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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
Cynara scolymus 'Green'

A french type of perennial artichoke with many edible large green, plump buds in spring and huge scented, purple/pink flowerheads in late summer. A hardy plant for rich, fertile soil in a warm and sunny position. A good, culinary variety and phantastic cut flower. 10 seeds/No.4/

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1 pkt
A$3.50
Botanical Name
Perilla frutescens

Amazing Asian Potherb.
A great Asian herb with an interesting cinnamon, clove and cumin flavour and aroma. The large leaves can be used as wraps for fingerfood and in sushi and salads. Remove flower buds to extend plant life. Harvest by cutting sprigs above a leaf joint. 100 seeds.

1 pkt
A$3.50
Botanical Name
Brassica juncea

Add some zest to your salads with this classic mustard green. Can also be used in stir-fries, pies etc., the mustardy hot taste mellows when cooked. The bright green leaves can be used baby or fully sized and have frilly margins. Handles frost and slow to bolt in summer. 400 seeds.

1 pkt
A$3.50
Botanical Name
Brassica juncea

Add some zest to your salads with this classic mustard green. Can also be used in stir-fries, pies etc., the mustardy hot taste mellows when cooked. The bright green leaves can be used baby or fully sized and have frilly margins. Handles frost and slow to bolt in summer. 400 seeds.

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1 pkt
A$3.50
Botanical Name
Lactuca sativa

An heirloom variety with light green leaves that are sweet, succulent and soft. A very early variety that has a large loose head. Harvest leaves as it is growing or the full head when mature. Has good cold tolerance. An easy choice that is suited to range of climates and soils. 500 seeds.

Sowing Periods
Cool Climate Periods
Aug 1st to Mar 31st
Temperate Climate Periods
Aug 1st to May 31st
Tropical & Sub-Tropical Climate Periods
Jan 1st to Dec 31st
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1 pkt
A$3.50
Botanical Name
Solanum melongena

The classic black/dark purple egg shaped fruits, with firm tasty flesh. Large fruits (16-18 cm x 8 cm) hang from a tall, strong plant. Can handle a range of climates and sets fruit under cooler conditions enabling an earlier crop in most areas. Provide a sunny sheltered spot for best results. 20 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$3.90
Botanical Name
Solanum melongena

Make your Thai curries authentic with these small, round fruit averaging 5 cm across. A deep green eggplant with white stripes, with firm flesh that holds up well in curries. A compact bush with a high yield (warmer climate = more fruit). An early variety suitable for areas with a short summer. 20 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$3.90
Botanical Name
Solanum melongena

Your classic long deep purple oriental eggplant. A robust variety that can set fruit in cooler weather and handle heat stress. Fruit is 18-25 cm in length, tender and quick cooking. An early variety that allows those with short summers have a eggplant crop. 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
Brassica oleracea var. botrytis

This is a superb cauliflower with large white heads and adaptable to a range of growing conditions. This variety keeps us in supply of tight heads that are splendid for cauliflower cheese and a variety of curries. 20 seeds.

Sowing Periods
Cool Climate Periods
Aug 1st to Feb 27th
Temperate Climate Periods
Dec 1st to Apr 30th
Tropical & Sub-Tropical Climate Periods
Feb 1st to May 30th
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1 pkt
A$3.50
Botanical Name
Brassica oleracea var. italica

This early variety of Broccoli produces tightly packed, blue green flowerheads on strong short stems. Best picked regularly to promote new shoots this vegetable keeps its crisp texture and strong flavour when steamed or quickly wok fried. Broccoli wants well manured, friable, moist soil with extra lime. 200 seeds

 

Organic
Sowing Periods
Cool Climate Periods
Aug 1st to Feb 27th
Temperate Climate Periods
Sep 1st to Apr 30th
Tropical & Sub-Tropical Climate Periods
Feb 1st to Jun 30th