The Organic Gardening Catalogue
Riverdene Business Park
Tel: 0845 130 1304
Fax: 01932 252707
The Organic Gardening Catalogue is the official catalogue of the Garden Organic (HDRA), Europe's leading organic gardening organisation. The catalogue is run as a joint venture with Chase Organics in Hersham, Surrey, UK who have been suppliers to organic gardeners for over 80 years.
We are very happy to supply both members and non-members. Within our shop you can find a great range of seeds, fertilisers, composts, pest controls, weed controls, tools and books - there really is something for everyone inside.
To create a healthy 'living' garden.
Free the garden from chemical pesticides and fertilisers.
Grow clean, fresh and tasty food.
Conserve the environment for present and future generations.
Support the valuable work of the Garden Organic (HDRA) .
About our seeds
For over 50 years Chase have been supplying high quality seeds that are suitable for organic gardening, tried and tested in our own gardens. In that time we have built up a balanced range:
Old vegetable varieties that were established before the advent of chemical fertilisers and pesticides, which often thrive in organic conditions. Where known, the date of introduction is shown.
Newer vegetable varieties - strong growing, uniform plants often able to resist or tolerate disease and pest attacks, particularly useful where there is no other means of control.
Herbs - A full collection of types for culinary, medicinal and decorative use.
Flowers and Wild Flowers - A wide range of varieties are on offer - these form an important part of a balanced organic garden.
Green Manure Seeds – Plants grown to benefit your soil Sprouting Seeds - many different types available.
Genetically Modified Seeds and Plants
We do not sell, nor have we ever sold, genetically modified seeds or plant material.
Our range consists of both Organic and Non-organic seeds. These are defined as follows :
Organic Seeds are produced from plants grown to recognised Organic standards. No chemicals are used either before or after harvest. All organic seeds in the catalogue are clearly marked with the "Organic" logo.
Non-Organic Seeds are produced from plants grown by non-organic growers. No chemical treatments have been used or applied after harvest. Other seed suppliers may sell seed which has been given a coating of chemical to combat fungus or disease, but you can be sure that all our seed is supplied in it's natural state. Organic gardeners have shown for many years that good results can be achieved without such treatments.
Why aren't all our seeds organic?
A few years ago, organically produced seed was very rare, and using untreated non-organic seed was the only option for most organic growers. However, since then, the situation has improved. We now have many sources of organic seeds, including the following which are available exclusively through The Organic Gardening Catalogue in the UK
A range of organic seeds from French producer Ferme de St Marthe. Their speciality is tomato seeds, and these have boosted the number of tomatoes on offer to over 45 varieties!
There are still gaps where no organic seed is available, and our aim is to fill these when we can. Until that time we will continue to offer high quality, non-organic seed of varieties that have been shown to perform well in organic gardens, providing our customers with the widest possible choice.
Garden Organic (HDRA) Members Advice Service
You can email Garden Organic with an organic query: firstname.lastname@example.org. Emails are dealt with as quickly as possible but priority is always given to HDRA members. If you are a member please include your membership number as this will ensure a prompt reply. If you are not a member you can join now by visiting HDRA's website at http://www.gardenoorganic.org.uk/join.htm
You don't need to be a member of Garden Organic (HDRA) to buy from The Organic Gardening Catalogue but here are some of the benefits of joining :
A full colour quarterly magazine, The Organic Way, packed with advice and information.
10% discount off everything in The Organic Gardening Catalogue
Unlimited free organic gardening advice from Garden Organic’s gardening experts. If you have a problem in the garden, just phone, send a letter or email and we will do our best to solve it for you.
Free admission to Garden Organic’s showpiece garden at its headquarters Ryton Organic Gardens, in the midlands, including The Vegetable Kingdom visitor centre.
Free admission to the two other Garden Organic gardens, at Yalding in Kent and the walled kitchen garden at Audley End House, near Saffron Walden, Essex.
Plus unlimited free entry to ten other nationally known gardens : Wisley, Rosemoor, Hyde Hall, Brogdale, Harlow Carr, West Dean, Normanby Hall, Barnsdale, Birmingham Botanical Gardens and The Organic Centre, Co Leitrim.
The opportunity to take part in organic experiments in your own garden,
Creation date : 02/11/2007 @ 22:01
Last update : 02/11/2007 @ 22:01
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