Organic Plants For Sale at Delfland Nurseries
Delfland Nurseries is the leading commercial organic propagator; 2012 is our fifteenth consecutive year of registration with the Soil Association. It is a family business owned and run by husband and wife team Jill Vaughan and John Overvoorde.
John’s father’s family were market gardeners for several generations and lived near Delft in Holland (hence Delfland Nurseries). John was born in the East Riding of Yorkshire and was interested in growing from a very early age. He studied horticultural production at Sutton Bonington (Nottingham University) and has over 25 years growing experience. John began by growing lettuce for supermarkets but after five years he wanted more of a challenge and started plant raising. Beginning with brassicas, he soon progressed to lettuce, celery and tomatoes and now grows 'anything from seed.'
As a teenager Jill worked on a local family farm and decided to combine her interests in agriculture and geography by becoming a soil scientist. At eighteen she left home to study physical geography and geology at London University followed by an MSc in Soil Science at Aberdeen. For sixteen years she was employed as a consultant soil scientist by ADAS (Agricultural Development and Advisory Service) leaving to work with John in 1996.
John and Jill are both keen gardeners who test all of the website varieties in their vegetable plot and potager. Between them, they can answer most customer questions, and Jill can always ask her father who has been growing his own vegetables for nearly 70 years. If a lot of questions are received on the same topic it is covered in the next e-newsletter.
Organic Plants for Sale
We have put together a great selection of organic plants for sale mail order ~ order online, by post or telephone, and they will be delivered at the right time for planting.
Whether you have an allotment, a small vegetable plot or just room for a few pots or a window box you can choose the right number of plants for your needs.
There are 4 ways to buy plants from Delfland:
The 'Pot-tastic' section brings together all the varieties that are suitable for container gardening ~ visit ''Pot-tastic' section.
For basil lovers, there is our Basil Collection ~ 3 each of Sweet Genovese, Purple, Greek, Lemon & Siam Queen.15 plants for £8.00 (inc. p&p). We will include 3 free plants of Lime Basil whilst stocks last.
Our Children's Selection Pack is now even better value
These plants are designed to appeal to children; in my experience they usually want to eat what they have grown for themselves.
Each pack contains 45 peat-free plants plus free packets of sunflower and cress seed ~
£14.00 plus p&p May Children's Selection.
New to Organic Gardening?
If you are new to organic vegetable gardening we can help. We have selected tried and tested varieties as used by commercial organic growers. If you choose plants from each delivery date you can enjoy fresh organic vegetables all year round. If you have a small garden, growing herbs or strawberries in pots by your back door is easy. Full planting instructions with be sent with your plants.
For more information about us, about our plants, useful guides use the links above. To download planting plans, harvest dates, a catalogue or order form go to Toolshed, if you have additional questions, please contact us on 01354 740553 or send us an email from the website
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