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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 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
Curcurbita pepo var pepo

~ Heirloom ~ Organic ~

 

An American favourite for pies and carving at Halloween. A high yielding variety of round pumpkins, averaging 2 kg (15-20 cm), with a deep orange skin. The sweet, fine textured yellow-orange flesh is a cross between Sugar Pie and Jack O'Lantern that was developed in the 1960s.

Organic
Hierloom
Sunlight
Full
Frost Resilience
Tender
Lifespan
Annual
Harvest
100 Days
Climate
Cold
Temperate
Hot Arid
Tropics/SubTropics
Sow Method
Direct or Transplant
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
Rheum rhabarbarum

This variety is fast growing with long slender bright red stalks. It can handle a light harvest in its first year. This hardy perennial is prized for its sour/tart flavour & is often used in desserts (apple and rhubarb crumble is hard to beat) and for tarts, pies, jam, and rhu-Champagne. Only eat stalks as leaves have high levels of oxalic acid. Native to central Asia & the Himalaya. 20 seeds.
 

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1 pkt
A$3.50
Botanical Name
Verbascum chaixii f. album

A bold, vertical perennial baring a mass of white flowers with purple stamens and centres in summer. A good cut flower and RHS award winner. Prefers well drained soil, dislikes wet heavy soils. Tolerates frost and drought once established. Provides a good supply of food to honey-bees. About 150 seeds. No. 1.
 

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1 pkt
A$3.50
Botanical Name
Rudbeckia fulgida var. sullivantii

This perennial plant is covered in masses of perfectly shaped golden-yellow flowers with a black central cone. Growing to 70cm and flowering in summer and autumn, it looks best in bold groups. Full sun and fertile soil, quickly forms large clumps when established. 30 seeds.
 

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1 pkt
A$3.50
Botanical Name
Rudbeckia occidentalis

This unusual coneflower is easy to grow and makes a long-lived cutflower and striking dried flower or seedhead. Its stunning green sepals and large, black cones are striking and appear in summer and early autumn. The flowers provide lots of food for bees. Foliage is grey-green. This mountain meadow plant prefers full sun to light shade in moist soil. 25 seeds.

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1 pkt
A$3.50
Botanical Name
Rudbeckia laciniata

A beautiful, bright-yellow coneflower with a greenish centre that grows on deeply-lobed leaves. When in full flower this plant is a beautiful site. A perennial herb native to the floodplains of North America, it is an easy-to-grow cut flower that does well in any moist soil in full sun. 30 seeds.

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1 pkt
A$3.50
Botanical Name
Papaver orientale 'white'

An exquisite perennial poppy. Large, pure white flowers with black centres on 80 cm tall, stiff single stems. Flowers from early spring to late summer. This poppy has green, hairy foliage is a stunning addition to every garden. Dead head to prolong flowering. 100 seeds.

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1 pkt
A$3.50
Botanical Name
Myosotis sylvatica (White)

A Forget Me Not with white flowers rather than the quaint bright blue flowers of the classic Forget Me Not. A biennial or short lived perennial that flowers in early spring, once established in the correct spot it will happily reappear for you. Handles sun and shade. Use in rock gardens, pots, edging, woodland gardens, wildflower meadows and rocky slopes. 100 seeds.

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1 pkt
A$3.50
Botanical Name
Chrysanthemum maximum

A fun daisy with long lasting double and semi-double white flowers. A hardy perennial that grows to 80 cm. Makes a great border plant with healthy growth of toothed oblong leaves and a mass of flowers. Makes an outstanding cut flower due to good vase life and medium stems. Handles most soils in full sun or part shade. About 40 seeds.

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1 pkt
A$3.50
Botanical Name
Gaura lindheimeri ‘Summer Breeze’

This graceful perennial produces hundreds of flowers over a long period (early summer to frost). Pink buds opening to pure white flowers with pink filaments. It handles a wide range of conditions, from cool winters to hot summers. A great cut flower and bee attractant. Prefers well drained soils, full sun and tolerates drought once established. Flowers in first year. 12 seeds.