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Hi. In the light of Brexits conceivable end and import cost to eu countries from the uk being a reality, i´m looking for non uk seed sites (eu sites). In the last couple of years i´ve usually bought my seeds from premierseedsdirect.com because they got an okay selection of varieties and you get a larger amount of seeds for the same amount of money or even cheaper than you get on many other sites for the same variety.
Living in Denmark I don't think that it would be affordable much more to purchase seeds from this site or the uk.

So what i´m looking for is a site from an eu country where I get good value for my money. It don't necessarily have to be seed packages in bulk, just cheaper or have more seeds for around the same prices as you normally get lesser seeds other places. I´ve tried google translate to find such sites around European countries, but i´m afraid that google translates translation is a bit weak and I haven't found anything useful. It wound be a tremendous help if anyone knows about a good seed site. I hope that what i´m looking for doesn't sound to intricately.

Thanks in advance - Simon
 
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What sort of amounts are you looking at buying? I buy from Moles seeds at the moment which is UK based, but I hear they are opening a branch in Spain. Olssens fro from Sweden have a Danish catalog and an ok selection, Bingenheimer from Germany have an english language catalog. I have ordered from both but I buy fairly large amounts so they may not suit you. for smaller amounts there are many german sellers but they rarely have an understandable language :p

PS if you are after large ish amounts we could perhaps do joint orders as delivery is always expensive.
 
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Hi Skandi. I am not looking to buy huge amount of seeds for most types of vegetables. But I find the amount of seeds in crops that are sown multiple times in the season like salad greens, mustard, spinach, etc. a bit to small and to costly sometimes to buy in bulk. For comparison I get around 3000 seeds of mizuna for 0,99 GBP from premierseedsdirect and from barney.dk its listed as a min of 400 seeds for 20 kr.

Joint orders could maybe be good for the above mentioned types of greens and kale, so we could definitely sort something out. The swedish site looks promising and I will take a look at the others, thanks
- Simon  


 
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I recently made contact with a woman who closed her local shop and wants to reopen with online shop this spring. She has many varieties that she developed herself, although they are not labelled organic (I think). I'm going to buy from her as soon as she reopens, because it's very local for me and I really want to support. I don't know if she's also going to sell abroad, but I could help her translate the shop to English if necessary.
 
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There is one perfect e-shop called Permaseminka.cz (= "perma seeds") in our country. This young man products and sells small packets of seeds of different varieties of many vegies.. All of them are stabile hybrids, so after buying it you can produce your own seed for next seasons.. Owner of the e-shop tries them on his garden first and when he finds them to be suitable for central Europe, only then he starts to sell it. Maybe some of them would grow well in Denmark too.
 
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Simon Flygare wrote:Hi Skandi. I am not looking to buy huge amount of seeds for most types of vegetables. But I find the amount of seeds in crops that are sown multiple times in the season like salad greens, mustard, spinach, etc. a bit to small and to costly sometimes to buy in bulk. For comparison I get around 3000 seeds of mizuna for 0,99 GBP from premierseedsdirect and from barney.dk its listed as a min of 400 seeds for 20 kr.

Joint orders could maybe be good for the above mentioned types of greens and kale, so we could definitely sort something out. The swedish site looks promising and I will take a look at the others, thanks
- Simon  




How do you find a Danish site that lists amount of seeds! All I see on the packets are "enough for 10 linear meters" ARGH. You could also try going to a garden center they often sell Mr Fothergills which is a British seed company, their lettuces have 1200 seeds in a packet and carrots normally somewhere around 2000. Depending where you live you might find a place that caters to the people with vejboder. there's one near me that sells some seeds that it weight out itself so you get a ton of seeds for not very much at all. (it's in Thisted.. so probably not close to you)
 
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Skandi Rogers wrote:

Simon Flygare wrote:Hi Skandi. I am not looking to buy huge amount of seeds for most types of vegetables. But I find the amount of seeds in crops that are sown multiple times in the season like salad greens, mustard, spinach, etc. a bit to small and to costly sometimes to buy in bulk. For comparison I get around 3000 seeds of mizuna for 0,99 GBP from premierseedsdirect and from barney.dk its listed as a min of 400 seeds for 20 kr.

Joint orders could maybe be good for the above mentioned types of greens and kale, so we could definitely sort something out. The swedish site looks promising and I will take a look at the others, thanks
- Simon  




How do you find a Danish site that lists amount of seeds! All I see on the packets are "enough for 10 linear meters" ARGH. You could also try going to a garden center they often sell Mr Fothergills which is a British seed company, their lettuces have 1200 seeds in a packet and carrots normally somewhere around 2000. Depending where you live you might find a place that caters to the people with vejboder. there's one near me that sells some seeds that it weight out itself so you get a ton of seeds for not very much at all. (it's in Thisted.. so probably not close to you)




Yeah most sites and catalogues doesn't list the amount of seeds. But I have found some that does. Good advice about vejboder, never thought of that. I´m near Copenhagen so yes Thisted is not in the neighborhood, fortunately there's some vejboder in my area so I could be lucky.  
 
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Sourcing a local (and small) seed shop would be ideal, firstly because you get seeds that are adapted to your climate and then because you can support a small business.

If that is not possible, I can recommend some German seed companies.
Today I got the new catalogue in the mail from JEEBEL. Organic seeds (plus potatoes and supplies) of a vast variety. They have an online shop: https://biogartenversand.de/biosaatgut?osCsid=0l59r6iqtquj0hqtlddl07c7f1
Another trustworthy shop is Dreschflegel: https://www.dreschflegel-shop.de/

Both have seeds for unusal veggies, like sprouting broccoli, certain beans or Asia salads.

If you are looking for herbs and aromatic plants, the number one trustworthy seller is Rühlemanns: https://www.kraeuter-und-duftpflanzen.de/

If you need help with finding something, let me know.
 
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Flora Eerschay wrote:I recently made contact with a woman who closed her local shop and wants to reopen with online shop this spring. She has many varieties that she developed herself, although they are not labelled organic (I think). I'm going to buy from her as soon as she reopens, because it's very local for me and I really want to support. I don't know if she's also going to sell abroad, but I could help her translate the shop to English if necessary.



Sounds great. It is a nice resource to have, to be a able to buy seeds adapted to your local growing conditions and area, and on top of that support a local business while getting some good crops
 
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Jan Hrbek wrote:There is one perfect e-shop called Permaseminka.cz (= "perma seeds") in our country. This young man products and sells small packets of seeds of different varieties of many vegies.. All of them are stabile hybrids, so after buying it you can produce your own seed for next seasons.. Owner of the e-shop tries them on his garden first and when he finds them to be suitable for central Europe, only then he starts to sell it. Maybe some of them would grow well in Denmark too.




Thanks, looks nice. There's  definitely some interesting varieties that I haven't seen before, and could be worth to try.
 
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Vreeken have a pretty excellent selection https://www.vreeken.nl/zaden/groenten-fruit/groepen
 
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