Seed catalogue impulse buys

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rowlandwells

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Re: Seed catalogue impulse buys
« Reply #15 on: December 31, 2020, 11:27 »
I had  D T Browns seed catalogue through the door yesterday now the question is am i going to order anymore seed ?

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Re: Seed catalogue impulse buys
« Reply #16 on: December 31, 2020, 14:49 »
I had  D T Browns seed catalogue through the door yesterday now the question is am i going to order anymore seed ?

OK - I confess!!! I had one of these too and I've just ordered another £24 worth of seeds.  Well, at these prices it would be rude not to, wouldn't it? 

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Re: Seed catalogue impulse buys
« Reply #17 on: December 31, 2020, 15:00 »
well jaydig you've  either convinced or shamed me into buying some more seed from Browns  :lol:

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Re: Seed catalogue impulse buys
« Reply #18 on: December 31, 2020, 15:07 »
well jaydig you've  either convinced or shamed me into buying some more seed from Browns  :lol:

Just make sure that the varieties you choose are from the catalogue because I found that although it almost leads one to think that these prices apply to everything, they don't apply to the rest of the seeds that are available online.  It's worth checking at the end that you have had your discount on everything you've ordered, although I DID, sort of inadvertently, meander into the uncharted waters of the online seeds too.

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Re: Seed catalogue impulse buys
« Reply #19 on: December 31, 2020, 18:22 »
I blame new shoot.  :D
After reading this post. Promptly spent £50 on seeds.
Right ordered asparagus crowns in it as well. Now you can say i am a serious allotmenteer.  ;) after 12 years of plodding
One kid is handful. Two kids.... Example for chaos theory. Hats off to my mum who managed three...

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Re: Seed catalogue impulse buys
« Reply #20 on: December 31, 2020, 18:58 »
I must be a lot stronger than all of you.  The only offers I get are from the Mirror Newspaper when I bought a hydrangea from them about five years ago.  If I want seeds I 'help' myself from the ones we sell in the shop.  We only sell Fothergills very very basic range so that is all we grow.  And, by the way, I CAN only eat one Malteser as I can't eat chocolate as it contains dairy.

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Re: Seed catalogue impulse buys
« Reply #21 on: December 31, 2020, 21:58 »
I've had a near miss...

I'm still a bit shaky...

I purposely avoided the Garden Centre today. Took a short cut through the alley by the car park.

A figure slid out from the shadows...

 "Psst..psst... He looked back over one shoulder, then the other..

"You look like..", he coughed and tapped the side of his nose. " An allotment man..right?".

His oily smile, and the way he said 'allotment', it might as well have been 'swinger's club' ..

I nodded warily

He thrust out a grimy hand containing small packets..coloured packets..

"Heritage..", he said. " The real deal. Runners, French, Purple Tops. Class A.. You won't find these in Lidl.."

For a moment my hand went out to meet his...

Then my SAA Group Leader's face came into my mind.." Stay strong, Juvenal! Just say, 'No! ' "

I gripped the onion hoe I had in my jacket pocket..

I wrenched myself away..

I ran for it...





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Growster...

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Re: Seed catalogue impulse buys
« Reply #22 on: January 01, 2021, 05:44 »
Mrs Growster and I had a small fight yesterday, (the last of 2020), when I said I was thinking of growing salsify in spud bags, after getting the D.T.Brown and Marshalls catalogues...

The referee announced a draw, then whimpered and scratched at the door to be let out!

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Re: Seed catalogue impulse buys
« Reply #23 on: January 01, 2021, 13:29 »
Just had the 'Premium Seeds' Spring 2021 catalogue through the post from D T Brown ' all 99p Packets 50p each, Peas and Beans £1.50 each, all other varieties £1.00 each ' .
Seedaholics worst nightmare, spent out I'm afraid, before they sold out - well thats what I told myself ! On the plus side, saved about 20 quid though........bargain!

Anyone else dare to check their website, be careful though, only certain varieties that are listed in the aforementioned catalogue, and you have to use this code - D215XX. Happy buying!

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Re: Seed catalogue impulse buys
« Reply #24 on: January 03, 2021, 09:48 »
If you missed the offer on the Brown’s seeds, it is worth browsing this site.

https://www.nickys-nursery.co.uk/index.php/seeds-c-6

They send non-pictorial seed packs out with just basic growing instructions, but the prices are good and you get a decent amount of seeds.  Quite a lot of packs are around the £1 mark or under.

Now I am just enabling aren’t I  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:

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Re: Seed catalogue impulse buys
« Reply #25 on: January 03, 2021, 10:27 »
Just had long conversation with sister about buying/not buying seeds.  She is feeling smug as she has'nt succumbed yet.  Then tells me she's replacing all her strawberries and raspberries, but as it's not seeds it doesn't count.

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juvenal

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Re: Seed catalogue impulse buys
« Reply #26 on: January 03, 2021, 13:09 »
Just had long conversation with sister about buying/not buying seeds.  She is feeling smug as she has'nt succumbed yet.  Then tells me she's replacing all her strawberries and raspberries, but as it's not seeds it doesn't count.

Clearly in denial..

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Re: Seed catalogue impulse buys
« Reply #27 on: January 03, 2021, 18:23 »
If you missed the offer on the Brown’s seeds, it is worth browsing this site.

https://www.nickys-nursery.co.uk/index.php/seeds-c-6

They send non-pictorial seed packs out with just basic growing instructions, but the prices are good and you get a decent amount of seeds.  Quite a lot of packs are around the £1 mark or under.

Now I am just enabling aren’t I  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:

Yes...  :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Seed catalogue impulse buys
« Reply #28 on: January 03, 2021, 19:10 »
We got our seed catalogs in and I admit I haven't sat down with my order yet. They won't ship my order til spring anyway. We can't plant until May 15th here in NY, but I'm eager to order. I've already spent too much on seeds on Etsy, though. I want to plant a bunch of new things this coming year :D I'll bombard you with my current list of seeds I've gotten:

- Jimmy Nardello Sweet Peppers
- Oregon Giant Sweet Pea
- Titan Sunflowers
- Bak Choy
- Sunset Runner Beans
- Red Noodle, Yard-Long Bean
- Yard Long Asparagus Bean
- Cucamelon
- Iroquois Canteloupe
- Piatte D'egitto Beet & Red Detroit Beet
- Delicata Squash
- Boston Picking Cucumber
- Sweet Dumping Squash
- Golden Yellow Bush Squash
- Rainbow Carrot / Tendersweet Carrot
- Mennonite Sorghum
- White Baby Boo Pumpkin
- White Bush Scallop Squash
- Jack-Be-Little Pumpkin
- Italian Tomato Tree
- Rainbow Cherry Tomato
- Egyptian Walking Onions

I have plans for buying Hopniss a.k.a Groundnuts in the spring as well. I haven't even bought all the seeds I want yet and my greenhouse isn't big enough for what I already have!

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Re: Seed catalogue impulse buys
« Reply #29 on: January 04, 2021, 10:00 »
I haven't even bought all the seeds I want yet and my greenhouse isn't big enough for what I already have!

We are all reading that, shaking our heads and saying ‘I know that feeling’  :lol:

Just try not to crowd too much in, or what you do grow will suffer.  You can always just sow part of the pack and save the rest for next year.




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