New Year, New Seeds!

We are proud to announce that the Wales Seed Hub shop is OPEN. You can order our open pollinated, ecological grown seeds, all produced by members of our cooperative in Wales.

Wales Seed Hub Shop

Looking for a unique variety suited to Welsh conditions? Look no further!

Back by popular demand… District Nurse Borlotti Bean

This variety of the Italian borlotti bean is suited to the cool, wet climate of Wales. Tall and bushy with pretty lilac flowers and pods splashed with dark purple. Can be eaten young and tender, or dried and used in winter soups and casseroles.

The story goes that this bean was passed around by a South Wales District Nurse to encourage people to eat more legumes!

District Nurse

A classic Welsh staple… Welsh Onion. 

A useful addition to the veg plot, this perennial ‘bunching’ onion can be split to make new plants. It stays green through the winter, so can be eaten all year round, and bees really love the creamy white flower heads that are produced in mid-summer.

For a summer star… Crookneck Squash

An unusual variety of summer squash, with yellow skin and a fantastic flavor.  Best eaten young, but plants will bear prolifically over the season, when regularly picked.  A great alternative to courgettes.

Why buy our seeds? Sue Stickland, author of Back Garden Seed Saving, explains why our seed selling coop is special…

“This is no ordinary seed company. For a start, the seed is all grown on members’ farms (in contrast to most seed you buy in the UK which is grown abroad – often as far afield as China). In addition, the growers choose varieties which thrive in the often challenging climate in Wales – and some of these varieties have been grown there for many years. 

Most of the growers are market gardeners. They don’t use chemicals but use environmentally friendly methods to grow their crops, and most produce seed of just two or three vegetable varieties.  They join together to monitor seed quality, and to license, packet and market it, so the Hub has a range of varieties to sell”

Wales Seed Hub is supported by the Gaia Foundation’s Seed Sovereignty Programme. Join their Seed Gathering on 11th and 12th Feb 2023, to connect with other seed growers, hear from international speakers and take part in deep discussions around seed production: Gaia Foundation’s Seed Gathering 2023

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