Cold Climate Seed Growing
This is a page of information for cold climate growers, located above 600 meters
Growers in high altitudes have the advantage of less heat in the summer but the disadvantage of very cold winters. But this kills all bad bacteria in the soil, wherein climates like here on the North Coast of NSW have to contend with nematodes.
Nematodes occur when the soil is poor and needs to be built up with micro organisms.
Here is a list of Vegetables and herbs that can grow successfully in cooler climates.
Echinaceas all varieties
St Mary's Thistle seed
Basil Greek, Dark opal
Cabbage head types
Cabbage asian types
Cucumbers in the summer
Lettuce great lakes
Onions all types
Peas all types
Spinach and silverbeets
Tomatoes in the summer
Tomatoes, wild sweetie in winter
Planting machine showing 3 rows with a fertilizer container dropping water into the wheels and when the plugs are pressed into the soil the fertilized water fills the hole and then the plants are planted into a wet hole.
I can change the machine to only use one row of plantsfor better weeding with the row weeder pictured below.
Growing Seeds for our Seed Bank
Growers for producing seed for us.
Please inquire at and Andy Pleasance