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Buy organic, open pollinated plant seeds
Grow your own trees, shrubs, vegetables, flowers and more.
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 and the ongoing cycle of growth, reproduction and renewal.
Also, by careful selection it is possible to guide the evolution of the plant species, developing new strains or varieties that are better suited to the local climate, soil conditions and other site specific variables.
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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.Tags annualpurplebeesseedPrice $3.90100 seedsColour PurpleForest layer herbaceousPropigation method Sow direct
Common name Coral vineLatin name HardenbergiaDetails Vigorous evergreen climber native to Australia. Requires a warm, sheltered location. Can grow in dry conditions. Purple or pink and white flowers loved by bees in early spring.Drought tolerance Evergreen Frost sensitive Nitrogen fixer Perennial Tags perennialvinebeeslegumePrice $3.9030 seedsFlowers Pink / purpleForest layer vertical
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.Nitrogen fixer Perennial Tags nitrogenlegumeseedPrice $3.9030 seedsColour mixedForest layer herbaceousPropigation method Sow direct
Details Large edible hips, which resembles cherry tomatoes, 2–3 cm diameter, in late summer and early autumn. Plants often bear fruit and flowers at the same time. The leaves typically turn bright yellow before falling in autumn.Tags perennialshrubberrieshealthflowersthornsPrice $3.9040 seedsFlowers White
Latin name Zea maysDetails Brightly coloured cobs bred for hardiness, earliness and high nutrition flour. A dry corn rather than a sweetcorn. Height around 1.5m. Early maturing 90 days from sowing.Edible Frost sensitive Seeds / nuts / tubers Tags cornseedvegetableannualPrice $3.9040 seedsForest layer herbaceousPropigation method Sow directWind tolerance poor
Latin name Agastache foeniculumDetails Also known as Anise Hyssop, this strongly licorice scented mint has a distinctive sweet taste and nice purple flower spikes for the insects.Edible Tags mintlicoricebeesflowersPrice $3.9050 seedsColour purplePropigation method Sow pot / tray
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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 Tags perennialtreelegumebirdsbeesPrice $3.9050 seedsFlowers WhitePropigation method Sow pot / tray
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Japanese Raisin Tree seeds
Latin name Hovenia dulcisEdible Perennial Tags perennialtreePrice $4.9020 seeds
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.Edible Perennial Tags perennialshrubvegetablePrice $3.9020 seedsForest layer herbaceousPropigation method Sow direct
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Common name courgetteDetails A vigorous vining plant producing large numbers of dumpy fruit. Harvest regularly while small for a constant supply.Edible Frost sensitive Tags annualvegetablePrice $3.9040 seedsColour Pale greenFlowers Yellow
Details Seeds collected from assorted red and pink flowering shrubs in the blockhill gardensDrought tolerance Frost sensitive Nitrogen fixer Perennial Tags perennialshrublegumeflowersPrice $3.9020 seedsFlowers Pink / Red
Common name Golden chain or golden rain treeDetails Yellow pea-flowers in pendulous leafless racemes 10–40 cm (4–15.5 in) long in spring, which makes them very popular garden trees.
All parts of the plant are poisonous, although mortality is very rare. Symptoms of laburnum poisoning may include intense sleepiness, vomiting, convulsive movements, coma, slight frothing at the mouth and unequally dilated pupils.Family FabaceaeFlowers YellowDiameter 6.00Height (m) 6Forest layer low-treeDrought tolerance Perennial Shade / Sun Full sun / part shadeNitrogen fixer Soil type MostTags perennialtreelegumehardyWind tolerance GoodPropigation method Sow pot / trayPrice $3.9030 seeds
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, ornamentalDrought tolerance Perennial Tags annualbirdsbiomassPrice $3.90100 seedsForest layer herbaceousPropigation method Sow directWind tolerance high
Common name glandular senna, downy senna, buttercup bushLatin name Senna multiglandulosaDetails A fast growing evergreen shrub which become treelike. The leaves are each made up of several pairs of thick, hairy, oval-shaped leaflets each measuring up to about 4 centimeters long. The leaves are studded with visible resin glands between the leaflets.Price $3.9030 seedsTags perennialtreelegumeflowersEvergreen Flowers YellowForest layer shrubFrost sensitive Nitrogen fixer Perennial Propigation method Sow pot / tray
Common name Chinese HawthornLatin name Crataegus pinnatifidaDetails Seed collected from largest fruit that have been under the tree over winter. This is the only type of hawthorn we grow and there are no wild ones in close proximity (that I am aware of) so seed should be pure.Price $3.9030 seedsTags perennialtreefruithealth
Latin name Vicia fabaDetails Large seeded bean that grows self supporting to about 1 meter. Plant most of the year for green manure, bee fodder and edible beans both raw or cooked.Price $3.9040 seedsEdible Nitrogen fixer Propigation method Sow directSeeds / nuts / tubers
Details 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 PinkLatin name Alcea roseaPrice $3.9050 seeds