As part of our efforts to encourage people to grow their own food we have,for the past 4 years , held a seed and plant swop stall at the Hexham Farmers Market in May. Our 2013 stall is being planned for early June and we would appreciate any surplus seedlings – vegetable, fruit or flower – for the stall.
Despite the unseasonal weather now is the time to plant seeds, especially if you have access to a green house,- if not then just on the windowsill. Even if you have no cover, hardy veg such as peas or broad beans can be sown in pots and left outside in a sheltered place to germinate in time for the stall. Please sow a few extra and bring them along to the stall to swop for others . Even experienced gardeners will find something unusual to swop with !
The exact date will be finalised at the next regular TT meeting and we will be asking for volunteers to help – in the meantime watch this space and sow some seeds !