About now is the best time to start thinking about buying seeds to grow your own veggies. It's a little too early to start planting anything other than onions and peppers, but it's never too early to stock up your seed supplies!
This year I only want to grow from organic seed, and I have a few suppliers to share in case you want to do the same. Most of them are fairly cheap and have reasonable postage rates, and they're all companies I've used for at least a year or two and can personally recommend.
Premier Seed Direct
Premier Seeds Direct is my favourite source of organic seeds. They're based in the UK and are certified organic by the Soil Association and DEFRA. Premier Seeds Direct sell through eBay, their prices are super duper reasonable, starting at 99p, postage is fast and it's usually free or 40p. I've been buying my seed from them for years and I've never had a dud batch of anything, all my seeds grow nicely and healthy and beautifully. (they sell non-organic seed too, so be sure to choose form the organic veg or herbs selection).
The Herbary sell organic seed on eBay (it gets a bit confusing, their shop name is organicseedspecialists, the seller's name is beanandherb, and the seed packets say The Herbary. But just ignore that because their seeds are so nice!). They sell flowers, veg and herb seeds, all organic and DEFRA certified, and I really love that there's no plastic in the seed packets. All the prices are under £2 and postage is £1.50 (just remember to add items to basket then request total from seller so you get combined shipping if you buy more than one packet!).
Victoriana Nursery grow using organic principles but don't have any official certification (you can read more about that here). First of all, the packaging is SUPER cute! They have lots of unusual varieties, I've had a couple of good packets of seed from them, as well as some lovely trees and herb plants through the post. Prices go from around £1.50 upwards and postage is from £1.95.
The Real Seed Catalogue
I'm not entirely sure if The Real Seed Catalogue are certified organic, but they sell non-GMO, open pollinated, DEFRA certified seeds, which is good enough for me. There are so many weird and wonderful varieties stocked, with some great stories behind them, lots of growing and seed sowing information online and everything I've bought from them has grown really well. Prices start from around £2 and postage starts at £1.96.
Happy growing everyone!