Potato Day on Saturday 22 February makes potatoes a ‘must grow’ for many a local gardener!
With over 30 varieties of seed potato, some organic, sold individually at 15p per tuber, SE Essex Seed Potato Day on Saturday 22 February gives local gardeners the chance to buy seed potatoes by the tuber, meaning anyone with enough space for a potato grow-bag, or an entire allotment plot, can get started as soon as the weather improves!
SE Essex Organic Gardeners’ Secretary, Carole Shorney, said: ‘Whether your garden is large or small, the taste of home-grown, freshly dug potatoes is a taste hard to beat.”
At the event, visitors can buy seed potatoes by the tuber and learn all about growing them with tips from the members, plus some onion sets at £1.40 per pound.
Care is taken to source from UK suppliers, not for jingoistic reasons but to reduce the spread of the pathogen, brown rot, from mainland Europe.
SE Essex Seed Potato Day will take place at 47 Fairfax Drive, Southend-on-Sea SS0 9AG (corner of Fairfax Drive and Prittlewell Chase) between 10.00am and 2.00pm.
Admission is FREE, with refreshments available on the day.
Call 01702 201914 for more information or visit http://www.seeog.org.uk/ for updates.