About Potato Day

Potato Day events are about so much more than just spuds. They still provide the best and widest range of seed potatoes you’ll find, but they now cover all aspects of gardening. Combined with the Seed Swap, where you’ll be able to find all kinds of seeds for a small donation, you can get everything you need in one day - and mostly from local suppliers - in a convivial atmosphere.

In 2019, it will be the tenth year that Frome has had a Potato Day.

About Seed Swaps

Keen gardeners have been saving their seeds and swapping among themselves for ages, but in the last few years, the idea of an event, where people can meet and swap what they’ve saved has really taken off. Not only is it a great way to save money on your gardening, it is also a good place to meet and swap tips and ideas with fellow gardeners.

How it works

If you have seeds that you have saved from your plants, put them in an envelope and label carefully with the type of seed and the variety, as well as the year saved and your name. Add your contact details if you are happy for other growers to contact you to ask about the seeds or request your advice for successful growing.

Bring the envelope(s) to the seed swap, and look for the Seed Swap Table. Hand in your seeds and choose what you want to take away.

If you don’t have seeds

If you don’t have seeds to swap, don’t worry. You can leave a donation at the Seed Swap Table (we suggest 50p per packet) and choose some seeds.

If you can’t find what you want at the seed swap table, there will be hundreds of varieties of seeds, including unusual and heritage varieties, from our commercial stallholders.