Here’s some information on local Potato Days and Seed Swap events over the coming weeks. Details from the Potato Days website.
Courtens Garden Centre in Whiteparish is holding its’ “Potato Days” on Saturday and Sunday February 8th & 9th. Over 40 varieties of potatoes sold loose, also onion sets, garlic, broad or runner beans all sold loose.
Saturday, 1st February 2014 – 10.30am-2.30pm
Urchfont Potato Day, The Village Hall, Urchfont, Nr. Devizes, SN10 4QU
Urchfont Garden Society and Pennard Plants – Entry £1 includes first tea/coffee & biscuit.
Southampton Seed Swap is on Sunday 9th February between 11am and 3.30pm at the Solent University Conference Centre, Sir James Matthews Building, 157-187 Above Bar Street, Southampton SO14 7NN. For directions click here.
This is the 8th Southampton Seed Swap and there promises to be lots of stalls etc., a great place to pick up heritage varieties you can no longer buy commercially.
Sunday, 9th February 2014, 10.00am-3.00pm
Frome Potato Day and Seed Swap, The Cheese & Grain, Market Yard, Justice Lane,
Frome BA11 1BE. Organised by Sustainable Frome in conjunction with Vallis Veg.
Thursday 13th February 2014, 4.00pm-8.00pm
Pop-Up Allotment Shop and Potato Day
St Paul’s Church Hall
Chippenham, SN15 1PS
Organised by Chippenham Garden & Allotment Society, Free admission, refreshments
Saturday 15th February 2014, 10.00am-2.00pm
Codford Potato Day, Codford Village Hall, Codford, Warminster BA12 0LD.
Codford Horticultural Society and Pennard Plants. Refeshments.
Sunday 23rd February 2014, 10.00am -2.00pm
Ramsbury Potato Day, Ramsbury Memorial Hall, High Street, Ramsbury SN8 2PB. Ramsbury Horticultural society & Pennard Plants
Sunday, 9th March 2014, 10.30am-2.30pm
Damerham Potato Day, Damerham Village Hall, Fordingbridge, Hampshire SP6 3HQ.
Damerham & District Horticultural Society and Pennard Plants
Potato Days are great opportunities to buy cheap seed potatoes – often single tubers available – benefit from the expert advice on hand and meet other gardeners. Why not pop along to one if you have the time?