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Thank you for visiting our farm store.

We offer a select range of goods and services to assist others implement sustainability, natural area conservation, regeneration and Permaculture. Our products are seasonally generated at our Permaculture demonstration farm here in Geraldton, Western Australia.

As a social enterprise, revenue from 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.

Please read below on where we are able to supply and ship our products, and confirmation of orders.

SHIPPING AND PICKUP
  • Please note our Plants and Vege Seedlings are only available by local pickup.
  • Western Australian seed orders customers can select dispatch by Parcel Post or Express Post.
  • Outside of Western Australia, seeds are Express Posted.
  • Seed orders may have limits of number of varieties per order and total number of packets available due to demand.
  • Due to demand we may also not be able to offer Seed purchases outside of Western Australia.
  • Local pickup is available from our farm here in Geraldton if you live locally or travelling through.
PAYMENTS
  • Payment accepted is direct deposit, cash or cheque.
  • Eftpos is available for local pick ups 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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Carissa macrocarpa
Natal Plum
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Low
Full-Part
Sandy
Shrub
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2
m tallx
2
m wide

Compact shrub with glossy green leaves. Excellent to grow against fences to deter unwanted intrusion.

Flowers throughout the year, the perfume resembles Jasmine.

With two or more shrubs, flowers will cross pollinate and produce an edible red plum with pink flesh.

Extremely drought and salt spray hardy plant. Grows well around beach suburbs.

Chamelaucium uncinatum
Pink-flowering Geraldton Wax
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Tol.
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Sandy
Shrub
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Iconic Native
Native Midwest
Sandy Soils
Screening
Waterwise

A hardy evergreen local shrub makes an attractive border plant on a fence line and driveway, and as a feature specimen.

Well known in the cut flower industry, the flowers are purple pink and leaves are aromatic and thin.

Flowers within 2 years of planting. Tip prune when young and up to one third in autumn when mature.

Cymbopogon citratus
Lemon Grass
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Fertile
Grass-Sedge
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m tallx
1
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Herbs

Fantastic culinary addition to any garden. This tall leafy perennial grass is a must for lovers of Thai food and herbal teas where the leaves and stalks are used.

Fast growing tussocks suitable for coastal and limestone soils. Responds well to regular watering and harvesting.

Eremophila alternata x maculata
Eremophila 'Wildberry'
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Pink Red
All Year
Low
Tol.
Full-Part
Sandy
Shrub
~Size:
1
m tallx
0.5
m wide

Small hardy shrub with beautiful display of vibrant pink and purple berry flowers.

Contrasting leaves add to value as colorful addition to you native and waterwise gardens.

Lightly prune to keep compact after flowering. Use as a hedge or as individual feature plants.

Eremophila glabra ssp.
Dowerin Green
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Green
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Low
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Coastal
Sandy
Groundcover
~Size:
0.25
m tallx
0.5
m wide
Bird Attracting
Coastal
Waterwise

Low growing ground cover which retains its lawn-like green leaves throughout summer.

Drought, sun and wind hardy plant which can grow in the open or as an understorey.

Green flowers attract lots of nectar feeding birds. Grows well around the beach suburbs of Geraldton.

Eremophila glabra sp.
Lime Green Emu Bush
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Blue
Purple
Spr-Sum
Low
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Most
Shrub
~Size:
0.5
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0.5
m wide
Bird Attracting
Native Midwest
Sandy Soils
Waterwise

A compact drought tolerant shrub with soft lime green foliage.

Suitable as both a feature plant and as bordering plant.

A delight for attracting honeyeaters and a must for waterwise native gardens.

Eremophila glabra x veneta
Eremophila 'Augusta Storm'
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Mauve
Purple
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Low
Hardy
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Most
Shrub
~Size:
0.5
m tallx
1
m wide
Bird Attracting
Waterwise

Hardy shrub from Ravensthorpe region that is wind, frost and drought hardy once established.

Makes a great feature plant.

Suitable for sandy and heavier loamy soils in dry areas.

Deep mauve tubular flowers in spring that will bring in nectar feeding birds.

Eucalyptus sargentii var. sargentii
Salt River Gum
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Cream
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Low
Hardy
Full Sun
Heavy
Tree
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8
m tallx
5
m wide
Native Midwest
Shade Tree
Waterwise
Windbreak

A great all round tree/mallee with attractive coppery bark!

Excellent for control of waterlogging and wind erosion. Provides good shelter and shade; and is attractive to birds and bees.

Tolerant to frost, drought, alkaline and saline soils.

Eucalyptus victrix
Snow Queen Coolabah
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Very Low
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Full Sun
Most
Tree
~Size:
7
m tallx
7
m wide

Attractive medium sized gum tree with smooth powdery white trunk, spreading branches and creamy white flowers in summer.

Flowers attracts birds and bees.

Makes an ideal avenue tree or feature tree, drought and wind tolerant.

Hakea bucculenta
Red Pokers
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Red
Win-Spr
Low
Tol.
Full-Part
Sandy
Shrub
~Size:
3
m tallx
3
m wide
Bird Attracting
Native Midwest
Sandy Soils
Screening
Waterwise
Windbreak

Entice nectar-feeding birds to your shrubbery with this shrub’s spectacular red poker flowers in winter and spring.

Fast growing, local native that tolerates moderate frosts and extended dry periods.

Suitable for both inland and coastal gardens and larger properties.

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Yilgarn Seeds - Open Pollinated Heirloom Seeds
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Brassica rapa subsp. chinensis
50
seeds/pkt
$6.00
/pkt
Max.
1
pkts/order

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.

Brassica rapa subsp. chinensis
50
seeds/pkt
$6.00
/pkt
Max.
1
pkts/order

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.

Tetragonolobus palestinensis
50
seeds/pkt
$6.00
/pkt
Max.
1
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Sow Autumn.

Ground covering annual with delightful red flowers. Pods to 50mm wide are eaten fresh with a taste like asparagus and peas. Native to the mountains of Palestine where children take pride in finding large patches. Drop seeds into boiling water and soak for 24 hours before planting. Plant swollen seeds. Repeat for non swollen seeds.

Hordeum vulgare
200
seeds/pkt
$6.00
/pkt
Max.
1
pkts/order

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.

Ocimum gratissimum
20
seeds/pkt
$6.00
/pkt
Max.
1
pkts/order

Sow Spring (In Geraldton, Autumn to Spring).

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.

50
seeds/pkt
$6.00
/pkt
Max.
1
pkts/order

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.

Phaseolus vulgaris
40
seeds/pkt
$6.00
/pkt
Max.
1
pkts/order

Sow Autumn - Winter.

Rare heirloom variety. A prolific producer of round stringless, snap green beans. This compact bush can also be used as a dried bean.

Does well in the Geraldton region. Does not like hot summers.

40
seeds/pkt
$6.00
/pkt
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1
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Sow Spring (In Geraldton, sow Autumn).

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.

Phaseolus lunatus
12
seeds/pkt
$6.00
/pkt
Max.
1
pkts/order

Sow Spring (In Geraldton, Autumn to Spring).

This perennial bean vine lasts approx. 4 years. It is a strong climber & needs a strong large trellis. A prolific producer, it has burgundy & white mottled beans which can be used dried or sprouted (in stir-fries).

Once established it is quite tolerant to heavy wind and heat under 42ºC.

Phaseolus vulgaris
40
seeds/pkt
$6.00
/pkt
Max.
1
pkts/order

Sow Spring (In Geraldton, Autumn to Spring)

Dwarf/semi-vining bean growing to 400mm tall. Sometimes referred to as Butter Beans, pick when pods are yellow, and eat lightly steamed. This variety has black seeds when mature.

Delicious with olive oil, garlic and fresh parsley.

Phaseolus vulgaris
40
seeds/pkt
$6.00
/pkt
Max.
1
pkts/order

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.

Brassica oleracea
60
seeds/pkt
$6.00
/pkt
Max.
1
pkts/order

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.

Calendula officinalis
75
seeds/pkt
$6.00
/pkt
Max.
1
pkts/order

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.

30
seeds/pkt
$6.00
/pkt
Max.
1
pkts/order

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.

Capsicum annuum
25
seeds/pkt
$6.00
/pkt
Max.
1
pkts/order

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.

Capsicum annuum
25
seeds/pkt
$6.00
/pkt
Max.
1
pkts/order

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.

450
seeds/pkt
$6.00
/pkt
Max.
1
pkts/order

Sow Autumn-Spring  warm climates. All year cool climates. Summer in cold climates.

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 press down 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.

25
seeds/pkt
$6.00
/pkt
Max.
1
pkts/order

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.

200
seeds/pkt
$6.00
/pkt
Max.
1
pkts/order

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.

50
seeds/pkt
$6.00
/pkt
Max.
1
pkts/order

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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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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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: Popping Barley Grain © J. Barber 2010

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