North Devon seed swap moves to Hartland for its 10th anniversary

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By rusticv | Monday, February 25, 2013, 13:28

The North Devon Seed Swap is taking place this Sunday, 3rd March at a new venue, in The Small School, Hartland.

Every year the Seed Swap gives gardeners in North Devon the opportunity to exchange seeds and plants, discover new varieties of vegetables and flowers, and share their enthusiasm for growing great food locally.

Even new gardeners can pick up some free seed to get started - seed-saving enthusiasts will be on hand to give advice, so that you can return next year with seeds of your own to pass on. And for experienced growers it's a chance to make sure their favourite varieties, and especially plants that grow well in Devon conditions, find a wider audience.

From old local varieties like peas Glory of Devon and Veitch's Western Express, to "exotics" like achocha, yacon and tomatillo, there's usually something to suit any gardener's taste.

Organiser Rob Meredith said: "In recent years our incredible heritage of vegetable varieties has been reducing, especially those local cultivars adapted to our climate and soils, so the long-term aim of this event is to preserve and grow these varieties once more and enjoy their great flavour. And remember you can eat all your mistakes!"

The seed swap starts at 11.30am and goes on until 3.30pm on Sunday, 3rd March at The Small School, Hartland. Cakes and refreshments will be provided by the Small School.

For further details please contact Rob Meredith on 01409 254450 or visit the website - http://devonseeds.wordpress.com

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