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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

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
Cucurbita maxima

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

The classic French round, stringless beans to 15 cm long. A bush variety with green pods with purple seeds are tasty with a great crunch, eat them raw or cooked. This variety grows to 50cm, yields well and has good disease resistance. Pick young pods regularly to promote a longer harvest. 1 Packet = 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
Raphanus sativus

A colourful range of round, crisp salad radishes. These mild radish have white flesh and skin colours of red, purple and white, making any radish dish a delight to the eye and taste buds. Great raw in salads or lightly stir-fried with olive oil, sea salt and parsley. 130 seeds.

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

This early sweet, large-podded snow pea is a shorter, bush (90 cm) variety with delicious flat pods. A high-yielding type with white flowers, it is ideal for small areas and children’s vegetable gardens. They grow successfully in cooler climates and will improve your garden soil. Use in stir-fries or raw in salads. 100 seeds.

Frost Resilience
Frost Hardy
Lifespan
Annual
Sowing Instructions
Soak seeds in water for 6-8 hours before sowing direct to garden. Pea seed germinates in cold, well drained soil. Sow seed every 3 weeks for a continuous supply of peas into summer. In frost-free areas sow anytime in autumn and winter.
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
Rumex acetosa

An attractive plant that is at home in the vegetable and ornamental garden. A tough, hardy perennial that grows to 40 cm high, making it an ideal border plant. The bright green leaves have deep red ribbing and a sour, lemon-flavour. For the kitchen the tender young leaves can be used raw. As the plants mature use cook like spinach or stir fry. Cut back to encourage young growth.100 seeds.

Organic
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1 pkt
A$3.50
Botanical Name
Nepeta mussini

This useful, evergreen, edging plant has aromatic spikes of small lavender coloured flowers. The leaves are loved by cats. A hardy perennial groundcover that has a long flowering period over summer, extended by deadheading old flowers. It has cool grey-blue foliage and likes well-drained soil. Young leaves have a mint flavour and can be used in salads or for herbal tea. Divide in spring or autumn. 150 seeds.

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1 pkt
A$3.50
Botanical Name
Daviesia latifolia

An attractive shrub (2 m x 1.5 m) that produces loose heads of bright yellow and brownish-orange pea flowers that are an excellent nectar source for native birds, bees, insects and butterfly. A great screening plant that can be pruned to shape. Handles a range of well-drained soils. Frost, drought and wind hardy. Handles full sun and part shade. 40 seeds.

Drought Resistant
Frost Resilience
Frost Hardy
Lifespan
Perennial
Climate
Cold
Temperate
Hot Arid
Tropics/SubTropics
GermType
Hot water treatment
Germination Period (days)
35
Sow Method
Transplant
Sowing Instructions
To break dormancy soak seed in near-boiling water for about 30 seconds, before cooling rapidly under flowing cold water. Sow into a pot, cover seed with 3-5 mm of potting mix. Transplant into position when plant 10+ cm. Germinates in 3-6 weeks.
Height
2 m
Spacing/Spread
1 m
Sowing Periods
Cool Climate Periods
Sep 1st to Nov 30th
Mar 1st to Apr 30th
Temperate Climate Periods
Aug 1st to Nov 30th
Apr 1st to Apr 30th
Tropical & Sub-Tropical Climate Periods
Apr 1st to Aug 31st
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1 pkt
A$3.50
Botanical Name
Monarda didyma

Beebalm is a hardy perennial growing to 110 cm & has a long history of medicinal use where both the flowers and leaves have been used. The mostly red flowers were used by North Americans Indians to make tea which were used in treatments for colds, stomach aches and insomnia. The edible flowers and aromatic leaves are also used as a culinary addition. As the name implies, Beebalm attracts bees and other beneficial insects. Used as a cut flower. 35 seeds.