HUGE DEMAND

We are currently processing huge volumes of seed orders. Most of the time we are suspending our checkout while we catch up with existing orders. This eases the pressure on our staff and hopefully gives re-assurance to our customers that if they place an order it will be processed reasonably quickly.

To receive notifications of checkout opening times please sign up to our newsletter (bottom of the home page). In the coming weeks we expect to open for 2 hours at a time, in the evenings, every few days. After an opening, and we have reviewed the orders to process, we will estimate when we will open next, and update this notice (if it is a guess it will say so!):

Now expect to open for 2 hours sometime this weekend! Will confirm here when we know times. Thanks to all who ordered on 17 Jan - we are busy processing those orders and you should receive notification when your order is dispatched.

Thank you for your patience. We are only a small team and Covid doesn't make it easy to bring in extra people!

Sowing the seeds of a resilient food system

Growing organic diversity in our fields, soils and seeds means working with Nature’s genius and embedding resilience for future generations.

Growing health, naturally

Seeds of open pollinated varieties, bred and maintained for organic systems, are the essential ingredients for farming that nurtures the health of our planet and people.

Democracy is at the heart of what we do

We work with a network of growers and share our skills to build a closer relationship between people, the food they eat and the farmers who grow it.

What to sow now?

AUBERGINE; De Barbentane
AUBERGINE; De Barbentane
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AUBERGINE; De Barbentane

AUBERGINE

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Solanum melongena Produces dark glossy cylindrical fruits, 20-25 cm long. Sowing instructions
Sow seeds from January in a seed tray or direct into pots or modules. Place in light at 25ºC.
Growing instructions
Transfer the seedlings into pots or modules, and grow them on at 25 ºC. Plant in a heate...

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AUBERGINE; Zora
AUBERGINE; Zora
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AUBERGINE; Zora

AUBERGINE

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Solanum melongena Vigorous growing variety with uniform long oval shaped fruits with a deep purple colour and a typical aubergine taste, Easy to manage plant. Sowing instructions
Sow seeds from January in a seed tray or direct into pots or modules. Place in light at 25 ºC.
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Tr...

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CABBAGE; SAVOY; Winter King
CABBAGE; SAVOY; Winter King
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CABBAGE; SAVOY; Winter King

CABBAGE; SAVOY

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Brassica oleacea var. sabauda Dense medium size heads with fine crinkled leaves. For harvest in late winter Sowing instructions
Sow at the end of April and plant out after six weeks at 60x70cm. 
Growing instructions
All cabbages grow best when the temperatures are not too hot and where moisture...

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CAPE GOOSEBERRY; Schonbrunner Gold
CAPE GOOSEBERRY; Schonbrunner Gold
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CAPE GOOSEBERRY; Schonbrunner Gold

CAPE GOOSEBERRY

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Physalis peruviana A vigorous plant with deep golden berries. The fruits are very aromatic with a sweet sour taste. This variety is only suitable for indoor cultivation. It is necessary to providing support, training and the regular pruning of side shoots. Sowing instructions
Sow seeds from mid ...

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CARROT; Amsterdam Forcing
CARROT; Amsterdam Forcing
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CARROT; Amsterdam Forcing

CARROT

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Daucus carota Early maturing carrot with long narrow roots. Ideal for early and late season production under fleece or inside in tunnels or greenhouse Sowing instructions
Sow seeds from January until middle of May or from September to November. Sow in rows 20-25cm apart, 6-13mm deep. Try to spa...

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CAULIFLOWER; Alpha
CAULIFLOWER; Alpha
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CAULIFLOWER; Alpha

CAULIFLOWER

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Brassica Oleacea var. Botrytis A cauliflower for late summer and early autumn harvest Sowing instructions
Sow from October until March for spring planting or sow direct in spring for autumn harvest. Sow seeds into seed tray, transplant seedlings into modules or pots.
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Transfer...

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CAULIFLOWER; Odysseus
CAULIFLOWER; Odysseus
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CAULIFLOWER; Odysseus

CAULIFLOWER

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Brassica Oleacea var. Botrytis Fast growing early cauliflower with firm white curds. Suitable for early production in greenhouse or tunnel or plant outside for an autumn harvest Sowing instructions
Sow January to May. Sow seeds into seed tray, transplant seedlings into modules or pots.
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CHILLI; Jalapeno Ruben
CHILLI; Jalapeno Ruben
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CHILLI; Jalapeno Ruben

CHILLI

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Capsicum annuum A very productive, thick fleshed chili. Fruits are about 7 cm long with rounded points and turn red as they ripen. Suitable for both indoor and outdoor cultivation. Suberisation is typical for this variety. A pleasant fruity spiciness. Sharpness grade: 3. Sowing instructions
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The availability of organic open pollinated seed has been in decline for many years.  The Seed Co-operative pare of particular significance.

Ben Raskin, Soil Association

The Seed Co-operative provides a community based solution from which growers and the whole food supply chain will be able to benefit.

Shane Holland, Slow Food UK

The work that the Seed Co-operative is embarking on is urgent and worthy of support.

Andy Goldring, Permaculture Association

Seed Co-operative are a vital part of the infrastructure needed for family farms to survive.

Sir Julian Rose, International Coalition to Protect the Polish Countryside 

Seed Co-operative is countering a potential mass extinction of the seeds we depend on for health, vitality and diversity in our food.

Patrick Holden, Sustainable Food Trust

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Our seeds are our stories: Seed Week event

January 18, 2021

Our seeds are our stories: Seed Week event

Join the Seed Sovereignty Programme on Wednesday 20th January for an evening webinar exploring the connections between seeds, stories, culture and hope for the future. For many of us, our connection to seeds runs much deeper than just the practicalities of food production. Our seeds represent hard work, the growing season to come, and belief that we can build a better future. The journeys seeds take and the challenges they face are reflections of our own journeys and challenges. Join us for a...

Our 2021 Catalogue is coming soon!

January 18, 2021

Our 2021 Catalogue is coming soon!

Our 2021 Catalogue is at the printers and will be with you soon! Our apologies for the delays, but we have been experiencing exceptional demand and have been upgrading our facilities and systems to cope with that.The good news is that it will be in full colour! We hope you like it!

Growing our capacity - our response to exceptional demand

January 15, 2021

Growing our capacity - our response to exceptional demand

We suspended our checkout on Monday 4th Jan with a backlog of over 500 orders, many of which were large growers' orders. We anticipate that we will be resuming a pattern of occasional short checkout openings with days in between when we will be working through orders.  We hope to be opening later this week and a special notification will be sent out when we know when.  There is also a notice at the top of our home page that we will keep updated. It is not an easy time with the combination of...

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