Chris Smith from Pennard Plants came to Edington Garden Club on Thursday 7th. March to give us a talk on Heritage Vegetables.
Chris was inspired as a young boy by his Grandfather who was a keen gardener and grew many old and flavoursome old varieties of veg.
Showing in Chelsea and many other garden shows, Pennard Plants has developed in a walled garden where many edible plants are grown, fruit, herbs and veg.for seed. Heritage plants have more flavour especially when grown yourself and picked fresh, so grow veg that you cannot buy in the shops.
Chris advised us that growing veg. can be hard work as different seeds need different conditions, be patient and rotate your crops, maybe plant them around your beds or in containers. His advice is not to plant runner beans in the same place each year and did you know there are 100 varieties of potatoes, did them up as soon as they flower and they will be delicious. We were advised to start parsnip seeds on damp kitchen paper in a warm place and water your seeds with warm water.
Get planting to enjoy the wonderful tastes of old.
The next Garden Club meeting will be on the 6th. April when there will be a talk entitled ‘Your Garden – A Paradise for Birds’
Do come, we have some very interesting speakers and trips planned for the summer.
Keep a look out for our notices as the Hall refurbishment is still not complete, maybe we shall be there or again in the Brewery. See you soon.
For more information contact Jacky Hiscock Tel. 01380 830133