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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 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!

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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
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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A$3.50
Botanical Name
Zea mays

A bi-coloured variety of super sweet corn. Produces super sweet cobs with yellow and white kernals. Cobs are 20-22 cm long and the plant can grow upto 2m in height. Eat freshly picked (steamed, boiled or BBQ’d) or freeze to eat over an extended period. Treated Seed. 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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A$3.50
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. 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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A$3.50
Botanical Name
Zea mays

An old variety dating back to 1880’s and maintained by the Dutch in Pennsylvania. A creamy kernel variety that makes exceptional popcorn- large, fluffy & full of flavour. It can also be used ground (coarse or fine) for grits, flour or hominy masa to be used in polenta, tamales, breads, cookies adding great flavour. A.k.a Pennsylvania Dutch Butter. 50 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
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A$3.50
Botanical Name
Allium fistulosum

Spring onions are perfect in salads and stir-fries, but they also give flavour and colour to any dish. This variety has little swelling at the bulb, forms long white stalks so most of the onion can be used. Very hardy and easily grown in fertile, limy soils in full sun. 500 seeds.
 

Sowing Periods
Cool Climate Periods
Sep 1st to Mar 31st
Temperate Climate Periods
Sep 1st to Apr 30th
Tropical & Sub-Tropical Climate Periods
Jan 1st to Dec 31st
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A$3.50
Botanical Name
Allium fistulosum

Spring onions give flavour and colour to any dish. Easily grown in fertile, limy soils in full sun. The first sowing can be made in late winter in three week intervals until the end of autumn. Do not use fresh manures. Keep moist and rotate vegetable beds every year. 500 seeds





 

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A$3.50
Botanical Name
Allium ascalonicum

A true French shallot that is prized in French cooking for their excellent flavour. Used raw for flavouring red meat or salads; cooked in soups, stews and other ‘slow’ dishes; or simply pickled. Does not like wet ground, so raise beds and do not add too much manure/compost. Treated seed. 1 Packet = 200 seeds. Bulk seed available. Approx. 260 seeds per gram.

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A$3.50
Botanical Name
Allium cepa

These large, dark-red skinned, globe-shaped onions are an excellent, good-yielding, winter crop, best suited to cooler climates. Stores for 5 months. Onions are high in vitamin C, iron, sulphur and fibre. Red onions add colour and flavour to cooked dishes, as well as served raw in sandwiches and salads. 1 Packet = 200 Seeds.

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A$3.50
Botanical Name
Allium cepa

A brown, sweet onion with superb flavour, a ‘flattened globe’ shape and light-brown skin. A unique, truly sweet, Grano-style onion with low pungency and high sugar content. Perfect for barbequing. Stores up to 2 months. Onions are high in vitamin C, iron, sulphur and fibre. 1 Packet = 200 seeds.  (230 seeds/gram).

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A$3.50
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 soil. 1 Packet = 70 seeds. Bulk seed available.



 

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