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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!

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).

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1 pkt
A$3.50
Botanical Name
Brassica juncea

A favourite red mustard from Japan. The large purple tinted leaves have a mild mustard flavour when young and a bit more bite when older. The leaves, flowers and young seed pods are edible and can be used in salads, garnish, steamed or in stir-fries lightly cooked. A good looking plant in-situ to boost its appeal. Handles frost. 400 seeds.

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1 pkt
A$3.50
Botanical Name
Phaseolus vulgaris

This popular bush bean has 15-20cm long green, flat pods and attractive, long, deep red seeds. Best grown in double rows (45cm between rows and 10cm between plants) in spring and summer in intervals of 3 weeks to ensure continued supplies. Pick young pods regularly so they are stringless and to promote regrowth. 30 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
Lycopersicon esculentum

A yellow, pear shaped cocktail tomato, carrying lots of fruit over the summer months. Grows well in a container. Low in acid, but very tasty. 80 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
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1 pkt
A$3.50
Botanical Name
Lycopersicon esculentum

A miniature cocktail bush tomato with sweet, red fruit 2cm to 3cm in diameter. Excellent in containers or pots. Quickly maturing and often grown for (by) children. 40 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
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1 pkt
A$3.50
Botanical Name
Cobaea scandens

A vigorous, ‘plant and stand back’ vine with stunning, dark-purple, cup-shaped flowers year round. A great ‘quick fix’ for pergolas, ugly walls etc. Native to Mexico, it thrives in warm conditions, but tolerates cool climates, too. Can handle very light frosts. Prefers full sun.  10 seeds. Not to WA.

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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
Cucurbita pepo

This unusual and old fashioned french pumpkin variety has tough, orange skin with green and white stripes. The highly ornamental turban shaped fruit is also good for stuffing. Pumpkins grow well in organically rich and warm soils (or on top of a sunny compost heap). Regularly watered over summer this variety will be ready for harvest in approx. 100 days. 10 seeds

Organic
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
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 = 30 seeds.
 

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
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1 pkt
A$3.50
Botanical Name
Phaseolus vulgaris

A cold tolerant bush type with stringless, tasty round pods, up to 20cm long and a striking purple colour. Best grown in double rows (45cm between rows and 10cm between plants) in spring and summer in intervals of 3 weeks to ensure continued supplies. Pick young pods regularly to promote regrowth. 1 Packet = 30 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
Spinacea oleracea

A unique spinach that has attractive, sweet tasting red stems and veins contrasting the dark green leaves. An easy to grow spinach that can start to be harvested from in 4-6 weeks. Use baby and mature leaves in a pick and come again fashion. Crops over a long period if picked continuously. Add colour to your salads and stir fries. The red-veined colour is strongest in cooler month sowings (late winter/early spring and autumn). 100 seeds.

Sowing Periods
Cool Climate Periods
Aug 1st to May 31st
Temperate Climate Periods
Feb 1st to Aug 31st