It’s that time in and around allotments and elsewhere when we’re all looking at what we’re going be planting for next year – already I’ve got my potatoes chitting at home, and have put the first of this years onion sets and broad beans in. But this week I’ve also been offered various swaps and sales from other allotments and community farms, so here’s a list in case you want to take advantage too:
Loxley Valley Community Farm: Which is at the junction of Rodney Hill and Woodstock Road, near Wisewood are offering raspberry canes at £1 each (to raise money for the Community farm) and strawberry runners for a donation. If you’re interested you can go this Saturday and ask for Wendy. http://www.loxleyvalleycommunityfarm.org.uk/
At LEAF on Herries Road on 3rd March the Norwood allotment Society are hosting a seed swap day when you’ll be able to share your surplus seeds from last year (or if you’ve ordered too many this year) for other varieties. You’ll also have chance to join the allotment society there at the time. http://www.leafsheffield.org.uk/wordpress/
Tradebase Community Allotment Project are holding a Spring Fayre on Saturday 3rd March from 11am until 2pm in the Pavilion (next to the Bowling Green in the Park) in Firth Park. There will be refreshments available, and I’d be surprised if you couldn’t pick up the odd plant or two as well.
If you know of any other places that are offering opportunities to swap or sell let me know by commenting on this site – or by e mail. Happy planting.