We are closed to new orders for a couple of weeks, but hope to reopen in mid-May. This is to allow us to catch up with existing orders and to wait for new plants to be ready. If you would like to receive an email telling you when we reopen to new orders please email us at [email protected] Thank you all very much!
COVID-19 UPDATE: We are only selling boxes just now, which you can find at the bottom of this page. The 'Small Garden in a Box' contains 20 plants, the 'Big Garden in a Box' contains 40 plants. We'll be posting boxes from late April, depending on when the plants are ready. We will contact everyone who has ordered to tell you that the box is ready to go, and what it contains as standard / a list of plants that are ready then. You can then make substitutions. We will be posting boxes throughout May-August, whenever plants are ready to go. We will post boxes as we receive orders - if you order before the first boxes ship we'll add you to our waiting list, and you will receive your order at some point in April or May. We cannot give you an exact date because it depends on how fast the plants grow - it has been a very cold spring here so far and the plants are still quite small (End of March 2020).
We have to close orders periodically to make sure we have enough plants for everyone. We are only a small nursery - we're sowing as much as we can accommodate. We don't have a waiting list, sorry - keep an eye on our twitter (@highlandseeds) to see when new boxes are listed.
Welcome to Highland Seedlings
We're a co-operative nursery specialising in vegetable seedlings, 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 stock is updated weekly. All seedlings and clumps of seedlings cost 50p, whether you buy them online or in person. 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.
We also run 'grow your own' workshops and can help you design your growing space - see our main website for details. We love to have folks volunteer in our garden in exchange for some seedlings or growing space (or just for fun!), and we're always 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.
We're hoping to turn a broken-down stables into a large greenhouse built from recycled/reused materials - get in touch if you'd like to help in exchange for some growing space inside the greenhouse.