Valentines Potato Day and Seed Swap 2016!

The Growing Frome Potato Day and Seed Swap will be on Sunday 14th February 2016, from 10am – 3pm, at the Cheese and Grain, Market Yard, Frome, £2 Donation

With everything the keen gardener or allotmenteer needs, the event is the best way to get your gardening year off to a good start!

The will be the Community-run Seed Swap so get your spare seeds and brown envelopes out!

…And don’t forget the talks and workshops

This year you will be able to

  • Join BBC GARDENER OF THE DECADE!! Somerset’s own Kath Crouch for Gardener’s Question Time
  • Learn how to create your own brews with Frome’s very own Thirsty Gardener Nick Moyle. Co-Author of ‘Brew it yourself: Make Your Own Beer, Wine, Cider and Other Concoctions’
  • Find out how to ‘How to grow beautiful roses for your loved ones’ with Monika Ashman from the local Wild Thyme Nursery
  • Join Mary Cross our local willow weaving teacher from Organic Matters, for a Valentines taster session. A Bargain at £10 for 2 hrs, families welcome, booking advised. Contact

Of course we will have the huge range of seed potatoes from Pennard Plants, this year also including several good quality blight resistant varieties (if you want large quantities, you can order them in advance) and hundreds of different types of seed.

As well as heritage varieties, we’ll have organically and locally grown seeds, many unusual and fun varieties (fancy some purple carrots this year? or stripey tomatoes?) and small quantity seed packets (ideal for the frugal gardener).

You can also expect to find onion and garlic sets, fruit bushes and canes, and rhubarb crowns.

We’ll also have some excellent local suppliers of spring bulbs, fragrant and bee-friendly plants, to fill the garden with colour and beauty this year, and a range of meadow flowers suitable for the garden.

Phew! So don’t be a couch potato… come and join us for a day of family fun!!