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From the Southern Harvest Team  xxoo

 

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 winter-bare 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!

WA customers please see the Quarantine page.

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).

What's new or back in stock

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1 pkt
A$3.50
Botanical Name
Brassica rapa (pekinensis grp)

An easy to grow green leafed Chinese cabbage with a creamy yellow blanched interior. It has a delicious sweet, tangy, juicy flavour that can be used in stir fries, steamed, pickled or raw. Can be sown over a long period. The best flavours and it is slower to bolt when grown through the cooler months. Heads will store up to 6 weeks in the fridge. 300 seeds.

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1 pkt
A$3.50
Botanical Name
Brassica rapa Jap. Group

These Japanese greens belong to the Oriental brassicas and will supply you with spicy salad leaves over winter and spring.This very attractive, deeply dissected foliage grows well in ordinary soil with plenty of moisture. Good for inter-cropping with sweet corn, asparagus or artichokes. Can be sown from early spring until late autumn. 500 seeds

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1 pkt
A$3.50
Botanical Name
Brassica rapa Jap. Group

These Japanese greens belong to the oriental brassicas and will supply you with spicy salad leaves over winter and spring.This very attractive, deeply dissected foliage grows well in ordinary soil with plenty of moisture. Good for inter-cropping with sweet corn, asparagus or artichokes. Can be sown from early spring until late autumn. 500 seeds



 

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1 pkt
A$3.50
Botanical Name
Brassica oleraceae

Do not waste any of this plant!! Use the leaves, flower buds and thick succulent stems in stir fries, steamed, raw..... Used extensively in Asian cooking. Grows like broccoli but with smaller heads and much faster growing. After the first harvest many side shoots form allowing for an extended harvest period. 1 Pkt = 100 seeds.

Hierloom
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1 pkt
A$3.50
Botanical Name
Beta vulgaris

This white-stemmed silverbeet is a prolific and tasty vegetable that is easy to grow and thrives year round, ensuring that you get your winter greens. A local favourite as it is dependable throughout the coldest months. A vigorous vegie that needs good drainage, fertile soil and plenty of space. Use in pies, steamed, stocks or stir fries. 150 seeds.

Sowing Periods
Cool Climate Periods
Sep 1st to Feb 27th
Temperate Climate Periods
Sep 1st to Mar 31st
Tropical & Sub-Tropical Climate Periods
Jan 1st to Dec 31st
1 pkt
A$3.50
Botanical Name
Pisum sativum macrocarpon

A high yielding climbing snow pea (to 2m) with sweet, tender snow peas that are ideal raw, steamed or used in stir fries. The harvest period is one of the longest for snow peas. The young growing tips can also be used in stir fries. Easily grown in cooler areas. Strong resistance to powdery mildew. 1 Packet = 100 seeds.

Sowing Periods
Cool Climate Periods
Aug 1st to Oct 31st
Temperate Climate Periods
Mar 1st to Aug 31st
Tropical & Sub-Tropical Climate Periods
Mar 1st to Jun 30th
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1 pkt
A$3.50
Botanical Name
Eruca sativa

A delicious, spicy plant, with oak leaf shaped foliage, very popular in Mediterranean salad dishes. Keep picking the leaves to promote regrowth until they start flowering and let the plant self seed for the next harvest. This annual, frost hardy vegetable is easily grown over the cooler months and very good for inter-cropping with other plants. Bulk seed available at about 400 seeds/gram. 500 seeds/pkt.


 

Organic
Sowing Periods
Cool Climate Periods
Aug 1st to Apr 30th
Temperate Climate Periods
Aug 1st to Jun 30th
Apr 1st to Jul 31st
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1 pkt
A$3.50
Botanical Name
Phaseolus vulgaris

With a long harvest period and excellent flavour is it any ‘wonder’ that this heirloom variety has been popular with gardeners since the 1850’s. A climbing variety (to 2.2m) with oval green beans (15-20cm) that can be eaten fresh, cooked or frozen. Harvest beans young and often to maintain yield. 80 seeds.

Sowing Periods
Cool Climate Periods
Oct 1st to Dec 31st
Temperate Climate Periods
Sep 1st to Feb 28th
Tropical & Sub-Tropical Climate Periods
Jan 1st to Dec 31st
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1 pkt
A$3.50
Botanical Name
Phaseolus vulgaris

A heavy producing, green, climbing variety with rounded pods up to 20cm long and white, long seeds. It will need a tall trellis or long poles to grow on. Beans want plenty of water and a sunny position, frost-free position and should be picked young and regularly to promote new flowers. 80 seeds. Bulk seed available.
 

Sowing Periods
Cool Climate Periods
Oct 1st to Dec 31st
Temperate Climate Periods
Sep 1st to Feb 28th
Tropical & Sub-Tropical Climate Periods
Jan 1st to Dec 31st
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1 pkt
A$3.50
Botanical Name
Phaseolus vulgaris

This prolific, climbing variety has straight, flat, purple pods up to 20cm long, turning green when cooked. A good type for cooler climates in small areas, where it will need a tall trellis or long poles to grow on. Beans want plenty of water and a sunny position and should be picked young and regularly to promote new flowers. 1 Packet = 80 seeds. Bulk seed available.
 

Organic
Sowing Periods
Cool Climate Periods
Oct 1st to Dec 31st
Temperate Climate Periods
Sep 1st to Feb 28th
Tropical & Sub-Tropical Climate Periods
Jan 1st to Dec 31st