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Yilgarn Seeds

Yilgarn Seeds

Heirloom Organically Grown Vegetable and Herb Seeds

Grown with Love

We are passionate about Heirloom Seeds, Sustainability, Organic Agriculture and Permaculture

Wide Variety of Seeds to Choose From

We grow and save over one hundred varieties of vegetables and herbs

Heirloom Vegetable & Herbs

Open pollinated vegetable and herb seeds organically grown on our farm. Non-GMO and non-hybrid.

Featured Seeds

PEA – Japanese and Oregami

Two varieties of productive pea varieties for smaller gardens requiring lower supporting trellis.

$5.50

COWPEA – Benny’s Moon

Highly productive cowpea for eating immature, or cooked when mature; and useful nitrogen fixing legume.

$5.50

CAPE GOOSEBERRY – Peruvian Ground Cherry

Sow Spring (In Geraldton, sow anytime). Hardy sprawling bush 1.5m wide & 1m tall. Sweet yellow berry fruit can be harvested when jacket wrapping is papery dry. Fruit can be eaten fresh or made into jam. If left to dry on the plant, fruit make delicious sultanas. Living for 3 years, plant can be trained as a vine and responds well to pruning.

$5.50

MELON – Minnesota Midget Rockmelon

Vigorous bushy plant rather than a running vine. Fruit have a delicious balanced flavour. Fruit are 100-125mm round with deep orange flesh. They are suitable for one person, one meal.

$5.50

GOURD – Perhentian Island

A vigorous running climbing vine similar to a pumpkin. Can be grown up a trellis or along the ground. Keep well aerated to avoid powdery mildew. White flowers produce young fruit which can be eaten curried, grated into fritters, even pickled.

$5.50

Welcome to Yilgarn Seeds

We are a not-for-profit heirloom vegetable & herb seed business managed by the Drylands Foundation at the Drylands Permaculture Farm in Geraldton, Western Australia. Our seed sales allow us to train volunteers in seed saving and develop our demonstration organic seed gardens and education facilities.

All our vegetable and herb seeds are organically grown in our permaculture gardens. They are all  non-GMO, open pollinated and non-hybrid.

Featured Seeds

PEA – Japanese and Oregami

Two varieties of productive pea varieties for smaller gardens requiring lower supporting trellis.

$5.50

COWPEA – Benny’s Moon

Highly productive cowpea for eating immature, or cooked when mature; and useful nitrogen fixing legume.

$5.50

CAPE GOOSEBERRY – Peruvian Ground Cherry

Sow Spring (In Geraldton, sow anytime). Hardy sprawling bush 1.5m wide & 1m tall. Sweet yellow berry fruit can be harvested when jacket wrapping is papery dry. Fruit can be eaten fresh or made into jam. If left to dry on the plant, fruit make delicious sultanas. Living for 3 years, plant can be trained as a vine and responds well to pruning.

$5.50

MELON – Minnesota Midget Rockmelon

Vigorous bushy plant rather than a running vine. Fruit have a delicious balanced flavour. Fruit are 100-125mm round with deep orange flesh. They are suitable for one person, one meal.

$5.50

GOURD – Perhentian Island

A vigorous running climbing vine similar to a pumpkin. Can be grown up a trellis or along the ground. Keep well aerated to avoid powdery mildew. White flowers produce young fruit which can be eaten curried, grated into fritters, even pickled.

$5.50

Why choose our seeds

Grown Right Here

All our seed is grown here in our Permaculture Gardens in Geraldton. None of the seeds we sell are imported and repackaged.

Each season we select the best plants from each variety and progressively acclimatise them to our changing climate.

Trusted Advice

We have been growing, saving and selling heirloom seeds since the mid-1980’s. Our experience in dryland organic gardening allows us to offer practical advice on how and when to grow your productive garden and begin your own seed saving journey.

Buy On-line or At Selected Retailers

You can buy our seeds on-line or dropping in to see us during our seasonal opening hours.

We also have a number of retailers for direct seed packet sales..

In Geraldton:

  • CRT – Great Northern Rural Services,  Boyd St, Webberton (08) 9964 1274
  • Natures Choice,126 Marine Terrace, Geraldton (08) 9921 4558

In Perth:

Non-GMO, Chemical Free Seeds

All our seeds are Non-GMO, Non-Hybrid Open Pollinated heirloom varieties.

We grow organically and manage our gardens to avoid cross pollination and keep our varieties pure.

From the Past to the Future

Our vegetables, herbs and local native seed is a valuable biodiversity resource. By growing on seed, we are able to adapt our varieties to changing climate conditions and demands.

Our heirloom seed varieties represent the efforts of our past seed savers to preserve our botanical and culinary heritage for the future.

Contact Details

Drylands Foundation
333 David Rd (North), Waggrakine
Geraldton,Western Australia 6530

Tel. (08) 9938 1628
Mob. 0458 38 1628
Email. info@drylands.org.au

Opening Times

Sunday 10am to 5pm
or by appointment

Drylands Foundation

Drylands Permaculture Farm
333 David Rd (North)
Waggrakine, Geraldton
Western Australia

Drylands Foundation

The Drylands Permaculture Farm, is managed by the Drylands Foundation, a not-for-profit environmental organisation.

The Foundation utilises the Farm, to promote and demonstrate environmental sustainability and conservation through social enterprise.

Photo: Seeds Galore – Yilgarn Seeds © J. Firth 2008

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(08) 9938 1628

0458 38 1628

info@drylands.org.au

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