FAQs

General FAQ’s

1. Where do we ship to?

We can only send seeds within the UK. We can now send commercial seed orders to Northern Ireland! Potatoes, garlic, onion and shallot sets and fruit still CANNOT be sent to Northern Ireland.

(Due to the increased paperwork, orders going to Northern Ireland will incur a £10 admin fee – £8.33 + VAT)

2. How much is postage?

For standard UK Mainland postcodes, our flat rate postage is £6.50 + VAT (£7.80) per delivery.
We offer free delivery to these areas for each delivery which is over £60.

Orders for the highlands, off-shore islands, Guernsey and Jersey, please contact us for a shipping price. Free postage will not apply to AB, BT, IM, IV, KA, KW, KY, HS, PA, PH, or PO postcodes

Garlic and Shallots, Autumn Planting Onions, Spring Planting Onions, Seed Potatoes, and Seeds will all come as separate deliveries.

For orders going to Northern Ireland, the postage is £9.50 + VAT per box, up to a maximum of 25kg.
You will still need to contact us for a postage quote.
The admin fee of £8.33 + VAT will be added to your order.

3. What is the minimum order value?

Our minimum order value is £15 excluding postage for all commercial orders.

4. Are there any other ways to place an order?

You can place an order easily on our website. As well as online ordering, you can order via email, phone, post or via your sales rep.
For email orders, please send us a list of products, product codes and quantities to us at sales@kingsseeds.com.
For postal orders, the above information should be sent to:
Kings Seeds,
Monks Farm,
Coggeshall Road,
Kelvedon,
Essex,
CO5 9PG

You can place a telephone order on 01376 570000 during our working hours. (Monday to Friday, from 9am-12:30, and 1:30pm-5pm). Excludes bank holidays.

5. Do you sell organic seeds?

Yes, our range of organic seed comes from our sister company Suffolk Herbs, and are certified by the soil association. Please note that we are unable to offer graded seed of any of the organic varieties at the present time.

You can view our organic certificate here.

6. When will my fruit be delivered?

We despatch fruit twice a year; in March and November

7. Can I use your images?

No. All of our images are copyrighted. If you are a stockist, then we can supply images of or pictorial packets that you can use. Please contact us, or your local sales rep for the images.

Growing FAQ’s

Please advise planting dates for autumn planting onion sets.

The best time to plant autumn onion sets is between 15th September and 15th October. In milder areas, later dates are advised as a major cause of bolting is due to planting too early, as sets planted too early go into the winter at a forward stage of development and are prone to bolt in the Spring.

What peas and beans can I sow this autumn?

Peas Meteor and Douce Provence, Beans Aquadulce Claudia and Witkiem Manita. Sowing dates – Southern Counties second week in November and a week or so earlier in Northern Counties.

What are your recommended sowing dates for outdoor cut flowers Sweet peas?

Sow under cold protection in November, and harden off in March two weeks before planting out. In most areas, a November direct sowing is worth a try as we have found this very successful on our farm here at Kelvedon, Essex, UK.

I sold plants of Cosmos Double Click this season. I have had one or two of our customers saying that the plants are single. What has gone wrong?

This is not uncommon when the plants have come under stress at some period in the growing cycle. This problem only usually affects the first flush of flowers and as the plant develops further, double flowers will appear.

If you still have questions not answered here please click here and fill in our online enquiries form.

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