From compost to seeds, tools and plants, there are many supplies which are useful for supporting your food growing. Many items for the garden can also be found for free, so check sites such as Freecycle ( and look out for local seed swaps and plant giveaways.

Islington Council Home Composting Scheme

Support for Islington residents to compost at home including subsidised composting bins and wormeries (if you are based in a different borough, check your local council website for details as many councils offer subsidised products)

Compost Direct

0845 873 1523

UK-wide company offering delivery of bulk peat-free compost, soils, barks and smaller gardening supplies

Growing Concerns Garden Centre

2 Wick Lane, E3 2NA

020 8985 3222

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Garden Centre based in East London offering seasonal stock of gardening supplies. Open Tuesday - Sunday 10am to 6pm

Tamar Organics

01579 371087

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UK-wide suppliers of organic seed and garden supplies

Real Seed Catalogue

01239 821107

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UK-wide supplier of open-pollinated, heritage seeds, with lots of advice on the website about seed saving

Organic Gardening Catalogue

0844 967 0330

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UK-wide company offering delivery of organic seeds, plants and gardening supplies

OrganicLea Community Growers

Hawkwood Plant Nursery, 115 Hawkwood Crescent Chingford, E4 7UH

020 8524 4994

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Market garden based in North-East London, offering organically grown plants and bags of organic compost to order. Open Days on last Sunday of each month, 12 - 4pm

Herbal Haven

01799 540695

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Essex based company offering delivery on a wide range of herb plants