25th May 2024

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Swap your seeds this spring

Swap your seeds this spring

Gardeners have the chance to swap seeds and snap up some bargain plants at a community garden this month.

Kettering's Green Patch is holding its spring Plant Sale and Seed Swap on Saturday 18 May from 10am to 1pm.

People can bring along any spare seeds they no longer need and swap for new ones – including vegetables, salad, herbs and flowers.

Kettering Town Council is funding the swap from its biodiversity budget with a grant of just over £100.

Mark Rowley, chair of Kettering Town Council's Finance and Governance Committee, said: "We are really pleased to be able to support the seed swap at The Green Patch this spring. This is a fantastic opportunity to give your garden a boost and we are looking forward to seeing the results of what's grown.

"Adding plants to your garden is such a good way of boosting biodiversity in the town – and a great way of growing some food as well."

Cliff Lambert, Green Patch gardener, said: "We want as many people as possible to get out and enjoy their gardens this year, boosting biodiversity and growing some delicious food. This is a really good way of getting budget-friendly locally-grown vegetable seedlings and herbs.

"We will also be on hand to offer advice and support for anyone who needs some help with gardening tips."

Find The Green Patch on the corner of Margaret Road and Valley Walk, Kettering NN16 OLU

Posted: Fri, 10 May 2024 11:05 by Emma Dezelu

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