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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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Broad Bean 'Robin Hood'

Vicia faba, Fava Beans

Green seeded variety, Broad Bean 'Robin Hood' produces abundant crops of short pods, each containing up to 6 delicious beans. These compact plants have a neat habit that makes them ideal for growing in patio containers as well as in the vegetable garden. The flavoursome beans are ideal for freezing and won't discolour. In mild areas, Broad Bean 'Robin Hood' can be autumn sown for earlier crops the following year. Height: 35cm (14"). 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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    • 1 packet (35 broad bean seeds)

    • Despatch: Within 3 days
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    • £2.99

Radish 'Rougette'

Raphanus sativus

An RHS AGM variety producing globe shaped roots with ruby red skins and crisp, succulent flesh. Radish 'Rougette' has short tops making it well suited to growing in frames or under cloches for the earliest radishes of the season. Make successional sowings throughout the spring and summer months for a longer cropping period. Height: 15cm (6"). Spread: 10cm (4").

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


Companion planting: Try growing radishes with mint to deter flea beetles, which chew irregular holes in the leaves.


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    • 1 packet (300 radish seeds)

    • Despatch: Within 3 days
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    • £1.19

Carrot 'Mokum' F1 Hybrid

Daucus carota

This juicy bunching carrot has a crisp texture and a sweet flavour that makes it ideal for juicing or eating raw in salads. The long, cylindrical roots of Carrot 'Mokum' reach up to 18cm (7") long and have a very small core. This high yielding RHS AGM variety can be sown indoors for early crops, or sown later in the season in the cold frame or containers on the patio. Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 15cm (6").


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


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    • 1 packet (350 carrot seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of July 2014
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    • £3.19

Squash 'Crown Prince' F1 Hybrid (Winter)

Cucurbita maxima

  • Long storage potential
An old variety of winter squash but still popular for its attractive, flattened fruits with a steely-blue skin, each weighing up to 4kg (8.5lb). Squash 'Crown Prince' is renowned for its colourful rich orange flesh with a sweet and nutty flavour. This RHS AGM stores particularly well, lasting up to 3 months if kept in frost free conditions. Height: 35cm (14"). Spread: 200cm (79").

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

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    • 1 packet (5 squash seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of July 2014
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    • £2.89

Swiss Chard 'Lucullus'

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

Swiss Chard 'Lucullus' is a particularly prolific variety offering fantastic value. This RHS AGM variety produces an abundance of wide, white stems which are deliciously succulent when cooked like asparagus, and served with butter. The large, tasty leaves make a flavoursome alternative to spinach, and if left to flower, the flower stalks can also be cooked and eaten like sprouting broccoli. Initially cropping from mid-summer to late autumn, this tasty leaf beet will re-emerge after a normal winter, to produce an unbelievably early spring crop. Height: 50cm (20”). Spread: 40cm (16”).
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    • 1 packet (200 swiss chard seeds)

    • Despatch: Within 3 days
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    • £2.49

Leek 'Oarsman' F1 Hybrid

Allium porrum

This superb midseason variety produces long, pure white, uniform stems with dark, erect foliage. Leek 'Oarsman' shows good early vigour, bulking up quickly, with no sign of bulbing. It stands well over a long period with good tolerance to rust and bolting. A terrific garden variety with an RHS AGM. Height: 45cm (18”). Spread: 30cm (12”).
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    • 1 packet (40 leek seeds)

    • Despatch: Within 3 days
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    • £2.99

Beetroot 'Alto' F1 Hybrid

Beta vulgaris

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The first F1 hybrid cylindrical 'Housewives choice' variety with the sweetest of flavours. Beetroot 'Alto' F1 produces uniform, straight roots, free from rings with a smooth rich-red skin and flesh colour, making them easy to prepare. Roots stand proud above the soil, but can be earthed up, and remain in good condition for long periods. This RHS AGM beertroot is an easy to grow, space saving variety. Height: 30cm (12”). Spread: 15cm (6”).

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    • 1 packet (300 beetroot seeds)

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    • £2.29

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)

    • Despatch: Within 3 days
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    • £2.69

Sweet Pepper 'Gourmet'

Capsicum annuum var. annuum (Grossum Group), Bell Pepper

The dwarf, compact plants of Sweet Pepper Gourmet produce a huge crop of stunning bright orange, blocky shaped fruits. Ideal for containers on a sunny patio. Early to ripen, Sweet Pepper Gourmet crops throughout a long season and was awarded an RHS AGM for outstanding garden performance. Suitable for growing in a greenhouse or outdoors. Fruits green turning orange. Flavour guide: Sweet and crunchy.
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    • 1 packet (10 sweet pepper seeds)

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    • £2.29

Nasturtium 'Whirlybird Mixed'

Tropaeolum majus, Indian Cress

Low mounds covered with a mass of bloom. The semi-double flowers are carried well above the foliage and face upwards so all are visible. Mixture of cherry, rose, gold, mahogany, orange, scarlet, tangerine and cream. Ideal for bedding, borders, tubs, containers etc. Flowers can be cut for unusual floral decorations.

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

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    • 1 packet (25 seeds)

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    • £1.99

Lavender 'Hidcote'

Lavandula angustifolia, English Lavender

Lavender Hidcote will display stunning violet-blue compact spikes. This classic English lavender plant has an attractive grey-green fragrant foliage. Makes low, thick hedge. Height: 30-60cm (1-2ft).

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

 

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    • 1 packet (50 seeds)

    • Despatch: Within 3 days
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    • £1.49

Cress 'Extra Curled' - RHS Garden Explorers Children's Seeds

Lepidium sativum, Garden Cress, Curly Cress, Peppercress

I am so quick and easy to grow. You can grow me all year round on a windowsill and eat me within 10-12 days. I am very nutritious and tasty in salads and sandwiches. More info
    • 1 packet (2000 seeds)

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    • £1.49