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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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A$3.75
Botanical Name
Lycopersicon esculentum

A sweet and attractive cherry tomato. These 2-3 cm tasty morsels arrive in yellow, orange and red marbling encasing the sweet gold flesh. The flavour and cat’s eye star-burst pattern on the blossom end make them a hit with the kids. Good disease resistance & extremely productive indeterminate variety. 40 seeds.

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Sep 1st to Nov 30th
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Aug 1st to Dec 31st
Tropical & Sub-Tropical Climate Periods
Jan 1st to Dec 31st
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1 pkt
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Cucumis sativas

Your classic Lebanese styled cucumber. The fruit are spineless, thin-skinned, dark green with great flavour and disease resistance. Eat fresh, grows to 15cm. Grow outdoors or in a greenhouse. Sets fruit without requiring pollination, greatly increasing the yield per plant.  Treated seed (thiram). 40 seeds.

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Cool Climate Periods
Sep 1st to Nov 30th
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Aug 1st to Dec 31st
Tropical & Sub-Tropical Climate Periods
Jan 1st to Dec 31st
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Veronica longifolia

A beautiful cottage garden plant with clear blue flower spikes on tall, one metre stems with slightly toothed, dark green leaves. It has a long flowering period over summer. Cut old stems back to ground level to encourage reblooming. This perennial needs organically rich soil and plenty of sun. 100 seeds/No.1/

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Zinnia elegans ‘Mix’

This sturdy Mexican annual is fast growing, producing double, Dahlia-like flowers in white, red, pink orange or yellow. A great cut flower. Marginally frost hardy, zinnias need fertile, well-drained soil in a sunny position. Frequent dead-heading in summer will prolong the flowering period. 100 seeds.

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Lycopersicon esculentum

An early slicing tomato bred at the Oregon State University. Very good cold tolerance, setting 8-10 cm red fruit even in cooler weather, so suitable for gardens in cooler regions or at higher elevations. Good flavour, rounded red fruit. A determinate (bush) variety that may need some support. 50 seeds.

Organic
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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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Papaver rhoeas 'Shirley'

These large, cup shaped annual Shirley poppies come in a variety of colours (red, pink, white and bi-colours) and will flower over spring and summer on 60 cm tall stems with lobed grey green foliage. This beautiful mixture of double and single Poppies will also grow well in deep containers in full sun or in well drained ordinary garden soil. 700 seeds/No.2/. Not to WA.

Drought Resistant
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Cobaea scandens

A vigorous, ‘plant and stand back’ vine with stunning, dark-purple, cup-shaped flowers year round. A great ‘quick fix’ for pergolas, ugly walls etc. Native to Mexico, it thrives in warm conditions, but tolerates cool climates, too. Can handle very light frosts. Prefers full sun.  10 seeds. Not to WA.

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Cobaea scandens ‘Alba’

A fast-growing vine that happily covers any unsightly structures with the benefit of blooming year round with white cup-shaped flowers. A great ‘quick fix’ for pergolas, ugly walls etc. Native to Mexico, it thrives in warm conditions, but also tolerates cool climates. Can handle very light frosts. The more sun the more it flowers. Not to WA. 10 seeds.

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Liatris spicata

A tough, drought tolerant perennial that produces long lasting lilac-rose feathery flower heads (like the native bottlebrush). An erect habit with grass-like foliage that provides a bold showing with the feathery flowers. Growing to 1m tall, the flowers provide long lasting interest into from mid-summer into autumn. Seed pods and flowers are both used in flower arranging. 30 seeds.

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Oraganum majorana

A culinary herb that is versatile and elegant in flavour. The intensely flavoured leaves are sweeter than oregano and used fresh or dried in many Mediterranean dishes. A semi-woody herb, small, grey-green, oval leaves and small white or purple flower spikes. A hardy plant for a sunny position with well drained soil, such as rock gardens. 400 seeds.