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~ New 2015 Vegetable Seed List ~

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Rated 'Ethical Best Buy'
by Ethical Consumer Magazine

Welcome to our catalogue of heirloom and heritage vegetable seeds -
all specially chosen for the home gardener.
Over the past 16 years we have collected together what we think are the very best vegetable
varieties in existence for the kitchen garden.

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. The name of the catalogue reflects what we are working to provide:
real seeds for real gardeners wanting to grow proper vegetables.

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

The online shop is currently: OPEN

Demand for our seed has been increasing year on year & we are now sending out more than 12,000 packets a week.
As a small family business we have made the decision that we don't want to get bigger than this,
and risk losing our ability to supply really good seed.
We also want to make sure that we can send out your seeds quickly after ordering.

Each week we will only accept as many orders as we can send out that week.
Once we have more than this, we turn off the shopping cart.
It will be turned back on by 10am the next Saturday morning,
so you will always be able to buy seeds over the weekend


Recent News and Additions to the Catalogue:

Unusual tubers: We now have yacon and oca available.
Comfrey crown cuttings are also now packed and ready to go.

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If you need a bit of help with planning, we have a monthly sowing guide to take you through the season on your plot.

SEED POLICY: If you are looking for information about the EU seed law proposals, we have
the latest updates here.

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

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How We Are Different

We are 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.
But most importantly, everything here has been chosen - from hundreds of trials -
for a particular reason , which we try to explain in the description.

The two of us write our own catalogue and our own website, so they've been written by gardeners, for gardeners.
It may not be flashy but we hope you will find it easy to know what each variety 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 varieties we can find!

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

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Do save your own seed:
None of these seeds are hybrids, so you can save your own seed for future years.
There are instructions on the left, under the seed-index,
and we are also offering a great home seed-saving book at a subsidised price to encourage seed-saving.

Thanks to all of you who keep writing and emailing to let us know how your plants do.
We really enjoy reading your letters and it helps us choose better varieties for the future!

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