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It is hard to find plastic free seeds. They are usually sold in waterproof plastic lined foil or plastic lined paper sachets. It’s not much but it is there. If you want to be a real purist you can try these.

Seedcell 

“The SEEDCELL is a waste free seed package alternative, that acts as a seed delivery system designed to have both functional and environmental benefits. The paper pulp based seed wheel snaps from the main backing card and is broken up into individual pods which are pushed into the ground without the need for use of tools, the shape acts as a dibber and helps to push through the lose earth or soil.

The pods absorb water and deliver it straight to the seed without drowning it, and uses less water than conventional methods of growing from seed. The warm and moist environment helps to aide root growth and helps the seed to break through the pod once the pod begins to decompose.The paper pulp is 100% recycled and the whole product is biodegradable and 100% recyclable and environmentally friendly.”

Plastic free seed is  good. As yet the range is rather limited – mostly herbs but it  would make a nice gift.

you can buy them here.

Seeds In Tins

You can get these wildflower seeds in tins though the tins will almost certainly be lined with epoxy resin.

These are sold on Amazon

Wildflower Seed Balls - Oxeye Daisy Wildflower Seed Balls - Poppy Wildflower Seed Balls - Bee Mix
Wildflower Seed Balls – Oxeye Daisy
£4.99
Wildflower Seed Balls – Poppy
£4.99
Wildflower Seed Balls – Bee Mix
£4.99

Harvest

You can harvest your own seed. You can find out more here.

The Plastic Free Garden

You can find other plastic free garden products here.

Amazon Products

Being committed to local shopping, I prefer to buy that way whenever possible. I would encourage you to do the same. One of the joys of living plastic free is mooching round the local shops seeing what you can source. But sometimes you can’t buy local so I have put together an Amazon catalogue. of independent sellers operating through Amazon.

Amazon is a very dirty word at the moment and I thought long and hard before suggesting them.  Heres why I went ahead…..

If you do decide to buy through Amazon we do get an affiliation fee, and no we are not entirely happy with Amazons recent history. However, we have always found their service to be good and their packaging usually compostable.

 

BLOG STATS As of 01.29.2017 onward have been counting the number people who have read each post. WHY CUT PLASTIC About 100 million tons of plastic are produced each year and much of it is used to make one-use, disposable items. Because plastic doesn't biodegrade these items, though only used for moments can last for decades, centuries, possibly forever. We are creating ever lasting rubbish in unsustainable amounts. It is polluting the environment, maiming even killing animals, poisoning fish and may be poisoning us.

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