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A research project carried out by Gardening Which? has stated that many of our trusty seed companies are sending out substandard seeds.

I dont usually mail-order my seeds but enjoy going and browsing the shelves at my local garden centre – and I use a lot of plugs too! Let me know if you have experienced a similar phenomenon to the Which team.

Have a look at the article below if you are interested.

Seed Research

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I haven't had problems with seeds but I have had problems with a major company who send out plug plants. One year they sent me 80 plug plants the day before I went on holiday for three weeks (I had given them my holiday dates when I submitted my order). The next year they delivered penstemons instead of monarda and then failed to respond to my e-mails.I've had other problems with them too so now I've stopped using them completely.

28 Sep, 2007


There certainly are companies who don't pack their plants well, I've received plants half of which have been dead! They did replace them - but those were nearly as bad, so I just gave up. I stick to firms who I know give good service. I do buy seeds by mail order, and haven't had any problems. My magazine has only just arrived so I have not yet read the article.

28 Sep, 2007


I haven't had problems with seeds - you normally get so many in a pack that I always sow extra to allow for some not to come up - but always thought that was me not the seed! I don't buy plug plants anymore - as with AndrewR they don't do as well as going to the garden centre and buying fresh.

30 Sep, 2007


I have had problems with seeds in each case the company happily replaced the dud packet, it replaces te seeds but not the wasted time. grins.

6 Oct, 2007

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