Tasmanian Grown* Quality Heirloom Seeds
Tassie Grown and Gathered Seeds & Hybrids. Grown in our chemical free gardens focusing on a soil first and careful selection approach.
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***New Website coming soon!!! We have recently acquired "Inspirations Seeds" and will revamp that website over the winter months to merge with Tassie Seeds as well as upload all this season's new seed varieties
* We currently grow approx 70% of our seeds on our farm (mostly vegetables, herbs and cottage flowers but do buy in a few hybrids and cut flower varieties that are new to the market
Welcome toTassie Seeds!
Seed Sowing Tips
Gardening Tips For Beginners
1. Plan your garden - make planting choices based on how often you will you them. Are they are a pick once crop of frilly lettuce and herbs that youmight pick daily - they can go to the front
2. Pick the right spot to plant - ideally a sunny spot
3. Keep your garden close by - if you can see it from your kitchen window, even better!
4. Have your water source readily available - a hose that will reach your garden and a good sprayer
5. Good soil and good drainage is the Key to a successful garden - always be working to
improve it, using organic imputs
6. Amend your soil - compost, worm castings, minerals, blood and bone, manures, chook bedding, banana skins, tea bags, coffee grounds
7. Choose varieties that will grow in the season you are growing them in and only grow what your family likes to eat to avoid waste
8. Choose plants that are easier to grow - while you're learning
9. Trim and prune your plants - this helps your
plants focus it's energy where it's needed most
10. Keep your garden productive by staggering plantings - of fast-maturing veggies such as beans and lettuce and replanting other areas as they are harvested. Don’t plant all at once!
9 Seed Starting Tips
1. Use Quality seeds and seed raising mix - by either buying a quality seed raising mix, sifting the fine particles out of potting mix or making your own out of coir/peat moss sand and sieved compost
2. Always firm down your seeds - to ensure they have contact with the soil and water in to eliminate air pockets in the soil
3. Sow more than you need and keep only healthy seedlings - Pick the strongest seedling
4. After sowing cover your seeds - with a cloche, a plastic bag or glad wrap this helping retain moisture
5. Remember to label the variety - when planting you'll think you'll remember what is it but when you go back to water it you'll be wondering which is which. We have a variety of label options to suit in a range of colors.
6. Avoid Over/under watering - Keep soil moist while germinating but after that only water every day or so or if needed. To much water at the seedling stage can rot the baby stem
7. Keep seeds warm and consistently moist till germination
8. Provide sufficient light and airflow, check them daily - just one day of not checking on your seedlings can see them dry out and shrivel up in the hot sun - many seeds do not need light to germinate but must have plenty of light once germination occurs to keep them from becoming leggy
9. Once germinated, liquid fertilize the seedlings
What Causes Leggy Seedlings?
1. Lack of intense light - As they use up all their energy to reach what light there is, they get stretched out, and you end up with frail, spindly seedlings.
2. Crowding can cause spindly, leggy seedlings - When seedlings grow too close together, they don’t get enough light, because they shade each other out. This forces them to grow taller to compete for the light, and they end up getting leggy.
3. Lack of air movement - Seeds that germinate outside get the benefit of being strengthened by the wind. As the wind blows them around, they get a little workout and grow stronger so they can withstand the wind without breaking.
4. Too much heat after germination - Too much heat is one of the main causes of leggy seedlings.Heat mats are a great way to germinate seeds quickly but don’t use them after your seeds have germinated unless you’re growing your seedlings in a cold room. Some seeds require high temperatures to germinate well. But many seedlings will get leggy when they’re kept too warm. So, germinate your seeds at the temperature range recommended on the packet, and then take your seedling trays off the heat mat once your seeds have sprouted.