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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
Brassica spp.

Hon Tsai Tai, Purple Mizuna, Mustard, Tatsoi
A classic mix of fast growing Asian greens. All can be used for salads and stir fries, with each adding their own character, texture and flavour. The mizuna and mustard have a little bit of bite while the hon tsai tai (purple choy sum) and tatsoi are more mild flavoured. These can be grown anytime of the year but excel in the cooler weather. The flower heads can be eaten as well. 300 seeds. Not to WA.
 

Sowing Periods
Cool Climate Periods
Feb 1st to Apr 30th
Aug 1st to Oct 31st
Temperate Climate Periods
Mar 1st to Sep 30th
Tropical & Sub-Tropical Climate Periods
Apr 1st to Jul 31st
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1 pkt
A$3.50
Botanical Name
Daucus carota ssp.sativus

An old fashioned, golden yellow variety with a greenish core producing very large but tender and juicy roots. Carrots do best in fertile, well drained soil, but do not like fresh manures. In summer they require plenty of deep watering. Good companion plant with peas, lettuces and onions. 300 seeds

Organic
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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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. 300 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
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1 pkt
A$3.50
Botanical Name
Raphanus sativus

This stunning, zesty, radish has black skin and crisp white flesh. Offering large, round roots, it is more uniform, cold tolerant and bolt resistant than most other radishes. As it can be stored for up to 6 months in the soil over the cold months it is commonly used as a winter radish. We love this grated raw with a mild onion or drizzled with olive oil and black pepper. 100 seeds.

Sowing Periods
Cool Climate Periods
Aug 1st to Mar 31st
Temperate Climate Periods
Jan 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
Raphanus sativus

A Chinese radish with a green and creamy skin and an unusual magenta heart. With a mild, sweet, nutty flavour compared to other radishes, even kids enjoy these. Grows to 6-10cm. Use raw in salads or in stir-fries. Best sown in summer and autumn as spring sowings tend to run to seed. 70 seeds.

Sowing Periods
Cool Climate Periods
Aug 1st to Mar 31st
Temperate Climate Periods
Jan 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
Brassica rapa (pekinensis grp)

An easy to grow green leafed Chinese cabbage with a creamy yellow blanched interior. It has a delicious sweet, tangy, juicy flavour that can be used in stir fries, steamed, pickled or raw. Can be sown over a long period. The best flavours and it is slower to bolt when grown through the cooler months. Heads will store up to 6 weeks in the fridge. 300 seeds.

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1 pkt
A$3.50
Botanical Name
Brassica rapa Jap. Group

These Japanese greens belong to the Oriental brassicas and will supply you with spicy salad leaves over winter and spring.This very attractive, deeply dissected foliage grows well in ordinary soil with plenty of moisture. Good for inter-cropping with sweet corn, asparagus or artichokes. Can be sown from early spring until late autumn. 500 seeds

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1 pkt
A$3.50
Botanical Name
Brassica rapa Jap. Group

These Japanese greens belong to the oriental brassicas and will supply you with spicy salad leaves over winter and spring.This very attractive, deeply dissected foliage grows well in ordinary soil with plenty of moisture. Good for inter-cropping with sweet corn, asparagus or artichokes. Can be sown from early spring until late autumn. 500 seeds



 

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1 pkt
A$3.50
Botanical Name
Brassica oleraceae

Do not waste any of this plant!! Use the leaves, flower buds and thick succulent stems in stir fries, steamed, raw..... Used extensively in Asian cooking. Grows like broccoli but with smaller heads and much faster growing. After the first harvest many side shoots form allowing for an extended harvest period. 1 Pkt = 100 seeds.

Hierloom
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1 pkt
A$3.50
Botanical Name
Beta vulgaris

This white-stemmed silverbeet is a prolific and tasty vegetable that is easy to grow and thrives year round, ensuring that you get your winter greens. A local favourite as it is dependable throughout the coldest months. A vigorous vegie that needs good drainage, fertile soil and plenty of space. Use in pies, steamed, stocks or stir fries. 150 seeds.

Sowing Periods
Cool Climate Periods
Sep 1st to Feb 27th
Temperate Climate Periods
Sep 1st to Mar 31st
Tropical & Sub-Tropical Climate Periods
Jan 1st to Dec 31st