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.
“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
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.
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.