First Steps in Organic Growing




While there is no need for legal standards in organic gardening, it is helpful to know what we mean by organic. Garden Organic's Guidelines do just this. Ten sections cover aspects of garden care with a colour coded system of ratings from 'Best organic practice to 'Never acceptable in an organic garden'. Whatever the style, size or location of your garden, the Garden Organic Guidelines will help you look after it organically. They are based on Garden Organic's 50 years experience in organic growing.

You may have a small back garden, an allotment, a conservatory or greenhouse, several acres or just a few containers - Garden Organic's methods are designed for every situation. You may be converting an established garden to organic, creating a new garden, or running an existing garden organically - there is advice here for all. Garden Organic's Guidelines should be used across the whole garden. They will help you to harness the natural cycles and processes that promote plant growth. They will help you to create a 'biodiverse' environment; above ground, beneficial creatures will keep pests and diseases in balance; below ground the soil's microbes will create a healthy soil which will support your plants. They will help you create a sustainable garden, that minimises ecological damage and environmental pollution, whilst providing you with a fresh healthy diet. Recycling and reusing resources cuts costs, and helps the whole household into a greener lifestyle with a smaller ecological footprint. All these benefits apart, organic gardening methods will help you to enjoy gardening to the full, creating a vibrant garden, bursting with life. A5 40 pages.

Order Despatch

Orders are despatched promptly by post or parcel carrier. Seasonal items such as plants are sent separately with the estimated delivery times stated against each variety both in our catalogue and on our website.

Small items are sent by Royal Mail and larger items by courier. When ordering large items please provide your phone number so that the courier can contact you if necessary.

Please note that when several items are ordered they may not all be delivered at the same time.

Delivery Charge

Standard Charge

Packet seed, garlic, onion sets, shallots and mushroom spawn (except windowsill kits) incur a carriage charge of £1.99.

All other products incur a carriage charge of £4.99.

If your order comprises of a combination of carriage charges then the higher carriage charge will be applied.


Northern Ireland, Channel Islands, Isle of Man and Isles of Scilly & areas of Scotland with postcodes starting AB30 plus, BT, GY, HS, IM, IV1 plus, JE KA27, KA28, KW1 to KW16, PA20 to PA38, PA41 to PA80, PH10 to PH40, PH42 to PH50, TR21 to TR25 and ZE: For orders weighing less than 2kg standard charge applies. Where the weight of the order is 2kg to 10kg the carriage charge is £9.99. Where the weight of the order is over 10kg the delivery charge is £14.99

Orders to the Isle of Wight and Isle of Scilly: For orders weighing less than 2kg the standard charge applies. Where the weight of the order is 2kg and above the carriage charge is £14.99.

Republic of Ireland: For orders weighing less than 2kg the standard charge applies. Where the combined weight of the order is 2kg and above, the carriage contribution is £14.99.

Other EU countries: We can only deliver packet flower and vegetable seed to other EU countries. The delivery charge is £4.99 per order.

We reserve the right to contact you and advise an additional charge where necessary, and are happy to quote for carriage specific products to outlying areas.

Some very large items may not be available to all areas.

large lorry items Indicates large/heavy items or boxed plants which incur a surcharge.

Prices include VAT where applicable.

We reserve the right to revise our delivery charges in the event of carrier price increases or other unforeseen circumstances. We will advise you of any increased carriage charges before payment is taken.

No questions are available at this time. Sorry for any inconvenience.

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First Steps in Organic Growing

First Steps in Organic Growing

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