ARCHIVE: May 2012
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 til 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. You could also save a bit of money! Simply bring along any leftover seeds, and take others away. All free of charge.
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)