Welcome to the Sentinels group website

We are a collective of New Zealand based hobby growers offering not only heirloom but also locally adapted seed lines for sale.

Explore our catalogue or learn more about the growers or our group.

  • Seeds bred for New Zealand climate by our passionate growers
  • Holistically grown and selected for optimum quality, taste, hardiness and disease resistance
  • Purchase directly from the grower
  • Sentinels seed is frozen stored to maintain high germination
Garden vegetable seeds

Garden vegetable seeds

Details  We offer a range of vegetable seed that has been carefully grown and collected from our group of dedicated growers. Consciously bred for improved hardiness, disease and pest tolerance and our unique climate. We also like to keeps things simple like using recycled packaging and hand written seed packs. Hand harvested seed may result in a small amount of detritus but this will not interfere with germination.
Our growers & suppliers

Our growers & suppliers

Details  Our plants and seeds are grown here in New Zealand by a group of dedicated and experienced gardeners working with their local climate to adapt and breed resilient, hardy vegetables.
Why you should grow your own

Why you should grow your own

Details  If you already grow your own plants and vegetables you know how satisfying it is. Whether you enjoy the taste, smell, sight or knowledge of good healthy produce...

So maybe you're wondering if now is the time to start to grow a few for your self and see what all the fuss is about?
Open Source Seed Initiative

Open Source Seed Initiative

Details  Some of the varieties listed on our website were bred by members of the Sentinels Group.
Our goal was to develop strong and resilient varieties suited to New Zealand conditions .
They are registered OPEN SOURCE through the Open Source Seed Initiative (OSSI).
By purchasing these seed varieties in this collection, you are taking part in the "FREE THE SEED" movement!
You have the freedom to use these OSSI-Pledged seeds in any way you choose. In return, you pledge not to restrict
others’ use of these seeds or their derivatives by patents or other means, and to include this pledge with any transfer of these seeds or their derivatives.
Seed storage

Seed storage

All the seed banks around the world freeze their seeds intended for long term storage, freezing a seed does not kill the seed, it simply suspends its development until it is thawed and germinates. That's why we at Sentinels store some of our seed this way, it helps us to hopefully provide a seed line with excellent long term germination rates. Though we do appreciate customer feed back if any germination has not been satisfactory, we will always do our best in remuneration.