SEED SWAP AND POTATO DAY – 2021
Due to Covid-19, the annual seed swap and potato day held at the MacRobert Hall has been cancelled. Instead, members of the seed swap mailing list have pre-ordered potato tubers etc and these will be picked up in the community garden in early March. An email will be sent to the mailing list in late Feb to advise of pick up dates and times.
If you have not managed to order, there may be a few left over so please email firstname.lastname@example.org to enquire.
SEED SWAP AND POTATO DAY – 2020
What is the Seed Swap? come and exchange locally grown, traditional variety vegetable and flower seeds – the FREE seeds are available for you to take away whether you have managed to save any or not
What is the Potato Day? 28 different varieties of unusual heritage and/or organic potatoes for sale
£2/entry/children FREE: Refreshments will be provided by the Cromar Senior Citizens.
There will be activities for children, a cooking workshop and talks/workshops. We will be selling garlic, onion sets and shallots for you to grow.
Have you Saved Seed This Year???
Please pick up some FREE seed envelopes at the following venues (ENVELOPES WILL BE AVAILABLE IN THESE VENUES FROM LATE JANUARY 2020):
- Tarland Toy Shop and Post Office
- Spider on a Bicycle, Aboyne
- No.1 Scott Skinner Square, Banchory
- Deeside Deli & Garden Shop, Ballater
- Alford Community Campus
Put the seed that you have saved into the envelopes and bring along to the seed swap.
Please write on the seed envelopes – the more info the better, to let other gardeners know why you want to share this seed (date saved, type of vegetable or flower and variety, location seed saved, useful growing tips or characteristics (eg. colour, size, hardiness).
How many seeds should I put in??? It’s up to you but don’t overfill, fewer is probably better as more people will have a chance to take a packet and try out your seed. See rough guide below:
- Pepper/ aubergine/tomatoes/courgette/pumpkin/squash – 10
- Cucumber – 15
- Beans/Peas – 30
- Brassicas – 40
- Spinach/beetroot – 50
- Carrots/lettuce/radish – one teaspoon
- Parsnips/onions/leeks – couple of teaspoons
Please make sure that you have not saved seed from F1 varieties and that the seeds are dry. For information about how to save and store seed please see: www.gardenorganic.org.uk/seed-saving-guidelines
If you have any unused commercially produced seed that you no longer need, why not bring that along as well, so it does not go to waste!
To find out more about forthcoming workshops or to book a place, please email: email@example.com