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VEGETABLE SEEDS

Aubergines
Beans - French
Beans - Runner
Beetroot
Broad Beans
Broccoli & Rapini
Brussels Sprouts
Cabbage
Cauliflower
Carrots
Celery, & Celeriac
Chicory
Chilli Peppers
Courgettes & Summer Squash
Cucumbers, Gherkins
& suchlike things
Fennel
Flowers
Grains
Herbs
Kale
Kohl Rabi
Leaf Greens for Cooking
Leeks
Lettuces
Melons & Watermelons
Mustard Greens
( for cooking)
Onions - spring sowing
Onions - overwintering
Onions - special types
Oriental Greens for cooking & salads
Parsnips, Root Chicory & Root Parsley
Peas
Pumpkins & Winter Squash
Radishes
(salad, & cooking types)
Salad Vegetables
Sweet Corn
Swedes
Sweet Peppers
Tomatoes : Bush Types
Tomatoes : Vines - Cherries
Tomatoes : Vines - Larger
Tomatoes : New Centiflor types
Tomatilloes & Groundcherries
Turnips
Unusual Tubers: Oca & Yacon

BOOKS and GIFTS

Some special Books
Gift Seed Collections
Free options for Gift Orders

SEEDSAVING

Why Save Your Own Seed?
How to Save Seed - free booklet!
Drying your seed
Seedsaving Book
Threshing & Winnowing
Pepper/chilli seed tricks
Cabbage (etc) seed details

Start a Seed Circle!

Isolation cage plans
Breed Your Own Vegetable Varieties
Open-source Seed Cleaning Machine

INFORMATION

Josie's Kids Gardening Blog
Read our Garden Reports / Newsletters
Give us Feedback
Browse the Reference Section
Tips for Beginners
How long seed keeps in storage
Monthly Sowing Calendar
Guide to Summer Sowing
Guide to Autumn/Winter Sowing
Why GMO vegetable seed is stupid

 

PAYMENT



 

All you need to know about using our online catalogue:

The Minimum Order is £8 including UK postage

The shopping cart system is provided by RomanCart.
Your basket can be left for 1 hour before it clears itself. Sorry but we can't change that.

All seed requests are subject to our Terms and Conditions


Delivery times within the UK:
We are in the office to pack orders on Mondays and Thursdays.
We know you need your seeds ASAP!
We do aim to get your seeds to you within 10 days.
If an item is out of stock, we will contact you straight away to arrange an alternative or a refund.


Paying by Card:
Your card will be processed by Protx/Sagepay.

This is a well-known, secure online card processor,
approved by our bank ( The Cooperative Bank).

It is safe because we don't ever get sent or see your card details,
just a credit to our account with a list of what seeds you want.

 


P&P charges for UK orders:

The Post Office have greatly increased their rates for small packets.
Taking credit cards is also expensive - the fees we pay are often more than the stamps.

We are trying to find the fairest way to cover all this without overcharging you.

Almost all Orders: Handling, Postage & Packing is £1.94 (at cost)

Since 2010 we have also been offering subsidised postage at 89p
for those who are unfortunate enough to be low-waged / unwaged.

Orders over £70:Always sent Registered at no extra cost

We hope you think these are fair and reasonable!


Foreign Orders - to Ireland, France and Spain ONLY

We only mail seeds within the UK, and also to Ireland, France and Spain.

If your country is on the drop down list in the 'change location' page in the shopping basket,
then we can mail to you. Otherwise, sorry, but we can't send you seeds.

Apologies if you are in a country that is not listed, but we were spending so much time
sorting out shipping problems with foreign orders that it just wasn't viable.

Please, do be patient:
The Post Office say that packets can take up to 4 weeks to arrive, even just to France.

Non-UK Postage Rates:

We are sorry, but because we have had so many problems with lost orders
and delays we are now only offering Insured Registered post for French & Spanish orders.
This is charged AT COST - we do not make any profit on the postage.

The shipping cost depends on the value of your order:
orders up to £50 the cost is £9.90, pro rata more above that.

You will see the exact amount in your shopping cart.

We know this is hugely expensive for small orders but that's what it costs us. We make no profit on the postage.

Shipping to Ireland costs £3.99 basic rate then increases pro rata for higher order values.


No seeds sent to USA or Other Countries outside Europe!
We're really sorry but we cannot ship outside Europe.
By the way, for all the confused Americans who still keep trying to order seeds, you are not in Europe. :-)


Disappointed we can't send seed to you?
Here are some other excellent seed suppliers who you might like to try instead:

It really is better to buy seeds locally within your country - they will be selected to do well
in your climate, rather than ours, and you will be supporting local businesses.

Some particular companies that we know of who offer a good range of locally grown open pollinated seeds include

Ireland - Brown Envelope Seeds
and also the Irish Seed Savers Association

France - Biau Germe seed cooperative
and of course Kokopelli

Spain - Plantaromed - ecologically grown seeds produced near Málaga

Austria - Reinsaat seeds
Germany - Bingenheimer seeds

Excellent seed in the United States - try our friends at Adaptive Seeds or Seedsavers Exchange





The Real Seed Catalogue is produced by The Real Seed Collection Ltd , a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee.
~ Company No 5924934 ~ VAT No 841181938 ~ DEFRA registered Seed Provider No 7289 ~

Our Unique Guarantee:
We think these are the best seeds you can sow.
We will immediately refund or replace if you are in any way less than delighted with them, even including the flavour of the resulting crop!

Due to daft seed laws, some rare veg seeds can only be supplied to members of our Seed Club. But membership costs just one penny per annum. When we process your order, you will be charged
a penny for a year's Seed Club Membership. For more details see our terms and conditions.

Gardeners Should Save their Own Seed:
Because none of these seeds are hybrids,
you can save your own seed for future use: there's no need to buy new each year.

Saving your own is easy. You will get great seed, and great vegetables adapted to your local conditions.
Do have a go - read the seedsaving instructions we provide with every order, and also on this site.

~ We have sent out over 65,000 sets of home seed-saving instructions!~

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