For Your Wok seed mix
For Your Wok is a seed mix for growing a range of leafy greens in your backyard for your wok or a range of meals. Easy to grow and highly versatile. Can be grown in a garden or in a pot all year round.
Please note: There are strict quarantine rules for the importing of seed and plants into Australian states. The rules are essential to reduce the risks of diseases and pests being introduced or becoming a significant issue. Poultry Patch sources their seed from companies that take their responsibilities seriously and do not treat their products with chemical insecticides or fungicides. Because of this, some seeds cannot be transported into some states of Australia as the security certificates needed to do so cannot be attained.
Therefore unfortunately our seed mixes cannot be sent to Western Australia or Tasmania.
Kale 'Dwarf Siberian Improved' @
Dwarf Siberian is a highly productive Russian kale variety that has purple-tinted, bluish-green leaves with frilled edges. Frost tolerant and excels in cold weather. 7-9 weeks to harvest.
Scientific Name: Brassica oleracea
Common Name: Kale 'Dwarf Siberian'
Dwarf Siberian is a Russian heirloom kale, meaning it's extra cold hardy but will also grow well in temperate conditions.
Dwarf Siberian kale has large, thick green leaves that make an excellent cooked green vegetable in stir fries. Young leaves are more tender and can be added raw to salads and sandwiches. The leaves of this variety can be sliced and made into kale chips or blended into a healthy green smoothie. Kale freezes well if you have a bumper crop and cannot use it all in time.
Grow Dwarf Siberian kale in full sun or light shade. Dig through plenty of organic fertiliser, well rotted manure and/or compost through the soil prior to planting for rapid growth. Plant in free draining soil to prevent root rot, but water regularly and mulch plants well to keep their root systems cool and moist. Dig gypsum through the soil if it is too heavy with clay particles. This heirloom variety is both resistant to bolting and tolerant of frosts.
When To Sow:
Plant Dwarf Siberian kale seeds from February to May in cooler, temperate and subtropical regions of Australia. Dwarf Siberian kale will not grow well in tropical regions of Australia.
How To Sow:
Sow Dwarf Siberian kale seeds 6mm deep spacing plants about 40cm apart to allow plenty of room for growth.
Dwarf Siberian kale seeds take between 7 and 14 days to germinate once sown.
Silverbeet 'Perpetual' @
Perpetual Spinach is not a spinach at all but actually a type of chard with short stems and large leaf blades. Perpetual Spinach is longer lived and more bolt resistant than traditional spinach varieties. Highly productive, cut and come again. 7-8 weeks to harvest. Each packet contains 50 seeds.
Scientific Name: Beta vulgaris subsp. vulgaris
Common Name: Silverbeet 'Perpetual Spinach', Perpetual Chard
Perpetual Spinach is a traditional, open-pollinated silverbeet variety likely originating from England. It was listed in seed catalogs for sale from the 1800's onwards but was commonly grown by English gardeners before this time.
The flavour of perpetual spinach is closer to the taste of true English spinach than other varieties of silverbeet. Young leaves are delicious raw in salads and sandwiches. Older leaves can be steamed and eaten as a leafy green vegetable or used as an alternative for true spinach in any dish that calls for it.
Perpetual Spinach is a heavy feeder so growing beds should have a decent amount of compost, organic fertiliser, worm castings or well-rotted manures dug through them prior to planting. Mulch well around Perpetual Spinach plants with sugar cane mulch to reduce competition from weeds and keep their root system cool and moist. Each perpetual spinach seed is actually a dried cluster containing multiple individual seeds, you will need to thin plants to the strongest seedling per cluster if more than one seed germinates. Choose a growing site in a full sun or lightly shaded location. Water Perpetual Spinach regularly as plants will suffer if the soil is allowed to fully dry out.
When To Sow:
Sow Perpetual Spinach any time of the year in subtropical and tropical regions of Australia. In temperate regions of Australia sow Perpetual Spinach seeds from September to May.
How To Sow:
Sow Perpetual Spinach seeds 2cm deep spacing plants about 30cm apart to allow room to grow.
Perpetual Spinach seeds take between 8 and 10 days to germinate once planted.
Spinach English 'American Curled' @
syn. 'American Long Standing'
'American Curled' is a heirloom spinach with thick, deep green, savoyed (crumpled) leaves. It has a fine flavour and is very tender. It is hardy, heat and drought resistant and very slow to bolt. Also suitable for use as a microgreen and for baby spinach. Days to harvest: 43 - 55.
* = Organic Seed
@ = untreated seed
Choy Sum (Chinese Cabbage)
Thick green leaves with light green stems, round open leaves, fast growing. Suitable for tropical conditions. Heavy yields after 40 days. Sow spring to autumn.
Brassica oleracea var. capitata
Possibly the most ancient of today's vegetables; cultivated for over 4000 years. Stores well in cool humid conditions. Likes rich well drained soil with pH above 6.0 and sunny position, keep well-watered. Will cross-pollinate with other Brassicas to keep seed pure grow only one Brassica. Sow early spring, end of summer to winter, mature plants tolerate frost.
Pak Choi (Kwang Moon, white stem)
White stemmed open-leaved. Fast growing. Rich in vitamin A, B and C. Eat raw in salads or cooked as other cabbages. Harvests over long period. Sow autumn also after last frost. 45-60 days.
Brassica oleracea var. capitata
Possibly the most ancient of today's vegetables; cultivated for over 4000 years. Stores well in cool humid conditions. Likes rich well drained soil with pH above 6.0 and sunny position, keep well watered. Will cross-pollinate with other Brassicas to keep seed pure grow only one Brassica. Sow early spring, end of summer to winter, mature plants tolerate frost.