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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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A$59.50

• 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.
 

 


 

A$62.00

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

A$66.00

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

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1 pkt
A$3.50
Botanical Name
Brassica oleracea var. Italic

A hardy variety that grows to 90 cm and produces numerous small deep purple heads for an extended harvest in late winter and early spring. A biennial variety that needs to overwinter before forming its edible flower heads from August to October . Great in stir fries or steamed. 200 seeds.
 

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
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A$3.50
Botanical Name
Daucas carota ssp. sativus

A smooth skinned carrot with plenty of crunch & a sweet flavour. One of the earliest & most popular med-long sized carrots. Young carrots are tender and can be used as ‘baby’ carrots. Early Nantes crops well in all soils, even in heavier soils it will produce a long orange root provided the soil does not dry out. Fork soil over well for best results. 700 seeds.

Sowing Periods
Cool Climate Periods
Sep 1st to Mar 31st
Temperate Climate Periods
Sep 1st to May 30th
Tropical & Sub-Tropical Climate Periods
Feb 1st to Nov 30th
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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. 300 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. 300 seeds





 

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1 pkt
A$3.50
Botanical Name
Phaseolus coccineus

A short lived, perennial bean with beautiful red flowers and a vigorous climber for a sheltered, but not too warm position. The large 20-30cm long pods are delicious when picked young. Sow after frost period has passed and water well while in bloom. 35 seeds

1 pkt
A$3.50
Botanical Name
Cucumis sativas

A hybrid, burpless variety that can be grown outdoors or in a greenhouse. Super tasty and crisp with green, slightly dimpled bitter-free skin. They grow 25-30 cm long, if you like your cucs straight, grow them on a trellis so they do not curl/curve. Great in salads or just slice and eat for a refreshing snack. Continually pick to prolong flowering. 40 seeds.

Sunlight
Full
Frost Resilience
Tender
Lifespan
Annual
Climate
Cold
Temperate
Hot Arid
Tropics/SubTropics
Sow Method
Direct or Transplant
Sowing Instructions
For an early crop or in cold areas indoors and transplant carefully when weather and soil has warmed. Or sow directly to garden. Keep seeds moist & warm, 21OC. Prefers well-drained, fertile soil.
Spacing/Spread
0.4 m
Row Space
1 m
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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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