Buying Seeds for Heritage Vegetables

If you are a keen vegetable grower, you may be interested in researching some of the older varieties that you can’t buy in the supermarkets. Perhaps you hanker for the flavours of your childhood that the newer varieties just don’t seem to match.

Let’s Go Gardening

On this site, you’ll find masses of information and advice on all things gardening – from suppliers to gardens to visit, from show information to news and shopping at www.letsgogardening.co.uk.

Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Company

Based in Missouri but trading online internationally, their 2009 catalogue offers 1275 unique heirloom varieties. They offer open-pollinated seeds – pure, natural and non-GMO – from 70 countries, including many that they collect themselves. Visit them at www.rareseeds.com.

Old-fashioned Living

Crafts, recipes, gardening advice, family activities, genealogy tips, and ideas for teaching your kids and grandkids about the generations that came before them are all to be found at www.seedsofknowledge.com.

Thomas Etty

You can buy seeds of heritage varieties from Thomas Etty, a supplier of heritage seeds and bulbs for the period garden, at www.thomasetty.co.uk.

 

 

Garden Organic

Garden Organic run the Heritage Seed Library, which aims to conserve and make available vegetable varieties that are not widely available. They maintain a collection, mainly of European varieties, that contains many varieties that have been dropped from popular seed catalogues and also some landraces and a large number of family heirloom varieties that have never been in a catalogue. They are not a gene bank and all the collection, once they have enough seed, will become available to members.

Plant World Seeds

This complany sell a range of seeds, including heritage varieties.