Pin back your virtual lug ‘oles me hearties, I have some good news for ye!!
In addition to the ‘main’ event – i.e. Southampton Seed Swap’s annual shenanigans held at the Art House Gallery Cafe, we’ve been invited to hold a Seed Swap stall at Hampshire Potato Day The rub being we can only do the one day – Saturday 25th Jan 2020* (this is for personal reasons – we couldn’t commit to the full weekend).
What is Hampshire Potato Day? I hear you exclaim! Well in my humble opinion, it is one of the best days out a gardenophile can attend! For starters, there are over 100+ different varieties of seed potato to chose from! Then there are the talks (ok mostly spud based, but hey!)
Then there are the stallholders 🙂 Here is a list of those folks who will be there*
Charlton Park Garden Centre: Runner, Broad and French Beans and Pea seeds and Onion and Shallot sets at very competitive prices
Talks – Chris Bird from Sparsholt College , history, modern methods, varieties to choose and as many questions as you care to ask!
Heritage flower and vegetable seed sales – Thomas Etty Esq
Organic Seed – Vegetables, Herbs, Flowers. Many heritage bean seeds – Beans and Herbs
Unusual and edible plants from around the world – Edulis
Perennials, selected for beneficial insects particularly pollinators and sundries from Phoenix Perennial Plants
Herbaceous plants, locally raised lamb, wool and woolen goods – Tufton Smallholding
Advice on everything to do with vegetables – Hampshire Branch of the National Vegetable Society
Alan Wilson, Author of The People’s Potatoes with his new book
Greetings cards with seeds Grow Your own Cards
Advice on blight resistant potatoes Sarpo
Extra virgin olive oil and chilli flavoured olive oils and vinegars – Fattoria il Bell Casolino
Children’s activities run by Friends of Whitchurch Primary School
Refreshments from H’s Coffee Shop
Grandma’s local home made jam, preserves and cakes
All this for only £2 entry fee (ok i need to double check that) , children attend free and get a free coloured potato each!
Venue is fully accessible with plenty of disabled parking spots available & loos.
We look forward to meeting you there 🙂
^ (re stalls mentioned above: there is, of course, the chance that stallholders, will for one reason or another, may not be able to attend.