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RHS Seed Collection


The trend to 'Grow Your Own' vegetables continues to hit record levels. Thompson & Morgan has joined forces with the Royal Horticultural Society to offer the RHS Vegetable Collection designed to appeal to gardeners both young and old. Each of these superb seed vegetables has been selected for their outstanding garden performance, yield and flavour in all growing conditions.
The RHS Garden Explorers seed range is designed to encourage children into the world of gardening and boost their interest in the 'Grow Your Own' movement. This educational and interactive seed range is aimed at families and children.



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Spring Onion 'White Lisbon'

Allium cepa

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  • RHS Award of Garden Merit
Very quick growing salad onion. Sow Spring Onion White Lisbon in succession for a continuous crop all spring, summer and autumn. This customer favourite is also the best variety for overwintering - make a late sowing in September and see!
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    • 1 packet (650 spring onion seeds)

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Broad Bean 'Aquadulce Claudia'

Vicia faba, Fava Beans

 Customer Rating
  • RHS Award of Garden Merit

A gardeners' favourite. Broad bean 'Aquadulce Claudia' is the best broad bean for autumn sowing, overwintering plants on the plot outside, for an early harvest the following spring. Slender pods of 23cm (9") long, are full of succulent white seeded flavoursome beans. Height: 100cm (39"). Spread: 45cm (18").


Companion planting: Try growing broad beans with summer savory to help repel black bean aphids, a common pest of broad beans.


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    • 1 packet (30 broad bean seeds)

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Beetroot 'Boltardy' (Globe)

Beta vulgaris

 Customer Rating
  • RHS Award of Garden Merit
One of the best known and most popular varieties available, Beetroot 'Boltardy' produces good yields of deep red, globe shaped roots with a superb sweet flavour and tender, ring free flesh. This RHS AGM variety is bolt-resistant making it ideal for early sowings. Not only does this longstanding customer favourite offer perfect sweet roots for roasting, pickling and slicing for salads, the baby leaves can also be harvested through the season for salad use. Sow every two weeks from March through to mid July for a constant supply through the season. Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 15cm (6").
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Tomato 'Sungold' F1 Hybrid

Solanum lycopersicum L.

 Customer Rating
  • Best In Class for flavour - click here for details
  • RHS Award of Garden Merit
  • Celebrating 20 years of the sweetest tomato, as voted by gardeners

Cordon

An outstanding cordon cherry tomato for glasshouse or outdoor culture. Tomato 'Sungold' has an exceptionally high sugar content, which easily rivals 'Gardeners Delight', making its attractive, golden-orange fruit irresistibly sweet and juicy. The high yields of delicious thin-skinned fruit (each approximately 13g) are ideal for salads or as a tasty snack. This popular variety also has good resistance to tobacco mosaic virus and fusarium wilt. A hardy nature ensures this vigorous performer will crop well into winter in a cool greenhouse. Height: 200cm (79"). Spread: 50cm (20").


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 (10 tomato seeds)

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Carrot 'Flyaway' F1 Hybrid

Daucus carota

  • RHS Award of Garden Merit

Carrot 'Flyaway' is the perfect carrot for growing in UK vegetable plots and gardens where carrot root fly is a problem. As the name suggests this British Bred variety has been developed specifically for its resistance to this troublesome pest. Not only that, but the breeding programme has retained vibrant root colour, natural sweetness, smooth skin, and blunt ended roots. Try this RHS AGM variety where root fly has been a problem in the past and you won't be disappointed. Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 15cm (6").


Companion planting: Try growing carrots with spring onions, leeks and mint, whose aromatic leaves deter carrot root fly.


Useful links:

How to grow carrotsCompanion Planting

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    • 1 packet (150 carrot seeds - seed tape)

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    • 1 packet (500 carrot seeds)

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Courgette 'Defender' F1 Hybrid

Cucurbita pepo, Zucchini

This customer favourite crops early, offering a long picking season and yields almost twice that of other varieties. Courgette 'Defender' has an open habit which lets you easily see and pick the heavy, solid mid-green courgettes. This RHS AGM variety also has excellent resistance to Cucumber Mosaic Virus. 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.


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    • 1 packet (12 courgette seeds)

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    • 2 packets (24 courgette seeds)

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Climbing Bean 'Cobra'

Phaseolus vulgaris, French Bean, Green Bean

 Customer Rating
  • RHS Award of Garden Merit

An RHS AGM variety with an exceptional flavour, that will crop continuously over a long season. Climbing French Bean 'Cobra' produces heavy crops of smooth, round, stringless green pods of about 18cm (7") long. This attractive mauve flowered bean makes a delightful addition to the flower border as well as the vegetable plot. Height: 180cm (70"). Spread: 30cm (12").


Companion planting: Try growing French beans with Nasturtiums to draw aphids away from your crop.


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Companion Planting

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    • 1 packet (40 climbing bean seeds)

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Squash 'Harrier' F1 Hybrid (Winter)

Cucurbita moschata, Butternut Squash

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Bushy. An outstanding early British-bred Butternut squash. In T&M's trials Squash Harrier F1 was the quickest to ripen, and was ready to harvest approximately 95 days from sowing. The bushy plants of Squash Harrier have an open habit allowing the sun to ripen fruits naturally on the plant giving added sweetness. Pear shaped fruits weigh 800g (1¾lb). 4 to 5 fruits per plant, with excellent long storage at 10C.

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

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Sweetcorn 'Lark' F1 Hybrid (Tendersweet)

Zea mays

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Sweetcorn 'Lark' is a midseason tendersweet variety giving superior sweetness with a softer, less chewy texture than conventional supersweets. The large cobs, packed with golden, thin-skinned kernels, are delicious picked fresh from the garden and boiled, steamed or barbecued. Many varieties of Sweetcorn need to be grown in isolation. This variety has the benefit of being able to be grown alongside other varieties. Improved germination adds to the appeal of the RHS Vegetable Collection variety.Height: 200cm (79"). Spread: 45cm (18").

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    • 1 packet (30 sweetcorn seeds)

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Parsnip 'Gladiator' F1 Hybrid

Pastinaca sativa

  • RHS Award of Garden Merit
A superb RHS AGM F1 hybrid that is ideal for exhibition, with beautiful silky-smooth blemish free, white skins. The high quality roots are quick to mature with a deliciously sweet, earthy flavour. Parsnip 'Gladiator' is consistently reliable and trouble free, with particularly good resistance to canker. Height and spread: 45cm (18").

 

Sue Foster says: "The first parsnip I grew - and what a fantastic crop! This canker resistant variety produces long, smooth roots that are delicious roasted and makes phenomenal Parsnip and Ginger soup. After a couple of frosts the flavour is exceptional, and they keep in the ground for an impressive length of time without turning woody."

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    • 1 packet (300 parsnip seeds)

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Spinach 'Perpetual' (Spinach Beet)

Beta vulgaris var. vulgaris

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  • Traditional cooking spinach
If your summer spinach is always running to seed before you manage to get a worthwhile crop off it, then Spinach Perpetual is the variety for you because it virtually never runs to seed in its first season, therefore very good on dry ground. Spinach Perpetual is succulent, prolific and very hardy, suitable for autumn and winter crops too.
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Tomato 'Gardener's Delight'

Solanum lycopersicum L.

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Cordon

If you are of the opinion that tomatoes have lost their flavour then you will certainly enjoy the true tangy flavour of Tomato 'Gardener's Delight'. This cordon variety has long been a favourite for its trusses of particularly flavoursome, bite-sized cherry tomatoes that are ideal for adding to salads and sandwiches. This RHS AGM variety is reliable and prolific whether grown outdoors or in the greenhouse. Height: 200cm (79"). Spread: 50cm (20").

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 (65 tomato seeds)

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