~ SEED COLLECTIONS - great as gifts ~
Nice selections of seed that go well together, all with growing instructions, seedsaving information, and usually recipes too.
They make excellent gifts - just let us know and we'll leave the receipt out, and mark the packet 'Gift from xxxx - do not open before dd/mm/yy'. (Or any other message you want.)
We pack and send out orders twice a week. For gifts being sent direct, please send in your order at least 2 weeks beforehand, just to be absolutely sure it will arrive in time.
There are free options you can add to your order, including a 'don't open before' date on the package.
See the link 'Gift Options' in the header of this page.
PLEASE NOTE: you need to add these gift mailing options to your order before checkout.
The "Beginner Gardener" Seed Collection
A careful selection of selection of vegetables that are ideal for the first-time vegetable grower. We've chosen these as our most reliable and least fussy to grow, so you should get good results even if you are a newcomer to vegetable growing.
What you get:
- Flashy Butter Oak lettuce
- D'Eyesines carrot
- Sanguina beetroot
- Striato di Napoli courgette
- Stupice tomato
- Cupidon bean
- Oskar pea
- Liesde Hangdown broad bean
- Fordhook Giant chard
Perfect choice of easy varieties for a new gardener, also makes a great gift -
Order MC47 - £
The Beginner Gardener collection includes basic instructions, but a good gardening book is really an essential if you are a complete newcomer.
There is really only one that we recommend - Grow Your Own Vegetables by Joy Larkcom. This is a brilliant book that will give you the confidence and basic information you need as you start out, but has enough detail that you will keep referring to it for years to come.
"Grow Your Own Vegetables" Book £
A set of quick growing and reliable salad plants - there's so much more to salad than lettuce! We are always trialling new salad varieties to find the best ones for sowing and cropping throughout the year. Many of these will be familiar to you, others may be new, but all are delicious and very easy to grow.
It is particularly good value as we have included a packet of the Mortons Secret Mix Lettuce, with hundreds of different strains of lettuce in it, so you get a vast amount of variety in your salads from just a single packet.
They've been chosen sow that you can sow throughout the year, from spring through to autumn (see individual packets for sowing times and instructions).
Nine different salad plants including our super mix of lettuces:
• Mortons Secret Mix - very very mixed lettuces - all sorts!
• Salad Rocket
• Vibrant Joy pac choi
• Mixed Colour Salad Nasturtiums
• Claytonia (Miners' Lettuce or Winter Purslane)
• Bianca Riccia da Taglio salad endive
• Our new Red Mizuna
If you like salad, this will really give you a whole new set of incredible textures and colours for your bowl.
Order MC42 - £
A selection of beautiful flowers for your salads and garden borders; featuring our new artwork on the gift bag.
• Salad Mix Nasturtiums
• Johnny Jump-up Violet
• Garlic Chives
• Shungiku (salad chrysanthemum)
• Flashback Mix pot marigiold (calendula)
• Korean flowering mint
Order MC50 - £
For the more adventurous, and those who want to try something new, this is a collection of different oriental vegetables.
They come folded in a neat paper packet, together with notes, and we've selected them not only for their good results in our UK trials, but also to illustrate the different families of vegetable greens grown in the East.
- "Prize" white pak choi
- Welcome Red Shoots
- Wong Bok, salad Chinese cabbage
- Green Wave, cold hardy mustard green
- Ogi, a dark round tatsoi leaf green
- Our new Red Mizuna
- Tsoi Sim Green Shoot
- Our very rare leaf Mispoona
An easy way to try a whole new range of vegetables, used for salads or as cooked greens - they all do really well here in the UK, and we grow lots for our own use every year.
Order MC45 - £
The "Feed The Family" Seed Collection
Put together with an emphasis on really good value for money, and also value for space (in terms of making a lot of food from a small area), this reliable collection is designed to provide a good variety of food from the garden all year round, including in the difficult 'hungry gap' months.
All will grow well outdoors in the majority of the UK, though in particularly cool areas the tomatoes would do best in a greenhouse or tunnel. We have chosen our most reliable & long cropping varieties, trying to find things that give a really good yield but aren't too expensive - and included full instructions with the collection, to help you make sure there is always something for the cook to harvest!
Some of the very best we have, 14 different packets with instructions.
- Sanguina beetroot
- Petrowski turnip
- Wizard field bean
- Sutherland kale
- Leaf Beet chard
- D' Eyesines fat carrot
- Bleu de Solaise leek
- Mortons Secret Mixed lettuce
- Jessy dwarf sugar snap pea
- Joan swede
- Czar runner bean
- Stupice tomato
- Verde di Italia courgette
- Abundance french bean
Order MC46 - £