Nursery Opening hours
Monday - Friday 8am - 4:30pm
Closed Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays
Christmas Period - Last day of trading is Friday 23rd December closing at 1pm and Re-opening Tuesday 3rd January.
109 Old Bar Road, Glenthorne, NSW 2430
Ph/Fax: 02 6551 4240
PO Box 1285, Taree, NSW, 2430
Greenpatch Organic Seeds began in the foot hills of Wherrol Flat in 1993. Having excellent red soils and a permanent crystal clear creek it was the perfect place for Greenpatch to bury it's roots. From the beginning Greenpatch has made a unique approach to not only selling seeds but growing seeds and plants organically. We are dedicated to organic principals in all aspects of our farm and making it as sustainable as we possibly can. Our current farm/shop is nestled on the Mid North Coast where we currently grow 190 varieties of seeds and propagate 400 varieties of plants on site.
We've seen a marked increase in the number of people starting up a veggie patch and more importantly wanting to learn how to grow organically. This is always welcoming news for us and the beginning of a new venture for the household switching to chemical free gardening and ensuring that their produce has no chemical sprays on it.
“Visit Us - Farm shop open to the public”
If you are traveling up the mid north coast please stop in and have a stretch! We are only 900m from the Pacific Hwy. Our extensive gardens, nursery, shop and growing areas are also open to the public from Monday – Friday, 8am-4.30pm.
All of our seeds, plants, garden products and books are available at our shop plus lots more that cannot be posted out including vegetable seedlings, exotics, advanced plants and bromeliads.
"Where do our Seeds come from?"
We are proud to say at Greenpatch we grow:
-190 varieties of OGA certified organic seeds
-400 varieties of plants in our OGA certified organic nursery
A handful of seed growers throughout Australia support us by producing seeds and using organic principals and methods. The majority of our seeds are grown onsite at Greenpatch and a handful of growers spread throughout Australia support us and the organic principals.
Many seed companies buy their seeds in from overseas and rarely produce varieties so why not question where the seeds you are buying come from... We pride ourselves in supporting Australian growers and producing as many varieties ourselves as possible! In some cases imported seed is used when no other option is available to ensure seed availability in our extensive range of vegetables, herbs, flowers and grains.
In August 2013 we started the Corn/Maize Project to save, re-grow and preserve traditional varieties. It was heartening the interest this created from gardener's around Australia. We are on the lookout for pure non-hybrid varieties of sweet corn, maize and popcorn. Thank you to all who sent rare seeds of corn and maize which have been actively grown for years and used for food, made into flour and animal feed all around the world. With your help, we have been able to re-introduce 6 varieties and we are excited about the prospect of bringing more varieties back in the future!
“Heritage/Heirloom Varieties - 100% Non-Hybrid, Non GMO Seeds”
Heritage seeds are know to be more nutritious, have much better flavour, better pest resistance and produce over a longer period. They have been grown and passed down for generations and only the best fruit is selected for seed with the qualities of vigor and flavour in mind. What more do you need to know to grow heritage/heirloom varieties?
The majority of varieties listed are Heritage varieties, having been grown and established in Australia for over 50 years. Much care and commitment has been taken with seed production & quality. Our farm is used for preservation of heritage seeds and rare plants. We are supported by a handful of dedicated seed growers sharing the same passion.
Heritage seeds are special. They have characteristics of great flavor, higher nutritional value, strong genetic make-up, longer harvesting periods, helps to maintain Bio-diversity, and of course you can save your own seed for next year's crop. All seeds are non-hybrid & non GMO.
Due to a successful 12 months of seed harvesting, we are pleased to offer our range of non-hybrid seeds. Our farm is certified with "Organically Grown Australia" (OGA) No 760, with 650 varieties of certified organic seeds and plants produced at Greenpatch annually and available in this catalogue & online. Some 400 varieties of plants are propagated in the nursery. By maintaining and increasing the range we can offer rare and interesting herbs, edibles, fruiting and flowering perennials.