We are often asked: “Where did you find that” or “Who supplied the seed” etc, so we have put together a list of some of the suppliers that we use.
Seeds and plants
Organic Gardening Catalogue – the go-to website for a wide range of organic seeds (they do non-organic too), plug plants, composts, soil amendments etc. Garden Organic members get a discount.
Organic plants A source of plug plants for the vegetable garden, amazing quality, grafted plants for the polytunnel, brassica collections, onions etc. You can buy larger trays too through their growers site www.delfland.co.uk. Each plant carefully packed with a label. Sally has been using them for years as they are certified organic.
Pennard Plants Another of Sally’s favourites. Their walled garden nursery lies just outside Shepton Mallet, Somerset and you see them at all the RHS shows. They run potato days in January and February selling loads of varieties of potatoes, onions and more. Wide range of edible plants, both plants and seeds.
Incredible Vegetables Mandy is doing a great job promoting the perennial vegetable. She has a vegetable nursery in Devon and supplies skirret, Babington leeks, perennial kale, 9-star broccoli to name a few. She is also running a 9-star broccoli trial which you can read about on her blog.
There are so many different types of compost on sale but the key is peatfree!!! If it doesn’t say peatfree on the front, it most likely contains peat. We believe that no peat should ever be used in garden composts. Peatlands are vital wetland habitats supporting a biodiverse selection of plants and animals. Also the peat takes up carbon dioxide helping to combat climate change and by holding water helps to reduce flooding downstream.
There are number of excellent manufacturers of peatfree composts including Sylvagrow and Fertile Fibre.
We are fans of
Dalefoot Peatfree composts Not only does Dalefoot sell a range of composts based on wool, bracken and comfrey but the company works on peatland restoration too.
Carbon Gold Their peatfree compost contains #biochar which is a high-carbon form of charcoal produced by heating organic matter at extremely high temperatures in an oxygen-free atmosphere. Biochar makes physical changes to your soil by improving its structure, aeration, water-holding capacity and nutrient retention. Its honey-comb structure provides shelter for beneficial microbes that boost plant health. It also locks up carbon to helps combat climate change.