Category Archives: 1 Growing and Food

Get Growing Saturday 2 June

SusWoT Get Growing Day

This Saturday 2 June SusWoT has its Get Growing Day at 47 Abbey Road from 12 noon to 5 pm.  The Community Garden on Stoke Lane, behind the Co-op, is also open from 1 pm to 4 pm.

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Some of the Tomatoes on sale tomorrow

SusWoT will be selling tomato plants at 50p each, varieties include Sungold, Alicante, Tumbler (for hanging baskets) and Beefmaster.  There will also be some squash, Cougettes, pumpkins, beans and cucumber plants.  Seeds are available in sensible quantities for coriander, sweetcorn, beetroot, parsnips and more.

Why not come along and get some plants to get growing!

SusWoT Tomato Plants for Sale this Saturday at Westbury Fair

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These tomatoes are now ready to be planted out!
SusWoT will be selling tomato plants at just 50p each at the Westbury Fair on Saturday.  We will be in the Doctors Car Park.  The Fair is open from 11 am until 3:30 pm.  Varieties available include Sungold (the sweet cherry tomato), alicante, shirley and tumbler for hanging baskets.  Despite the weather our plants are ready to be planted out.  We will also have jars of tomato feed.  All plants are suitable for outdoor growing although shirley does prefer life inside.

We will have our usual apple juice available.

We will also have some seeds available in sensible quantities at 50p per packet.  Seeds include borlotti, runner, french climbing beans, coriander, basil, beetroot, squash, and pumpkin.

Potting Along

On Saturday 11 people managed to pot up all the tomatoes, over 1000.

3866 more potting up 2 cropped small Those not shown above were sifting garden compost!

It is planned to use these plants to encourage people to grow their own by selling them at 50p a go at various events in Westbury-on-Trym.

Get Growing: Potting on Tomatoes

This Saturday 21 April we need to pot these:

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Into these

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We have about 800 tomato plants.  We are starting at 1pm on Saturday in Abbey Road and hope to finish by 5pm.  We also need about 200 more pots.  If you have 10cm (3 1/2 inch) pots that is ideal we don’t lreally want ones much larger than that.

If you can help please contact Alex at SusWoT  email suswot2050@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

Can you help SusWoT to get more people to grow their own?

OUR AIM

We aim to help local people start to grow their own.  We have been doing this since 2011.  We try to get people started by providing plants that are ready to be grown on.  We started with tomatoes about 1500 of them! And have since moved on to about a dozen different vegetables.

WHAT WE OFFER

In 2016 we expect to offer the follwoing plants:

  • Tomatoes various varieties
  • Chilis
  • Beans, french, runner, borlotti
  • Squash, butternut
  • Pumpkins
  • Cabbages
  • Cauliflower
  • Herbs, coriander, parsley and others

And the following seeds:

  • Luttuce, various
  • parsnip
  • beans as above and broad

The abaove seeds and plants can be used to enter the Village Show in September.

CAN YOU HELP?

If you would like to help with this project please be in touch.  If you have a greenhouse and could spare a little space that would be fantastic.

Getting Growing

The first seeds were sown on 16 February, about 200 tomato seeds.

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The first are starting to germinate!  When they are about 10cm high these plants will be transplanted to their own little pots.20160221Tomato Seeds germinating

Eat WoT U Grow Lunch 2016

When: Sunday 2 October 2016 12:30 for 1:00 to 3:30pm

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Apples by Crabchick

Where: At The Scout Hut at the top of Great Brockeridge Westbury-on-Trym

The idea behind this annual social community event  is that Matt, a trained ex professional chef, will prepare, cook and serve 50 to 60 inquisitive people a three couse lunch from local season produce.  Although the title suggests you have to grow your own food, this is not a pre-requisite for coming to enjoy the three couse meal.  We will be selling our well accepted apple juice and you are welcome to bring your own wine.

If you do have s surplus of fruit or vegetables let us know and we may be able to use it.

If you would like to come, or have surplus produce or just want to learn more contact us at: suswot2050@gmail.com .

 

 

Village Show

Do come and visit our stall at the Westbury-on-Trym Village show this Saturday, 5th September from 11m-5pm.

  • We will have a new tranport display attempting to make sense of the myriad of alternatives to car travel in the city.
  • Sign up for our locally-sourced community lunch on Sunday 20th September – see the report of our last lunch here.
  • Meet the SusWoT worms as they chill in their 5-star wormery.

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