Yellow Swamp Hibiscus Diversifolius Native Seeds

Yellow Swamp Hibiscus Diversifolius Native Seeds Packet of 10+ home grown seeds! Another interesting Aussie native hibiscus. Found not only in OZ, but in South America, Africa, New Guinea, and New Zealand too, with many populations under great threat from over grazing. Sheep, cattle, goats, deer and horses all eat it, as do many native…

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Native Cobbler Pegs Glossocardia Bidens Seeds

Native Cobbler Pegs Glossocardia Bidens Seeds Packet of 75+ home grown native seeds! This is not Bidens pilosa, Bidens subalternans, Bidens bipinnata or Bidens alba, the imported cobbler peg weeds. This fella is actually Glossocardia bidens or the Native Cobbler Peg, and internationally it is most commonly known as Glossogyne tenuifolia. That is the name…

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Sphaeromorphaea Australis Epaltes Native Daisy Seeds

Sphaeromorphaea Australis Epaltes Native Daisy Seeds Packet of 200+ tiny little native seeds! This hardy little native daisy is found all through New South Wales, Queensland and Western Australia. It is also native to China Taiwan and India and apparently is is used medicinally but unfortunately I haven’t been able to track down what for…

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Native Sensitive Weed Neptunia Gracilis Seeds

Native Sensitive Weed Neptunia Gracilis Seeds Packet of 15+ seeds of this unusual, beautiful, native plant! This is unusual little native ground cover has bright yellow pom pom flowers and frilly Mimosa like leaves. Amazingly, as the name suggests it is very sensitive, and it actually MOVES when you touch it! Even clapping your hands…

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Crotalaria Mitchellii Native Yellow Rattlepod Seeds

Crotalaria Mitchellii Native Yellow Rattlepod Seeds Packet of 10+ home grown native seeds! These are a local native species that is very often confused with the weedy imports. The reasoning being, how could something this dramatically beautiful possibly be a native? Well, I can tell you now it definitely is, and the gorgeous yellow flowers…

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Slender Native Mint Mentha Satureioides Seeds

Slender Native Mint Mentha Satureioides Seeds Packet of 50+ home grown seeds! We are lucky enough to have this guy both in our lawn and all through the surrounding bush. It took me ages to track down a name and for a few years all I knew was that it wasn’t any of the more…

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Native Ginger Alpinia Caerulea Galangal Seeds

Native Ginger Alpinia Caerulea Galangal Seeds Packet of 40+ super fresh home grown seeds! I always knew this form of green leaved native ginger as Galangal though “native ginger” seems to be more commonly used by everyone else these days. Turns out it is super closely related, much closer than supermarket ginger, with the true…

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Trema Tomentosa Native Poison Peach Seeds

Trema Tomentosa Native Poison Peach Seeds Packet of 100+ home grown seeds! Another awesome local native species. This one grows commonly in our area providing lots of fruit for the honeyeaters, doves, and numerous butterflies like Catopyrops florinda, Mynes geoffroyi, Pingasa chlora. Even feeds the moths like Aenetus splendens which is remarkably beautiful! It does…

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Alpinia Caerulea Atherton Red Back Native Ginger Seeds

Alpinia Caerulea Atherton Red Back Native Ginger Seeds Packet of 40+ super fresh seeds! Very interesting native bushtucker plant. As the name suggests it is a delicious native ginger, much like galangal actually, mild, sweet and spicy, with large knobbly roots. Unlike ginger you can just chew the root as is as the flavor is…

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Orange Pultenaea Euchila Native Flower Seeds

Orange Pultenaea Euchila Native Flower Seeds Packet of 50+ home grown seeds! While this lot is from home, every now and then I will harvest them from the local scrub too, but regardless where they are from they are fresh this seasons seeds, no matter what. This is a really attractive little bush that the…

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Native Tobacco Nicotiana Forsteri Debneyi Seeds

Native Tobacco Nicotiana Forsteri Debneyi Seeds Packet of 100+ tiny teeny super small seeds. This fella is a cool local native species that often gets overlooked. I have only ever found it in areas protected from cattle grazing, and I personally believe the hooves and grazing activity puts these guys under serious strain. Being a…

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Plectranthus Parviflorus Flea Bush Native Basil Seeds

Plectranthus Parviflorus Flea Bush Native Basil Seeds Packet of 100+ very rarely seen home grown seeds! While most of the Plectranthus parviflorus group is said to be odorless, this fella has a funky minty fragrance when crushed. It isn’t the small blue flowered Bath Salts Plectranthus or the variegated Cockspur flower and it isn’t the…

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Musk Okra Native Hibiscus Abelmoschus Moschatus Seeds

Musk Okra Native Hibiscus Abelmoschus Moschatus Seeds Packet of 15+ seeds from this awesome little native plant! Perfect as a ground cover, it stays sprawling at ankle high in hard conditions and dry, poor soils. Gets up to about knee high in rick moist loamy soils. Famed in India as a medicinal and used as…

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Bulbine Glauca Rock Lily Native Leek Seeds

Bulbine Glauca Rock Lily Native Leek Seeds Packet of 40+ home grown organic seeds! A really interesting looking native normally found in the cooler moister shadier patches of the Australian bush. It has fleshy succulent leaves and lovely yellow flowers which is the reason I grow it. It looks a lot better than my dodgy…

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Chain Fruit Native Holly Alyxia Ruscifolia Seeds

Chain Fruit Native Holly Alyxia Ruscifolia Seeds Packet of 15+ fresh seeds! Attractive little shrub or small tree with beautiful, white, delicious smelling flowers, and a really interesting fruit. The attractive but non-edible fruit often forms long chains like a necklace, hence its common name “chain fruit’. It is also know by Prickly Alyxia, Alyxia…

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Hibiscus Heterophyllus Native Pink Flower Seeds

Hibiscus Heterophyllus Native Pink Flower Seeds

Hibiscus Heterophyllus Native Pink Flower Seeds Packet of 15+ home grown seeds! Amazing pink flowers on this fella, absolutely huge and quite prolific. Easier to grow than the imported ones and much better looking in my opinion. Good plant to have around as the bark from prunings makes a great garden tie for beans and…

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Australian Native Germination Accelerator Smoke Treatment

Australian Native Germination Accelerator Smoke Treatment Much bigger packet of more than 30teaspoons ~150mls ~50grams at least! Smoke infused vermiculite for use to decrease germination times of difficult to germinate plant species. Should last most folks a few years and it doesn’t go off. Not a big fan on using anything fancy to grow our…

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Giant Native Grape Legnephora Moorei Seeds

Giant Native Grape Legnephora Moorei Seeds

Giant Native Grape Legnephora Moorei Seeds Packet of 10+ freshly harvested seeds! Lots of names for the awesome native climbing vine. Round leaf vine, wild grape, big vine, big leaf, native grapes, big leaf vine, round leaf, Cebatha Diffusa, Cebatha Moorei, Cocculus Moorei, Legnephora Moorei Var. Moorei, Legnephora Moorei Var. Subacuta, Legnephora Moorei Var. Typica,…

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Marble Vine Native Bryonia Diplocyclos Palmatus Striped Cucumber Seeds

Marble Vine Native Bryonia Diplocyclos Palmatus Red Striped Cucumber Seeds Packet of 10+ organically grown seeds! Very rarely seen local native, commonly assumed to be an introduced weed. The thinking being that nothing this cool looking could possibly be native and by default it is a “weed” by most folks, when infact it isn’t at…

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Hibiscus Heterophyllus Lutea Native Hibiscus Seeds

Hibiscus Heterophyllus Lutea Native Hibiscus Seeds

Hibiscus Heterophyllus Lutea Native Hibiscus Seeds Packet of 25+ seeds! This beautiful (despite my dodgy pictures) Australian native is not just attractive, it is very useful too. Very similar to Hibiscus divaricatus, but with a bit fleshier base on the flower bud, and a much wider growing range. The flowers, shoots, the whole plant actually…

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Native Grape Cissus Hypoglauca Water Pepper Vine Seeds

Native Grape Cissus Hypoglauca Water Pepper Vine Seeds Packet of 10+ freshly harvested home grown seeds! This fella is a local native climber, our Aussie version of a grape. It is know by lots of names like jungle grape, water vine, billangai, giant water vine, five-leaf water vine, jungle vine, native grape and pepper vine.…

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Native Salmon Flowered Passionfruit Passiflora Aurantia

Native Salmon Flowered Passionfruit Passiflora Aurantia Seeds Pack of 25+ very rarely available seeds! Very hard to find amazing coloured native passionfruit. Though visually similar to Passiflora aurantia var. samoenensis, this Aussie species, Passiflora aurantia var. aurantia, has glands near the top of the petiole. This particular one has red flowers not burnt orange as…

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Native Sweet Sandpaper Fig Ficus Opposita Seeds

Native Sweet Sandpaper Fig Ficus Opposita Packet of 100+ very freshly harvested seeds! Had a lot of interest in this fella, and its not surprising really if you have ever tasted one! Awesome, shop quality fruit. Not just “bushtucker”, but a delicious soft sweet treat!!! Unfortunately they are just too soft for them to be…

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Native Wild Raspberry Rubus Rosifolius Bramble Seeds

Native Wild Raspberry Rubus Rosifolius Bramble Seeds Packet of 100+ seeds from this fantastic little native berry! It’s the native raspberry. (It’s not the better known lower yielding Rubus parvifolius or Rubus probus either.) There is endless literature out there, particularly on the Internet about the benefits of berries in general, as an antioxidant rich…

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Wild Pomegranate Native Caper Capparis Arborea Seeds

Wild Pomegranate Native Caper Capparis Arborea Seeds Packet of 10+ seeds from yet another fantastic drought tolerant native species. Awesome white pompom flowers as big as your fist that form into a very large orange sized fruit that tastes great and is quite a feed. I spent weeks looking for fruit a few years ago…

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Pink Fruited Lime Berry Glycosmis Trifoliata Seeds

Pink Fruited Lime Berry Glycosmis Trifoliata Seeds

Pink Fruited Lime Berry Glycosmis Trifoliata Seeds Packet of 10+ freshly harvested seeds! As these guys fruit all year round what I will do is walk outside and pick the fruit, eat the tasty little buggers, and then send you the cleaned and packaged seeds. Can’t really get fresher than that hey! They need to…

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Noni Fruit Cheese Tree Morinda Citrifolia Seeds

Morinda Citrifolia Noni Fruit Cheese Tree Seeds

Noni Fruit Cheese Tree Morinda Citrifolia Seeds Packet of 20+ freshly harvested tropical seeds! This Aussie native has a real reputation for being hard to grow. Most folks(including me) that have had trouble germinating them just gave up far too soon, or just didn’t understand how this fella works. These are not lettuce, and germination…

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Gumby Gumby Pittosporum Angustifolium Gumbi Gumbi Seeds

Gumby Gumby Pittosporum Angustifolium Gumbi Gumbi Seeds Packet of 40+ freshly harvested, waxy red coated seeds! Once know as Pittosporum phylliraeoides along with Pittosporum ligustrifolium, Pittosporum angustifolium is now considered a seperate unique species. More commonly known as berrigan, bitter bush, butterbush, butter bush, cattle bush, cumbi cumbi, cumby cumby, cumpi cumpi, gumbi, gumbi gumbi,…

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African Dream Bean Entada Rheedii Phaseoloides Seed

African Dream Bean Entada Rheedi Phaseoloides Seed

African Dream Bean Entada Rheedii Phaseoloides Seed You get one huge bean from the massive podded native vine, just labelled wacked in an envelope and posted out to you guys anywhere world wide. Very common vine of everywhere tropical, but not often seen as it grows so high into the canopy. Hundreds of cultures have…

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Plantago Afra Black Psyllium Plantain Seeds

Plantago Afra Black Psyllium Plantain Seeds Packet of 200+ seeds of this edible and medicinal species! Like most members of the genus this fella is most commonly known as Psyllium or just Plantago, but it also has the common names of Psyllium seed, plantain seed, flea seed, Flohsamen, semences de psyllium, glandular plantain, black plantain,…

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Sweet Sour Tamarind Tamarindus Indica Seeds

Sweet Sour Tamarind Tamarindus Indica Seeds Packet of 10+ freshly harvested seeds! This fella is not a native but it has been in Australia long before European settlement. It originated in Africa and traveled down through South East Asia, eventually being imported to OZ by the Macassan fishermen hundreds of years ago. It was valued…

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Insecticides Repellents and Poisons

Insecticides, repellants and poisons

Let’s start with basic safety rules about handling and storing insecticides! Don’t ever store in drink bottles or food containers as some doofus may drink it by mistake. It happens so commonly that in most places it is actually illegal and considered negligence. As in “negligent homicide”, something well worth avoiding… A much safer option…

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Bodgy DIY Tissue Culture Method

Bodgy DIY tissue culture method

This tissue culture media can be used for experiments with cuttings clones, or for seed germination. This is not how the professionals do it, but I figure you folks may still be interested in my low chemical, bodgy DIY method, that does the job well, and costs bugger all. I have used it for experiments…

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Aeroponic Cutting Cloner 55 Site Acrylic

Aeroponic Cutting Cloner 55 Site Acrylic

55 Site Acrylic Cutting Cloner Plans The idea behind this is bloody awesome, and they work really good for 1000’s of different species without the need to use any hormones or chemicals. I run mine just using rainwater, but tap water works fine too. It really surprises me that they are only really popular overseas…

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Weeds, what are they good for?

Weeds what are they good for

Weeds, what are they good for? I reckon the answer to that is everybloodything! Straight off the bat, I will say we don’t use synthetic herbicides as it’s just silly, and I talk about that in greater detail in the article Are you organic certified. “Weeds” are a valuable asset to us. They can be…

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Halopriming for Germination and Drought

Halopriming for enhanced germination and drought resistance

As unorthodox as it sounds, this is where you use Salts to increase germination rates and resulting plant vigour. While salt can definitely kill plants, and salting the earth is never a good idea, this really does work for a heap of different species. Once you wrap your head around the science it makes perfect…

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Are you Organic Certified

Are you organic certified

We are not Organic Certified for a few different reasons. The main one is I strongly believe it to be a bit of a scam that does little to benefit the growers or consumers, just lining the pockets of the middle man. For us to get certified would cost us ~1/3rd of our total yearly…

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Seed Dormancy Scarification Germination Inhibitors

Seed Dormancy Scarification Germination Inhibitors

Some species have natural chemicals within them that prevent germination of the seeds. They are designed like that because in a particular environment just falling to the ground and sprouting immediately would mean death and extinction of the species. By delaying germination and not sprouting today, they increase their chance of survival tomorrow. This is…

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Germinating Nelumbo and Nucifera Lotus Seeds

Germinating Nelumbo and Nucifera Lotus seeds

Straight off the bat I will say that germination of aquatic seeds is not the same as germination of normal plants and vegetables. It is no harder to do, and the greenness of your thumbs is totally irrelevant, but there are rules and methods specific to each of them. If you don’t give the conditions…

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