Mail Order Seeds are Best
- Seeds bought mail order have not been stood in a warm or even hot shop. Heat can kill off the seeds ability to germination .
- Seeds should be fresh and have been stored in the right conditions. Seed companies do it better than retailers.
- Delivery is usually in protective bubble wrap to avoid crushing damage.
- The choice is fantastic, far wider than most shops can stock.
Mail Order Companies I Use
- Thompson & Morgan are a premier UK supplier.
- They also sponsor our web efforts through an affiliation and it is much appreciated.
- Their catalogues are a good read and very visual.
- Many special offers are available once you become a customer.
- ‘Which magazine’ rate the germination percentages of Thompson & Morgan highly.
- Clubs and horticultural societies can get discounts for bulk buying.
- Thompson & Morganweb site is searchable for many plant and seed varieties and you can order online.
- Wallis Seeds are a good value range.
- They are packed in plain packets to save costs.
- I find they supply greater quantities of seed than other suppliers usually for less money.
- I do not use them for vegetables.
- Chiltern Seeds are mid range of prices with plain seed packets.
- Their elongated seed catalogues are a wonder and worth acquiring for the knowledge and language about the many seed varieties they sell.
- This year they have 220 pages with an average of 15 varieties on each -
- I make that over 3000 seed packets to chose from and believe it or not vegetables are in another catalogue..
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