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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. Through 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.

Browse our selection of organically grown vegetable, flower and tree seeds. Hand harvested in Autumn from healthy plants growing in the blockhill forest garden. Our collection sometimes includes imported seeds from popular permaculture shrubs and trees that are difficult to source locally.

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Thornless Honey Locust Seed

Thornless Honey Locust Seed

Botanical name  Gleditsia triacanthos f.inermis
Details  Excellent shade and autumn colour tree.
Produces very large pods with sticky sweet pulp, valued for stock fodder.
Thrives in the heat and dry.
Drought tolerance  
Jugulone tolerance  
Nitrogen fixer  
Tags    perennial  tree  legume 
Price  $4.9030 seeds
Painted Mountain Corn

Painted Mountain Corn

Botanical name  Zea mays
Details  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    corn  seed  vegetable  annual 
Price  $3.9030 seeds
Calendula

Calendula

Common name  pot marigold, ruddles, common marigold or Scotch marigold
Botanical name  Calendula officinalis
Details  Yellow or orange flowers, the petals of which can be added to salad. Makes a great companion plant in the garden.
Edible  
Tags    flowers  companion 
Price  $3.90tea spoon of seed
Laburnum

Laburnum

Common name  Golden chain or golden rain tree
Details  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.
Drought tolerance  
Nitrogen fixer  
Perennial  
Tags    perennial  tree  legume  hardy 
Price  $3.9030 seeds
False Indigo Seeds

False Indigo Seeds

Botanical name  Amorpha fruticosa
Details  Purple flowering large shrub to small tree growing to 4 meters.

Pour 80 degree water over seeds and soak overnight. Sow just below soil surface at at 20 degrees and water
Nitrogen fixer  
Perennial  
Tags    legume   
Price  $4.90half teaspoon (approx. 80 seeds)
Honesty seeds

Honesty seeds

Common name  Annual honesty
Botanical name  Lunaria annua
Details  Easy to grow from seed and tends to naturalize. An annual or biennial growing to 90 cm with large, coarse, pointed oval leaves. In spring and summer it bears terminal racemes of violet flowers, followed by showy, light brown, translucent, disc-shaped seedpods the skin of which falls off to release the seeds, revealing a central membrane which is white with a silvery sheen, 3–8 cm in diameter.
Tags    flowers  bees  pioneer 
Price  $2.9030 seeds
Parsley seeds (mixed)

Parsley seeds (mixed)

Common name  Garden parsley
Botanical name  Petroselinum crispum
Details  A mix of flat and curly leafed parsley. Great herb and insect plant.
Edible  
Tags    herb 
Price  $3.90tea spoon of seed
Assorted capsicum seed

Assorted capsicum seed

Common name  Pepper
Botanical name  Capsicum
Details  A random selection of sweet to mild peppers. We find these plants will last for several seasons in the glasshouse but die off in winter outside in North Canterbury.
Edible  
Frost sensitive  
Tags    vegetable 
Price  $3.9030 seeds
Senna Seeds

Senna Seeds

Common name  glandular senna, downy senna, buttercup bush
Botanical name  Senna multiglandulosa
Details  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  
Frost sensitive  
Nitrogen fixer  
Perennial  
Tags    perennial  tree  legume  flowers 
Price  $3.9030 seeds
Columbine

Columbine

Common name  granny's bonnet, columbine
Botanical name  Aquilegia
Details  Purple flowers, loved by bumblebees. Grows well in a range of sites.
Perennial  
Tags    flowers  purple  bees 
Price  $2.90half teaspoon (approx. 100 seeds)
Yellow bush / tree lupine

Yellow bush / tree lupine

Botanical name  Lupinus arboreus
Details  A fast growing woody lupine with yellow flowers. Grows well in poor quality soil and makes a good source of biomass and quick low growing shelter and habitat.
Evergreen  
Nitrogen fixer  
Perennial  
Tags    legume  perennial  shrub 
Price  $3.9030 seeds
Chaste Tree seeds

Chaste Tree seeds

Common name  vitex, chaste tree, chasteberry, Abraham's balm, lilac chastetree, monk's pepper
Botanical name  Vitex angus castus
Drought tolerance  
Tags    perennial  shrub  health 
Price  $4.9030 seeds
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Tagasaste (tree lucerne)

Tagasaste (tree lucerne)

Botanical name  Chamaecytisus palmensis
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.
Nitrogen fixer  
Perennial  
Tags    perennial  tree  legume  birds  bees 
Price  $3.9050 seeds
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Fennel

Fennel

Botanical name  Foeniculum vulgare
Details  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.
Edible  
Perennial  
Seeds / nuts / tubers  
Price  $3.90100 seeds
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Purple Akeake Seeds

Purple Akeake Seeds

Botanical name  Dodonea viscosa
Details  A reasonably fast growing NZ native bushy shrub or small tree with purple leaves. Good for creating shelter and controlling erosion. The timber from akeake is one of the hardest native woods. It was traditionally used for paddles, weapons, digging sticks and spade blades.
Drought tolerance  
Evergreen  
Perennial  
Tags    native 
Price  $3.9030 seeds
Colour  Purple
Flowers  Pink
Wind tolerance  Excellent
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Kowhai seeds

Kowhai seeds

Botanical name  Sophora tetraptera
Details  Large yellow flowers from September to November loved by bellbird and tui.
Seed requires scarification before sowing. Mechanical scarification works best for this species. Reasonable results can also be achieved with hot water treatment.
Drought tolerance  
Evergreen  
Nitrogen fixer  
Perennial  
Tags    native  legume  flowers 
Price  $3.9030 seeds
Teasel

Teasel

Botanical name  Dipsacus fullonum
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  
Perennial  
Tags    annual  birds  biomass 
Price  $3.90100 seeds
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Alexanders

Alexanders

Common name  alisanders, horse parsley, smyrnium
Botanical name  Smyrnium olusatrum
Details  With a taste live celery or parsley, this easy care plant can be eaten raw or cooked.
Edible  
Price  $3.9030 seeds
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Large fruited thornless hawthorn seeds

Large fruited thornless hawthorn seeds

Common name  Chinese Hawthorn
Botanical name  Crataegus pinnatifida
Details  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.
Tags    perennial  tree  fruit  health 
Price  $3.9030 seeds
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Lavender seed

Lavender seed

Botanical name  Lavandula
Details  Seed collected from a selection of different lavendar plants of varying type, some seed grown and some commercial cultivars.
Drought tolerance  
Perennial  
Tags    bees  purple  flowers 
Price  $3.90100 seeds
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Foxglove

Foxglove

Botanical name  Digitalis purpurea
Tags    biennial  flower  bees 
Price  $3.90half teaspoon (hundreds of seeds)
Family  Plantaginaceae
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Mixed Poppy

Mixed Poppy

Botanical name  Papaver
Details  Easy to grow annual flowering plant with bright coloured flowers. This collection of seed includes a range of colours and sizes.
Tags    flowers  annual  bees 
Price  $3.90tea spoon of seed
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Hardenbergia vine seeds

Hardenbergia vine seeds

Common name  Coral vine
Botanical name  Hardenbergia
Details  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    perennial  vine  bees  legume 
Price  $3.9030 seeds
Flowers  Pink / purple
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Sunflower

Sunflower

Botanical name  Helianthus annuus
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
Edible  
Seeds / nuts / tubers  
Tags    annual  flowers  bees  birds 
Price  $3.9030 seeds
Colour  Yellow
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Rosa Rugosa Seeds

Rosa Rugosa Seeds

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    perennial  shrub  berries  health  flowers  thorns 
Price  $3.9030 seeds
Flowers  White
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Viburnum trilobum seeds

Viburnum trilobum seeds

Common name  American cranberry bush
Botanical name  Viburnum trilobum
Details  Fruit - raw or cooked. Juicy but acid, the taste is best after a frost. The fruits are rich in vitamin C, they are an excellent substitute for cranberries and are used in preserves, jams etc.
Edible  
Fruit / berries  
Perennial  
Price  $3.9030 seeds
Sea Buckthorn / Sea Berry seeds

Sea Buckthorn / Sea Berry seeds

Botanical name  Hippophae rhamnoides
Drought tolerance  
Edible  
Evergreen  
Fruit / berries  
Nitrogen fixer  
Perennial  
Tags    perennial  tree  berry  health 
Price  $4.9030 seeds
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Coulter Pine

Coulter Pine

Common name  Big Cone Pine
Botanical name  Pinus coulteri
Details  Native to the coastal mountains of Southern California.
Produces the heaviest cone of any pine tree, 20-40 cm in length and weighing 2-5 kg
Drought tolerance  
Edible  
Evergreen  
Seeds / nuts / tubers  
Price  $4.9030 seeds
Out of stock
Hollyhock

Hollyhock

Botanical name  Alcea rosea
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.
Tags    flowers  bees 
Price  $3.9050 seeds
Flowers  Pink
Out of stock
Licorice Mint

Licorice Mint

Botanical name  Agastache foeniculum
Details  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    mint  licorice  bees  flowers 
Price  $3.9050 seeds
Out of stock
Broad beans

Broad beans

Botanical name  Vicia faba
Details  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.
Edible  
Nitrogen fixer  
Seeds / nuts / tubers  
Tags     
Price  $3.9040 seeds
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Globe Artichoke

Globe Artichoke

Botanical name  Cynara cardunculus var. scolymus
Details  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    perennial  shrub  vegetable 
Price  $3.9020 seeds
Out of stock
Phacelia, blue tansy or purple tansy

Phacelia, blue tansy or purple tansy

Botanical name  Phacelia
Details  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    annual  purple  bees  seed 
Price  $3.90100 seeds
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Russell Lupin

Russell Lupin

Botanical name  Lupinus polyphyllus
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.
Nitrogen fixer  
Perennial  
Tags    nitrogen  legume  flowers 
Price  $3.9030 seeds
Colour  mixed
Out of stock
Japanese Raisin Tree seeds

Japanese Raisin Tree seeds

Botanical name  Hovenia dulcis
Edible  
Perennial  
Tags    perennial  tree 
Price  $4.9030 seeds
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Osage Orange seeds

Osage Orange seeds

Botanical name  Maclura pomifera
Details  Thorny tree with very hot burning wood, also used for making excellent bows and natural livestock fencing.
Tags    perennial  tree 
Price  $4.9030 seeds
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Red cherry / strawberry guava seeds

Red cherry / strawberry guava seeds

Botanical name  Psidium cattleianum
Details  
Tags    perennial  shrub  fruit 
Price  $3.9030 seeds
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Zucchini

Zucchini

Common name  courgette
Details  A vigorous vining plant producing large numbers of dumpy fruit. Harvest regularly while small for a constant supply.
Edible  
Frost sensitive  
Tags    annual  vegetable 
Price  $3.9030 seeds
Colour  Pale green
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Kakabeak seeds

Kakabeak seeds

Details  Seeds collected from assorted red and pink flowering shrubs in the blockhill gardens
Drought tolerance  
Frost sensitive  
Nitrogen fixer  
Perennial  
Propagate    November   January   December   October  
Tags    perennial  shrub  legume  flowers  native 
Price  $4.9030 seeds
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Siberian Pea Shrub seeds

Siberian Pea Shrub seeds

Botanical name  Caragana arborescens
Nitrogen fixer  
Perennial  
Tags    perennial  shrub  legume 
Price  $4.9030 seeds
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Thornless Honey Locust Seed
yesnonononoyesyesnono
Painted Mountain Corn
noyesnoyesnonononosow directyes
Calendula
noyesnonononononono
Laburnum
yesnononononoyesyesno
False Indigo Seeds
nonononononoyesyesno
Honesty seeds
nonononononononono
Parsley seeds (mixed)
noyesnonononononono
Assorted capsicum seed
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Senna Seeds
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Columbine
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Yellow bush / tree lupine
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Chaste Tree seeds
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Tagasaste (tree lucerne)
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Service berry seeds
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Fennel
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Purple Akeake Seeds
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Kowhai seeds
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Teasel
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Alexanders
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Large fruited thornless hawthorn seeds
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Lavender seed
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Foxglove
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Mixed Poppy
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Hardenbergia vine seeds
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Sunflower
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Rosa Rugosa Seeds
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Piptanthus nepalensis seeds
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Viburnum trilobum seeds
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Sea Buckthorn / Sea Berry seeds
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Coulter Pine
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Hollyhock
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Licorice Mint
noyesnonononononono
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Broad beans
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Globe Artichoke
noyesnoherbaceousnonononoyesno
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Phacelia, blue tansy or purple tansy
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Russell Lupin
nonononononoyesyesno
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Japanese Raisin Tree seeds
noyesnononononoyesno
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Osage Orange seeds
nonononononononono
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Red cherry / strawberry guava seeds
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Zucchini
noyesnoyesnonononono
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Kakabeak seeds
yesnonoyesnonoyesyesno
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Siberian Pea Shrub seeds
nonononononoyesyesno
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