Sunday, 13 October 2013

Review: Nicky's Nursery

Disclaimer: I was not given any free products or money in order to write this review.  I simply wanted to share my personal experience of ordering from a supplier I had previously never used before.  All opinions expressed are my own and have in no way been influenced by the retailer directly.

So I saw a link to http://www.nickys-nursery.co.uk/ posted on someone's blog stating that they carried a nice broad range of tomatoes (specifically it was referencing tomatoes which are green when ripe).  So, despite having about 5 or 6 varieties of tomato seeds already bought for next season I decided to take a quick look.

I was very impressed with the massive range of not only tomatoes but chillis in particular!  I went to look at the chillis searching for the Nosferatu variety (which has dark brown/black chillis on it!)  Well I couldn't actually find them, but I found a bunch of other AMAZING chilli varieties which have a vast range of leaf colours (purples, variegated, black...) and chilli colours (black, purple, and of course the usual greens/oranges/reds) I ended up ordering:


  • Habanero Black Stinger
  • Purple Flash
  • Scotch Bonnet (Big Sun - Yellow ones basically)
  • Calico
  • Numex Twilight
  • Black Pearl
  • Numex Pinata (These were free seeds for ordering so much!)
I also bought "Mohawk" variety sweet peppers, Thai Basil, Dwarf French Beans "Purple Queen" and the following tomatoes:

  • Health Kick F1
  • Green Giant (Ripens green)
  • White Queen (Ripens white)
  • Peardrops (Trailing variety - have so many plans for these!)
  • Green Zebra (Ripens green)
  • Great White (Ripens white)
  • Reinhards Goldkirsche (Ripens a pale yellow and slightly translucent)
  • Purple Calabash (Ripens purple!)
I got more free seeds too - some mixed salad leaves, which is excellent because I always forgot to buy them or can't decide what varieties I want.

I was very impressed with the swift delivery of my seeds.  I ordered them late one night and received them the next again day.  They were well packaged in individual foil sealed tear-open packets.  Each seed packet is clearly labelled with individual growing information.  When opened, they each contain the paper envelope with the seeds and an incredibly clever business card (pictured at the top of this post) which has the business info on one side, and on the other side areas to write the variety and date of planting.  I was really pleased that I got one for every seed packet, instead of just a bunch thrown in with my order.

Obviously I've not yet planted the seeds to test their viability, but I was very impressed with the quick service and little details that have gone into this order.  I would certainly order from them again.  I will give an update in spring when I start off some of the seeds.


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