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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

Thursday, December 31, 2009

Vegetables in the Philipines

Vegetable Markets

I had a wonderful time in the Philipines, took lots of photos of vegetable gardens and the market. Will hopefully have another trip in about a year and see some more. The picture below was a chicken stall in the local market in San Fernando, I especially liked the coloured boxes for carrying the chooks. My sisiter told me that at easter you could buy coloured chicks. Not too sure about that, but maybe they are punk chickens and like the colours.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

New Beginings Geelong West Community Garden

Oh the excitement, a while ago, I put my name down for a plot at Geelong West Community Garden, because one cannot grow enough vegetables, and being a renter I often have to re-start my garden, and can miss out on a season. I moved house last February and had to dig up all of my tomatoes, so sad. So my name came up, well there were people ahead of me, but they all declined????

So I got a plot. Unfortunately I am off to the Philippines for a couple of weeks, expect lots of photos of exotic food plants. However when I return, work will start. I think my garden will be fairly conventional. I am going to divide the bed into 6 areas, with a brick or paver path (depending what turns up on free cycle). The it will be a 6 bed rotation system, growing everything from potatoes to cabbages... Watch this space