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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BEETROOT; Cylindra
BEETROOT; Cylindra
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BEETROOT; Cylindra

BEETROOT

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Beta vulgaris Pick regularly for small long roots with a very good flavour. Can grow to a large size without becoming woody. Sowing instructions
Sow seeds from April till June in rows 30cm apart 2.5cm deep
Growing instructions
Thin the plants later to a distance of 7-10 cm. Harvest can start in ...

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BEETROOT; Egyptian Turnip Rooted
BEETROOT; Egyptian Turnip Rooted
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BEETROOT; Egyptian Turnip Rooted

BEETROOT

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Beta vulgaris An early variety for fresh use and suitable for greenhouse cultivation Sowing instructions
Sow early in rows 30 cm apart.
Growing instructions
Thin the plants to 8 –10 cm


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BROCCOLI; Green Calabrese
BROCCOLI; Green Calabrese
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BROCCOLI; Green Calabrese

BROCCOLI

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Brassica oleracea var. Italia Forms a central head and some side shoots, ready for harvest in late summer to early autumn Sowing instructions
Sow from March to April in a seed bed, plant out six weeks later
Growing instructions
Planting distance 40 x 60 cm. 


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BROCCOLI; Natalino
BROCCOLI; Natalino
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BROCCOLI; Natalino

BROCCOLI

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Brassica oleracea var. Italia Forms a central head and some side shoots, ready for harvest in late summer to early autumn Sowing instructions
Sow from March to April in a seed bed, plant out six weeks later
Growing instructions
Planting distance 40 x 60 cm.


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COURGETTE; Cocozelle von Tripolis
COURGETTE; Cocozelle von Tripolis
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COURGETTE; Cocozelle von Tripolis

COURGETTE

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Cucurbita pepo Bush type plant produces good yields of long dark green with light green striped fruits. Very flavourful and tender Sowing instructions
Sow from April indoors at min. 20ºc. Sow the seeds in seed trays and transfer the seedlings into pots or sow directly into pots.
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COURGETTE; Costates de Romanesco
COURGETTE; Costates de Romanesco
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COURGETTE; Costates de Romanesco

COURGETTE

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Cucurbita pepo Bush type plants with long green fruits with strong ribs. Cross section of the fruit is star shaped. Mild taste Sowing instructions
Sow from April indoors at min. 20ºc. Sow the seeds in seed trays and transfer the seedlings into pots or sow directly into pots.
Growing instructions
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COURGETTE; Zucchini Elite
COURGETTE; Zucchini Elite
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COURGETTE; Zucchini Elite

COURGETTE

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Cucurbita pepo A non-trailing variety, with glossy medium green fruits. The fruits store well Sowing instructions
Sow from April indoors at min. 20ºc. Sow the seeds in seed trays and transfer the seedlings into pots or sow directly into pots.
Growing instructions
Courgette grows best in a warm...

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TOMATO; Ailsa Craig
TOMATO; Ailsa Craig
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TOMATO

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Solanum lycopersicum Outdoor/greenhouse tomato with medium sized red fruits of excellent flavour Sowing instructions
Sow seeds from April in a seed tray or direct into pots or modules. Place in light at 21-24ºC
Growing instructions
Transfer the seedlings into pots or modules, and grow on at 21-24...

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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.

Need work experience?

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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Our programme of Open Days and Members events are currently on hold.

Details will be placed here when our events resume.

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