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Seed prices frozen to beat inflation

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Pumpkin Wicked F1. Picture; DT Brown
Pumpkin Wicked F1. Picture; DT Brown

DT Brown’s bid to keep gardening affordable

All seed prices have been frozen for 2018 by mail order fruit and vegetable specialist DT Brown, to try and combat rising inflation in food prices and possible economic insecurity in the year ahead.

General manager Tim Jeffries said:  “By freezing seed prices we hope to help gardeners on a fixed income plan their planting with confidence and allow them to continue growing the varieties they love.

“Although veg growers are usually a happy crew, high inflation and economic uncertainty are perhaps making us a little less positive but, by holding our seed prices, we’re hoping to lift gardeners’ spirits in a small way.”

Cauliflower Orkney F1. Picture; DT Brown
New cauliflower Orkney F1. Picture; DT Brown

The 110-year-old company has also increased its range of 99p seed varieties to 41 and bolstered the overall range to 727, making it the widest range of vegetable seeds on the market.

All seed P&P charges have also been held at 95p, well below the actual cost of shipping.

The new DT Brown Fruit & Vegetable Growers 2018 catalogue is out now and all seed orders come with free plant labels and a trial packet of Beetroot Subeto F1.

To request a copy write to D. T. Brown Seeds, Bury Road, Newmarket CB8 7PQ, telephone 0845 371 05 32, or go online www.dtbrownseeds.co.uk.

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Mandy Watson is a freelance journalist and an incurable plantaholic. MandyCanUDigIt grew from the tiny seed of a Twitter account into the rainforest of information you see before you. Gardening columnist for the Sunderland Echo, Shields Gazette and Hartlepool Mail and editor of the Teesdale Mercury Magazine. Attracted by anything rebellious, exotic and nerdy, even after all these years. Passionate about northern England and gardens everywhere. Falls over a lot.

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