Do you have half-used packets of vegetable, fruit or salad seeds left over from this year’s planting? Commercial vegetable seeds often come in packets that are just too large for the space most of us have available, and you can only eat so many runner beans! Some will keep until next year, but not all seeds store well.
Our seed swap event will make sure your seeds go to a good home, and you can pick up something new and exciting in exchange. Saving your own seeds and swapping them can help you to grow and source local foods, and could also save you a bit of money! Simply bring along any leftover seeds, and take others away. All free of charge.
Joining us in the afternoon (12p-3pm) are some independent local farmers from Falkland. They’ll be sharing their experience of setting up as farmers growing vegetables in Fife organically and seasonally, and are happy to offer advice.
Seed Swap Top Tips:
- Label your donated seeds – The key information is type, variety, sow-by year (or year collected if saved seed)
- Saved seed is very welcome – often these are tried and tested varieties suited to local soil
- If you have a lot of seeds of one type, it is helpful if they are in many small packets rather than one big one!
- Have an idea for what you’re looking for in exchange – and save a space in the garden for it
- Though we are mainly swapping seeds for edible plants, we will also welcome insect-friendly or companion plants
- Sets are welcome too (onions, shallots etc), as are potatoes and labelled seedlings
Saturday 7th March, 10am – 4pm, High Street Hub, 254a High Street, Kirkcaldy, Tel. 01592 858458 email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Seed Swap is the first event in our March “Make Do and Mend” Saturday events, and is part of Pass-It-On-Week, a national campaign running from 7th – 15th March, dedicated to encouraging people to get involved in re-use activity of all shapes and sizes.|