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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!

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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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1 pkt
A$3.50
Botanical Name
Zea mays

Super Sweet Variety
One of the sweetest varieties of corn around. This variety is a strong grower and normally produces 2 cobs per plant. The cobs are well filled and grow to 19-20 cm in length. Eat freshly picked (steamed, boiled or BBQ’d) or freeze to eat over an extended period. Treated Seed. 6-8 sds/gram. 1 pkt = 40 seeds.
 

Sowing Periods
Cool Climate Periods
Sep 1st to Dec 31st
Temperate Climate Periods
Sep 1st to Jan 31st
Tropical & Sub-Tropical Climate Periods
Jan 1st to Dec 31st
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1 pkt
A$3.50
Botanical Name
Cucumis sativas

A versatile cucumber that can be used in raw salads or for pickling. A high yielding, early variety that is even suited to cooler climates.Bears medium-dark green fruits with black spines that can be picked at 5-8 cms for gherkins or at 10-14 cm for eating fresh. Compost well, water regularly and pick frequently to maintain a good, healthy crop.. 15 seeds.

Organic
Sowing Periods
Cool Climate Periods
Sep 1st to Nov 30th
Temperate Climate Periods
Aug 1st to Dec 31st
Tropical & Sub-Tropical Climate Periods
Jan 1st to Dec 31st
1 pkt
A$3.50
Botanical Name
Brassica oleracea (gemmifera group)

An heirloom brussel sprout that was the main commercial variety used until hybrids became the preferred varieties. A compact bush that produces sprouts 3-4 cm across over a long period. 150 seeds.
 

Sowing Periods
Cool Climate Periods
Dec 1st to Jan 31st
Temperate Climate Periods
Dec 1st to Apr 30th
Tropical & Sub-Tropical Climate Periods
Feb 1st to May 30th
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1 pkt
A$3.50
Botanical Name
Anthriscus cerefolium

With a delicate aniseed flavour, this herb is delicious in salad mixes or with chicken, eggs and fish and an essential ingredient in the classic French seasoning fines herbes. A hardy annual, it grows about 60cm in height and spread. Can be grown in pots. Grows rapidly in spring and autumn, but does not like extreme heat or cold. It prefers a cool, moist, shaded spot in well-drained soil. 250 seeds.
 

Organic
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1 pkt
A$3.50
Botanical Name
Cucurbita maxima

A popular smaller pumpkin with dry flesh and excellent storage. A smaller bush that produces numerous blue-grey skinned pumpkins (15-20 cm across) and weighing up to 2 kg. The deep orange flesh is sweet and excellent for roasting, soups, pies and steaming. Originated in USA. 10 seeds.

Sowing Periods
Cool Climate Periods
Sep 1st to Nov 30th
Temperate Climate Periods
Sep 1st to Jan 31st
Tropical & Sub-Tropical Climate Periods
Jan 1st to Dec 31st
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1 pkt
A$3.50
Botanical Name
Cucurbita maxima

Also known as a Kent. It produces large fruit to 4 kg with bright orange-yellow flesh with a patchwork of grey-green skin. It has a nutty sweet excellent flavour and stores well. A popular heirloom variety in warmer parts of Australia as it has a long maturing period. Treated seed. 12 seeds.

Sowing Periods
Cool Climate Periods
Sep 1st to Nov 30th
Temperate Climate Periods
Sep 1st to Jan 31st
Tropical & Sub-Tropical Climate Periods
Jan 1st to Dec 31st
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1 pkt
A$3.50
Botanical Name
Cucurbita pepo

A Lebanese zucchini with a sweet nutty flavour. The light green, tapered fruits are best pick 8-14 cm long for the best flavour, but they do maintain flavour when larger as well. Use in stir fries, zucchini slice, pickled, steamed or stuffed. The earliest and longest cropping zucchinis we have come across. 10 seeds. Treated seed.
 

Sowing Periods
Cool Climate Periods
Sep 1st to Dec 31st
Temperate Climate Periods
Aug 1st to Jan 31st
Tropical & Sub-Tropical Climate Periods
Jan 1st to Dec 31st
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1 pkt
A$3.50
Botanical Name
Brassica oleracea '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.

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1 pkt
A$3.50
Botanical Name
Brassica oleracea 'Sunrise'

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. ‘Sunrise’ has creamy white leaves with a light pink centre. 20 seeds.

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1 pkt
A$3.50
Botanical Name
Sanguisorba officinalis

This clump-forming perennial has oblong leaves and dense, maroon flower spikes in summer and autumn. Its mildly flavoured leaves add a cucumber taste to salads.
Native to northern hemisphere grasslands and grassy banks, it’s ideal for erosion-prone areas. Used for years in Chinese medicine to treat burns and skin ailments. Grow in sun or partial shade in moderately fertile soil that is reliably moist. 40 seeds.
Not to W.A.