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You can order single packs if you want but postage still has to be paid unfortunately, what they do offer is varieties that you might not be able to get in your local home centre. If you plan out what you are going to grow for the year and order a bunch of packs then the postage isn't too bad.

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Found this site the other day, they have several good sections including guides to vegetable growing and an excellent pest & disease identification section

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Post by Shizuman »

Found this link if anyone is interested in growing grains:
https://www.k-nouken.com/
has wheat and soy and a few interesting tools

Also if anyone is interested in finding silage tarps here is a lead:
http://hokuetsukasei.com/images/shiroku ... ouseat.pdf

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I just wanted to warn everyone to stay away from https://www.marcheaozora.com/

Their seeds sprouting rate is the worst I have seen in my life, around 4%. I contacted them to let them know about the issue and not only they took forever to get back at me but found myself in an endless avalanche of them blaming me for every possible mistake in the book, I wasnt even after a refund but since they had such a terrible attitude a contacted their payment processor and made a claim, got the refund within 48 hours.

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Thanks for the warning man :thumbup: that's really good to know. Sadly some of the smaller seed companies don't store their seeds properly so germination rates drop off rapidly in the heat and humidity of summer :(

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Yeah in the case of this company is specially bad, because they sell mostly unusual / hard to find seeds so I guess they often just ship in-viable stock from several years before since they probably cant sell their stock in time.

It was really disappointing because they have REALLY interesting stuff, thats why I was hoping not to get a refund but that they send me new seeds, it would have been less of a loss for them too.

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There are some other companies that import seeds from abroad in their original packing and sometimes the seeds germinate well yet other times nothing comes up from a whole pack which can be very disappointing so we've largely stopped buying from them.