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Vegetable Seeds for the Aussie Home and Market Gardener. Supplying popular and rare varieties of veggie, herb and flower seed packets.
Generous quantities of seed per packet.

Dave’s Seed supplies Heirloom, Open Pollinated and Hybrid vegetable, herb and flower seed packets. I aim to grow as much vegetable seed as I can muster from my 5 acre property based 5 minutes out of the lovely Cygnet, Tasmania and to seek out the best seed varieties from around the world to enhance the veggie gardening experience for Australian gardeners.

I also operate Dave’s Seedlings which is found at the local markets supplying organically grown vegetable, herb and flower seedlings focusing on Tasmanian cool climate vegetable gardening.

The bulk of the tomato, chilli, capsicum, eggplant and lettuce seed offered is home grown as well as a number of other seeds. Home grown seed is marked organically grown seed. 

Vegetable Seed Packets and Seedlings (August to April) are available at local markets and can be collected from my home. Seed Packets are sent to all Australian States except Western Australia at this time. I enjoy a good chat about gardening and am always happy to wander about the veggie garden with customers.

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The Little Fingers eggplant journey

The Little Fingers eggplant journey

In this post I will follow the life of the Little Fingers Eggplant. It will end up less words and more pictures. The Sowing: On the 19 July 2022, I sowed the seeds into a punnet placed onto a heatmat in a hothouse. The soil mix is pretty basic. Organic Compost, Propagation Sand and Perlite …

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Growing Broad Beans in Tasmania

Growing Broad Beans in Tasmania

Growing Broad Beans in Tasmania Broad beans are a perfect crop for the cool temperate climate of Tasmania. They are a bushy annual that can grow from 1 to 1.8m tall depending on the variety, soils and weather. Broad Beans (Fava) are a legume thus from the Fabaceae family but are not from the Bean …

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Tomato Season in Tasmania 2021/22

Tomato Season in Tasmania 2021/22

Thoughts on the 2021/22 Tomato growing season. Yet another season is now pretty much behind us Tasmanian’s. Yet another erratic season of ups and downs. Below are some of my thoughts on the season gone and a review of the tomato varieties I grew (either outside or in the hothouse). These are my experiences where …

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Gday GardenersCygnet market just gone was my last market for this year and I will be back mid to late January. Below is a list of what is left (The number is how many are left). 3 for $10. If you would like anything over the next week please msg my page with what you would like and we can arrange pickup. If you need any seeds let me know and I can have ready when seedlings are collected also) www.davesseed.com.I am now looking to get some home projects completed, expand growing space to get more seedlings in for seed saving and some rest to rejuvenate if possible!.Happy GrowingDave Stock Left (3 for $10) – stock removed from post as orderedSquash/PumpkinNorth Georgia Candy Roaster 2Yellow Bush Scallop 8Small Sugar 1Sweet grey F1 1Marina di Chiogga 2ChilliRocoto Orange Marzano 4Kashmiri Chilli 4Korean Long Green 2Aci dolma (spicy bell pepper) 2Carolina Reaper 5Ghost Pepper 4Bulgarian Carrot 3Pasilla Bajio 3Hungarian Hot Wax 1CapsicumSuper Shepherd 2TomatoesLittle Red Riding Hood (Micro tom red cherries) 2Siletz (bush large red) 4Earlinorth (bush early ripener medium red) 1Indigo rose (vine large cherry) 2Barry crazy cherry (vine yellow cherry) 1Rockmelon Tigger 3Watermelon Blacktail Mountain 1Cauliflower Amazing 2Celery Tall Utah 6Chives 2Chives Garlic 5Leek King Richard 5Lettuce Oakleaf Green + Red 8Marjoram 6Nasurtium Empress of India 3Nasurtium Whirlybird mix 1Oregano Italian 6Parsley Giant of Italy 6Parsley Triple Curl 9Rhubarb Victoria 2Sage 1Silverbeet Fordhook Giant 9Spring Onion Red Beard 1Spring Onion White Lisbon 3Sunflower Giant Russian 11Thyme winter 8 See MoreSee Less
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Still cold fronts and possibly 5 deg or lower nights to come so stay alert Tassie Gardeners who are not in those warm night spots!!. Protection going back on many of my outside tomatoes.I am reminded by my past posts and blogs, the challenge is to get to x-mas, and this season is certainly proving it.A few pics of some outside and hothouse tomato fruits at the moment. 42 days in the hothouse has a few ripe tomatoes and Glacier has one changing colour. Outside it is the most cool tolerant varieties setting fruits (Calmart, 42 days, Glacier and Earlinorth. A few others are close to forming fruits -0 a self seeded Gold Nugget plus Ailsa Craig however quite a few others where late to the planting).Davewww.davesseed.com See MoreSee Less
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See me at the Cygnet and Franklin market from August to April

Cygnet Market is on the first and third Sunday of the month, Franklin the fourth Sunday, 10am to 2pm. I sell seasonal vegetable, herb and flower seedlings and seeds.

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