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Welcome to Southern Harvest.
We are a family-run business that is all about growing - growing healthy, interesting food to share with family and friends, as well as native and cottage plants that bring colour, fragrance and habitat to the garden. Southern Harvest supplies you with quality cottage garden, native and vegetable and herb packet seed, with speedy service and advice.

Nestled on 5 acres at the foothills of Mt Wellington in southern Tasmania, our winters are cold with regular frosts, so we value (and specialise in) plants for cool climates. We know the pleasure and reward of growing a bit of colour for the winterbare garden, as well as having something to take straight from the garden to the kitchen on those dark winter nights. Our daughters, Poppy and Bea, who inspired our logo, are a constant reminder of the joy and good health that gardens can bring to the young, the old and everyone between. We also grow organic garlic that we sell through Salamanca Market or over the internet. We stock a wide range of seeds both old and new varieties, we especially love heirloom (or heritage) seeds and the history associated with them.

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We look forward to meeting some of you at the Salamanca Market stall (Site 98- opposite the steps of the Supreme Court). Happy gardening!

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We have many wonderful photos on our website. Some of the photos are taken by Heinz Ahlemeyer if you are interested in purchasing the rights to the photo please contact us (seeds@southernharvest.com.au) or Heinz (heinzsightphotos@gmail.com).

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Lettuce 'Velvet Red' - Lactuca sativa
Lettuce 'Velvet Red'

An unusual lettuce with crisp, deep red leaves that have green undersides. While this lettuce has ornamental value, with the wavy dark red leaves, it is a great addition to the garden as it is slow to bolt in summer. This loose leafed lettuce can be used as a ‘cut and come again’ or harvested when mature. A delicate flavour from baby leaf to mature. 600 seeds.

Spinach ‘Seaside’ F1 - Spinacea oleracea
Spinach ‘Seaside’ F1

A baby leaf variety that is suitable for growing year round. Seaside is a high yielding plant that produces, smooth, thick, succulent leaves. It handles cool winters and is slow to bolt in summer. The plant has an upright habit, for easy harvest and produces dark green leaves that are highly nutritious. It has good resistance to downy mildew. 250 seeds.

Lettuce ‘Apache’ - Lactuca sativa
Lettuce ‘Apache’

A striking lettuce with thick deep red to purple outer leaves and a loose head. Adds a great contrast to a salad dominated by the ‘greenies’. While the outer leaves are a dark colour, the mature heart has green leaves & is crisp & sweet. A versatile lettuce that can be grown through summer (slow to bolt) & winter, where can of put on growth. Pick and come again or harvest mature head. 600 seeds.

Lettuce ‘Tango’ - Lactuca sativa
Lettuce ‘Tango’

A perfect ‘cut and come again’ lettuce with deeply lobed, curl/ frilly leaves. The green leaves are perfect in salads due to its loft/bulk and ability to hold up to heavy lashings of salad dressing! The rosettes stay tight and upright, making them easy to harvest. An oak leaf style variety. 600 seeds.

Lettuce ‘Reine des Glaces’ - Lactuca sativa
Lettuce ‘Reine des Glaces’

A French heirloom whose name translates as Queen of the Ice. It is indeed a regal iceberg style lettuce with attractive lacy, dark green outer leaves. It has excellent flavour and crunch. While an iceberg style with fancy, spikey leaves it is a bit smaller and the leaves are less densely wrapped. 600 seeds.

Lettuce ‘Michelle’ - Lactuca sativa
Lettuce ‘Michelle’

A crisp Batavian style lettuce that has thick, crunchy, red tinged leaves. This French Heirloom handles both summer and winter. ‘Michelle’ has a fine flavour that does not easily go bitter. Cooler weather brings out an attractive red tinge on the leaves, during summer the leaves stay mostly green. 600 seeds.

BEAN BORLOTTI ‘Red Rooster’ - Phaseolus vulgaris
BEAN BORLOTTI ‘Red Rooster’

A colourful bean with cranberry and cream mottling on the pod and seed. The young stringless pods are edible. Or let the beans mature on plant, harvest and dry in warm airy spot out of the sun. Shell the dry seed and store in an airtight container for up to 2 years. Use dried beans in soups, Mexican dishes, homemade baked beans...endless recipes!! A bush bean to 50 cm. 60 seeds.

PEAS  -  SNOW Oregon Giant ‘Snowman’ - Pisum sativum macrocarpon
PEAS - SNOW Oregon Giant ‘Snowman’

This very tall, climbing Snow Pea is a reliable, prolific producer of juicy, sweet 10cm long pods. Grown on a trellis or net these white flowering, climbing peas are a good variety for small areas and childrens’ vegetable gardens. Peas need well drained, limed soil and should be watered well over the summer months. They grow easily in cooler climates and will improve your garden soil. 1 Packet = 80 seeds. Bulk seed available.

 

Kale ‘Dwarf Green Curled’ - Brassica oleracea L. var. acephala
Kale ‘Dwarf Green Curled’

One of favourite kales with thick and fleshy green leaves that are heavily curled, so there is plenty of healthy substance to every mouthful. Easily grown in the vegetable garden or as an ornamental foliage plant, it is a delicious winter vegetable, Young, tender leaves can be used raw in salads. Mature leaves can be used in stir fries, pies, soups, steamed or for a full flavoured palak paneer. Steam and freeze leaves for later use. Similar to the Dwarf Blue Kale, the leaves are just greener in colour. 500 Seeds.

Cabbage 'Copenhagen Market' - Brassica oleracea (capitata group)
Cabbage 'Copenhagen Market'

A popular heirloom with a dense, round head that grows to 2 - 2.5 kg at maturity. Great flavour and can be eaten cooked or raw in coleslaws. Early maturing. Perfect for smaller gardens due to its compact nature. 300 seeds.

BROCCOLI ‘Purple Sprouting’ - Brassica oleracea var. Italic
BROCCOLI ‘Purple Sprouting’

A hardy variety that grows to 90 cm and produces numerous small deep purple heads for an extended harvest in late winter and early spring. A biennial variety that needs to overwinter before forming its edible flower heads from August to October . Great in stir fries or steamed. 400 seeds.
 

Sweet Corn ‘Polaris’ F1  - Zea mays
Sweet Corn ‘Polaris’ F1

A bi-coloured variety of super sweet corn. Produces super sweet cobs with yellow and white kernals. Cobs are 20-22 cm long and the plant can grow upto 2m in height. Eat freshly picked (steamed, boiled or BBQ’d) or freeze to eat over an extended period. Treated Seed. 40 seeds.

CAPSICUM ‘Italia’ - Capsicum annuum
CAPSICUM ‘Italia’

An Italian style capsicum that is early, very productive and suitable for cooler climates. A sweet capsicum that is 20 cm long and 5-7 cm wide at the shoulders. Fruit ripens from green to a dark crimson red. Plant in a sheltered spot with full sun to maximise the early yields. 15 seeds.

ANISE HYSSOP - Agastache foeniculum
ANISE HYSSOP

A long flowering hardy perennial that bares dense spikes of blue flowers with violet bracts. The leaves and seeds have an aniseed flavour and can be used raw in salads, cooked (in cakes or muffins) or steeped for a tea. The seed heads can be dried and used in flower arrangements. A native of North America. 100 seeds.
 

OREGANO, Greek - Origanum vulgare subsp. hirtum
OREGANO, Greek

Not your average oregano, this Greek variety gives the fullest flavour and aroma to pizzas, pastas and other Mediterranean dishes. The flavour is so intense fresh leaves will numb the mouth. Characteristic dark green leaves and pretty white flowers make this perennial herb great for pots. Drought and frost hardy once established. 300 seeds.
 

ORNAMENTAL KALE ‘Sunset’ - Brassica oleracea 'Sunset'
ORNAMENTAL KALE ‘Sunset’

Ornamental kale provides something unique and unusual for the garden or bouquets. Florists love these attractive small headed leaf cabbages. Best grown in places where the temperature drops below 10˚C, so ideal for autumn and winter. ‘Sunset’ has red centre with dark outer leaves. 20 seeds.