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About Ordering & Pick Up from our Farm Store ...

Thank you for visiting our on-line store. As a small enterprise we offer a select range of products that we produce seasonally.

As a social enterprise, our sales allow us to train volunteers in seed saving, propagation of nursery plants,  and continue to develop our demonstration organic seed gardens and permaculture education facilities.

You can read more about where we invest our revenue on our Contribute page.

 

SHIPPING AND PICKUP

  • Please note our Plants and Vege Seedlings are only available by local pickup.
  • Our Seeds are Express posted to you or collected from our farm.
  • Due to demand we may not be able to offer Seed purchases outside of Western Australia.

PAYMENTS

  • Payment accepted is direct deposit, cash and cheque.
  • Eftpos is available at our nursery.

ORDER CONFIRMATION

  • All orders will be confirmed by email or phone as to availability, total price and shipping.
  • For local pickups we will include agreed collection time if outside our walk in open times.

STOCKLIST UPDATES

  • Our online order forms and stock list catalogues are updated regularly as stock is sold, and as new stock is seasonally produced.

 

Drylands Permaculture Nursery Stock List
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Acacia coriacea
Weeping Mulga

Also known as the Desert Oak…

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Also known as the Desert Oak, this hardy Acacia is long lived and provides wonderful shade and a good windbreak in low rainfall  areas.

An ornamental local native that can be planted individually or as a grove to create a magical and secluded part of your garden or property.

It has light yellow pompom flowers in late winter and produces wonderfully matting leaf mulch that help protect the soil.

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Acacia rostellifera
Black Wattle

Fast growing hardy shrub local to…

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Fast growing hardy shrub local to our Midwest. Lives for 7 years and is best planted with a second row of longer lived species if used as a windbreak. Can reproduce by root suckers as it ages.

Large display of yellow flowers in October. Tolerates limestone soils and an excellent pioneer species.

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Ananas comosus
Pineapple

In Geraldton, growing pineapples is fun…

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In Geraldton, growing pineapples is fun and easy under shade.

These plants will fruit this year and annually there after. Three tricks to good growth:

1. Water from the top,
2. Keep them moist and well fed; and
3. Grow them in acidic soil

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Brachychiton acuminatus
Rock Kurrajong

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Species of Kurrajong found in the rocky hills and range lands of the Pilbara region, Western Australia.

Displays the distinctive round canopy shape and typical brilliant lime green foliage display during summer for which Kurrajongs are renowned for.

Suited to heavier loam and rocky soils, but has also performed well in the neutral sands around Geraldton.

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Brachychiton gregorii
Desert Kurrajong

This famous inland tree is noted…

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This famous inland tree is noted for its brilliant lime green foliage display during summer.

It has a distinctive symmetrical round canopy creating excellent shade in its desert environment.

The Kurrajong is a long lived drought tolerant tree native to Shark bay and Murchison region.

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Chamelaucium x verticordia
Paddy's Pink

Popular hybrid Verticordia and Geraldton Wax…

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Popular hybrid Verticordia and Geraldton Wax shrub that puts on a beautiful display of pink flowers in late winter - spring.

Suitable as a feature plant or planted as low-medium sized screening plant.

Low maintenance and hardy, it prefers a well drained soil and sunny position.

Tolerates dry locations, and can be lightly pruned to keep compact.

 

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Corymbia lenziana
Inland Bloodwood
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Curcuma longa
Tumeric

Leafy perennial harvested for highly valued…

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Leafy perennial harvested for highly valued rhizome roots used in cooking and traditional medicine.

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Delonix regalia
Poinciana

Stunning tree known for its flamboyant…

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Stunning tree known for its flamboyant red/orange floral display and attractive lime green tropical foliage.

Great garden/driveway centre piece providing shade in summer.

Limestone tolerant and suited to coastal areas.

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Eremophila glabra ssp.
Eurady Station

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Native to inland Midwest Western Australia, suits low rainfall areas and poor soils.

Attractive silver-green leaved small shrub with red flowers through spring and into summer.

Grows naturally to around one metre tall and wide, it can be shaped with a light annual prune.

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Yilgarn Seeds - Open Pollinated Heirloom Seeds
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Brassica rapa subsp. chinensis

Sow Spring to Autumn.

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Sow Spring to Autumn.

Grown for the broad white leafstalks which are widely used in Chinese stir-fries. Leafstalks should be picked often, like silverbeet.

Small compact plant, very easy and quick to grow. Matures after 60 days and has excellent resistance to bolting.

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Sow Spring to Autumn.

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Sow Spring to Autumn.

A Filipino variety of Bok Choi, that is quick and easy to grow.

Grown for the broad white leafstalks and loose leaves, and used in stir fries

Matures after 60 days and has excellent resistance to bolting.

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Hordeum vulgare

Sow Autumn.
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Sow Autumn.
A two-row type barley often used as 'mash' for home brew beer.
It can also be popped like popcorn and eaten. Grows up to 1m tall producing disease resistant 100mm heads.

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Ocimum gratissimum

Sow Spring
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Sow Spring
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Drought and wind tolerant, this 1.5m tall perennial plant's leaves are used as a clove substitute. It is particularly good in Indian curries.
Extremely useful in gardens, its strong aroma confuses insects and they have trouble finding plants to eat.

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Ocimum basilicum

Sow Spring.
Always sow…

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Sow Spring.
Always sow after the shortest day to prolong flowering and encourage leafy growth. Never has picking basil leaves to make pesto been quicker. This hardy variety has slightly wavy green leaves several times larger than common sweet basil.
Constant tipping of flowers from plants will promote more leaves. This annual is well-suited for growing in balcony pots.

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Phaseolus vulgaris

Sow Spring
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Sow Spring
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A white seeded variety of green bean whose pods are best eaten when young.
A vigorous climber with yellow flowers and a good seed set. Pods to 200mm long.

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Sow Early Spring (In Geraldton - Sow Autumn)

Climbing green bean, also known as 'Westralia' bred in the 1950s in Western Australia for its productivity and rust resistance.

Grow on fence or trellis to 2 metres tall.

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Phaseolus vulgaris

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Sow early Spring (In Geraldton, Autumn or Spring). Also known as 'Scotia' bean, a stringless 'pencil-pod' climbing bean with thin speckled purple pods around 12cm long and 'zebra' stripe patterns on seeds. Pick once pod reaches full size and best eaten as a green bean lightly steamed.

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Vicia faba

Sow early Winter to…

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Sow early Winter to Spring (In Geraldton, May to June) A light brown seeded heirloom variety from Holland which has been acclimatised and grown in Perth for the last 50 years by Nick Kleijn.

The beans can be picked when mature and steamed or left to dry on the plant, harvested and processed as dried beans. The young pods can also be harvested, steamed and eaten whole as green beans. Plant seeds 500mm to 800mm apart.

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Vicia faba

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Sow mid Winter to Spring.

A green seeded broad bean with 3 to 4 seeds per pod. It sets seed even in warmer winter areas. Good disease resistance and prolific bearer. Whole pods can be eaten immature as steamed greens or when more mature, shelled beans (still soft) as steamed beans. Dry beans can be soaked and cooked in bean salads, or substituted for kidney or borlotti beans in Italian and Mexican dishes.

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Brassica oleracea

Sow early Autumn.
The…

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Sow early Autumn.
The flowering buds and stems of this plant are harvested and eaten fresh or stemmed. In warmer climates this plant lasts for several years. This variety produces one large head then on-goingly produces multiple small flowering heads. Sowing early autumn in the midwest will allow the large heads to mature before the winter cycle of aphids.

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Calendula officinalis

Sow end of Winter…

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Sow end of Winter - Autumn.
Brilliant orange flowered medicinal plant. Petals harvested, dried can be made into an antiseptic salve.
Petals can be eaten and look stunning when drizzled with olive oil in a salad.

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Physalis peruviana

Sow Spring (In Geraldton…

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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.

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Capsicum annuum

Sow Spring.
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Sow Spring.
(In Geraldton, Autumn-Spring).
An excellent flavoured sweet capsicum with long tapered chilli shape fruit to 130mm, turning red when ripe.
Prolific variety with records of up to 700 fruit per plant.

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Capsicum annuum

Plant Spring.
Prolific variety…

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Plant Spring.
Prolific variety with large sweet fruit. Sow in a rich soil and keep moist.
Fruit will be smaller if nutrients are inadequate. Large leaves help protect fruit from sunburn.
May benefit from filtered shade in summer. Pick fruit when full size, either green or later when red.

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Daucas carota

Sow Autumn-Spring  warm climates…

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Sow Autumn-Spring  warm climates. All year cool climates. Summer in cold climates.
Productive carrot suitable for wide range of climates with long 20cm orange coloured root and good flavour.  Sow directly in long furrows to 5mm in friable soil. Cover and firmly press soil.
Stagger sowing fortnightly for continual harvest.  Keep weed free and soil moist. Matures in 65 to 80 days. Thinned carrots can be eaten as 'baby' carrots.

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Nepeta cataria

Plant Spring.
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Plant Spring.
(In Geraldton, Autumn).
Catnip is drought tolerant and often perennial. The mint-like scent of the bruised leaves of this herb is said to attract cats and deter rats.
It stands 1/2 m high and its white flowers are a good bee attractant for pollination when grown around in orchards and vegetable gardens. Young shoots can be used in salads.

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Apium graveolens

Sow Winter.
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Sow Winter.
This variety has very pale golden-yellow leaves and stems.
It is a compact variety with stringless stems and a delicate flavour.
Best eaten young and when grown in blocks rather than rows natural blanching will improve the flavour.

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Lactuca sativum

Sow Spring.
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Sow Spring.
(In Geraldton, sow Autumn).
Also called 'asparagus lettuce' this chinese vegetable is left in the ground until it develops a stem length of 30cm.
They are then peeled and thinly sliced before being stir fried. The hearts can also be eaten like small lettuces.

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Beta vulgaris

Plant early Winter.
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Plant early Winter.
This wonderfully sweet lime green leaf vegetable will supersede all other silverbeets once you taste it.
It is so sweet it makes a great lettuce substitute.
A vigorous and fast growing variety, seeding in it's first summer in Geraldton.

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Vegetable and Herb Seedlings - Open Pollinated Heirlooms
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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

ABN: 60 163 754 943

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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.

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Photo: Popping Barley Grain © J. Barber 2010

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