Seeds

We collect and keep our own seeds for planting next year. Not only does this reduce the cost of growing a garden but it allows for an even greater connection with the food we eat, having a direct connection with the ongoing cycle of growth, reproduction and renewal.

Also, by careful selection it is possible to guide and evolution of the plant species to develop new strains or varieties that are better suited to the local climate, soil conditions and other site specific variables.

Teasel

Teasel

Latin name  Dipsacus fullonumDetails  Fast growing tall flowering plant that needs no care or attention.
Values include: wind break, shade plant, water holding plant, soil improvement / stabilisation, biomass production, insect habitat, food source for birds, ornamental
Wind tolerance  highDrought tolerance  Forest layer  herbaceousPerennial  Propigation method  Sow directPrice  $3.90100 seeds
Hollyhock

Hollyhock

Latin name  Alcea roseaDetails  Easily grown in most soils and climate with plants reaching up to 2 meters tall. Large bright flowers over an extended period, loved by bees. Produces masses of big seeds.Flowers  PinkPrice  $3.9050 seeds
Fennel

Fennel

Latin name  Foeniculum vulgareDetails  Super easy to grow requiring no care or attention. Grown as part of our food forest conversion process for transitioning from grass.
  • Produces a lot of biomass in a season.
  • Deep root system for soil stabilisation and building via organic mater injection.
  • Flowers loved by beneficial insects.
  • Seeds harden in autumn and can be used for tea or left to feed the birds and self seed.
Forest layer  herbaceousEdible  Seeds / nuts / tubers  Perennial  Propigation method  Sow directPrice  $3.90100 seeds
Phacelia, blue tansy or purple tansy

Phacelia, blue tansy or purple tansy

Latin name  PhaceliaDetails  Quick and easy to grow, this fantastic bee plant can get up to a meter tall, covered in purple flowers. As it produces a large amount of plant matter it is also useful as green manure or mulch. Produces plenty of seed for next season.Colour  PurpleForest layer  herbaceousPropigation method  Sow directTags    purple  bees  seed  Price  $3.90100 seeds
Tagasaste (tree lucerne)

Tagasaste (tree lucerne)

Latin name  Chamaecytisus palmensisDetails  Fast growing, drought resistant nitrogen fixer (legume). This small tree has white flowers which are loved by bees, bumblebees and native pigeon.
Grown as a nurse or support tree during the establishment of more long term tree plantings. Useful as a quick canopy / umbrella over citrus, avocados etc. or used as physical scaffold for climbers such as grape, kiwifruit etc.
Good firewood from mature trees.

Pour hot water over the seeds and soak for 24 hours before planting into course sand.
Nitrogen fixer  Perennial  Propigation method  Sow pot / trayFlowers  WhitePrice  $3.9030 seeds
Licorice Mint

Licorice Mint

Latin name  Agastache foeniculumColour  purpleDetails  Also known as Anise Hyssop, this strongly licorice scented mint has a distinctive sweet taste and nice purple flower spikes for the insects.Edible  Propigation method  Sow pot / trayTags    mint  licorice    Price  $3.9030 seeds
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Sunflower

Sunflower

Latin name  Helianthus annuusDetails  This easy to grow plant will produce a single large yellow flower 1 to 2 meters above the ground.
  • Plant climbing beans amongst the sunflowers when they are a meter high, the beans will climb the stem
  • The seeds ripen in April and can be fed directly to chickens or left for birds
  • Can get blown over by strong wind
Colour  YellowWind tolerance  moderateForest layer  verticalEdible  Seeds / nuts / tubers  Propigation method  Sow directPrice  $3.9030 seeds
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Artichoke

Artichoke

Latin name  Cynara cardunculus var. scolymusDetails  The globe artichoke is a variety of a species of large thistle cultivated as a food. The edible matter is buds that form within the flower heads before the flowers come into bloom.Forest layer  herbaceousEdible  Perennial  Propigation method  Sow directPrice  $3.9020 seeds
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Russell Lupin

Russell Lupin

Details  This leafy plant can grow to a meter and a half with its tall colourful spires of flowers. Being a legume, lupins fix nitrogen in the surrounding soil for use by other plants making them a useful as well as attractive addition to the garden or orchard. They are also a nectar source for bumblebees and other insects.Tags    nitrogen  legume  seed  Latin name  Lupinus polyphyllusColour  mixedForest layer  herbaceousNitrogen fixer  Perennial  Propigation method  Sow directPrice  $3.9030 seeds
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