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Mr Fothergill’s produce a world-first packaging design to help gardeners with companion planting

September 26th, 2014 | News, The vegetable garden | 0 Comments

Mr Fothergill’s believes it is the only company in the world capable of filling two different types of seeds into a perforated twin pack of two discrete chambers – and it is putting its technology to good use for the 2014/15 season with the introduction of its Planting Companions range.

Planting Companions Twin packs of seedsThe company’s production director Jeremy Sharp says “The technical developments made in our machine seed filling process now means Mr Fothergill’s can combine 80 per cent of its seed varieties in any twin combination.  We have been working towards this goal of giving customers one package of Planting Companions varieties since we acquired the packing lines in 2012.”

The launch is based on the popularity of its Value Twin Packs for the 2013-14 season.  Planting Companions Twin Packs is a mini-range which pairs eight species known to work naturally together to reduce pests when growing close to each other, otherwise known in the gardening world as companion planting.  Mr Fothergill’s believes Planting Companions will prove popular with those gardeners who prefer to combat pests by natural means.  Each is priced at £2.75 per double packet.

The pairings are:

Mr Fothergill’s unique Planting Companions are available from retail outlets throughout the UK.

Bulk buy seeds and save cash with these value twin packs

March 12th, 2014 | News, The vegetable garden | 0 Comments

Buy value twin packs of seed in our retail outletsKeen vegetable gardeners are set to be given a money-saving boost by Mr Fothergill’s for the 2014 season with the introduction of Value Twin Packs of six of its most popular vegetable seeds.  Each packet has double the standard fill of seeds, in two separate packets, but the good news is they are priced at less than double the price of two packets.  This allows vegetable gardeners to ‘sow now’ and ‘sow later’.

The varieties offered in Mr Fothergill’s Value Twin Packs are Beetroot Boltardy (RRP £2.05), Carrot Nantes 5 (£2.05),  Lettuce Little Gem (£2.05), Spring Onion White Lisbon (£2.20), Spinach Shamish (£2.65) and Tomato Moneymaker (£2.40).

“Like everyone else, vegetable gardeners are on the look-out for better value for money, and we feel this new range will be appreciated by those with large gardens or allotments,” said the company’s David Turner.  “This makes growing from seed even better value for money”.

Mr Fothergill’s Value Twin Packs are available from Mr Fothergill’s retail stockists nationwide and online via the links below:

The new exhibition vegetable seed range from Mr Fothergill’s

February 6th, 2014 | News, The vegetable garden | 0 Comments

Beetroot Pablo F1 from the new range of vegetable seeds from Mr Fothergill'sMr Fothergill’s has launched a range of seed of vegetables suitable for exhibition work.  The 16 varieties chosen for the collection are all highly regarded by gardeners who like to grow with the show bench in mind.

The company believes many more vegetable growers are becoming interested in showing their produce.  “Growing for showing is becoming increasingly popular, often with gardeners who just want to enter the spirit of their local show and compete with their friends for fun,” says the company’s Ian Cross.

Mr Fothergill’s stresses, however, these are not giant vegetables, with the exception of Pumpkin Atlantic Giant, but normal sized varieties specially chosen for their shape, uniformity and all-round quality.  And if the crops produced do not make it to the local horticultural show, the varieties chosen have the advantage of great flavour, so will be welcome in the kitchen.

Each packet has its own distinctive style, and all the varieties are displayed in a block on Mr Fothergill’s seed stands in retail outlets and garden centres around the UK.

The carefully chosen exhibition vegetable seed selection includes  Runner Bean Benchmaster, Onion Vento F1, Beetroot Pablo F1 (pictured here) and Leek Cairngorm F1 which are also available online via the website.