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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 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
Tropaeolum nanum

A compact variety that grows 30 cm high and is non-trailing.  This bushy annual has a mix of bright red, yellow, cream and orange flowers, blooms through summer-autumn. The showy semi-double flowers sit well above the green foliage. Flowers, leaves and young seed pods are a spicy addition to fresh salads. A frost-tender annual that self-seeds. 15 seeds.

 

Sunlight
Full
Frost Resilience
Tender
Lifespan
Annual
Climate
Cold
Temperate
Hot Arid
Tropics/SubTropics
GermType
Sow direct
Sowing Instructions
Plant seed directly into the garden anytime after last frost has past or raise seed indoors in late winter for later transplanting. Cover seeds thinly and keep moist. They will germinate in 2-4 weeks at temperatures around 15-20˚C.
Height
0.3 m
Spacing/Spread
0.4 m
Sowing Periods
Cool Climate Periods
Oct 1st to Jan 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
Vicia faba

An heirloom variety that is an early producer of nutty flavoured broad beans. Produces large amounts of medium green pods that are about 15cm long and containing around  5 seeds each. Grows to about 1m so is great for windy areas. One of the earliest crops to mature in cool climates.  Fixes nitrogen in soil. 1 Packet = 40 seeds.

Sowing Periods
Cool Climate Periods
Apr 1st to Aug 31st
Temperate Climate Periods
Mar 1st to Jul 31st
Tropical & Sub-Tropical Climate Periods
Mar 1st to Jun 30th
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1 pkt
A$3.50
Botanical Name
Lycopersicon esculentum

An early dwarf variety that produces a prolific quantity of small red tomatoes on larges trusses. A great variety for growing in pots or small areas as it does not require staking. Grow indoors for an early harvest while your field tomatoes are still coming on. Use in salads, omelettes or eat raw. 50 seeds.

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
Lycopersicon esculentum

A miniature cocktail bush tomato with sweet, red fruit 2cm to 3cm in diameter. Excellent in containers or pots. Quickly maturing and often grown for (by) children. 40 seeds

Organic
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
Image
1 pkt
A$3.50
Botanical Name
Lycopersicon esculentum

This heirloom drying or bottling variety of tomato is a strong climbing plant with large up to 10cm, oxheart shaped, tasty fruit. It is especially good for cooking with a creamy consistency and few seeds. Needs staking. 80 seeds

Organic
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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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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1 pkt
A$3.50
Botanical Name
Lycopersicon esculentum

An heirloom from Italy. This mid-season indeterminate variety produces large, ribbed, quince shaped tomatoes. This beautiful, creamy fruit is very flavoursome and used for slicing, sauces and pastes. Costoluto is a popular variety due to it full traditional flavour, which shines when slow roasted or cooked down into a rich sauce. 30 seeds

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
Phaseolus vulgaris

A heavy producing, green, climbing variety with rounded pods up to 20cm long and white, long seeds. It will need a tall trellis or long poles to grow on. Beans want plenty of water and a sunny position, frost-free position and should be picked young and regularly to promote new flowers. 80 seeds. Bulk seed available.
 

Sowing Periods
Cool Climate Periods
Oct 1st to Dec 31st
Temperate Climate Periods
Sep 1st to Feb 28th
Tropical & Sub-Tropical Climate Periods
Jan 1st to Dec 31st
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1 pkt
A$3.50
Botanical Name
Pisum sativum var. sativum

A very popular dwarf variety of sugar snap pea. It has a crisp flavour and does not need trellising as it grows to only 50 cm, great in windy spots or for the low maintenance gardener. The pods grow to 7-8 cm long and the plant has powdery mildew resistance. Grows well in cool climates and improves the soil. 100 seeds. 

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
Image
1 pkt
A$3.50
Botanical Name
Lycopersicon esculentum

An early , staking type with medium sized, round, red fruit. Very cold tolerant, potato leafed heirloom variety, also setting fruit in cooler weather and resistant to tomato blight, giving it a long season. It even produced large numbers of fruit thorough the cold summer of 2008-09 when many other varieties failed!! 25 seeds

Organic
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