On Saturday February 7th we again had wonderful support for our annual seed swap. A continual stream of people of all ages and interests came into the Methodist Hall and went away with seeds, potatoes, newsletters and renewed enthusiasm for the start of the growing season. There was a buzz of conversation around coffee tables as old friendships were renewed and new ones made. It was particularly good to welcome some enthusiastic new supporters. One of these, Ellis, brought some New Zealand yams (Oxalis tuberosa), tiny tubers with a tangy lemon flavour. He even had some freshly roasted ones for us to sample, and several people took some away to try growing them this year.
Don’t forget when you start germinating your seeds, to keep some spare seedlings for our Seedling Swap on May 9th.