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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 11:53 pm    Post subject: Where do you buy your seeds Reply with quote

I have only been gardening about two years and have been buying my seeds from premier seeds direct via ebay. Is there any other better value.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2013 7:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's a fabulous company and it's an Irish one:

http://www.seedaholic.com/

Brilliant service, with very detailed growing advice about the seeds you buy, really couldn't recommend them more highly. No idea if you can find cheaper seeds elsewhere, but I find them reasonable for my own needs and I love to support an Irish company.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2013 9:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is a good site. I like the way they break the flower seeds into planting locations ie: hanging backets
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2013 10:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i Have to agree with Sive , http://www.seedaholic.com/ has a great service , fast and good value.
This is my second year using them and both times i have the seeds within days of ordering (i ordered seeds on Sunday received them Tuesday).
I will be using them again.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2013 3:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another vote for seedaholic, excellent service and Irish
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2013 5:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Seedaholic, Seedparade and B&Q own brand for lettuce and parsnips.

By the way, anyone know if there is a place to swap seeds...?

My space is very limited. I know I can keep them for a few years, but I would rather swap them and grow different veggies every time.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2013 11:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mariafp, try swapping seeds with allotment holders, or try to find a local GIY group. Does anyone know of a mail order service dealing in small quantities? I don't have space for 20 pumpkins. 5 seeds would do fine, and I'd still have some plants to give away!
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2013 7:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

tippben wrote:
Mariafp, try swapping seeds with allotment holders, or try to find a local GIY group. Does anyone know of a mail order service dealing in small quantities? I don't have space for 20 pumpkins. 5 seeds would do fine, and I'd still have some plants to give away!


This is going to be my first growing season in this allotment and I have meet only with a couple of them at the moment. I read about GIY groups in the past, but it's a lot of money for me.

I have Windsor F1 seeds. I bough them last year and I grew only three of them in my back garden. If you want to swap more varieties of seeds, I suppose it would be worth it to spend money in the post.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2013 7:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Allotments are not so big around here i'm afraid
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2013 12:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Irish Seed Savers, Brown Envelope Seeds, The Organic Centre, Nicky's Seeds.

I bought waaaaaay too many packets in the past. Should they stay viable I won't need to buy more 'til the next decade.

Though packets are cheap, when you've got over a hundred it really adds up.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 11:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Went and ordered some seeds from www.seedaholic.com on 27-01-2013 and received them today 30-01-13, now that was fast.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 9:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ive been using seedaholic.com for a few years now and am so happy that i wouldnt even look anywhere else.great service great value and great information and great selection
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