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Kew Seed Collection


Kew Seed Collections

Thompson & Morgan is delighted to work alongside the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew to offer special seed collections to home gardeners. The Kew Collection and The Kew Urban Garden Collection have been specially selected by The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Kew Collection
A range of gardeners' favourites flowers with a twist, including a range specially selected for children.

Kew Urban Gardens Collection
An innovative ange that expels the myth you need a large garden to be a vegetable grower. All varieties have been chosen for their ability to perform in pots, containers and small gardens, extending the opportunity of growing your own vegetables to everyone.



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Courgette 'Midnight' F1 Hybrid

Cucurbita pepo, Zucchini

This is British breeding at its best. The compact, bushy plants of Courgette 'Midnight' are virtually spine free, making easier harvesting of the delicious dark green, slightly-speckled courgettes. This compact variety is ideal for growing in containers on the patio. Height: 45cm (18"). Spread: 90cm (36").

Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. For more details about edible flowers click here.


Companion planting: Try growing courgettes with Calendula to attract pollinating insects which will in turn pollinate your courgette flowers.


Useful links:

Companion Planting

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    • 1 packet (10 courgette seeds)

    • Despatch: Within 1 days
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    • £3.29

Pea 'Avola' (First Early) - Kew Collection Seeds

Pisum sativum

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First early

This compact variety grows to just 60cm (24”) tall making it perfect for containers and small plots. Pea 'Avola' is early maturing, producing an abundance of tender pods, each packed with up to 8 succulent peas of a superb sweet flavour. Surplus crops from this variety freeze particularly well. Height: 60cm (24”). Spread: 25cm (10”).



Useful links:

How to grow peas


Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. For more details about edible flowers click here.

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    • 1 packet (250 pea seeds)

    • Despatch: Within 1 days
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    • £1.99

Kale 'Starbor' F1 Hybrid

Brassica oleracea (Acephala Group), Borecole

This uniform variety can be grown year round on the windowsill for a constant supply of tasty baby leaves. If grown outdoors for a mature crop, Kale 'Starbor' produces delicious blue-green leaves with a superb flavour and texture. The densely curled leaves are extremely winter hardy and stand well for harvesting over a very long period. Height: 40cm (16"). Spread: 45cm (18").


Companion planting: Try growing kale with Nasturtiums to draw cabbage white butterflies away from your crop, and mint to help deter flea beetles.


Useful links:

Companion Planting

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    • 1 packet (25 kale seeds)

    • Despatch: Within 1 days
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    • £1.99

Rocket 'Sweet Oakleaf' - Kew Collection Seeds

Eruca vesicaria subsp. sativa, Arugula, Rucola, Roquette, Mediterranean Rocket

New British breeding of this increasingly popular subject, to ensure good performance in a cooler climate. Attractive oak leaved with a flavour combining sweetness with a pungent Wild Rocket kick.

 

Culinary note: Rocket flowers are edible.

Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. For more details about edible flowers click here.

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    • 1 packet (600 rocket seeds)

    • Despatch: Within 1 days
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    • £1.99

Parsnip 'Arrow'

Pastinaca sativa

This slender shouldered variety is ideal for growing at high density as mini vegetables, or in patio containers with a minimum depth of 30cm (12"). The bayonet shaped roots of Parsnip 'Arrow' are virtually coreless with a tender and sweet flavour. Height and spread: 45cm (18"). More info
    • 1 packet (100 parsnip seeds)

    • Despatch: Within 1 days
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    • £2.09

Sweet Pea 'Bright and Breezy' - Kew Collection Seeds

Lathyrus odoratus

A refreshing mix containing just six varieties - some of which have yet to be released individually! Sweet Pea 'Bright and Breezy' blends these specially selected colours for a clean, fresh, summery appearance with a rich, characteristic, sweet pea perfume. These large, wavy-edged blooms are carried on strong stems that are ideal for cutting. Height: 180cm (71”) Spread: 30cm (12”).

Useful links:

How to grow sweet peas

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    • 1 packet (25 seeds)

    • Despatch: Within 1 days
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    • £2.99

Spring Onion 'Pompeii'

Allium cepa, Bunching Onion, Scallion

Allium cepa. A quick growing, silver skinned cocktail/pickling onion. Spring Onion Pompeii is succulent and ideal for sowing thinly in containers or window boxes. More info
    • 1 packet (300 spring onion seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of March 2015
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    • £1.99

Tomato 'Sweet 'n' Neat Cherry Red'

Solanum lycopersicum L.

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An ultra compact, upright bush variety reaching only 30cm (12") in height. Tomato 'Sweet 'n' neat Cherry Red' produces good crops of sweet cherry tomatoes for continuous picking throughout summer. This compact variety is ideal for patio containers due to its compact habit and can even be grown on a sunny windowsill. Height and spread: 30cm (12").


Companion planting: Try growing tomatoes with French marigolds to deter whitefly, and basil, chives or mint to deter aphids and other pests.



Useful links:

How to grow tomatoesHow to stop blight
Tomato selector guideCompanion Planting

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    • 1 packet (5 tomato seeds)

    • Despatch: Within 1 days
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    • £2.99

Turnip 'Atlantic'

Brassica rapa (Rapifera Group)

Brassica rapa var. rapa. Flatter, globe-shaped roots with purple crowns and white bases, ideal as baby turnips when the taste is sweet and succulent. Dark green, erect leaves are ideal steamed as 'greens'. Turnip Atlantic is ideal for growing in containers.


Companion planting: Try growing turnips with Nasturtiums to draw cabbage white butterflies away from your crop, and mint to help deter flea beetles.


Useful links:

Companion Planting

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    • 1 packet (100 turnip seeds)

    • Despatch: Within 1 days
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    • £1.99

Chilli Pepper 'Krakatoa' F1 Hybrid (Hot)

Capsicum anuum, Chili Pepper

This compact Chilli Pepper makes an ideal 'ornamental edible' for the windowsill or outside in a sunny spot on the patio. Chilli Pepper 'Krakatoa' produces masses of fiery, upright, pale green chillies, turning vivid red throughout the summer. Height: 25cm (10”). Spread: 30cm (12”).

Useful links:

How to grow chilli peppers

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    • 1 packet (6 chilli pepper seeds)

    • Despatch: Within 1 days
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    • £2.99