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Thank you for your order or interest with Southern Harvest.
We are currently on our winter break.

The office will be minimally staffed until 5th August 2019, at which time we will be back in full swing.

We will still be taking internet orders to ensure that you do not miss out on your selected seed. 
Some internet orders will be sent out one day per week, so please expect a delay in receiving your order. All remaining orders will be posted out promptly once the office reopens. Thank you for your understanding.

   

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).

What's new or back in stock

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1 pkt
A$3.50
Botanical Name
Cucumis sativas

A lebanese style cucumber that also has great flavour when eaten fresh. A productive variety due to it mostly producing female flowers, so it is very important to plant another variety of cucumber to ensure good pollination! The cukes are green and grow to 10 cm long and 2-3cm wide and a vigorous vine. Originating from India. 30 seeds.

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
Cichorium endiva

The classic French frisée endive. A smaller endive with a great mild flavour that is essential to any great European salad mix. The green leaves are deeply serrated, with many blanched leaves at the heart. 100 seeds.

Sowing Periods
Cool Climate Periods
Sep 1st to Feb 27th
Temperate Climate Periods
Sep 1st to Apr 30th
Tropical & Sub-Tropical Climate Periods
Mar 1st to Jun 30th
1 pkt
A$3.50
Botanical Name
Cichorium endiva

The classic French frisée endive. A smaller endive with a great mild flavour that is essential to any great European salad mix. The green leaves are deeply serrated, with many blanched leaves at the heart. 100 seeds.

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1 pkt
A$3.90
Botanical Name
Solanum melongena

A good looking and tasting eggplant. Lavender with white streaks and grows to 10 cm long. Great yield with a creamy sweet flavour (no bitterness). Great for grilling or in middle-eastern dishes. Good for areas with shorter summers, plant in a sheltered sunny position for best results. 15 seeds.

Sowing Periods
Cool Climate Periods
Sep 1st to Nov 30th
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
Calendula officinalis

Native to the Mediterranean, this medicinal annual is also a good companion plant in the vegetable garden by suppressing weeds. The double orange and yellow flowers bloom for many months on 45 cm stems. They are a long-lasting, pretty cut flower. Plants do well with light soil and good drainage. 160 seeds.

Sowing Periods
Cool Climate Periods
Aug 1st to Apr 22nd
Temperate Climate Periods
Aug 1st to Apr 30th
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1 pkt
A$3.50
Botanical Name
Monarda fistulosa

A hardy perennial with aromatic foliage and lilac-purple flowers that are magnets for honey bees and other beneficial insects. Growing to 80 cm high it can be planted in a wide range of soils in full sun to part shade. A versatile plant whose leaves are used for tea, culinary and medicinal purposes. Also used as a cut flower. Handles dry conditions. No. 1. 150 seeds.

Drought Resistant
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1 pkt
A$3.50
Botanical Name
Papaver lanciniatum

A gorgeous annual poppy with multiple uses; fabulous flowers, large structural seed pods and edible seeds. Easy to grow, blooms in spring with large stunning purple petals on long stems. The flowers are followed by attractive seed pods that can be used in dried arrangements. Best known for the edible blue seed with a nutty flavour that is used in traditional Hungarian cooking. Only the seed is edible. Not to WA. About 1,000 seeds.

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1 pkt
A$3.50
Botanical Name
Glycine max

A soybean of excellent quality that can be used for green for ‘edamame’, dried or for making soy milk and tofu. A high yielding variety that matures over a week earlier than other varieties.  The Japanese dish of edamame consists of immature soybeans in the pod steamed or boiled and served with salt. Soy beans also make an excellent summer green manure. 30 seeds. Not to WA.

Sunlight
Full
Sowing Periods
Cool Climate Periods
Oct 1st to Nov 15th
Temperate Climate Periods
Sep 1st to Nov 15th
Tropical & Sub-Tropical Climate Periods
Oct 1st to Jan 15th
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1 pkt
A$3.50
Botanical Name
Zea mays

An impressive popping corn with amazing steely-blue kernels. Traditionally grown by the Hopi of SW America, it’s a productive variety yielding 4-6 cobs per plant (to 12 cm long). Also used for fine or coarse grinding, where the flavour and blue speckles add interest when mixed with ingredients and used in cookies, polenta etc. A rustic decorator around the house. Not to WA. 40 seeds.

Organic
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
Oscilating/Stirrup Hoe - 175 mm
A$60.00

• For weed control and cultivation between narrow-planted rows of crops and/or along edges. Cuts weeds just below the surface;
• An oscillating hoe is much more efficient than a standard hoe. Cuts in both directions. The blade of the oscillating hoe works parallel to the ground in an easy push and pull motion, cutting weeds in both directions, replacing exhausting and back breaking work of with a standard hoe.
• We stock replacement blades (we have not had to replace ours yet and we have used them for years).
• Comes in three sizes – 85 mm, 125 mm and 175 mm. This size is 175 mm.
• Powder coated for rust protection.
• Handle not included. Ships as a large item (postage $11.50). Photo to come.