RHS Award of Garden Merit Vegetables

These award-winning RHS Award of Garden Merit vegetables have all passed extensive trials and been judged for their outstanding garden performance, yield and flavour. But just how do you receive such a prestige award? Plants must;

  • Be of outstanding excellence for ordinary garden use
  • Be of good constitution
  • Not require highly specialist growing conditions or care
  • Not be particularly susceptible to any pest or disease

Here are our top 5 RGM vegetables for 2016. Look out for more RHS vegetables throughout our website which will be highlight with the RGM symbol.

Beetroot Wodan F1 Hybrid

RHS Award of Garden Merit Vegetables

This variety can be freshly cooked either as baby beet or as a larger root and will provide astonishing flavour. Bright red-fleshed roots will not go woody like other beetroot varieties. Can be direct sown from April our purchased as Beetroot plug plants you can plant them straight out in May.

Broad Bean Jubilee Hysor

RHS Award of Garden Merit Vegetables

Producing a tremendous yield of well filled pods, this variety is a major improvement on traditional varieties. Each pod contains 6-8 beans if superb flavour. Direct sow under a cloche in February or without protection in March.

Runner Bean St George

RHS Award of Garden Merit Vegetables

This British bred bean will produce an early and heaving crop of quality seed pods. Sow alongside Nasturtiums to draw aphids away from your crop. You can direct sow Runner Bean St George from late May.

Carrot Bangor F1 Hybrid

RHS Award of Garden Merit Vegetables

Great for juicing, this variety is one of the best and tallest Maincrop for the garden. Vibrant colour and excellent flavour, this is a must have for 2016. Try growing carrots with spring onions, leeks and mint, whose aromatic leaves deter carrot fly.

Chili Pepper Basket of Fire F1 Hybrid

RHS Award of Garden Merit Vegetables

Chilli peppers are versatile in the kitchen. They can be used fresh or dried in sauces, grilled, roasted, stir-fried or as a pizza topping. Chilli Pepper Basket of Fire has a unique habit which makes it the perfect choice for hanging baskets and patio containers. These plants have shown good tolerance to cooler weather and will continue to fruit outdoors well into autumn.

Terri Overett
Terri works in the e-commerce marketing department assisting the busy web team. Terri manages our blog and social media pages here at Thompson & Morgan and is dedicated to providing useful advice to our gardeners. Terri is new to gardening and keen to develop her horticultural knowledge.

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Sweet Pea Promise

Sweet Pea Promise

Sweet Pea ‘Promise’

With its unique red and white bicolour blooms, this fragrant beauty is perfect not only in exhibitions, but also as a cut flower. It was bred by Roger Parsons, custodian of a National Collection® of Lathyrus species. Exclusive to Thompson & Morgan, Sweet Pea ‘Promise’ is certain to become a favourite among all gardeners.

Agastache ‘Astello Indigo’

Agastache 'Astello Indigo'

Agastache ‘Astello Indigo’

Agastache are not widely grown in the UK, but according to our expert Sue, should be at the top of every gardener’s seed order. ‘Astello Indigo’ flowers all summer, right through to the first frosts and bees and other beneficial insects love it! The deep blue flower spikes smell of mint and are perfect in borders, containers, gravel gardens and wildlife borders. Agastache ‘Astello Indigo’ won the Fleuroselect Gold Medal.

Runner Bean Tenderstar

Runner Bean Tenderstar

Runner Bean Tenderstar

Another Thompson & Morgan exclusive, Runner Bean Tenderstar really takes after its name. It has been bred to grow smaller beans that are extremely tender when picked young. But even if you go away for a couple of weeks, they’ll still be very tasty and won’t go tough and stringy like most runner beans.

Pepper Cayennetta F1 Hybrid

Pepper Cayennetta F1 Hybrid

Pepper Cayennetta F1 Hybrid

These fairly hot chilli peppers look amazing in a pot – the plants are bushy and will grow up to 300 peppers per plant! Pepper Cayennetta F1 Hybrid grows well in both hot and cold weather and the dense foliage protects the fruits from being scorched by the sun. A British-bred variety that won the prestigious All American Selection award.

 

Rebecca Tute
Rebecca works in the Marketing department as part of the busy web team, focusing on updating the UK news and blog pages and Thompson & Morgan’s international website. Rebecca enjoys gardening and learning about flowers and growing vegetables with her young daughter.

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