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Antonio Loves Franchi Seeds

The RHS Chelsea Flower Show is the most prestigious and renowned horticultural event in the world and Franchi Seeds – the world’s oldest family run seed company and largest supplier producer of local varieties produced in their home regions selling in the UK, attended this years show.

Franchi Seeds are Slow Food UK approved. They have a mix of regional and traditional varieties with provenance from Edible Flowers and Organic, to their Eden Project Mediterranean Biome inspired seed range. These varieties recognised under the RHS ‘Perfect for Pollinators’ marquee as well as their traditional Franchi branded vegetables, herbs and flowers. Franchi Seeds are my brand of choice this month; using their vast variety of seeds it is possible to take Italian vegetables from the seed to the plate to recreate the recipes in my book ‘Vegetables’.

Living in cities like London, outdoor space is a luxury. Franchi Seeds have created the perfect solution – The Windowsill Garden is a selection of ready to go herbs and plants created for the boom in indoor gardening and it is unique in the marketplace. It currently offers basil, flat leaf parsley, coriander, peppermint and chilli ‘Etna’.

Thank you to everyone who entered the Franchi Seeds Competition. I want to congratulate the 10 winners of the Windowsill Garden, the winners are:

Helen Cochrane, Paula Semanova, Lesa Cross, Luke Forde, Barbara Ibanez, Carlo Marensi, Martin Scarff, Jo E, Dave G and Margaret W.