Seedlings and Herbs: Are you looking for Organic Seeds, Organic
Vegetable Seedlings and Organic Herbs?
Organic growers all over Perth seem to be!
What's the difference between conventional
Most commercial seedlings are varieties which have been
developed for yield or keeping qualities (no commercial grower
wants a tomato that squishes on it's way to the shop!) So in
some cases, flavour has been sacrificed along the way. In
addition, many commercial varieties are sterile hybrids, which
means that they do not produce viable seed.
The old fashioned, or non-hybrid, open pollinated varieties
are all capable of producing viable seed - so you can save
seeds from your best plants to grow again next season! Growers
all over the world that have keep the seed saving tradition
alive are helping to preserve biodiversity rather than
mankind's reliance on a few specific varieties.
In addition, many commercial seeds are chemically treated
for improved storage and keeping. Seedlings and herbs are
treated with pesticides and fungicides if conventionally
For some growers, once the seeds or seedlings are in their
garden - they are then grown organically and they have no
problem considering the produce as organic.
Other growers are dedicated purists and like to keep the
entire process chemical free.
Whichever category you would identify with, we are sure you
will agree that the taste and freshness of growing your own
produce in your own backyard is one of life's special
We stock a large range of Eden, The Greenhouse, and some Select
Organic Seeds. Whilst most seed is not Certified Organic, they
are all heritage varieties and are not chemically treated. None
are genetically engineered. Suppliers claim to source as
much of their seed as possible from organic or biodynamic
Unfortunately, some quarantine restrictions apply
to particular varieties and untreated seed coming into
WA. This is regrettable but understandable - and
important in stopping the spread of disease to new regions.
Grown locally in Perth, we stock "The
Greenhouse" range of Certified Organic vegetable seedlings.
Also sourced from
Perth growers, we carry a range of culinary, medicinal and
companion herbs. Some of these are Certified Organic.
Green Manure Seed Packs
During Autumn, we stock Green Manure Seed packs - a variety of
quick growing, nitrogen fixing seeds that are grown and slashed
before they go to seed in order to produce green mulch and add
organic matter to the soil. See our Green Manure fact sheet for
We carry organic seed potatoes (sourced from a BFA certified
Manjimup producer) certain times of year. Unfortunately,
choice of varieties we are able to obtain in WA is quite
See our fact sheet for
tips on growing potatoes.
Other useful products to help you
We make our own Seed Raising Mix,
Certified Organic Potting Mix and Vegie Soils. All are
high quality mixes designed for Perth's conditions.
Organic growers also find our range of Pest Control,
Fertilisers and Minerals very useful. At The Green Life Soil
Co., we only stock products that are Certified Organic or are
allowable imputs for organic growing.
Please note! Our stock of All
Seeds, Vegetable Seedlings, Herbs and other plants varies with
See our 'What to grow when' Fact
Sheet for useful planting information.