UPDATE July 2020: Our shop is currently closed to new orders.
Welcome to Highland Seedlings
We're a tiny nursery specialising in vegetable plants, based in the Scottish Highlands about an hour north of Inverness. We have been growing vegetables from seed in our kitchen garden for 7 years. All seedlings are grown from seed by us. We grow in harmony with nature, using organic methods and a 'no dig' approach. Our main aim is to get as many folks to grow their own food as possible - we see gardening as an act of political resistance.
Our seedlings are grown in small green polytunnels. They stay in the tunnels until they are ready to be sent to you, and we find this works well in our changeable (but generally quite cool) Highland weather. We plant our seedlings straight from the tunnels and don't bother hardening them off, but if you live in a much colder or windier place they would probably benefit from acclimatising in pots when they arrive.
All seedlings are packaged and shipped in recylced materials wherever possible - we wrap them in newspaper so there are no plastic pots for you to deal with. At the moment we use plastic packaging tape but once the current batch is used up we are hoping to switch to paper tape.
Normally we also run run 'grow your own' workshops but they're not taking place in 2020 due to COVID19. Similarly, while we love to have folks volunteer in our garden in exchange for some seedlings or growing space (or just for fun!), we can't offer that this year. We're still very happy to accept trades of goods and services in exchange for seedlings or 'grow your own' help. Chat to us if you've got an idea.