Here at Growseed we only stock only the best vegetable seed: seed personally grown and tested in the U.K. by us. We stock numerous varieties of vegetable seeds, garlic cloves, onion sets and more — all specially chosen to make your garden a smashing success. And, having grown each variety personally, we’re more than happy to answer any questions you might have, all from direct experience.
Our vegetable seeds can be grown at home in the garden, balcony, pots, allotment or in the school grounds! Each and every verity listed is tested over 3 years before we even list the seed for sale, we want to offer the very best vegetable seeds on the market and we believe the best way to do that is to find varieties that produce a great tasting crop, has a high germination rate and yields to match.
We are not looking to stock every seed on the market, nor the latest F1 or the latest growing craze! Quality over quantity. Each vegetable seed has a handy growing guide located on the page, however any problems please feel free to get in touch and we will be more than willing to help with any problems you may have, share some friendly tips, or offer detailed growing / sowing instructions that best match your conditions.
As time progresses, we hope to extend our stock of seed with both new varieties and popular time-tested vegetables, all of course tested first by us to ensure that only the best possible product arrives to your door.
Aubergines (eggplants) are fast becoming a popular vegetable to grow at home. A very delicious fruit with lots of culinary applications!
A sensational taste when fresh from the garden or allotment. Young broad beans are incredibly sweet and tender. Sow in autumn and your first harvest will be ready around May.
When space is limited, turn to the French bean. It's easy to grow where space is a premium, and provides ideal finger food for younger children or for anyone else who doesn’t like the string that comes with runner beans (me included). Plant as little as 6 plants for a healthy crop. Keep picking and you will be rewarded with more.
A British summer just isn’t the same if you don’t grow runner beans. A super-duper easy vegetable to grow, Runner Beans will keep you in fresh in fact id say it’s the easiest vegetable to grow. Just remember to provide plenty of support 8ft canes will do the job nicely.
New to growing your own root vegetables? Start off with some beetroot! It's easy to grow and if you grow some winter varieties it’s possible to get a crop all year long!
What's fast growing, easy to grow and packed with vitamins? It must be broccoli, of course (or every child’s worst nightmare)! These varieties of broccoli are mainly the white and purple sprouting and are generally harvested in the summer autumn (depending upong when sown).
Ideal for growing in the UK (they prefer cooler temperatures), brussel sprouts fro your garden taste much better than shop-bought varieties.
Cabbages come in many different shapes, sizes and colours. With a little pre-planning, you can harvest cabbages almost all year round.
Carrots sown regularly will provide you with a crop for an entire year and they're so simple to grow! They come in a range of colours and sizes and even perform well in containers if you're short on space or have heavy clay soil (just make sure no stones are in the soil or you risk forking).
One of the best reasons to grow your own vegetables is to save money, and with cauliflowers being rather pricy it really is worthwhile. They do require a fair amount of space, however, not to mention deep rich soil. Regular watering is required and efforts should be doubled during the summer. That said, cauliflowers can be grown all year round.
Home grown peppers have bright colours, lovely texture and are packed full of flavor. They come in many shapes and sizes and flavours. We stock a range of hot and mild chilli peppers, as well as a few sweet peppers that are very versatile when it comes to cooking.
Both sweet and hot peppers require a warm place, so I'd advise growing them in a greenhouse or pollytunel. Start them off indoors in modules and then transplant to larger pots as they start to grow.
Courgettes (zucchini) are incredibly easy to grow and, if you're lucky, will provide you with 3-4 fruits a week. They do like to spread and will take up some room during the height of the growing season, so if space is limited plant them in a large plot or potato sack. Don’t be tempted to grow too many plants or you'll have courgettes coming from all directions (believe me I know!!). 2 plants are ideal for a family of 4.
Home grown cucumbers taste great. Planted in pots, bags or directly into the soil--if you have a greenhouse or polytunnel, cucumbers will thrive wherever you put them. If you don't have a greenhouse, no worries - just make sure you choose the varieties specifically bred to thrive outdoors.
Garlic is one of the easiest root vegetables to grow. How to grow garlic? Simple, all it needs is some sun and a good start plant your garlic bulbs in October - Jan. I prefer to start mine in pots and plant out once they start to grow a few cm tall. Growing your own garlic will reward you with big juicy bulbs. Just don’t be tempted to grow from supermarket cloves – results will be disappointing at best.
Leeks are easy to grow, but do require some maintenance. For best results, leeks are best sown in containers or modules. Once their stems are thick as a pencil, plant them out to their final position.
Nothing beats a yummy salad made of lettuce straight from your garden. Careful sowings and choosing the correct crop will result in lettuce almost all year round, and there are so many different types to choose from you'll never have a boring salad again.
Onions are versatile and easy to grow from sets or directly from seed and store well. You will always have onions to hand if you grow your own.
Parsnips are one longest crops to grow, but they're also the easiest. All you have to do is sow them early in the year and leave them alone. Parsnips require very little maintenance just keep them weed free in the early days. Best enjoyed roasted.
Nothing can beat freshly picked peas! A pea's full flavor and freshness can only be experienced when you grow your own. Just make sure you use them quickly once picked, as they tend to loose some flavor if sitting around. Some support is required when growing pea plants (unless growing a dwarf pea variety). Our personal favorites and easiest to grow are the sugar snap varieties.
From boiled to mashed or chipped to baked, potatoes are a hugely versatile crop, and for many households provide a staple ingredient in most meals. Nothing beats a home grown potato. Best enjoyed when dug up fresh, if you ask me.
Pumpkins are great fun and quite nutritious, to boot. Growing in time for Halloween can provide delight for the entire family. There’s nothing wrong with a friendly competition or two, either. I can assure you mine is bigger than yours!
Fast and easy is what comes to mind when thinking of radishes. One of the earliest root crops to plant in the spring, radishes offer a harvest in as little as 4 weeks from sowing. With regular plantings every two weeks, you can ensure a continued crop throughout the summer and early winter.
One of the most nutritious greens available in the garden, spinach can be grown all year round making it an ideal crop to have around when other vegetables are in short supply. Trim the plant back when young and use the leaves in salads.
Squash is one of those vegetables that comes in a wide range of shapes, sizes and colours. From massive pumpkin-type fruits to something that looks like a flying saucer, the various forms of squash will delight the entire family. We carry both winter and summer varieties, all of which are relatively easy to grow from seed. Just be careful if you have limited space--winter varieties can very easily take over a raised bed or plot if you don’t keep them trained and in check.
Swede is the perfect winter vegetable and generally very easy to grow. It is extremely hardy and grows very well in cool, moist climates, making it ideal for the UK.
Nothing beats a sweet corn cob slathered in butter, wrapped in foil and cooked in the oven--or even better, on the BBQ! Today there are new selections of corn that are easier than ever to grow in the UK.
Growing tomatoes is one of the great British garden past times. With just a handful of plants, you will be rewarded with a plentiful harvest of sweet-tasting tomatoes the entire summer long. Tomatoes come in all shapes and sizes, including colours and patterns of red, yellow, black and striped. For those living in cities, an added plus is that tomatoes can be sown and enjoyed in the smallest of spaces. Patios, containers, in the ground - no matter what your space considerations, you won't want to go a growing season without at least a few of these tasty delights.
We offer the best tomato seeds, each variety has been grown and tested by us to ensure great taste and high yielding crop. Gardner's Delight has to be one of the better varieties for new and experienced gardeners, it offers a fantastic tomato and is very easy to grow.
Fancy something a little bit different? Check out golden sunrise tomato seed a super sweet tomato grows to be a vibrant yellow – a little bit different if you have never seen them before!
Turnips are truly one of the most versatile vegetables available to the British gardener. Once sown, they can be left to grow and mature or harvested at a younger stage. They can be enjoyed cooked or eaten raw, and as a bonus, the top of the plant can be enjoyed like spring greens. A very forgiving vegetable to grow, turnips are perfect for first-time gardeners!