Healthy, organic seeds for natural forest gardening

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.

Fennel

Fennel

Latin name  Foeniculum vulgareDetails  Fennel is super easy to grow requiring no care or attention. We grow it as part of our field conversion process as it can compete with grass. It produces quite a bit of biomass in a season and seeds prolifically.

Silver eye feed on the seed heads in Autumn.
Edible  Perennial  Seeds / nuts / tubers  Propigation method  Sow directTags    fennel  bird feed  Price  $3.00
Tagasaste (tree lucerne) seed (50)

Tagasaste (tree lucerne) seed (50)

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. Good firewood from mature trees.

Pour hot water over the seeds and soak for 24 hours before planting into course sand.

50 Seeds
Perennial  Nitrogen fixer  Propigation method  Sow pot / trayPrice  $3.95Flowers  White
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
  • May get blown over by strong wind
Colour  YellowEdible  Seeds / nuts / tubers  Propigation method  Sow directPrice  $4.00
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  PurplePropigation method  Sow directTags    purple  bees  seed  Price  $4.00
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.

20 seeds
Edible  Propigation method  Sow directPrice  $4.00Flowers  on
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Teasel seed (100)

Teasel seed (100)

Latin name  Dipsacus fullonumDetails  Fast growing tall flowering plant that needs no care or attention. Flower and seed heads loved by insects. Possible uses include, wind break, shade, soil improvement, habitat, ornamentalPerennial  Propigation method  Sow directPrice  $4.95
Russell Lupin

Russell Lupin

Latin name  Lupinus polyphyllusDetails  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.Colour  mixedPerennial  Nitrogen fixer  Propigation method  Sow directTags    nitrogen  legume  seed  Price  $4.00