HEIRLOOM SEEDS

Heirloom seeds have been carefully selected and saved from the strongest plants each season by generations of gardeners. Exactly like family heirlooms, these seeds preserve what is worth saving for the future. Heirloom seeds are open-pollinated, which means that when you collect the seeds they will grow true to type year after year. The Diggers Club are committed to preserving heirloom seed varieties for future generations and we strive to educate and inspire others to join us on our seed saving journey.

HOW WE PRODUCE OUR HEIRLOOM SEEDS

Many of our open-pollinated heirloom varieties are produced at the Diggers Seed Production Area on the site of the Diggers Preservation Garden.

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WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF HEIRLOOM VEGETABLE SEEDS?

They have withstood the test of time and been worthy enough to save for flavour, colour, texture or productivity.

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WHY ARE SEEDS SO IMPORTANT TO US?

Seeds perform many functions – they feed us and other living things, seed plants are necessary for providing materials for the homes we build, the clothing we wear, the paper on which we write, and they filter the air we breathe.

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WHAT IS AN HEIRLOOM AND HOW IS IT DIFFERENT TO A HERITAGE VARIETY?

Many old varieties would now not be in existence if it wasn’t for the tradition of sharing seeds and plants from neighbour to neighbour, friend to friend and parent to children. 

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DIRECT SEED SOWING

Certain seeds prefer being sown directly into prepared ground rather than sowing them into pots and transplanting them out once germinated.

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THE NATURAL WONDER OF SEEDS

Jac Semmler talks all about seeds and how to germinate them!

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THE GERMINATION PROCESS

A seed will lie dormant until it is given the right conditions. When conditions are right and the embryo is alive, it will start to grow - this process is called germination.

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HEIRLOOM SEEDS – PAST AND FUTURE

The genetic diversity of heirloom plants is crucial to maintaining genetic diversity of the world’s food crops. Every time an heirloom seed is planted, that seed stock is regenerated, maintaining that gene pool.

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Shop our seed range

All it takes is a little bit of planning to be harvesting your own food, surrounded by beautiful flowers!

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Success with seeds

Tips and tricks from our garden to yours.

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Diggers 2020 flower trials

The results of our 2020 trials brings beauty to our range. New selections join stalwarts in a celebration of annual flowers throughout the seasons.

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Diggers 2021 heirloom trials update

Why first-hand trialling and testing our vegetable and flower seed varieties is an important part of the Diggers practice.

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