Fill lunchboxes with homegrown goodness and enjoy plenty of small yet tasty snacks fresh from the garden!
'Tiny Tim' Tomatoes
These miniature heirloom tomatoes are ideal for small-space gardeners or those looking to fill in sunny garden beds.
‘Tiny Tim’ tomatoes are quick-growing, low-maintenance and produce lots of tiny tasty fruits for you to snack on all season - need we say more!
For more, follow our Tomato Growing Guide.
For bite-sized goodness, Thumbelina Carrots are as sweet and delicious as they are cute and miniature. Roughly the size of a golf ball, these mini carrots are perfect for stews, snacking or salads - with no peeling required!
Thumbelinas grow especially well in container gardens or pots filled with Scotts Osmocote Plus Organics Tomato, Vegetable & Herb Potting Mix.
Resembling a grape-sized watermelon and tasting like cucumber with a hint of lime - you can’t go past growing cute and crunchy cucamelon at home!
In fact, cucamelons are becoming increasingly popular in Aussie backyards as they’re relatively easy to grow and rarely troubled by pests and diseases. It's worthwhile to mix through plenty of Scotts Osmocote Compost before planting to ensure nutrient-rich soil.
The citrus tang of cucamelons intensifies as they age on the vine, so pick them young if you prefer a sweeter taste.
Patty Pan Squash
Patty Pan squashes are a Summer veggie that grows as a bush, not a vine-like other common squash. Not only are they fun and cute in size, but they’re also fast-growing and are ready to harvest only 5-7 weeks from planting.
Patty Pan squash are at their best when the skin is still soft and thin, so there is no need to peel them before you enjoy them in the kitchen or fresh from the garden!
Get started with our Patty Pan Squash Growing Guide.
Little Gem Lettuce
Little Gem lettuce is a go-to variety for small space gardeners of all skill levels. It’s easy and quick to grow, as well as, tasty and nutritious!
You can grow them as a cut-and-come-again crop or enjoy them in full once they’ve matured.
Handy Hint: To ensure quick regrowth and avoid overstressing the plant, cut the outer leaves about 3cm above the crown and try not to pick too many leaves at once!
If you’re looking for the perfect mini beet - you’ve found it! Babybeats are perfectly round, grow great in small, partly shady spaces and are one of the earliest beet varieties to harvest.
Like most beets, they grow best in cool to warm climates, just avoid planting in the peak of Summer or the wet season. Enjoy babybeats from root to tip, fresh, roasted, pickled or sauteed!
See our Beetroot Growing Guide for more.
'Jack Be Little' Pumpkin
Only growing up to 6-8cm across in size, ‘Jack Be Little’ pumpkins are undeniably cute. Not only do they make for great Halloween decorations, but they’re quite tasty and are often enjoyed roasted as a whole or for stuffing or soups!
If you’re limited on space, you can grow ‘Jack Be Littles’ in a large container or train the vine up a trellis or fence.