National Allotment Week red alert with free seeds


THOMPSON & Morgan is helping National Allotments Week, which lasts until Sunday, with a giveaway of 1,500 packets of new lettuce Intred seed.

The National Allotment Society’s annual awareness week supports the National Society of Allotment and Leisure Gardeners.

Intred, pictured right, is new to the Thompson & Morgan range and won’t be available until next month when it will feature in the 2014 Seed Catalogue.

However, gardeners who can’t wait to get growing this colourful red-hearted “Little Gem” can go to Thompson & Morgan’s website and get one of the free packets by answering a simple question.

Intred is highly unusual in that the red colouring of the leaves runs right through the heart.

Colin Randel, Thompson & Morgan’s vegetable product manager, said: “We already offer 59 different lettuce varieties, and while a number of them have purplish-red outer leaves, none of them have shown the internal colouration of Intred.”

Thompson & Morgan offers a special discount scheme for group orders from allotment associations.

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