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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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Pea 'Hurst Green Shaft' (Second Early)

Pisum sativum

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  • RHS Award of Garden Merit

Second Early

Pea 'Hurst Green Shaft' is double podded, producing particularly heavy yields of up to 11 peas per 10cm (4") pod. This second early, wrinkle seeded variety carries its pods upon the top 30cm (12") of the stems, making them easier to harvest, with fewer backaches! This superb RHS AGM variety has a fabulous flavour and freezes nicely. Pea 'Hurst Green Shaft' also shows good resistance to downy mildew and fusarium wilt. Height: 75cm (30"). 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: By end of April 2014
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    • £2.99

Spinach 'Medania'

Spinacia oleracea

A very popular, easy to grow and reliable variety, Spinach Medania produces an abundance of dark green leaves. Long standing if grown in good, moist soil which is kept watered during dry weather. Spinach Medania is ideal for successional sowing to give a longer cropping period. Broad, deep green leaves; ideal for freezing. Popeye was right, you can eat no better vegetable than spinach. Rich In vitamins A and C, beta-carotene, lutein and dietary fibre.
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    • 1 packet (750 spinach seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of April 2014
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    • £2.29

Swiss Chard 'Bright Lights'

Beta vulgaris subsp. cicla var. flavescens, Leaf Beet, Spinach Beet

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  • Tasty and nutritious

This exciting RHS AGM Swiss Chard, produces a rainbow of coloured stems that are crowned with large leaves of green or bronze. The flavour is deliciously mild and packed with nutritional content. Swiss Chard 'Bright Lights' can be harvested from mid-summer to late autumn, and after a normal winter, it will re-emerge to give an unbelievably early spring crop! Guaranteed lo brighten the vegetable patch, or why not grow this colourful swiss chard cultivar in ornamental borders. Height: 50cm (20”). Spread: 40cm (16”).

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    • 1 packet (80 swiss chard seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of April 2014
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    • £2.69

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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    • 1 packet (10 squash seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of April 2014
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    • £2.69

Spring Onion 'White Lisbon'

Allium cepa, Bunching Onion, Scallion

  • RHS Award of Garden Merit
Very quick growing salad onions, sow Spring Onion White Lisbon in succession for a continuous crop all spring, summer and autumn.
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    • 1 packet (650 spring onion seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of April 2014
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    • £1.99

Sweetcorn 'Swift' F1 Hybrid

Zea mays, Sweetcorn 'Extra Tender and Sweet'

Tendersweet. Superior in both taste and texture, Sweetcorn Swift F1 is quicker to germinate and has better vigour than other varieties. Produces 2-3, 18cm (7½in) cobs per plant, each with 16-18 rows of bright yellow tender sweet kernels. Flavour guide: rich and sugar-sweet. Sweetcorn Extra Tender & Sweet F1 has long lasting flavour and is easy to grow. Isolation from other sweetcorn varieties not required.
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    • 1 packet (30 sweetcorn seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of April 2014
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    • £2.69

Tomato 'Cristal' F1 Hybrid

Solanum lycopersicum L.

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Cordon.

This RHS AGM variety produces glossy, scarlet-skinned fruits with dark ruby-red flesh that attain weights of 120g (4oz) per fruit. The round, greenback free fruits are ideal for adding to salads and sandwiches. Tomato 'Cristal' is best grown under glass, although it can be grown in a warm, sunny position outdoors. This cordon variety also has excellent disease resistance. 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 (8 tomato seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of April 2014
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    • £2.99

Lettuce 'Little Gem' (Cos)

Lactuca sativa

Cos Lettuce 'Little Gem' is one of the earliest varieties to mature, producing small compact plants which are packed with a crisp, sweet heart. This RHS Award of Garden Merit cultivar grows well under cloches and also has excellent root aphid resistance making it a gardener's favourite. Height and spread: 20cm (8”).
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    • 1 packet (1250 lettuce seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of April 2014
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    • £1.99

Beetroot 'Wodan' F1 Hybrid (Globe)

Beta vulgaris

  • Superb flavour
Beetroot 'Wodan' has a wonderful flavour when freshly cooked, either as 'baby' beet or as larger roots, and is also ideal for pickling. Producing excellent quality, bright red, rounded roots are which do not go woody. The young leaves can also be used as an alternative to spinach. Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 15cm (6").Height: 30cm (12”). Spread: 15cm (6”).
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    • 1 packet (200 beetroot seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of April 2014
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    • £2.69

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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    • 1 packet (250 spinach seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of April 2014
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    • £1.99

Broccoli 'Belstar' F1 Hybrid (Calabrese)

Brassica oleracea (Italica Group)

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The well domed, small beaded heads of Broccoli 'Belstar' have an excellent flavour, and a healthy green colour. The firm heads of this RHS AGM variety remain in good condition for a long time, producing plenty of side shoots once the central head is cut. This tasty variety can be planted in succession for an ongoing harvest from late summer to autumn. Height: 45cm (18”). Spread: 40cm (16”).


Companion planting: Try growing broccoli 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 (50 broccoli seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of April 2014
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    • £2.69