Sow the seeds early Spring (late Feb) to early Summer.
Harvest when the bulbs are at a size you like!!
Any fertile well draining soil (non Acidic) is ideal for these Shallots
For a longer cropping period sow seeds every 2 - 3 weeks
We are Registered and licensed by Fera who are the licensing body for Defra for organisations wishing to market/supply seeds. We take great care to follow the guidelines for seed supply as laid out in the The Seed (Registration, Licensing and Enforcement) (England) Regulations 2002 (as Amended) where applicable.
Our licence no. is 7395 details of the regulations we are bound by are available upon request or at the defra/fera website.
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Our standard rates of postage for seeds are as follows:-
For UK postcodes - - £0.57 extra packets are *Postage free*
We offer Free Postage to UK postcodes for all orders of 5 packs or more. Please Ask for an amended invoice prior to making Payment
For Europe - - £1.60 extra packets are *Postage free*
For the rest of the world - - £2.10 extra packets are *Postage free*
We also offer Free Postage to Europe and the rest of the world when you order 6 or more packets of seed. Please check locally regarding the import of seeds to your country.
All our seeds are carefully packaged in re-sealable clear packages and are fully labeled with Sow by Date and Date of packaging. Seeds are then posted in Airlite padded envelopes to protect the seeds from possible damage in transit.
- Paypal is our preferred method of payment as this allows us to despatch your items promptly and also protects both you and us.
- We do accept Postal Orders and Cheques. If this is your preferred method of payment please make them Payable to SeeKay Horticultural Supplies. Items ordered with this Payment method will be sent as soon as funds have cleared or Postal orders are cashed. In the case of Cheques, these can take upto 5 working days to clear so please allow this time on top of normal postal times. In both cases we shall contact you upon safe arrival of your Cheque/Postal order and then once again when (in the case of cheques) funds have cleared in our account.
- All our seeds are carefully packaged and despatched within 24 hrs of receiving your order and final payment. Our standard postage is for delivery royal mail 2nd class and the goods should reach you within 3 - 5 working days. We also offer a faster postage service at a very modest increase in cost with Royal Mail 1st class. Goods sent 1st class should reach you within 1 - 2 working days
- We shall contact you via email as soon as the goods are dispatched.
Germination - IMPORTANT
Although every effort is taken to ensure the quality of our seeds, packaging and delivery method it should be noted that the germination of seeds is very dependant on many factors including Light, Moisture levels, Temperature, Soil conditions, soil pests, and many other factors. Please ensure that the seeds you order are suitable for the conditions in which you wish to grow them as we cannot be held responsible for poor levels of germination. The Cultivation guide above is purely for guidelines. Local conditions such as soil temp will affect how well any seeds germinate so always check locally as to seed suitability