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Seed Companies

  • Royston-Petrie Seeds P.O. Box 1152 Ph: (61) 2 6372 7800
  • Cornucopia Seed Cornucopia Seeds and Plants Ph (03) 5457 1230
  • Select Organic M.S 905, Lower Beechmont 4211 Organic Seeds
  • GreenHarvest 52 Crystal Waters, M.S. 16, MALENY 4552 Ph: (07) 5494 4676
  • Greenpatch PO Box 1285, TAREE, NSW 2430 (02) 6551 4240
  • The Italian Gardener Allsun Farm, PO Box 8050, Gundaroo, New South Wales, 2620 (02) 6236 8173 Italian vegetable seeds
  • Kings Seeds PO Box 2785, Bundaberg, QLD 4670, Australia Tel: 07 4159 4882
  • Phoenix Seeds PO Box 207 , Snug, TAS, Australia 03) 6267 9663 Only postal Very unusual seeds
  • Diggers Fantastic company become a member and help them in their work, they have two sites, St Erith (nr Daylesford) and Heronswood (Mornington Peninsula) and when you become a member you get sent out a free magazine / newsletter
  • Eden Seed M.S. 905, Lower Beechmont 4211 (07) 5533 1107 Lots of information botanical and taste
  • The Lost Seed The Lost Seed PO Box 321 SHEFFIELD TAS 7306 ph: 03 6491 1000 Has a selection of very rare vegetables, and a great free download of sow what when chart

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Thats the front and at the back

Behind the house, the garden is starting to grow too. The GIANT Allium, is Russian Garlic, given to me by a lady that I met on an Introduction to Permaculture course. It is enormous, each clove is the size of a normal garlic bulb. It has a milder flavour and roasted and eaten like an oniion. It is has been in her family for four generations, amazing. There are lots of varieties of heritage vegetables like this in australia, some of them have even become extinct in their original country. One of the many reasons why seeed saving is so important. The poatoes in their cages are doing well with all this rain.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

My, My My, things are starting to take shape

Well it has been a strange old year, we have had so much rain in the last two months, the old timers at my work have been commenting that it is like the old days. Everything is jumping out of the ground. It has been a bit colder then normal, maybe because of the rain. The broad beans have only just started to pod up, and this time last year, they were harvested, and pulled out ready for the tomatoes. Made some falafel out of last years dried ones. Got some bricks off freecycle and as you can see the front gardens no dig beds are starting to take shape. Under the straw and chook litter is a layer of wet newspaper. Sunday night is my watering night so, will water everything in. Been eating lots of food out of the garden and we have only been here since march, and I work full time. Seems like a lot can be done in a short amount of time if you use organic and permaculture principles. Got those old terracotta pots from work, they were throwing them out, they make a nice edging.