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AndynJ

  • Joined Sep 2010
  • uk
  • Says it as it is. don't like it don't look
seeds
« on: September 30, 2013, 04:55:23 am »
We plan to order our seeds from Moles unless someone else has a suggestion
Now we have a new polly tunnel that will be going up over winter 42' long 28' wide  :excited:
We have good farm gate sales no waste at all.
We are planning for outside;
Potato early & main, sweetcorn, cabbage, sprouts, runner beans, broad beans, beetroot, onions & leeks
Inside;
Tomato, cucumber, peppers, squash, carrots, onions, climbing French beans
Any other suggestions to what might sell well ?
Lettuce just went limp at the gate, courgette didn't sell (we ate it)
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lilfeeb

  • Joined Feb 2013
  • Kinross-shire
Re: seeds
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2013, 09:03:09 am »
Have you tried www.seedparade.co.uk - great value seeds - i found them last year - seeds germinated really well for me - might be worth a look

AndynJ

  • Joined Sep 2010
  • uk
  • Says it as it is. don't like it don't look
Re: seeds
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2013, 08:08:46 pm »
Not bad, prices are quite attractive postage is good I just need to decide on quantities then I can decide which supplier. cool

Carse Goodlifers

  • Joined Oct 2013
  • Perthshire
Re: seeds
« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2013, 09:54:23 pm »
For the tunnel, what about some chillies, spr onions, sweet corn and melon?
For outside: curly kale (will overwinter great and pickable right through to March), parsnips?

pgkevet

  • Joined Jul 2011
Re: seeds
« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2013, 02:25:19 pm »
I had good crops of sweet peppers this year in the greenhouse and aubergines did well. You'ld have to think about the economics of getting them going really early though.

Consider adding some simple cut flowers to your options too

WillieBee

  • Joined Oct 2013
  • Whitley Bay
    • Urban Hives
Re: seeds
« Reply #5 on: October 15, 2013, 07:19:23 pm »
Have you tried www.seedparade.co.uk - great value seeds - i found them last year - seeds germinated really well for me - might be worth a look

Thanks for the tip .. some very good prices here.

I recently found out that there's an allotment association near me which sells Kings Seeds for 50% discount. They also sell some seeds loosely ... I got a packet of broad beans for 50p and there were peas at 25p (Meteor variety)

Having recently got an allotment, I'm still at the planning / thinking / dreaming phase when it comes to what I'll grow next year.

I'll put the broad beans in, in a few days ... just to add some interest over the winter and as a trial really.

HesterF

  • Joined Jul 2012
  • Kent
  • HesterF
Re: seeds
« Reply #6 on: October 15, 2013, 09:50:32 pm »
No idea how well they'd sell but peas have to be in there somewhere? Mange tout would probably be better sellers than regular peas. I also grow broccoli, cauliflower and garlic that you haven't mentioned but again haven't done any calculations on selling them. Maybe some outside carrots too? And how about soft fruit - strawbs?

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