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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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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
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1 pkt
A$3.50
Botanical Name
Campanula medium

These hardy, fast-growing biennials have branched, 80 cm stems with large bell-shaped, blue, pink or white flowers over the summer months. A great and long lasting cut flower (seed capsules can also be used). A tall border plant for any position in full sun/part shade and limy, fertile soil.  200 seeds.

Sunlight
Part
Frost Resilience
Frost Hardy
Lifespan
Biennial
Climate
Cold
Temperate
Germination Period (days)
14-21
Sow Method
Direct or Transplant
Height
60 cm
Spacing/Spread
30 cm
Row Space
30 cm
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A$3.50
Botanical Name
Allium ascalonicum

A true French shallot that is prized in French cooking for their excellent flavour. Used raw for flavouring red meat or salads; cooked in soups, stews and other ‘slow’ dishes; or simply pickled. Does not like wet ground, so raise beds and do not add too much manure/compost. Treated seed. 1 Packet = 200 seeds. Bulk seed available. Approx. 260 seeds per gram.

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A$3.50
Botanical Name
Zea mays

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.

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
Echinacea purpurea

This perennial produces stunning purple-pink flowers with wide, horizontal petals and large cone-shaped, copper-coloured centres flower for many weeks in summer and autumn. A perennial with a long blooming period and good drought and heat tolerance. One of the Echinacea’s to be used medicinally to helps boost the immune system. 50 seeds.
 

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1 pkt
A$3.50
Botanical Name
Capsicum annuum

Early! The earliest. And probably the most delicious and ‘sweet’ of all varieties that are adapted to growing outdoors in cooler areas. Upright plants that yield early and heavily with red fruit by mid-February (immature fruits are yellow). 10 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
Pisum sativum var. sativum

A very popular dwarf variety of sugar snap pea. It has a crisp flavour and does not need trellising as it grows to only 50 cm, great in windy spots or for the low maintenance gardener. The pods grow to 7-8 cm long and the plant has powdery mildew resistance. Grows well in cool climates and improves the soil. 70 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
Pisum sativum var. sativum

These popular peas are perfect for junior gardeners. Easy to grow with stringless, succulent, sweet pods that can be gobbled straight from the plant. A high yielding plant with pods that grow to 7-8 cm long. This variety grows to 1.5 m high when trellised. Peas need well-drained, limed soil. Grows well in cool climates and improves soil. 1 Packet = 70 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