We only sell varieties that we know you will love (because we love them!). A core part of our mission is to increase the availability and variety of organic seeds for UK gardeners and growers. In 2019 we are growing 16 popular varieties of which there has previously been no organic seed available.
Here is what our customers say about our organic seeds
Fred talks about the satisfaction of seed saving
None of our seed is hybrid or GMO, so you can save your own seed from them too. Indeed, part of our mission is to re-skill gardeners and growers in how to save their own seed. We think that this is such an important skill and that all gardeners and growers should have some knowledge of seed-saving.
On our resources page you can find useful information to do with seed-saving, such as how-to guides and videos, links to other organisations working with seed (e.g. Gaia Foundation and Organic Seed Alliance , and also books and publications. We will be constantly developing this area of the site keep an eye of for more content coming soon.
Our plastic free pledge – we are committed to creating a sustainable food system, and part of that commitment is to avoid single-use plastics. All of our packaging is plastic-free and home-compostable so you can relax in the knowledge that you are not contributing to unnecessary plastic pollution
Seeds to sow in January
There is an old wive’s tale that says “do not sow any seeds six weeks either side of Christmas”. There is certainly some wisdom in this, however with the advent of electricity, glasshouses and polytunnels we are able to push seasonal boundaries further that our forebears were.
A warning on sowing seeds too early: Although it is possible to sow many seeds in January, some crops will only be successful if grown with additional heat and light such as tomatoes, peppers, chillies and aubergines. If not supplied with extra heat and light these crops will have poor germination and the seeds that germinate will produce weak and ‘leggy’ plants. Onions sown in January may need extra heat to germinate but once germinated will be fine at ambient temperature under cover.