Our Seed Sharing Network at www.plotty.co.uk is currently only available in the UK.
These envelopes will be supplied with blank space for you to write your own addresses, list of seeds included and sender address - they do not include postage stamps.
It feels more important than ever to grow our own food, however internationally during lockdown, people have struggled to access seeds. Therefore, to get as many people as possible exchanging seeds in the UK and beyond, we've decided to sell our seed sharing envelopes. (Huge thanks to Tira Ecological Solutions / www.tiraeco.com who are helping distribute in the States) These envelopes are designed so that you can post someone out an envelope to return seeds to you, or for you to send your spare seeds directly. These are fully recycled, handmade in Cornwall and use Coccoina Natural and plastic free glue - the only part you can't recycle is the sticky tape used to reseal.
Important Information When Buying Envelopes for Shipping: These envelopes are designed to be posted flat as a standard letter and often, if the seeds are small, they can be sent in both directions using a standard letter stamp. However, once you pack the seeds, you will need to buy stamps depending on the size of the seeds you pack - making sure you buy the right stamp for shipping dimensions which vary country to country. For example, beans and peas exceed the depth of most standard letter dimensions.
Here's some guidelines to help keep sharing seeds safe:
- Only post seeds within your Country - you can post seeds across borders only if you have a Phytosanitary Certificate for the seeds.
- Posting from within the EU : You can post from within the EU to any other Country within the European Union.
- Only post Cannabis Sativa where it is legal to grow and not into countries or states where it is illegal.
- Do not post seeds of Invasive Species, for example, Japanese Knotweed. You can check with DEFRA or your local Government for a full list of Invasive Species.
- Do not harvest or post seeds illegally collected from endangered and protected wild species.
- Avoid Cross pollination to keep varieties true.
- Only harvest seeds from healthy, disease free plants. If there is a plant disease in your area, follow local guidance for containment zones.
- Always label your seeds to ensure that they are not out of date and still viable. - It's a good idea to take a sample and do a small germination test if you are not sure.
**Please get in touch if you would like to discuss larger quantities than 50 or discounts for charities or organisations.**
As a disclaimer, Plotty Ltd provides envelopes and does not distribute seeds. We have approval from DEFRA in the UK and seek to educate about Plant Bio-security and Food Security.