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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
Ocimum basilicum

A fun basil to grow where for one of our favourite herbs, you get bang for buck (and growing space). Similar flavour, just not quite as strong, this variety produces very large crinkled leaves, to 12 cm long and nearly as wide. Great for pasta dishes or salads that want some more greenery added with that distinct flavour. 300 seeds.

Sunlight
Full
Frost Resilience
Tender
Lifespan
Annual
Climate
Cold
Temperate
Hot Arid
Tropics/SubTropics
Sow Method
Direct or Transplant
Sowing Instructions
Sow direct when soil and weather is warm enough. In cooler areas sow indoors in trays to transplant once frosts passed and soil and weather warmed. Keeps seeds moist and warm (22˚C). Basil seeds need light to germinate. Very frost sensitive.
Spacing/Spread
10 cm
Row Space
30 cm
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
Ocimum basilicum​​​​​​​

A spicy yet sweet tasting basil that is also used for its flowers. Not only do the leaves and flowers have a culinary use this variety has been bred with long sturdy purple stems for use as a cut flower. The dark purple flower bracts, bi-colour purple & green foliage and cinnamon scent provide an interesting contribution to a bouquet. 200 seeds.

Organic
Sunlight
Full
Frost Resilience
Tender
Lifespan
Annual
Harvest
60 Days
Sow Method
Direct or Transplant
Sowing Instructions
Sow direct when soil and weather is warm enough. In cooler areas sow indoors in trays to transplant once frosts passed and soil and weather warmed. Keeps seeds moist and warm (22˚C). Basil seeds need light to germinate. Very frost sensitive.
Height
50 cm
Spacing/Spread
40 cm
Row Space
30 cm
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
Ocimum basilicum

A tall basil variety (growing to 60-70 cm) with stunning dark leaves and excellent traditional flavour. The large leaves are a dark purple and shiny, making them a great contrast in pasta, salads and flavouring and colouring pickles etc. Flowers are a pretty pink lavender. Used as a culinary and ornamental plant. 300 seeds.

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1 pkt
A$3.50
Botanical Name
Aquilegia vulgaris plena 'Alba'

This old fashioned Columbine produces masses of beautiful, double, white flower spikes with green tips on 40cm tall stems. Easily raised from seed this perennial cottage garden plant will be in bloom over a long period from spring until summer. Grows well in normal, well-drained soil in full sun or also in the light shade of deciduous trees.Is a great cutflower and addition to bouquets. Self seeds.  43 seeds/No.1/

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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.

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1 pkt
A$3.50
Botanical Name
Agastache foeniculum

A long flowering hardy perennial that bares dense spikes of blue flowers with violet bracts. The leaves and seeds have an aniseed flavour and can be used raw in salads, cooked (in cakes or muffins) or steeped for a tea. The seed heads can be dried and used in flower arrangements. A native of North America. 100 seeds.
 

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1 pkt
A$3.50
Botanical Name
Meconopsis cambrica

This cool climate poppy produces large, yellow-to-orange papery flowers from spring to autumn on 40cm stems with deeply divided leaves. A short-lived perennial that readily self seeds, it prefers moist, well-drained garden soil and a cool position in the garden or rock garden with part shade. 200 seeds.

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1 pkt
A$3.50
Botanical Name
Papaver orientale 'Princess Victoria Louise'

A very beautiful perennial poppy with large, salmon pink flowerheads up to 80cm tall, stiff stems in flower from early spring to late summer. It forms big clumps in well drained, rich soils and a sunny position with extra liquid fertiliser when in bloom. 200 seeds/No.1/

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1 pkt
A$3.50
Botanical Name
Pulsatilla vulgaris

This early spring flowering perennial has beautiful, 20cm tall, nodding purple blue flower bells with yellow centers and finely divided leaves, covered in silvery gray hairs. It forms small clumps and is a great rock garden plant for a sunny or part shade position with cool, well drained soil. A very frost hardy alpine species. 20 seeds/No.3/

A$64.50

• 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 85 mm.
• Powder coated for rust protection.
• Handle not included. Ships as a large item (postage $11.50). Photo to come.