Organic Seed Specialists
ABOUT US We are organic seed producers and we use organic and peat-free compost. We use no artificial fertilisers or pesticides. Our land is called The Herbary and is certified as organic for seed production (vegetables, herbs and flowers). We have further organic certification for the processing and marketing of organic seed. We have always been committed to safe and sustainable methods of cultivation. If you can grow some of your food as we do, we believe you and your family will be consuming vitamins, minerals and many trace elements vital to maintaining optimum well-being.
Why organic seed ?
What is organic seed ? Organic seed is –
Seed produced by totally organic growing methods; seed that has not been gene-altered in any way; seed that is not hybrid seed (in our cultivation) but has been open-pollinated; seed that has not been given a chemical treatment in the packet. For more information visit the important webpages on our sister site More information and A closer look at the issues and also System of organic culture at The Herbary
OUR AIMS AND METHODS
We encourage seed-saving by offering you only open-pollinated seeds grown by time-honoured, traditional methods. We never supply gene-modified seed, or F1 hybrid seed which cannot be reliably regenerated. With any of our seed you can have the satisfaction of saving some of your own particular favourite varieties, can plan your next season’s crop and recipes, and can develop personal knowledge of the growth habit of each variety for your part of the country.
Our aim is to promote food self-sufficiency so that people can take control over at least some of their own food supply. The wide range of herbs, beans and other vegetables offered here give many nutritional and medicinal benefits.
We practise and encourage home-composting. Our practice is known as stockfree organic because we use no animal inputs – that is, no animal manure and no slaughterhouse by-products. We use no artificial fertilisers and no pesticides, and we minimise the time from harvest to table or storage.
Mail order for organic seed is available all year round. Click on our four Seed Catalogues in our shop – Vegetables, Beans, Herbs, Flowers