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Post: # 131443Post Annpan »

Who do you buy your seeds from?


I have been a mixture of Lidl, swaps and B+Q but I can't help thinking I am missing a world of wonderful vegetable delights.... does anyone have any good links for seed catalogues?
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Post: # 131445Post Mr and Mrs luvpie »

http://www.mr-fothergills.co.uk/ has a fantastic range of goodies, I just want to buy one of everything!!
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Post: # 131448Post John Headstrong »

I use http://www.realseeds.co.uk/

and I am looking forward to growing http://www.realseeds.co.uk/centitomatoes.html next year

and my potatoes were from HDRA but I am not growing spuds in my garden next year

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suttons. and i think suttons own dobies too.
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Post: # 131462Post kiwirach »

i'm still fairly new to seed catalogues.......

love realseeds as well.....just spent £20 on lots of heirloom varities!.
also interested in placing an order from Suffolk herbs....more for the herbs tho, not vege.

also got a Marshalls one which is ok as well.

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Post: # 131470Post growingthings »

When I'm feeling flush :lol:

http://www.organiccatalog.com/catalog

They have some lovely stuff in here, although I tend to use them more as a 'treat' for the more unusual bits that I fancy growing.

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Post: # 131475Post Odsox »

Choose what you want in the colourful seed catalogs from T&M, Dobies, Suttons etc, then take a look at Nickys Seeds at ... http://www.nickys-nursery.co.uk/seeds/pages/veg.htm
They (she) has most varieties at much better prices, and they (she) posts abroad too.
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Post: # 131476Post ina »

I find Edwin Tuckers' good for certain things.

http://www.tuckers-seeds.co.uk/

The seeds tend to be relatively cheap, but they do charge a more realistic price for postage - which can make some things more expensive. They have both organic and non-organic seeds.
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Post: # 131482Post Rosendula »

John Headstrong wrote:I use http://www.realseeds.co.uk/

and I am looking forward to growing http://www.realseeds.co.uk/centitomatoes.html next year

and my potatoes were from HDRA but I am not growing spuds in my garden next year
I got some cauliflower, calabrese and pea seeds from realseeds and they are the most reliable I've ever had. I'd say so far I've had 95-100% germination. I'll definitely go back there and give some other varieties a try. You also get instructions on how to harvest your own seeds so that you don't have to buy any in future.
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Post: # 131523Post Green Aura »

my potatoes were from HDRA but I am not growing spuds in my garden next year
Oh John, I bet you are, whether you plan to or not. It took us years to get rid of stray spud plants in our old garden. We grow them in bags and pots now - not such a good yield but less of a problem in the rest of the garden.
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Post: # 131528Post John Headstrong »

Green Aura wrote:
my potatoes were from HDRA but I am not growing spuds in my garden next year
Oh John, I bet you are, whether you plan to or not. It took us years to get rid of stray spud plants in our old garden. We grow them in bags and pots now - not such a good yield but less of a problem in the rest of the garden.
yep, that is exactly why we giving it a rest, we have used potatoes to change the ground (from 4 foot weeds to growing land) I will be hunting for rouges in the spring, but you are right, I know that when I plant something, a few weeks later I will have a potato plant coming up in the row. :angryfire:

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Post: # 131529Post gdb »

I always use these (as someone else has already said, they are very good)

http://www.organiccatalog.com/catalog

That and the odd packet from the Heritage seed libaray at the HDRA.
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Post: # 131576Post Ellendra »

There's a catalog reviewing place here: http://davesgarden.com/products/gwd/

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John Headstrong wrote:
Green Aura wrote:
my potatoes were from HDRA but I am not growing spuds in my garden next year
Oh John, I bet you are, whether you plan to or not. It took us years to get rid of stray spud plants in our old garden. We grow them in bags and pots now - not such a good yield but less of a problem in the rest of the garden.
yep, that is exactly why we giving it a rest, we have used potatoes to change the ground (from 4 foot weeds to growing land) I will be hunting for rouges in the spring, but you are right, I know that when I plant something, a few weeks later I will have a potato plant coming up in the row. :angryfire:
I have a rogue spud plant a foot high and about 18" wide which I'm leaving as long as possible in the hope I might get some tiny new potatoes soon! :lol: Anyway it is good to know it has survived about 12 frosts and temps down to about 2C and is still growing!

As for seeds I avoid T&M these days as I am not happy with the poor germination from their seeds, also they are very stingy on the amounts of seeds in their packets compared to other companies. :cussing:

I wouldn't use mail order but as I am in France there are a lot of veggies they don't grow here, thus have to get them from the UK. :(
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Post: # 131591Post kiwirach »

Ellendra wrote:There's a catalog reviewing place here: http://davesgarden.com/products/gwd/
wow!, thanks for that link....i've saved that to look at on a rainy day!!. :cheers:

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