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.

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  Colour  mixedForest layer  herbaceousLatin name  Lupinus polyphyllusNitrogen fixer  Perennial  Price  $3.9030 seedsPropigation method  Sow direct
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Service berry (Amelanchier) seeds

Latin name  Amelanchier alnifoliaPrice  $4.9030 seeds

Sea Buckthorn / Sea Berry seeds

Latin name  Hippophae rhamnoidesPrice  $4.9030 seeds

Ziziphus jujube seeds

Price  $4.905 seeds
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Teasel

Teasel

Details  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
Drought tolerance  Forest layer  herbaceousLatin name  Dipsacus fullonumPerennial  Price  $3.90100 seedsPropigation method  Sow directWind tolerance  high
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Hollyhock

Hollyhock

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
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Foxglove

Foxglove

Latin name  Digitalis purpureaFamily  PlantaginaceaeDetails  This biennial plant is often grown as an ornamental plant due to its vivid flowers which range in colour from various purple tints through pink, light grey, and purely white. The flowers can also possess various marks and spottings. The first year of growth produces only the stem with its long, basal leaves. During the second year of the plant's life, a long, leafy stem from 50 to 255 centimetres tall grows atop the roots of healthy plants.
Loved by bumblebees.
Forest layer  herbaceousDiameter  0.50Height (m)  2Flowers  Purple / Pink / WhitePrice  $3.00100
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Laburnum

Laburnum

Common name  Golden chain or golden rain treeFamily  FabaceaeDetails  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.
Forest layer  low-treeDiameter  6.00Height (m)  6Flowers  YellowDrought tolerance  Nitrogen fixer  Perennial  Shade / Sun  Full sun / part shadeSoil type  MostWind tolerance  GoodPropigation method  Sow pot / trayPrice  $3.9030 seeds
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Painted Mountain Corn

Painted Mountain Corn

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.Wind tolerance  poorForest layer  herbaceousFrost sensitive  Edible  Propigation method  Sow directTags    corn  seed  Price  $3.9040 seeds
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Sunflower

Details  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  YellowEdible  Forest layer  verticalLatin name  Helianthus annuusPrice  $3.9030 seedsPropigation method  Sow directSeeds / nuts / tubers  Wind tolerance  moderate

Kakabeak seeds

Details  Seeds collected from assorted red and pink flowering shrubs in the blockhill gardensFlowers  Pink / RedPrice  $3.9020 seeds
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Zucchini

Zucchini

Common name  courgetteDetails  A vigorous vining plant producing large numbers of dumpy fruit. Harvest regularly while small for a constant harvest.Colour  Pale greenFlowers  YellowFrost sensitive  Price  $3.9040 seeds
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Senna Seeds

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.Evergreen  Flowers  YellowForest layer  shrubFrost sensitive  Nitrogen fixer  Perennial  Propigation method  Sow pot / trayPrice  $3.9030 seeds
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Rosa Rugosa Seeds

Rosa Rugosa Seeds

Evergreen  Flowers  WhitePrice  $3.9040 seeds
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Licorice Mint

Licorice Mint

Details  Also known as Anise Hyssop, this strongly licorice scented mint has a distinctive sweet taste and nice purple flower spikes for the insects.Tags    mint  licorice    Colour  purpleEdible  Latin name  Agastache foeniculumPrice  $3.9050 seedsPropigation method  Sow pot / tray
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Tagasaste (tree lucerne)

Tagasaste (tree lucerne)

Details  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.
Flowers  WhiteLatin name  Chamaecytisus palmensisNitrogen fixer  Perennial  Price  $3.9050 seedsPropigation method  Sow pot / tray
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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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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