Even though this blog post was written several years ago I update it often, it is currently the year 2021 and I still sell organically grown perennial vegetables, herbs, seeds etc listed below.
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This is my For Sale page, with heirloom vegetable seeds, berry plants, and perennial vegetable plants for sale in Australia, this page is updated regularly. For notes on how to grow perennial vegetables please visit here. If you would like growing notes on anything that is not listed on the growing notes page please let me know and I can email them through to you.
For a list of vegetable days to harvest from planting seed please click here.
From time to time I sell vegetable and herb plants and/or seeds, some of which are so rare that I do not know of anywhere else in the country that is selling them. I only sell things that I have grown on the property here and I only grow plants that I think are amazing in some way or another. Most of these plants are heirlooms, some have even been in my family since before I was born, while others have only been with us a few years and have proven worthy. All of my seeds are pure and not crossed, they can all be grown open pollinated and I do not and will never grow or sell any GM plants or seed. I can only sell some plants in their correct season; other plants can be sold all year. Most people live too far from me to pick them up, unlike most plant and seed sellers I post these out at cost. I post plants on Monday or Tuesday after payment has cleared, I only post Monday or Tuesday so that plants are not stuck in the post office over the weekend.
We are not certified organic and never will be as I do not use any of the organically certified poisons and fertilizers that most organic farms use and do not want to be associated with the use of such so-called “organic” poisons. Many of the organic poisons can be as bad or even worse for you than the synthetic ones. Some such as rotenone, have been linked with Parkinson's disease and are banned in most countries in the world, yet they formed the backbone of organic farming in Australia for decades. Once the dangers of rotenone were proven, Australia allowed its use in certified organic farm for a further 5 years to phase it out slowly and ignored the damage it was causing to people.
Instead of using organic or conventional poisons, I control pests with integrated pest management (IPM) principles. Basically IPM uses predator insects, spiders, and other animals such as poultry to control pest insects. I believe that IPM is far safer for my children and better for the environment than commercial or organic farming.
No plants to Tasmania or Western Australia at this stage due to domestic quarantine, sorry. I know a grower in WA who has some of these plants, if you are in WA let me know and I can pass on his email address to you.
I can post seeds and some plants outside of Australia but only if you are convinced that they are allowed through your country's quarantine. All prices are in Australian dollars and do not include postage.
If I grow something and it is not listed here, feel free to ask if I sell them. I may not have listed them as I don't have many seeds but have enough to sell to a few people if they are interested.
To order: please send me an email saying what plants/seeds you would like and I will reply with prices/payment methods.
My email address will need to remove the the spaces, put @ instead of the word 'at' and . in place of the word 'dot': damien_beaumont at yahoo dot com dot au
Organic Perennial Vegetables for sale – plant once, harvest forever!
POSTAGE: for plants/bulbs I post at cost, for anything up to 500g it costs $9.40 for regular post. I post plants bare rooted on the Monday after payment has cleared.
Babington's Leek (Allium ampeloprasum var. babingtonii) This is an extremely rare and fun perennial vegetable to grow. Similar to a tree onion it grows many bulbils on the flower stalk instead of producing seed. It is used in the same way and has the same taste as a regular leek. This will prove to be a talking point in any garden and a great heirloom to pass on to your kids. Extremely hardy and productive but for some reason it is so rare that it is almost extinct. Please read my Babington's leek growing notes prior to ordering $5 per dormant bulbil or very small plant depending on the season
Perennial Leek (Allium ampeloprasum) rare and hard to find but one of the best plants for home growers. These grow and taste like regular leek but instead of growing viable seed they reproduce by sending up numerous babies from their base. Much faster and easier than growing from seed. If hot and dry over summer they can die down to bulbs. These are hardy once established and incredibly productive $4 per small leek
Everlasting Onion (Allium cepa perutile) grows like a spring onion but does not often produce viable seed, reproduces quickly by splitting in half. Will also grow a small bulb similar to a French shallot in some climates. This is possibly the hardiest, most productive, and easiest to grow of perennial vegetables. One of the best permaculture vegetables. Very easy to grow, you will never have to buy spring onions or shallots ever again! $5 each
Jerusalem Artichoke (Helianthus tuberosus) a massively productive low maintenance perennial vegetable that is high in inulin. Can be eaten raw or cooked and is used in any way that you would use a potato. Very productive, one small tuber fragment can produce well over 1kg! When grown in good soil and watered occasionally each plant can produce well over 3kg of tubers. Great food for people, pigs, poultry, sheep, cattle, guinea pigs etc. Masses of yellow sunflower like flowers in autumn attract honey bees and are good to use as cut flowers. ONLY available in winter, $3 each tuber
Skirret (Sium sisarum)
very rare, endangered, and ancient perennial root vegetable which is
productive and simple to grow. Roots taste like a delicious sweet potato but far better. Used in any dish that calls for potato, carrot
or parsnip. The celery tasting leaves can be added to salads and the
seeds are edible but it is the sweet roots that are the
main crop here. This is the most delicious roasted vegetable ever.
Flowers attract many beneficial insects to
your garden $5 per offset
Azolla (most likely Azolla pinnata) also known as mosquito
fern, fairy moss, and a few other cute names, is a free floating water fern.
It sequesters nitrogen from the atmosphere and can be used as living
mulch, biofertiliser, animal feed, human food, water cleanser, mosquito control etc. This has high percentage of protein and is readily eaten
by poultry and fish. It grows fast and doubles every day under ideal conditions $3 for a scoop
Spider plant (Chlorophytum comosum)
is commonly grown as an ornamental houseplant, but the leaves and roots
are both edible. This is the hardy variegated form with white along
the mid line of the leaf and green on the outside. Tolerates low light,
poor soil, and dry conditions. Grows white flowers and cute little
baby plants on long stolons that can dangle from the mother plant and
look very attractive. Perfect for hanging baskets and a great office
plant. Spider plant survives a lot of neglect but should be protected
from heavy frost. The price is low because I am selling small bare rooted plants $3 each
Organic Heirloom Vegetable Seeds - most are not perennial but it is certainly worth growing these.
Postage of seeds only within Australia: $3.50 for any number of packets. If also buying plants use the plant postage rate as I will send everything in the one package. I can also post some seeds overseas but I post at cost so need to confirm postage costs with the post office.
Immali Corn (Zea mays) a beautiful and delicious coloured sweet corn. I have created this amazing variety myself, the colours are not changed during cooking (we ate the cob in the photo). Produces 2 to 6 cobs of coloured sweet corn per plant. This is high in anthocyanin, antioxidants and vitamins. Why grow yellow corn when this is prettier, tastier, and healthier for you! Corn will cross pollinate with other varieties of corn so you may have some yellow seeds if someone is growing yellow corn near by $4.00 per packet of about 20 seeds
Giant Heirloom Tomatoes (Lycopersicon esculentum) a mix of seeds containing both "Julia Child" and "Giant Siberian Pink" (known in Russian as: Sibirskiy Velikan Rozovyi). They are both delicious and large tomatoes. 'Julia Child' grows regular leaf and 'Giant Siberian Pink' grows potato leaf so you can tell from a young age which seedlings are which. These are open pollinated varieties that are both indeterminate. $4.00 per packet of about 20 seeds
Angora 82 tomato small plant which grows to about 1 foot tall, may or may not be dwarf, very productive with about 20 flowers per truss. Small, red, round tomatoes which taste really nice and sweet. This plant gave a large yield very early, has regular leaf and appeared to be determinate but kept putting out occasional new branches with flowers until the frosts. $4 per packet of about 20 seeds
Little Oak Like tomato small determinate tomato that produces red ping pong ball size tomatoes. Like many other old Russian varieties it has a very rich tomato taste. Looks much like 'Igloo' but slightly less stocky, a bit tastier, and less productive. Very early cropper great for areas with a short growing season. $4 for a packet of about 20 seeds
Micro Tom tomato the smallest variety of tomato in the world! I have never had one grow over 10cm tall. Being so small they can easily be grown in a cup of soil, easy for kids to grow, easy for elderly people who no longer have a garden, easy to grow in apartments if you have a sunny window, and great for school experiments due to its short life cycle $4 for 15 seeds
Yellow Pear Tomato (Lycopersicon lycopersicum) a sweet, yellow, pear shaped cherry tomato. This is an old and loved heirloom variety dating back to the 1700’s. It was the first yellow tomato I ever grew. It can grow to be a large plant if given support and is very productive if treated well. Beautiful, delicious, sweet and easy to grow, kids love the look and taste of the fruit. Heirloom tomato can and will cross with other varieties of heirloom tomato so be a little careful if saving seed $4.00 per packet of about 20 seeds
Skirret (Sium sisarum) very rare, endangered and ancient perennial root crop which is simple to grow. Sweet roots taste like a delicious sweet potato or parsnip. Used in any dish that calls for potato, carrot or parsnip. Leaves can be added to salads but it is the sweet roots that are the main crop here. Flowers attract many beneficial insects to your garden. Unlike many other perennial vegetables, seed grown plants will produce a crop, divide numerously, flower, and set seed the first year $4 per packet of tiny seeds
Superior Coriander (Coriandrum sativum) mixed seeds of around a dozen varieties including 'slow bolt', 'long standing', and 'Bengal Giant'. This is an excellent producer of both leaves and seeds. There has been deliberate crossing of varieties so you will have great genetic diversity and be able to breed a superior variety that performs well in your garden. Cull plants that flower early and only save seed from later flowering plants to quickly and easily develop your own variety that is is slow to flower and produces abundant leaves $4 per packet of seeds
Cape Gooseberries (Physalis peruviana) is also known as Incaberry, goldenberry, pichuberry, and a few other common names. Highly productive plants producing over one kilogram of small ~2g fruits that are covered with a protective paper husk. The fruits fall from the plant when ripe. For me they take a little over 80 days from planting the seed until eating perfectly ripe berries $4 per packet of tiny seeds
Hillbilly tomato has firm flesh that is reasonably dry and somehow smells very fruity. Produces a medium yield of glossy fruit over the season, it has regular leaf and is indeterminate. Good size for slicing on a sandwich, the colour, glossiness, and fruity smell are all enjoyed by my kids. $4 per packet of 20 seeds
Japanese Black Trifle (spelled various ways, originally called "Yaponskiy Trufel Chernyi" or in Russian "Японский трюфель черный"). This old Russian variety has a deep, rich, sweet, tomato taste that is difficult to describe but easy to remember. One of my all time favourite tomatoes. Japanese Black Trifele tomato has potato leaf and is indeterminate. $4 per packet of 20 seeds
Helsing Junction Blues are great high anthocyanin cherry tomatoes. These taste sweet and are very productive. The unripe fruit is bright purple, only goes blue/black where the sun hits and stays red when shaded by a leaf so you can make patterns using stencils similar to apples. Ripe fruit is red with black where it used to be purple. Plants have regular leaf and are indeterminate. $4 per packet of 20 seeds
Tommy Toe tomatoes (I didn't take a photo) grow into a large plant with high yields of small tomatoes. An excellent tomato for back yard growing due to their rich tomato taste, abundant yield, and pretty red round cherry tomatoes. One of the more common varieties I grow as they are well worth growing. Plants have regular leaf and are indeterminate. $4 per packet of 20 seeds
Giant Parsley (Petroselinum crispum) is an absolutely massive strain of flat leaf parsley that is very simple to grow. Leaves can be used as vegetable or herb, petioles can be used in place of celery, roots are delicious roasted. Contains wide genetics and will produce a diverse population containing some large plants and some stunningly massive plants. If allowed to flower it will attract many beneficial insects and pollinators, and will gladly self seed. $4 per packet of seeds
Giant Edible Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) produces incredibly large plants from improved parent stock. Dandelion leaves are more nutritious than most vegetables, the thick long roots can be roasted or turned into delicious coffee substitute, even the pretty flowers are edible. Poultry and livestock love to eat dandelions. Deep tap roots mine minerals from deep in the soil, leaves can be used as compost activators. They are great companion plants for most fruits and vegetables. The flowers are pretty and are great for bees, and kids love to blow the seed heads. Open pollinated plants may display some genetic diversity $4 per packet of seeds SOLD OUT
Purple Mustard - back in 2012 I bought some seeds for purple mustard. My son loved purple mustard, and has saved seed and grown it every year since. Leaves can be used as vegetable, or garnish, and seeds can be used to make condiment. They produce large purple leaves with some green, profuse yellow flowers attract honey bees and other beneficial insects. All profits from this go to my son for pocket money. $4 per packet
Glass Gem Corn (Zea mays) - this is good popcorn, beautifully coloured and incredibly ornamental. These cobs grow all the colours of the rainbow and are incredibly beautiful. If popped as pop corn they still pop white (just like regular yellow popcorn). The cobs average around 15 cm long, and I average 4.5 cobs per plant but could have had more if I gave them more space. Do NOT grow near other types of corn, popcorn, sweet corn, as it will cross pollinate and ruin your cobs. $4 for packet of about 20 mixed seeds
Organic Culinary Herb Plants
Unless started all herbs will have been grown from cuttings so that I can assure the quality of the plants, some herbs grow true to type from seed whereas others tend to be a little variable. Most herbs (other than root cuttings, which are just a segment of root) are sold bare rooted, or with minimal soil on the roots to lower weight and reduce the postage cost. Most will be wrapped in damp newspaper and put into a plastic zip lock bag. Some may be dormant over winter and will not put on a lot of growth until Spring.
I do not have large quantities of any herbs, if you want a larger quantity please ask me and I will let you know if I can help out.
Native Water Mint aka native rivermint, native peppermint (Mentha australis) this perennial Australian native herb is very rare in the bush and is rarely found in shops or gardens. Flowers are great for native bees and other native pollinators. It likes being well watered but can cope with reasonably dry soil. It is used in much the same way as regular peppermint but is far less invasive and the small flowers are great for native pollinators. It makes an excellent herbal tea served hot or iced $5 per small plant SOLD OUT - BACK IN A FEW WEEKS
Variegated Water Celery aka water parsley, Java waterdropwort, Japanese parsley, Chinese celery etc (Oenanthe javanica - flamingo) is a perennial vegetable that is under utilised and strangely uncommon. Extremely prolific and simple to grow. Can be grown in the vegetable garden or as an emergent water plant. Smells and tastes a lot like celery, add at the end of cooking or much of the taste will disappear $5 per small plant
Vietnamese Coriander aka Vietnamese mint, laksa herb, hot mint, Cambodian mint, praew leaf (Persicaria odorata) is an amazing herb. Simple to grow, extremely productive, delicious, and versatile. The internet says Vietnamese coriander has a “lovely coriander taste with a clear citrus note; refreshing with a hot, biting, peppery after taste”. I grow as an emergent water plant but also happily grows in vegetable garden. It goes well with chicken and combines well with lime, chillies, garlic, ginger and lemon grass, what is not to love about this plant! For sale Spring/Summer $5 per small plant
Houttuynia cordata) also known as dokudami, 'poison blocking plant', lizard tail, heartleaf, fishwort, bishop's weed, and a bunch of other names. Commonly used in Vietnamese cooking, herbal tea, as well as a host of different traditional medicines. It tastes like fish sauce. I am selling small plants of the vigorous green form. This plant can become invasive if planted in the garden so please restrict it to growing in a pot. Dormant over winter $5 per small plant or rooted cutting
Organic berry plants
Atilla Alpine Strawberry (Fragaria vesca) is a red fruited wild strawberry that is day length neutral. It is an extremely rare alpine strawberry that produces runners and can form an edible ground cover. The strawberries are much smaller than supermarket strawberries, but they taste meltingly delicious and they smell truly amazing. If you have never eaten a wild strawberry you don't know what you are missing. Alpine strawberries are also known as gourmet strawberries or fraise des bois $5 per small bare rooted plant
I know this page is mostly for perennial vegetables and other organically grown edibles, but please don't get confused and start to eat your carnivorous plants!
Venus Flytrap (Dionaea muscipula) are the most famous and one of the most intriguing of carnivorous plants. They grow best in areas with frosts but can be grown in frost free climates. Never shut the traps with your finger, don't feed them, and don't fertilise them. At this stage I only have the typical form for sale but in the future I hope to be able to also offer a few named varieties. Growing notes can be found here. $8 each small bare rooted plant + 70mm pot + peat moss, everything you need to simply pot it up once it arrives in the post
Ornamental - non-edible plants or seeds
String of Pearls plant (Senecio rowleyanus). Very simple to grow and very beautiful. They grow tiny white flowers that smell nice. Grow them somewhere that they can trail over the side of their pot. When you receive the cutting please remove the lower few pearls (leaves), plant the stem in soil and water it well. These are ornamental only, please never eat any part of them $5 for two 10cm un-rooted cuttings, or $8 per small bare rooted plant
Muscari seeds (Muscari armeniacum) also known as grape hyacinth, are a spring flowering bulb that produces sweetly fragrant blue flowers, sometimes blue and white, or even just white. Simple to grow, naturalises well, loved by honey bees, and dies down over summer so is water wise. Simple to grow from seed but won't flower the first year. Seeds are far cheaper than bulbs so you get far more plants for your money. Each seed grown plant will be genetically unique but most look similar to their siblings $4 for packet of 35 fresh seeds
When I wanted to try my hand at making beeswax candles I found it frustrating how difficult it is for a beginner to give it a go. Everything seems to be aimed at people who want a candle in a cup, or just rolling a sheet of foundation. Beginner kits all seem to be rather expensive, and often very tacky. None of the ones I found had silicone moulds or beeswax. I prefer beeswax candles and cotton wick, soy and paraffin produce a host of toxic chemicals when burnt and many cheap wicks have a high lead content.
When buying things separately everything is confusing and expensive. To make a few 5cm tall 40 gram candles you need to buy the mould, 5 meters of the correct type and correct thickness of wick, and $50 of beeswax! Or you could spend about $40 for a beginner’s kit with some soy or paraffin wax that you melt and pour into a cup with some colour. I hate those options, so I have put together some beginner organic beeswax candle kits. My kits produce three rather cute small candles that I am told burn for ‘up to 12 hours’ (mine seem to burn 7.5 to 10 hours).
I have seen these candles for sale for
up to $13, with $9 each being about average, so buying this kit and
making three of your own works out well financially. If you enjoy it
you can get more wax and make more candles, or experiment with
fragrances and essential oils etc.
Candle making kit - owl
One owl silicone mould (can be used to make hundreds of candles), 50cm cotton candle wick (enough to make 7 to 9 candles depending on how frugal you are), Certified Organic beeswax (enough to make three candles), and Simple instructions
$25 for the kit
Note: candle not included, you are buying a kit to make your own candles
1 Corinthians 3:6-7 I planted the seed, Apollos watered it, but God has been making it grow. So neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is anything, but only God, who makes things grow.