Our 2024 Catalogue of Vegetable Seeds

Welcome! Our heirloom and heritage vegetable seeds are chosen for home gardeners, with fantastic germination and great flavour.

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Here you'll find top quality seeds for the best vegetables we've found to grow in the UK.
Exciting new varieties of tomatoes, beans, peas, squash and more unusual seeds are added to the catalogue every year.

How We Are Different

Everyone who works here is a gardener, so we know what you want - we only offer really good seeds.
Our varieties have been chosen from hundreds of trials & taste-tests on our farm in Wales.

We hope you enjoy these vegetables as much as we have enjoyed tracking them down and trying them out. Try something new in the garden this year!

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Our aim? To offer you the highest quality seed of the best varieties, in decently sized packets, at a fair price.

- best wishes for a great season from Ben, Kate, Catherine, Tam, Ian, Howard, Josie, Melissa, Ben M, Eve, & Rhiannon

Traditional Open-pollinated Seed

We specialise in varieties that do really well and taste great when grown on a garden scale - a catalogue of real seeds for real gardeners wanting to grow proper vegetables.

Because all are open-pollinated (non-hybrid), if you wish 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.

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Growing Notes Included

We supply extra notes with your seeds. Wondering what to sow now? Check out our monthly sowing guide

If you're new to growing, see hints for beginners and also germination tips page & seedling gallery

There are sowing calendars on each page - dark green squares show the main sowing times for each crop.
Lighter green are extensions/options.

For more detailed sowing plans throughout the year, we have a month-by-month guide.

BeautifuL Paper Packets

To reduce plastic waste, we use paper envelopes, and small runs are packed by hand using these brass scoops we made ourselves:

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We also have two of the last existing Ballard-Brown seed packing machines. Weighing 1000lb in cast iron and brass, and built a hundred and twenty years ago, these amazing devices have been in constant use ever since.

Invented by Mr H. H. Cummings in 1884 , it picks up and opens a paper packet, put in seed, glues the flap, folds it over and stacks them neatly in a wooden tray. Originally steam powered, ours are now run by an electric motor.

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You can see them in action on Youtube

We designed our own beautiful paper packets , inspired by the Art Nouveau works of Mucha.
The envelopes are made for us here in Wales, using a reproduction 1880s envelope-cutter we designed as well.

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See the latest news from the farm on our Facebook or Instagram pages.

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Our Unique Guarantee

No matter what you choose, you should expect excellent germination, fantastic growth, and great flavour.

We work hard to choose good varieties and grow good seed - we take pride in supplying the best available. We test all our seed both before and after packing to international standards. And we're audited by the government every year.

We want you to feel that you can really rely on our seed- so here is our unique guarantee:

We guarantee our seeds for one year from purchase.
If you are in any way not completely happy with your seeds, plants, or even the taste of the resulting crop, we will cheerfully replace your seed or refund your money - whichever you prefer.