Seed Freaks - When You've got the Need for Seed ;-)

To view our range click on SHOP in the menu above. You can view details about each of the products by clicking on the thumbnail image of the seed packet on each product page.

They look like the image opposite.

It will then view full size and you’ll be able to see details on how to grow, when to grow etc.

Where the word HUON is in bold indicates the seed was sourced from the Huon Valley.

We don’t update the images so use by dates will not necessarily be correct.

Unfortunately we do not USUALLY  send seed to Western Australia.  This is due to a $45 per order cost charged by Quarantine WA and paid for by the seed buyer.  

What we have done, and can continue to do, is offer to pay the $45 fee if sufficient order volume comes from WA.  

For instance, if 10 people order in the same week and the total cost is around $450 WE will pay the $45 importer fee on your behalf. This equates to a 10% discount. It is up to buyers to organise a group or bulk buy.  

Simply email us and let us know and we will hold orders and send them as one parcel.

 

Seed Freaks started because as market gardeners we wanted to source seed that was acclimatised to our area, that we knew performed well and provided high quality crops.

We’ve been tracking down our favourite varieties and seedsaving for years and through a number of opportunities thrown our way by the Huon Producers’ Network we started to package our seed and sell it at markets. Nothing flash, just excess seed.

But like most seeds of things, it grew.  We’re still small, but now we’ve expanded the land we utilise to grow seed, have scaled down on market gardening and when we can, we  buy seed from  local growers.

We  often find it difficult to source seed from the mainland due to various restrictions, and fair enough, who wants smut and other uglies turning up here? Our relatively pest and disease free status and the current moratorium on GMO’s are two important things to maintain.

While we still do outsource some seed we’re now fluctuating at around 75-85% Huon Valley seed and looking to increase that, eventually, to 100%

My obsession is tomato seeds. You’ll find the site is dominated by them, closely followed by bean seeds, for both fresh and dry use. We’re set to grow over 80 varieties in 2017/18, and a burgeoning corn obsession is boosting that range, albeit slowly, as the cross pollinating issues make it difficult to grow many varieties in a year.

Seed saving is at the very core of food security. Ensuring the means to produce our food year in and year out using methods that are dependent on what’s happening in the rest of the world.

With open-pollinated andheirloom seed we can  provide ourselves with one of the most important necessities – food.

 

Happy Planting!