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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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Lettuce 'Lollo Rossa' (Loose-Leaf)

Lactuca sativa

A non-hearting Italian lettuce of excellent flavour. This superb RHS AGM variety produces compact, loose heads of finely frilled leaves with colourful crimson edges. A particularly popular variety with supermarkets and restaurants, Lettuce 'Lollo Rossa' makes an attractive garnish and adds colour and texture to the salad bowl. Height: 15cm (6”). Spread: 25cm (10”).
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    • 1 packet (250 lettuce seeds)

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    • £2.69

Celeriac 'Monarch'

Apium graveolens var. rapaceum

An autumn/early winter vegetable. Celeriac Monarch is an excellent, high quality variety which has very smooth, easily washable, creamy coloured roots. Easier to grow than celery and can be grated raw over salads, cut into slices and boiled, or into strips which are fried. T&M's illustration shows Celeriac cubed and served with a walnut butter. An exciting dish which you too can create by using the FREE recipe, sent with each packet.
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    • 1 packet (200 seeds)

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    • £2.49

Courgette 'Soleil' F1 Hybrid

Cucurbita pepo, Zucchini

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The bushy plants of Courgette 'Soleil' produce huge yields of smooth, straight, yellow courgettes that are early maturing and fruit over a long period if cut regularly. In T&M's trials this superb garden variety showed better tolerance to powdery mildew than many other courgettes, thus extending the harvesting period. This RHS AGM variety has a delicious flavour and will add a bright splash of colour to your plate. Height: 45cm (18”). Spread: 90cm (35”).

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


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Companion Planting

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    • 1 packet (12 courgette seeds)

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    • £2.89

Beetroot 'Rubidus' (Globe)

Beta vulgaris, Beetroot 'Detroit 6 Rubidus'

Bolting is almost a thing of the past with this excellent globe variety! Beetroot 'Rubidus' will be ready to harvest over a week earlier than 'Boltardy', which it supersedes in all respects. The firm, smooth, deep red roots can reach 12.5cm (5”) in diameter, but retain their superb tender flesh without a hint of fibre. This vigorous beetroot holds an RHS AGM, and produces high yields which are synonymous with F1 Hybrids. Height: 30cm (12”). Spread: 15cm (6”).
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    • 1 packet (200 beetroot seeds)

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    • £2.49

Broad Bean 'Express'

Vicia faba, Fava Beans

As its name suggests, Broad Bean 'Express' is the fastest maturing variety available and an early spring sowing will out yield all others. This winter hardy, RHS AGM variety produces up to 34 tender, tasty pods per plant. Broad Bean 'Express' makes an excellent broad bean for freezing as it doesn't discolour. Height: 90cm (35”). 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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Companion Planting

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    • 1 packet (30 broad bean seeds)

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    • £2.99

Leek 'Blauwgroene Winter - Bandit'

Allium porrum, Leek 'Bandit'

An outstanding cultivar for harvesting from winter through to spring. The dark leaves of Leek 'Blauwgroene Winter - Bandit' contrast beautifully with delicious, thick, pure white stems. This variety has excellent garden performance and winter hardiness, showing good tolerance against rust and bolting. Height: 45cm (18”). Spread: 20cm (8”).
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    • 1 packet (250 leek seeds)

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    • £2.69

Swede 'Magres'

Brassica napus (Napobrassica Group), Rutabaga

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Excellent coloured and shaped, purple topped roots with fine grained, good flavoured, yellow flesh, free from bitterness. Swede Magres is an excellent culinary swede, fully winter hardy, with mildew resistant foliage.


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


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Companion Planting

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    • 1 packet (1000 suede seeds)

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    • £2.69

Tomato 'Alicante'

Solanum lycopersicum L.

Cordon.

Tomato 'Alicante' is a generally superior variety possessing all the things we look for in a tomato, including an RHS AGM! Early in the season it produces heavy crops of medium sized, greenback free fruits with a superb sweet flavour. This productive and reliable tomato is best grown as a cordon either in the greenhouse or outdoors in a sheltered, sunny spot. 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 (100 tomato seeds)

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    • £2.09

Cabbage 'Hispi' F1 Hybrid (Summer)

Brassica oleracea (Capitata Group)

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Versatile Summer Cabbage 'Hispi' can be grown at virtually any season of the year and comes to maturity faster than cabbages bred for specific seasons. Even autumn sown, it will beat the earliest of the spring cabbages and a Jan/Feb sowing will also fill the late spring gap in cropping. This RHS AGM variety is a strong and uniform pointed type, with a beautifully sweet flavour. Cabbage 'Hispi' has good bolt resistance and needs little growing space so it is ideal for growing in small gardens where space is at a premium. Height: 40cm (16”). Spread: 60cm (24”).

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


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Companion Planting

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    • 1 packet (40 cabbage seeds)

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    • £3.69

Broad Bean 'The Sutton'

Vicia faba, Fava Beans

An excellent dwarf variety that produces plenty of 15cm (6”) pods each containing five small, but deliciously tender beans, which are excellent for freezing. Broad Bean 'The Sutton' is ideal for successional sowings in spring, or can be sown under cloches in autumn for particularly early crops. The neat compact plants are ideal for small gardens or growing in containers. Height: 30cm (12”). Spread: 25cm (10”).


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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Companion Planting

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    • 1 packet (30 broad bean seeds)

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    • £2.99

Cucumber 'Tiffany' F1 Hybrid

Cucumis sativus

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Greenhouse type.

Cucumber 'Tiffany' produces many dark green skinned, slightly ribbed, fruits, up to 35cm (14") long, throughout the season. This RHS AGM variety is ideal for slicing and the juicy flesh has no bitter after taste. With a vigorous habit and excellent powdery mildew tolerance, Cucumber 'Tiffany' is ideal growing in an unheated greenhouse against supports, but is equally at home in a heated one for a very early crop. Height: 3m (9'). Spread: 45cm (18").

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How to grow cucumbers

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    • 1 packet (4 cucumber seeds)

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    • £3.99

Parsnip 'Albion'

Pastinaca sativa

A particularly fine variety producing long, smooth, white-skinned, tapering roots of uniform size. Parsnip 'Albion' has a delicious sweet flavour and good texture, with lifted roots storing well without discolouring. This RHS AGM variety makes a useful crop for the organic gardener, having been specially bred for its resistance to canker. Height and spread: 45cm (18”).

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    • 1 packet (300 parsnip seeds)

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    • £2.69