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Our 2021 vegetable seed CATALOGUE

COVID19: We are here and posting out orders!
We need to keep our workers safe, and to maintain effective distancing in the office.
This means we can only send out around 600 orders a week.

This web-shop will always be open Saturday morning.
Once a weeks worth of orders have been placed we will close until next Saturday morning so we can catch up.
Right now we are often having to shut again before the weekend is out. Thanks for your understanding.

Looking for something that is “Sold Out?” Most of the new season seed is here now.
A few things are still being packed up and these will be added to the website as they come ready over the next couple of months.

Yacon is now available, more unusual tubers to come from mid December
onwards weather dependant.

Rated ‘Best Buy’
by Ethical Consumer Magazine

Welcome! Our heirloom and heritage vegetable seeds are specially chosen for home gardeners.
Over the past 21 years we’ve collected the very best varieties for you to grow.

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.

Because all are open-pollinated (non-hybrid), if you wish you can even save your own vegetable seed
for future years, using the instructions we supply. There’s no need to buy new seed every year.

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.

For more detailed sowing plans throughout the year, we have a month-by-month guide.
See the latest news from the field on our Facebook or Instagram pages.

How We Are Different

We don’t just sell seed; we’re gardeners and also grow these veg for our own use at home,
so we really know how they grow & how they taste.

We only offer what we think is really good,
rather than listing lots of different varieties just for the sake of it.
Every vegetable here has been chosen – from hundreds of trials – for a particular reason, which we try to explain in the description.

We do our own website – so it has been written by gardeners, for gardeners.
It should be easy to see what each vegetable does, how it grows, and when to sow it.

We really do hope you enjoy these vegetables as much as we have enjoyed tracking them down and trying them out.
Each and every one has been chosen for its merit in the kitchen as well as the garden.

Our aim is to offer you the very best seed of the best vegetable varieties we can find!

– best wishes for a great season from Ben, Kate, Catherine, Tam & Ian

To reduce plastic waste, we supply much of our seed in paper envelopes.
To do this have we purchased one of the last existing Ballard Brown-bag seed packing machines.
Weighing 1000lb in cast iron and brass, and built a hundred and twenty years ago, this amazing device has been in constant use ever since.

It picks up and opens the packet, throws a measured scoop of seed in,
glues the flap, folds it over and passes it to the output tray.
Originally steam powered, ours is now run by an electric motor.

We designed beautiful new seed packets to go with it, inspired by the Art Nouveau posters of Mucha,
& have had the correct 1880s-pattern envelopes manufactured for us by a company in Wales.

Company No 5924934

VAT No 841181938

DEFRA registered Seed Merchant No 7289

Our Unique Structure: Because we have no shareholders. the main aim of the company is not to make huge profits, but instead to supply great seeds to home gardeners at reasonable prices, and to educate people about home seed-saving. As part of our ethical policy, all staff are paid the same hourly wage, including the directors.

Our Unique Guarantee: We have spent years trying to find the best varieties for you to grow. We think these are the best seeds you can sow, and we really hope that you enjoy growing your vegetables from them. We will immediately refund or replace if you are in any way less than delighted with them, even including the flavour of the resulting crop!

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.

We have sent out over 104,000 sets of free home seed-saving instructions!

Our Seed Club: Due to really daft seed laws, many of our fantastic vegetable seeds can only be supplied to members of our Seed Club, because they are not on the EU-approved list of permitted vegetable varieties! But membership costs just one penny per annum .
When we process your order, you will be charged a penny for a year’s Seed Club Membership. For more details see our terms and conditions.

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A catalogue of the very best vegetable seed for home gardeners, with interesting heirloom and heritage varieties. Guaranteed better flavour or your money back.

Rea seeds

To help you meet your yield potential, we provide high-performing and locally tested corn products with the latest in insect protection. See how our corn seed products can help meet your needs.

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VALUE ADDED TRAITS:

SS = SmartStax® corn, SSRIB = SmartStax® RIB Complete corn blend, VT2P = VT Double PRO® corn, DGVT2P = DroughtGard® Hybrids with VT Double PRO® corn, VT2PRIB = VT Double PRO® RIB Complete® corn blend, DGVT2PRIB = DroughtGard® Hybrids with VT Double PRO® RIB Complete® corn blend, VT3P = Genuity® VT Triple PRO® corn, DGVT3P = DroughtGard® Hybrids with Genuity® VT Triple PRO® corn, VT3PRIB = Genuity® VT Triple PRO® RIB Complete®corn blend, DGVTPRIB = DroughtGard® Hybrids with Genuity® VT Triple PRO® RIB Complete® corn blend, RR2 = Roundup Ready® corn 2, HFC = Processor Preferred® High Fermentable Corn exhibits the characteristics desired by dry mill ethanol plants, HES = Processor Preferred® High Extractable Starch exhibits the characteristics desired by wet millers

CODES: L = Low, S = Short, M-S = Medium-Short, M = Medium, M-MH = Medium-Medium High, M-H = Medium-High, MH-H = Medium High-High, M-L = Medium-Low, MT = Medium-Tall, T = Tall, H = High, R = Resistant, S = Susceptible

GDU (GROWING DEGREE UNIT): Although maturity of one corn product relative to another remains reasonably consistent, the actual number of calendar days from planting to any given point of plant development varies with temperature, day length, rate and date of planting, soil fertility and other environmental factors. All GDU values calculated are from the time of planting.

RATING SCALE: 1 = Excellent, 9 = Poor, The ratings are approximate and should not be considered as absolute. Based on Monsanto conducted trials relative to other brand corn.

DIPLODIA EAR ROT RATING SCALE: AA = Above Average, A = Average, BA = Below Average

HERBICIDE CLASS RATINGS: Ratings are based on observations and research using herbicides at and above labeled rates to simulate extreme environmental conditions, misapplication and adverse soil pH or organic content. A = Acceptable Either no adverse effects from the corn product/herbicide combination were noted on any traits or only slight damage could be noted under adverse conditions or herbicide application at higher than label rates. C = Caution The corn product/herbicide combination is usually not a problem if sprayed according to label directions, but can result in plant height reduction, stand loss and suspected yield loss under very adverse environmental conditions, high rates, or extreme soil pH levels or organic content. Use drop nozzle spraying for postemergence herbicides or plant in warm soils for incorporated herbicides to avoid interactions. W = Warning Not advised – this corn product/herbicide combination should not be used under any circumstance.

Hand-selected by your local Rea Hybrids agronomy team, this new, unique line of products delivers better, healthier, stronger crops all season long.

XtendiMax® herbicide with VaporGrip® Technology is part of the Roundup Ready® Xtend Crop System and is a restricted use pesticide. ALWAYS READ AND FOLLOW PESTICIDE LABEL DIRECTIONS. It is a violation of federal and state law to use any pesticide product other than in accordance with its labeling. XtendiMax® herbicide with VaporGrip® Technology and products with XtendFlex® Technology may not be approved in all states and may be subject to use restrictions in some states. Check with your local product dealer or representative or U.S. EPA and your state pesticide regulatory agency for the product registration status and additional restrictions in your state. For approved tank-mix products and nozzles visit XtendiMaxApplicationRequirements.com.

Commercialization is dependent on multiple factors, including successful conclusion of the regulatory process. The information presented herein is provided for educational purposes only, and is not and shall not be construed as an offer to sell, or a recommendation to use, any unregistered pesticide for any purpose whatsoever. It is a violation of federal law to promote or offer to sell an unregistered pesticide.

Do not export Roundup Ready® Alfalfa seed or crop, including hay or hay products, to China pending import approval. In addition, due to the unique cropping practices do not plant Roundup Ready® Alfalfa in Imperial County, California, pending import approvals and until Forage Genetics International, LLC (FGI) grants express permission for such planting.

Forage Genetics International, LLC (“FGI”) is a member of Excellence Through Stewardship® (ETS). FGI products are commercialized in accordance with ETS Product Launch Stewardship Guidance, and in compliance with FGI’s Policy for Commercialization of Biotechnology-Derived Plant Products in Commodity Crops. Certain products have been approved for import into key export markets with functioning regulatory systems. Any crop or material produced from this product can only be exported to, or used, processed or sold in countries where all necessary regulatory approvals have been granted. It is a violation of national and international law to move material containing biotech traits across boundaries into nations where import is not permitted. Growers should talk to their grain handler or product purchaser to confirm their buying position for this product. Growers should refer to http://www.biotradestatus.com/ for any updated information on import country approvals. Excellence Through Stewardship® is a registered trademark of Biotechnology Industry Organization.

Roundup Ready technology contains genes that confer tolerance to glyphosate, an active ingredient in Roundup® brand agricultural herbicides. Agricultural herbicides containing glyphosate will kill crops that are not tolerant to glyphosate.

Monsanto Company is a member of Excellence Through Stewardship® (ETS). Monsanto products are commercialized in accordance with ETS Product Launch Stewardship Guidance, and in compliance with Monsanto’s Policy for Commercialization of Biotechnology-Derived Plant Products in Commodity Crops. This product has been approved for import into key export markets with functioning regulatory systems. Any crop or material produced from this product can only be exported to, or used, processed or sold in countries where all necessary regulatory approvals have been granted. It is a violation of national and international law to move material containing biotech traits across boundaries into nations where import is not permitted. Growers should talk to their grain handler or product purchaser to confirm their buying position for this product. Excellence Through Stewardship® is a registered trademark of Excellence Through Stewardship.

XtendFlex® soybeans have received full approval for planting in the United States but are pending approval in certain export markets. For 2020, XtendFlex® soybeans will be available as part of a stewarded introduction only to growers who have signed a 2020 XtendFlex® Stewardship Agreement and agree to follow the stewardship requirements.

ALWAYS READ AND FOLLOW DIRECTIONS FOR USE ON PESTICIDE LABELING. IT IS A VIOLATION OF FEDERAL AND STATE LAW to use any pesticide product other than in accordance with its labeling. NOT ALL formulations of dicamba or glyphosate are approved for in-crop use with Roundup Ready 2 Xtend® soybeans. ONLY USE FORMULATIONS THAT ARE SPECIFICALLY LABELED FOR SUCH USES AND APPROVED FOR SUCH USE IN THE STATE OF APPLICATION. Contact the U.S. EPA and your state pesticide regulatory agency with any questions about the approval status of dicamba herbicide products for in-crop use with Roundup Ready 2 Xtend® soybeans.

Roundup Ready 2 Xtend® soybeans contains genes that confer tolerance to glyphosate and dicamba. Glyphosate will kill crops that are not tolerant to glyphosate. Dicamba will kill crops that are not tolerant to dicamba. Glufosinate will kill crops that are not tolerant to glufosinate. Contact your Monsanto dealer or refer to Monsanto’s Technology Use Guide for recommended weed control programs.

B.t. products may not yet be registered in all states. Check with your Monsanto representative for the registration status in your state.

IMPORTANT IRM INFORMATION: RIB Complete® corn blend products do not require the planting of a structured refuge except in the Cotton-Growing Area where corn earworm is a significant pest. SmartStax® RIB Complete® corn blend is not allowed to be sold for planting in the Cotton-Growing Area. See the IRM/Grower Guide for additional information. Always read and follow IRM requirements.

Performance may vary, from location to location and from year to year, as local growing, soil and weather conditions may vary. Growers should evaluate data from multiple locations and years whenever possible and should consider the impacts of these conditions on the grower’s fields.

The Climate FieldView™ services provide estimates or recommendations based on models. These do not guarantee results. Consult your agronomist, commodities broker and other service professionals before making financial, risk management, and farming decisions. Information and recommendations we provide do not modify your rights under insurance policies purchased through our affiliates. More information at www.climate.com/disclaimers.

ALWAYS READ AND FOLLOW PESTICIDE LABEL DIRECTIONS. Acceleron®, DroughtGard®, FortiField™, HDS®, LibertyLink®, NemaStrike™, Poncho®, QuickRoots®, Rea Hybrids and Design™, Rea Hybrids™, RIB Complete and Design®, RIB Complete®, Roundup Ready 2 Xtend®, Roundup Ready 2 Yield®, Roundup Ready PLUS®, Roundup Ready®, Roundup®, SilageSmart & Design®, SilageSmart®, SmartStax®, TagTeam®, VaporGrip®, VOTiVO®, VT Double PRO®, VT Triple PRO®, the Water Droplet Design®, and XtendiMax® are trademarks of Bayer Group. Climate FieldView™ is a trademark of The Climate Corporation. Herculex® is a registered trademark of Dow AgroSciences LLC. Respect the Refuge and Corn Design® and Respect the Refuge® are registered trademarks of National Corn Growers Association. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. ©2020 Bayer Group, All Rights Reserved.

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