle them along small rows about 12cm apart and let them grow bigger and spread your planting over the season. Experiment with what works for you. Younger leaves are great for salads. More mature leaves are good for cooking such as adding to stews and soups. Tip: The rocket seeds are very small so mix them with some dry sand to help you spread them more evenly.
250 seeds each
Everyone should experience the joy of pulling up home grown produce ready to wash and eat. Your radishes will be ready in 3 to 4 weeks, while the carrots and beetroots (photo) could take 3 to 4 months depending on the size you want to harvest. Directly sow the radish at around 30 seeds per metre along rows about 12cm apart. The carrots can be sown 75-100 seeds per metre along the rows 25 cms apart (you can thin them out if needed later). Sow the beetroot at 30 x 8cm spacings - or closer if you want to harvest them as baby beets.
15 seeds each
Who doesn't love to snack on home grown veggies. It's best to raise your cucumber (photo), tomato and capsicum seeds as young 'seedlings' in a small pot before planting out. You can buy special seed mix and pots from the garden centre or use left over egg cartons or yoghurt containers (make a small hole to drain the excess water). Fill with some seed raising mix and keep in a warm spot with good light and ventilation while the seeds germinate. Sow 1 or 2 seeds per pot, just a few millimetres deep, cover and keep just moist. Transplant young plants when they are ready, spaced at 25-30 cms apart and organise some stakes or a trellis for them to climb. These crops don't like the cold, so its best to plant when the weather starts to get warmer from spring to late summer.
15 seeds each
These vine crops are easy to grow and very rewarding. If you are in area that get frosts, or is cold, sow the seeds during spring and summer when the weather starts to get warmer. You can make small raised beds or mounds around 40-50 cms in diameter and sow 2-3 seeds at the top of each mound. Zucchini (photo) and rockmelons can be spaced at 30-40 cms apart while watermelons will need to be 75cms or more apart. The zucchini will be the quickest to harvest at around 6-8 weeks while the melons will take 10-14 weeks.