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?

BEAN; BROAD; Aquadulce
BEAN; BROAD; Aquadulce
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BEAN; BROAD; Aquadulce

BEAN; BROAD

  • £2.75
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Vicia faba Semi-compact plant with high yield of pods containing 6-7 beans. Good tolerance against cold. Sowing instructions
Sow October-November or February-March. Plant the seeds or plants in rows 60cm apart with 20cm between the plants.
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Plants raising in a green house or ...

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CAULIFLOWER; Alpha
CAULIFLOWER; Alpha
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CAULIFLOWER; Alpha

CAULIFLOWER

  • £1.60
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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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CORN SALAD; Elan
CORN SALAD; Elan
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CORN SALAD; Elan

CORN SALAD

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Valerianella locusta Round, dark green leaves. Fast growing. Suitable for growing under glass, plastic or in open ground Sowing instructions
Sow in August and September outside or in October in a cold-frame or greenhouse for autumn and winter harvest. Sow in rows 10-15 cm apart.


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CORN SALAD; Large Leaved Noord-Hollandse
CORN SALAD; Large Leaved Noord-Hollandse
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CORN SALAD; Large Leaved Noord-Hollandse

CORN SALAD

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Valerianella locusta Fast growing. Produces large leaves Sowing instructions
Sow in August and September outside or in October in a cold-frame or greenhouse for autumn and winter harvest. Sow in rows 10-15 cm apart.


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CORN SALAD; Louviers
CORN SALAD; Louviers
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CORN SALAD; Louviers

CORN SALAD

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Valerianella locusta Spoon-shaped leaves with a beautiful dark green colour. Good yield and extremely good flavour Sowing instructions
Sow in August and September outside or in October in a cold-frame or greenhouse for autumn and winter harvest. Sow in rows 10-15 cm apart.


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CORN SALAD; Vit
CORN SALAD; Vit
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CORN SALAD; Vit

CORN SALAD

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Valerianella locusta Round, dark green leaves. Good tolerance against mildew Sowing instructions
Sow in August and September outside or in October in a cold-frame or greenhouse for autumn and winter harvest. Sow in rows 10-15 cm apart.


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FLOWER; Viola tricolor
FLOWER; Viola tricolor
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FLOWER; Viola tricolor

FLOWER

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Wild Pansy Attractive annual or biennial with a colour combinations of purple, white and yellow. Plants are 15-20 cm high Sowing instructions
Sow in spring or autumn. Sow in a seed tray and transplant in small groups of 3-4 plants. Plant these small groups at a distance of 10–15 cm apart


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HERB; Chamomile
HERB; Chamomile
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HERB; Chamomile

HERB

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Matricaria recutica Use flowers in herb tea Sowing instructions
Sow in spring or autumn. Press seeds lightly in to the soil. Do not cover the seeds. If sown in seed trays place them in full light


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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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Rhys' plot through 2019

March 22, 2020

Rhys' plot through 2019

From April 2019 one of our happy customers regularly shared photos of his successes with us.  It is always great to get feedback.  It's important to know if people to have problems, but also a boost for us to know things are going well!! If you are looking for inspiration for 2020 and wondering what to sow?  Here are a selection of photos of Rhys's success you to give you some inspiration now that the seed buying season is approaching. As you can see, you can get from seed to plate in a short...

Report on Annual General Meeting 9 November 2019

January 06, 2020

Report on Annual General Meeting 9 November 2019

Agenda, Minutes, Financial Report and Annual Report for the Seed Cooperative AGM on 9 November 2019 at Waltham Place, Berkshire

MEMBERS DAY and 2019 AGM at Waltham Place, Saturday 9 November 2019

September 26, 2019

MEMBERS DAY and 2019 AGM at Waltham Place, Saturday 9 November 2019

Seed Co-operative invites all Members, and prospective members, to our 2019 Annual General Meeting as part of a Members Day hosted at Waltham Place in Berkshire. BOOKING ESSENTIAL as numbers are strictly limited.

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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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