Mr Fothergill’s is delighted to announce that its cutting-edge range was awarded for quality, innovation and environmental sustainability. This year, the winner of the RHS Chelsea Garden Product of the Year 2018 is Mr Fothergill’s Optigrow seeds which competed for the prestigious title with 11 eclectic finalists.
The judging panel for Product of the Year including Deborah Meaden and Peter Seabrook
The judges said: ‘In a world where we are trying to remove the use of chemicals, this unique non-chemical process naturally prepares seeds for more successful sowing. Anything that removes disappointment in seeds germination it to be welcomed.’
Mr Fothergill’s Retail Marketing Manager, Ian Cross, said: ‘We are very pleased that Optigrow was recognised by the judges. Seed priming has been used in professional growing for many years but launch of this range marks a real step change in the seed market. It presents the professional and hobby gardener alike with genuine and valuable performance benefits. It is the most exciting development for home gardeners since the introduction of F1 hybrid seed varieties. ‘