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MoreWhisky

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Best/cheap seed company
« on: December 31, 2013, 12:56 »
I always buy all my seeds for next year tonight  :lol: i actually enjoy doing this on new years eve.

I used to buy them all from Alan Romans but now thats gone does anyone know of a simliar place? i dont want fancy packets or prices.

Thanks and happy new year!



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« Last Edit: January 16, 2014, 08:56 by JayG »
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Re: Bets/cheap seed company
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2013, 13:01 »
premier seeds direct on ebay nearly all their seeds are 99p and i have found germination rates to be excellent and they have a large selection.

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Re: Bets/cheap seed company
« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2013, 13:04 »
If buying in bulk, it's very, very hard to beat Moles Seeds prices.
Did it really tell you to do THAT on the packet?

Seeds are SOWN, planting's for plants (and bulbs & tubers)!

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« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2013, 13:15 »
I agree that choosing your seeds is a very pleasurable thing to do on New Year's Eve. Nice.

I don't know about you but I try to make my gardening experience a bit novel every year so buying cheap is not a priority. I've recently started to get into heritage varieties, particularly ones that are getting scarce so I tend to go to sites like Real Seeds and Elfskin's Edibles. They don't have fancy packages or outlandish prices but do some unusual varieties that will make your gardening a bit more interesting.

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Re: Bets/cheap seed company
« Reply #4 on: December 31, 2013, 19:46 »
Do you have an allotment association that you can order through?  Many of the associations in York do have discounts e.g. we order through Mr Fothergills at a discount of 30% for most seeds and have loose seeds for peas and beans.

I believe Mr Browns used to be good for cheap plain packets too, but DD always recommends Moles seeds as a good price.  You might also want to check out Kings seeds too - can't remember what their prices are like.

Failing that, Wilkinsons always have a range of common seeds at very cheap prices - but you won't get them tonight!!

It depends in part on how unusual you want your varieties to be?
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Re: Bets/cheap seed company
« Reply #5 on: December 31, 2013, 22:34 »
I agree, choosing seeds around New Year is something to look forward to. In fact, boring it may be, but the New Year's party and celebrations are far over-shadowed by the evening spent ordering the new years seeds!

The problem I always face is postage costs versus buying the exact varieties I want. I split it two ways, the day to day seeds and those that are a bit different. I have two firm favourites which between them satisfy 95% of my needs and thus keep postage costs down.

For day to day stuff I prefer Nicky's Nursery. Their prices are excellent and over five years or so, germination rates have never let me down. For something different I go for Victoriana Nurseries, not only do they specialise in heritages seeds and plants but their prices for every day seeds are hard to beat. I appreciate their ethics of sticking to tried and tested varieties.

Whatever your seed sources are I wish you all a very happy new year and great gardening in 2014.

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MoreWhisky

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Re: Bets/cheap seed company
« Reply #6 on: December 31, 2013, 23:45 »
Well they are all ordered  :D

I used http://www.midlandseedcompany.co.uk/ for the majority and picked up a few others that werent on there
from other places.

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Re: Bets/cheap seed company
« Reply #7 on: January 01, 2014, 04:12 »
Midland seeds' service was bad for me.

I waited 2 weeks, no seeds arrived.  I e-mailed to ask if my seeds have been sent out, the guy said yes they been sent out and will send them again please wait up to 7 days (the company is only located about 15miles from me, but wait 7 days? lol) 

I waited 7 days, still no seeds, he said will send them again please wait another 7 days.  Those 7 days passed and still no seeds, so I asked for a refund, he said ok i will refund. 

I asked 3 more times for a refund and never got one and they stopped replying to emails.  I would avoid them totally.
« Last Edit: January 01, 2014, 04:14 by GrowinGrowinGone »
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Re: Bets/cheap seed company
« Reply #8 on: January 01, 2014, 09:15 »
Our garden club receive a 50% discount from T&M but i still get mine from Premier seed's because they are still cheaper.

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Re: Bets/cheap seed company
« Reply #9 on: January 01, 2014, 09:21 »
Well they are all ordered  :D

I used http://www.midlandseedcompany.co.uk/ for the majority and picked up a few others that werent on there
from other places.


I had a terrible experience too,  my seeds never arrived either he sent three times in the end apparently.  ::)

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Re: Bets/cheap seed company
« Reply #10 on: January 01, 2014, 11:25 »
Our garden club receive a 50% discount from T&M but i still get mine from Premier seed's because they are still cheaper.

15 mile away they would have had a visit if it was me.

DT brown do free postage on seeds.

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Re: Bets/cheap seed company
« Reply #11 on: January 01, 2014, 15:41 »
I've often used DT Brown, free postage, labels and a packet of trial seeds. Always delivered, excellent germination and quite a wide selection. I think they are owned by one of the other companies, not sure which.

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Re: Bets/cheap seed company
« Reply #12 on: January 01, 2014, 15:45 »
Wish I could get premier seeds here but they'll ship only flower seeds not veg seeds to North America   :(

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Re: Bets/cheap seed company
« Reply #13 on: January 01, 2014, 15:47 »
Wish I could get premier seeds here but they'll ship only flower seeds not veg seeds to North America   :(

Thats a shame. I was very impressed with them last year. Will order again from them.

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Re: Bets/cheap seed company
« Reply #14 on: January 01, 2014, 21:42 »
OH no  :( !!!
Im worried about midland seeds now i have seen these negative replys about them. Anybody got any good feedback about them now that i have parted with my cash??? lucky i paid with pay pal.



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