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Free seeds – how did you do?

Each spring, Farm In My Pocket likes to offer regular readers some free seeds. They’re not commercially produced. Instead, they’re saved from plants grown in our own gardens using organic principles – which means they don’t cost us anything either. We think it’s nice to give something back to our readers, and if it encourages a few of you to think about saving seed yourselves, great!

courgette seeds, imageIn 2012 we offered pak choi, parsnips, peas, pole beans, runner beans and tomatoes. If you ordered some and were lucky enough to save them from drowning, being blown down in the gales, and/or being eaten by slugs in this most¬†unusual growing season, then we’d love to hear how you’ve been getting on.

To get in touch, pay a visit to the FIMP forum and share your photos, your experiences, or your sad, sad stories about the wettest summer since summers were invented. The forum is still a bit of an experiment so if you’d like to see new boards on it, sing out.

We’ll be offering some free seeds again in 2013, so if you’d like to give them a go next year then stay tuned!

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10 Responses to “Free seeds – how did you do?”

  1. Angela (5th Kettering Scouts) says:

    Hi I am group scout leader in Kettering Northants we are looking at doing the small holders award with our group and would be pleased if you have any seads you could spare that the kids can plant and nurture to help gain this award

    many thanks

  2. Hailey says:

    My children want to make a veg patch in the garen so I’m on the hun for seeds for them x

  3. Tina Thorp says:

    Dear Andy

    I run a lunchtime gardening club. The garden gang are comprised of Key Stage 3 pupils who love growing anything. We sell some plants at our Spring Fair and harvest a lot for local Senior Citizens. This year we hope to have a surplus and provide some fruit and veg for Food Technology.

    We would be very grateful for any seeds you have free to a good home.

    We look forward to hear from you.

    Kindest regards

    Tina Thorp

  4. helen says:

    when will the free seeds become avaiable and how do i apply for them for school.

    • Andy McKee says:

      Watch this space (not long now) but bear in mind the quantities of seed are quite small as we’re mainly aiming to encourage people to save their own seed. It might be worth you contacting Garden Organic and RHS, both of which do schools liason and may be able to offer some practical help.

  5. Samantha Sheppard says:

    I run a Brownie group and we are starting our gardeners badge and wondered if we can get some free seeds please.

    Many thanks Sam

  6. Ross says:

    I am a Scout leader and we are looking to run a healthy eating programme this coming term. Are you offering the free seeds again this year?


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