Monday, 17 January 2011


I know that this is primarily a craft blog, but I just had to share this with you.

When you stumble across a company that offer great products and service, you feel as though you should tell other people about it..

This is the case with this company..

After having looked through the many seed catalogues that drop through the door at this tine of year and thinking that they were a tad on the expensive side, my husband started to Search online, and came across Seedparade, they sell seed at a very competitive prices (read cheap), they can do this because the seeds are packaged in minimal packaging (polyethylene bags) rather than fancy seed packets.  The seeds arrive with no sowing instructions, but these can be viewed and even printed in a printer friendly version from their website.

The other great thing about this company is that they are taking part in the 'Seeds for Schools' project.

If you email them at and put seeds for schools as the subject on the email they will send £15 worth of seeds direct to your local school (you obviously need to put the schools address in the email), our school got a big package of seeds within a couple of days...

They do say that priority is given to primary schools, but I think that if you asked and they had the supplies they would perhaps donate to other children's groups....


  1. Thanks for the tip Maria, my husband is buying seeds too at the moment, I will send him this link!

  2. hat a wonderful service - it is wonderful to plant a seed and see the green seedling fight its way out of the seed case and into the light!

  3. I've never seen a seed catalogue before. I just get mine from the shops. I wonder if I should get one now, I might find some interesting plants to grow. Our eldest in currently planting out self sown native seedlings. They seem to pop up everywhere.

  4. Thanks for the tip, I shall get onto it. The hearts hanging in my garden are glass by the way, I get them at craft markets when I see them. Thanks for the kind comment too.

  5. Thanks for the tip off :)

  6. I wish I was better with seeds, but somehow I don't have much luck growing stuff from seeds.

  7. Thank you for the info ... I've sent an e-mail to get some for my school. It's a great idea.