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Unwins GYO Book and Free Seeds

  • Catalogue Code 1090-4225
  • Pack Contents: 1 Book and 6 packets of Seeds

Marshalls are passionate about getting everyone to try growing their own fruit & vegetables.

Working with our sister company Unwins, we have been able to take their Grow Your Own Vegetables book written by Chelsea gold medal winner Andy McIndoe and add 6 packets of vegetable seed all for a special offer price.

The book by itself normally sells for £10. We have added 6 packets of out of date seed that has an average RRP of £12 saving at least £15 including our standard P&P rates.

The GYO book is designed to help you get the maximum impact from your available garden space and is aimed squarely at the novice & part time gardener.

Your 6 seed packets will be chosen at random from our herb & vegetable range but will where possible be separated into:

  1. Tomato or Pepper or Pea (1 seed packet)
  2. Salad leaves or Celery (1 seed packet)
  3. Cabbage or Cauliflower or Chilli (1 seed packet)
  4. Herb or Bean (1 seed packet)
  5. Microleaf or root vegetable (1 seed packet)
  6. Onion or Leek (1 seed packet)

There is information on using patios, pots, containers and windowsills and if you are lucky enough to have the space there is an additional two chapters on “small vegetable plots” and “the allotment” to help guide you on crops and crop rotation.

Using his 25 years of experience Andy also highlights his passion for some clever techniques to create food & flowers in the same border area using traditional British cottage garden schemes.

Spread across 7 chapters with hundreds of step by step full colour pictures this book is a great introduction to producing healthy food for you and your family.


Chapter 1 Getting Started

Chapter 2 Where What & When

Chapter 3 Growing in a conservatory or greenhouse

Chapter 4 Growing in containers and raised planters

Chapter 5 The cottage garden approach

Chapter 6 The small vegetable plot

Chapter 7 The allotment


Fully indexed if you just want to cherry pick your favourite fruit and vegetables, we believe our book is a valuable asset to any gardener.


How we have been able to do this fantastic offer?

Did you know that we pack our seed fresh each year? When packed our seed has an average germination of 95%-98% depending on the variety – so 9 out of 10 seeds should germinate.

At the end of the season we always have some seed packets left over. We choose not to re-sell that seed but rather give it away to people who we hope will become the next generation of vegetable growers.

This seed is still perfectly good to sow in 2018 but will have a slightly lower germination average of 85%-95% depending on the variety – so 8 out of 10 seeds should germinate.

All you have to remember is to keep the seed packets in a cool, dark place like a sideboard drawer to get the very best results in 2018.


Seeds all were out of date


I will not use the seeds!!


All excellent. Book full of useful information

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Our products are all grown with the utmost care and to high standards of quality. We regularly check our nursery stock to determine exactly when they will be at the optimum time for despatch.

We despatch our fresh, nursery-grown live plants (including vegetables, trees and flowers) when they are at a stage of growth ready for you, the customer, to plant on at home.

The delivery period shown on your order confirmation indicates when you can expect to receive your order and we will endeavour to despatch your plants in this period within 7-14 days