We’re planning our first Potato Day, which will be held at Newsome Scout Hall on Saturday 3rd March 2012. So if you want to grow some potatoes next year, you’ll be able to come and choose your own at our event. There will be lots of different varieties of seed potato on offer, so you can try whatever you have the space for (instead of having to buy a whole bag of just one type).
We’ll be selling individual varieties for 10p each. If there’s a type of potato that you’d really like to grow, please let us know soon and we might be able to get you some for our Potato Day.
We’re very grateful to the West Yorkshire Organic Group for helping us to plan the event. We’ll be buying our seed potatoes from their own Potato Day, which is held in Saltaire each February. For those of you who were impressed with the Bonnie potatoes at Stirley Farm this year, you’ll be interested to know that they came from the same source.
We’d like lots of you to grow some potatoes next year – so that we can all share the experience of growing the same crop and see how we get on with the different varieties. We’ll look forward to hearing what grew well and what tasted good. We hope you’ll join in.
We have a special fondness for the humble potato. Potatoes were the first crop we planted at our community allotment in 2010, and the first crop that we planted at Stirley Farm in 2011. So what better for 2012 than our first Potato Day?