Forum home Plants

What is the law on sowing the seeds of plants not native to the UK?

young codgeryoung codger Posts: 543
As the title really.

I know customs usually prohibit the bringing of plants from one country to another. 

I am curious about what the law is (probably agricultural) in respect of sowing seeds that are from plants not native to the UK. Anyone knowledgeable on the subject?

Posts

  • raisingirlraisingirl Posts: 7,084
    I grow tomatoes from seed every year. :/

    There's a list of controlled species that you aren't allowed to sow, plant or otherwise propagate.  https://www.gov.uk/guidance/prevent-the-spread-of-harmful-invasive-and-non-native-plants
    Gardening on the edge of Exmoor, in Devon

    “It's still magic even if you know how it's done.” 
  • young codgeryoung codger Posts: 543
    Seeds of the Salvia hispanica  plant is what I had in mind.
  • punkdocpunkdoc Posts: 14,966
    The majority of plants we grow in this country are not native.
    How can you lie there and think of England
    When you don't even know who's in the team

    S.Yorkshire/Derbyshire border
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 87,946
    If it’s not on the banned list you can grow it in your garden. 
    However it’s really bad practice to sow or plant anything in the wild ... apart from the ecological damage you may do without being aware, everywhere belongs to someone. I’m not saying you would do this ... just saying it ... 😊 

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.





  • amancalledgeorgeamancalledgeorge Posts: 2,670
    Seeds of the Salvia hispanica  plant is what I had in mind.
    There are commercial growers of chia in the UK...so can't imagine it's an issue https://hodmedods.co.uk/products/british-chia-seed
    To Plant a Garden is to Believe in Tomorrow
  • young codgeryoung codger Posts: 543
    It seems like I got all yesses-I'm though to the next round.  :)
Sign In or Register to comment.