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~ Our 2017 Vegetable Seed List ~

Rated 'Best Buy'
by Ethical Consumer Magazine

Welcome! Our heirloom and heritage vegetable seeds have been specially chosen for home gardeners.
Over the past 17 years we've collected the very best vegetable varieties for you to grow.

You'll find no F1 hybrids or genetically modified seed here - just varieties that do really well and taste great
when grown by hand on a garden scale - a catalogue of real seeds for real gardeners wanting to grow proper vegetables.

Because all are open-pollinated (non-hybrid) , you can even save your own vegetable seed
for future years, using the instructions we supply. There's no need to buy new seed every year!

New Season seed will be ready in november 2017

Right now we are getting the harvest in and testing all the new seed. If you are looking to place your main order of seed for sowing next spring, we will have it all ready by November - come back then.

It is still fine to order autumn-sown things like broad beans, orientals and winter salads now. There's a autumn-winter sowing guide here.

PS: Topsetting (walking) onions now available.

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Best wishes, Ben & Kate

New to gardening? See the sowing calendars on each page - dark green squares show the main sowing times for each crop. Lighter green are extensions/options.


Find the latest news from the field and about new varieties on our Facebook page

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How We Are Different

We're a bit different from other places you might get seed from.
We also grow these veg for our own use at home, so we really know how they grow & how they taste.

And we only offer what we know is really good, rather than listing lots of different varieties just for the sake of it.
Most importantly, every vegetable here has been chosen - from hundreds of trials - for a particular reason , which we try to explain in the description.

The website is designed and maintained by us personally - so it has been written by gardeners, for gardeners.
We want it to be easy to see what each vegetable does, how it grows, and when to sow it.

We really do hope you enjoy these vegetables as much as we have enjoyed tracking them down and trying them out.
Each and every one has been chosen for its merit in the kitchen as well as the garden.

Our aim is to offer you the very best seed of the best vegetable varieties we can find!

- best wishes for a great season from Ben & Kate (with lots of help from Catherine, Tam & Ian)


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