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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 (flower seed) that bring colour, fragrance and habitat to the garden. Southern Harvest supplies you with quality flower garden, native and vegetable and herb packet seed, with speedy service and advice.

Starting in 2008 and 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 children, 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 stock a wide range of seeds both old and new varieties, we especially love heirloom (or heritage) seeds and the history associated with them. So check out our range of tomatoes, lettuce, beans, peas .......

Order your seeds through our online seed store or see one of the many nurseries and botanical gardens stocking our seed to purchase/buy locally.

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We send our seed to all states of Australia. WA customers please see the Quarantine page.

 

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1 pkt
A$3.75
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 the soil. 1 Packet = 80 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$3.75
Botanical Name
Zea mays

A classic tasting open pollinated yellow corn, retaining the old-fashioned ‘corny’ flavour rather than the super sweet hybrids of today. Two - three cobs on 1.8m plants that can be eaten steamed, boiled or BBQ’d (our favourite drizzled with a buttery, lime, chilli sauce). Sweet corn always tastes best when eaten within a couple of hours of harvest. 30 seeds. Not to WA.

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
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1 pkt
A$3.75
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. Treated seed.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$3.75
Botanical Name
Geum chiloense

A semi-double, bright golden flowered perennial that is sure to brighten any gardeners’ day. Lady Stratheden starts flowering in late spring and continues well into summer. Dead head to encourage a second burst of flowers. Great for bringing bees to the garden. For the herbaceous border with free draining, handles full sun to part shade. A popular cottage garden plant that was introduced in the 1920s from Chile. An award winning variety from RHS. 30 seeds.

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A$3.75
Botanical Name
Artemisia annua

A popular large, pyramid shaped plant that is sweetly scented. This annual is used for it dark green fern-like foliage that is used in flower arrangement or for drying (where the scent is retained). Small yellow flowers are produced in late summer. Plants can be cut anytime for foliage displays or drying. Available in bulk (approx. 14,000 sds/g). 1 pkt = 75 seeds. Not to WA.
 

Sunlight
Full
Frost Resilience
Tender
Lifespan
Annual
Sow Method
Direct or Transplant
Sowing Instructions
Sow into trays to transplant when weather and soil have warmed and frosts have past. Surface sow seed, press into soil to ensure good contact, keep warm (20˚C) and moist. In cooler areas start indoors.
Height
1.5 m
Spacing/Spread
0.4 m
Row Space
0.5 m
Sowing Periods
Cool Climate Periods
Sep 1st to Nov 30th
Temperate Climate Periods
Sep 1st to Dec 31st
Tropical & Sub-Tropical Climate Periods
Jan 1st to Dec 31st
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1 pkt
A$3.75
Botanical Name
Cucurbita pepo

An Italian heirloom that is one of the best tasting zucchinis around. A great nutty flavour with a firm flesh and texture whether cooked or raw. Can also be picked young with the flowers still attached for the gourmet meal. The skins are prominently ribbed and green with pale green flecks. 10 seeds.

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$3.75
Botanical Name
Brassica rapa

A Chinese specialty also known as purple choy sum. A quick and easy-to-grow Asian green producing lots of long, pencil-thin, red-purple flower stems. Use the leaf, flower buds and stems. A pleasing, mild mustard taste to use raw in salads or lightly cooked in stir-fries. Cold hardy, the purple colour intensifies as the temperature drops. Likes any fertile soil with added organic matter. Pick stems before flowering for continuous use. Treated seed (thiram). About 200 seeds.

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1 pkt
A$3.75
Botanical Name
Raphanus sativus

This stunning, zesty, radish has black skin and crisp white flesh. Offering large, round roots, it is more uniform, cold tolerant and bolt resistant than most other radishes. As it can be stored for up to 6 months in the soil over the cold months it is commonly used as a winter radish. We love this grated raw with a mild onion or drizzled with olive oil and black pepper. 100 seeds.

Organic
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
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1 pkt
A$3.75
Botanical Name
Capsicum annuum

A great sweet capsicum for those of us in cooler areas as it matures early and produces a large quantity of long sweet yellow fruit. This capsicum is a fabulous all rounder- stir fries, raw in salads, pickled or dried. 25 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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A$3.75
Botanical Name
Phaseolus vulgaris

A colourful bean with cranberry and cream mottling on the pod and seed. The young stringless pods are edible. Or let the beans mature on plant, harvest and dry in warm airy spot out of the sun. Shell the dry seed and store in an airtight container for up to 2 years. Use dried beans in soups, Mexican dishes, homemade baked beans...endless recipes!! A bush bean to 50 cm. 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