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New to gardening? See the calendars on each page – dark green squares show the main sowing times for each crop. Lighter green are extensions/options.

You’ll find no F1 hybrids or genetically modified seed here – just varieties that do really well and taste great when grown on a garden scale – a catalogue of real seeds for real gardeners wanting to grow proper vegetables.

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Gardeners Should Save their Own Seed: Because none of these seeds are hybrids,you can save your own seed for future use: there’s no need to buy new each year. Saving your own is easy. You will get great seed, and great vegetables adapted to your local conditions. Do have a go – read the seedsaving instructions we provide with every order, and also on this site.

Our 2021 vegetable seed CATALOGUE

Average Contents : 250 seeds

Type: Pointed

Onion Toughball is the best overwinter variety from seed.

First off this is a good tasting tomato and a good looking one too. Looks fantastic in the greenhouse and on the plate. It’s long and slender with a definite point at the end.
However its a weak and feeble plant that for me grew only half the size of other varieties I grew this year. Yield was OK, but nothing fantastic. I found the fruits prone to rotting from the pointed end too. About 15% of them had to be thrown away.
Probably not one to try again.

Tomato Seeds Selection in a Box.

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