Plants direct to your door
We grow our own plants in our production nursery in standard pot sizes. The plants we send out in the mail, and those available in our Garden Shops, are the same as the ones we use in our own gardens.
Small plants transplant well and, with some basic care, will quickly establish a strong root-system. A Midi Pot plant can go from tube size to garden feature in less than six months!
Safe seed pledge
Seeds are the basis on which our lives depend.
The Diggers Club aims to promote their diversity and free availability, and to fight all attempts by corporations to own or destroy our garden inheritance of open pollinated heirloom seeds.
We oppose genetically engineered seeds that promote the use of chemicals instead choosing to support sustainable slow food agriculture.
The club for subversive gardeners
Diggers was born on July 1978 in an old tin shed! Our purpose was to rescue the wonderful old varieties of vegetables, such as Scarlet Runner Beans, that mainstream companies were dropping from their lists. The only way to reach the keenest gardeners was to set up mail order distribution, bypassing retail shops.
Over the past 30 years, box-hardware stores have gained dominance and now control the garden market, just as Coles and Woolworths control the fruit and vegetable market.
Buying food, rather than growing it at home, is a greater contributor to climate change than all the CO2 from coal fired power stations. Multinational chemical companies, like Monsanto, can now introduce chemicals into our food supply through GM seeds, which threatens our health and the existence of our best plant varieties.
So to preserve our best plants and to help solve climate change, Diggers has to become a club for subversive gardeners. We are anti-G.M. and anti-industrial agriculture and pro-organic, and we campaign to increase the growing of food in our backyards.
Diggers plant standards
The Diggers Club production nursery is accredited to ensure that your plants have been produced to the highest standard demanded by the NIASA. We send plants Australia wide by Australia Post.
Plants are packed carefully to ensure they arrive in the best possible condition. Each plant order comes with planting instructions to ensure they get the best possible start.
Diggers magazines are printed on FSC paper with vegetable based inks. Our local printer, Complete Colour Printing, has some of the highest environmental standards in Australia.
Our magazines come wrapped in Biowrap, a totally degradable plastic that gradually disintegrates. There is no known eco-toxicity to the soil, or to ultra-sensitive organisms as it breaks down.