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.

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BEAN; CLIMBING FRENCH; Blue Lake
BEAN; CLIMBING FRENCH; Blue Lake
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BEAN; CLIMBING FRENCH; Blue Lake

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Phaseolus vulgaris White seeded. Stringless with green pencil podded beans Sowing instructions
Sow seeds 5 cm deep from mid May when the soil has warmed up. Place poles or canes at 25 cm apart in rows 50 cm apart. Put 5-6 seeds by each pole or cane.
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BEAN; CLIMBING FRENCH; Brunhilde
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BEAN; CLIMBING FRENCH; Brunhilde

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Phaseolus vulgaris Medium early variety with round purple pods. The beans turn green after cooking. High yielding, strong plants. Sowing instructions
Sow seeds 5 cm deep from mid May when the soil has warmed up. Place poles or canes at 25 cm apart in rows 50 cm apart. Put 5-6 seeds by each po...

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BEAN; CLIMBING FRENCH; Cobra
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BEAN; CLIMBING FRENCH; Cobra

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Phaseolus vulgaris High yielding easy to grow climbing french bean with round pods of excellent flavour. Sowing instructions
Sow seeds 5 cm deep from mid May when the soil has warmed up. Place poles or canes at 25 cm apart in rows 50 cm apart. Put 5-6 seeds by each pole or cane.
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BEAN; CLIMBING FRENCH; Neckargold
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BEAN; CLIMBING FRENCH; Neckargold

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Phaseolus vulgaris Proven, high yielding speciality. Long, round pods of a deep yellow colour. Could be described as queen of the (Neckarkönigin) wax pod varieties. Sowing instructions
Sow seeds 2-3 cm deep from mid May when soil has warmed up. Double rows 50 cm apart are best with 120-150 cm pa...

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BEAN; CLIMBING FRENCH; Stokkievitsboon
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Phaseolus vulgaris Climbing borlotti type bean. Beautiful dual purpose red/green bean with a thin soft skin when cooked. Sowing instructions
Sow seeds 5 cm deep from mid May when the soil has warmed up. Place poles or canes at 25 cm apart in rows 50 cm apart. Put 5-6 seeds by each pole or cane....

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BEAN; CLIMBING FRENCH; Trebona
BEAN; CLIMBING FRENCH; Trebona
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BEAN; CLIMBING FRENCH; Trebona

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Phaseolus vulgaris A very early variety. Suitable for greenhouse and outdoor cultivation. They are good quality, long beans. Can give high yields Sowing instructions
Sow seeds 5 cm deep from mid May when the soil has warmed up. Place poles or canes at 25 cm apart in rows 50 cm apart. Put 5-6 se...

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BEAN; DWARF FRENCH; Borlotto L.d.f.n.
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Phaseolus vulgaris A vigorous growing robust plant, with short (10-12 cm) flat pods which have a green and red marbled colour. Excellent for dry bean production Sowing instructions
Sow from the beginning of May when the soil has warmed up. Sow at a distance of 40-60 cm between the rows, 8-10 cm a...

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BEAN; DWARF FRENCH; Caruso
BEAN; DWARF FRENCH; Caruso
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BEAN; DWARF FRENCH; Caruso

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Phaseolus vulgaris High yielding, prolific bean for mid season production, very uniform. The pods are 17-19 cm long Sowing instructions
Sow from the beginning of May when the soil has warmed up. Sow at a distance of 40-60 cm between the rows, 8-10 cm apart and 2 cm deep
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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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Open Day Thurs 23rd June: Shareholders and Special Guests

June 15, 2022

Open Day Thurs 23rd June: Shareholders and Special Guests

Register today for Seed Co-operative Gosberton Bank Nursery Open Day Thurs 23rd June Shareholders and Special Guests

Head Seed Grower

May 31, 2022

Head Seed Grower

We are seeking an experienced and qualified biodynamic/organic seed grower/horticulturalist to join our team at Gosberton Bank Nursery.

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May 30, 2022

Need work experience?

Want Work Experience? Here at the Seed Co-operative we’d like to welcome work experience placements for those who need references to get into paid employment.

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