~ Our NEW 2018 Vegetable Seed List ~
Rated 'Best Buy'
by Ethical Consumer Magazine
Welcome! Our heirloom and heritage vegetable seeds are specially chosen for home gardeners.
You'll find no F1 hybrids or genetically modified seed here - just 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) , 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!
Spring sowing starts soon!
It's important not to get over-enthusiastic and start seeds before you have somewhere warm and light enough for them to grow on.
But it's the right time now to start thinking about your peppers, aubergines and tomatoes if you're lucky enough to have a heated propagator
or can keep them at around 18-20C somewhere warm.
For more detailed sowing plans, have a look at our month-by-month guide.
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
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, Catherine, Tam & Ian