Seed Swap

Seed Swap

THE Fifteenth BLETCHLEY
SEED SWAP
to be held on
Saturday 18th February 2023 at Freeman Memorial Methodist Church Hall, Buckingham Rd., Bletchley Milton Keynes MK3 5HH

This is just round the corner from Bletchley Railway Station and about a quarter of a mile from Bletchley Bus Station.

From 10 am – 2pm, hosted by Bletchley Garden Club.

Entrance £1.

Heritage and locally grown seeds.

No seeds to swap?  Packets can be taken away for a suggested donation of 50p.

Gardening advice

Gardeners’ Bring and Buy stall

Book stall           

Plant stall

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Delicious home made cakes and light lunches served.

 

 

For details phone Jan on 01908 372138

 

Why Seed Swaps?

By saving and swapping seeds gardeners help to keep alive the genetic diversity of flowers, herbs and vegetables. They also enjoy the adventure of growing something unusual.

Seed Swaps also can offer varieties that do well in the local environment.

Commercial seed companies must pay a fee to register each seed variety that they sell. Understandably, they choose to sell the seeds that will be most profitable. It is illegal to sell seeds that are not registered on the European or National Seed Lists.

It is also illegal for Seed Swaps to sell seeds as they are not registered, which is why we ask for donations for packets of seeds.

Organised Seed Swaps began in Canada in the 1980s, but gardeners have been swapping seeds informally for centuries.

The first seed swap organised in England was in Brighton, in 2001, and, known as Seedy Sunday it has grown and flourished (rather like the seeds themselves, one hopes!)