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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!

WA customers please see the Quarantine page.

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
Lactuca sativa

A loose leaf lettuce with very attractive, deeply serrated and healthy green leaves. This ‘Cutting’ lettuce can be cut whole about 3cm above the stem or the leaves can be picked individually. In both cases they will regrow. Do not overfeed lettuces, but keep them well watered over summer. 800 seeds

Organic
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
Allium porrum

A leek renowned for its flavour and long whitish-green cylindrical stems. Early to medium maturing that can be harvested through autumn and winter. Versatile in the kitchen with a mild sweet flavour. A very tall variety that allows plenty of stem for use in the kitchen. 400 seeds. Not to WA.

Sowing Periods
Cool Climate Periods
Sep 1st to Jan 31st
Temperate Climate Periods
Aug 1st to Feb 27th
Tropical & Sub-Tropical Climate Periods
Jan 1st to Mar 31st
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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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1 pkt
A$3.50
Botanical Name
Goniolimon tataricum

From mid-summer to mid-autumn wide spreading panicles of tubular white-pink ‘everlasting’ flowers provide a great garden display. The flowers are attractive in arrangements as freshly cut or dried. A butterfly attractant. The leaves are basal, with the flower stems growing up from the rosette. Prefers well drained soil in full sun, in hotter northern climates provide with part shade. Good salt tolerance. 50 seeds. No. 1.

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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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Botanical Name
Pisum sativum

Young peas cooked or raw have a sweet, succulent taste ~ even their young shoots are delicious! This prolific variety is a cool weather crop and should be sown in intervals of 3 weeks for long supply from early spring until late summer. Peas do not need extra feeding but do like moist, limey soils and good watering. 1 Pkt = 100 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
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A$3.50
Botanical Name
Pisum sativum

A heavy yielding heirloom that grows to 2 m high and produces fine tasting sweet, juicy peas. A great cool weather crop. Requires a trellis or staking. 1 Pkt = 100 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
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1 pkt
A$3.50
Botanical Name
Cucurbita pepo

The classic zucchini that produces a high yields and has a robust, upright growing habit that allows easy picking. ‘Black Beauty’ is a very dark green, glossy skinned variety with creamy, white flesh. It produces fruit over a long period. 20 seeds.

Sowing Periods
Cool Climate Periods
Sep 1st to Dec 31st
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
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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1 pkt
A$3.50
Botanical Name
Cucurbita pepo

A nutritious pumpkin grown for the high oil & protein content of the seeds. The seeds, also known as pepita, have no outer casing so can easily be eaten raw, roasted, dried or pressed (for the oil). A good looking, prolific pumpkin with green & orange markings, weighs 5-8 kg. The flesh lacks flavour but can be used to feed the chooks or compost. 12 seeds.

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