Category Archives: Get Growing

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.

FEBRUARY 21

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

Apple Pressing Saturday 18 October at Falcondale Road Allotments

SusWoT will be at the National Trust apple pressing event which runs from 11am to 3pm.   We will also be showing off one of our wormeries and selling overwintering broad beans seeds very cheap to plant in the next month.

Bring along some apples and go home with some tasty, fresh juice. Don’t forget to bring a bottle with you!

Have a go at making your own juice with the National Trust. Find out how to use a scratter before flexing your muscles with the press!

For more information please email Nicole at nicole.daw@nationaltrust.org.uk or find us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/LeighWoodsNT or http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/leigh-woods

Enter The Westbury-on-Trym Village Show Sat 6 September

SusWoT has its own category at the Village Show this year.  There are three SusWoT Categories at the village show.  You will need to enter by 5pm on Tuesday 2 September, Entry Information is here.

Class  TITLE
 91 Plant or Produce Grown from SusWoT Seeds or Plants  Open to All
 92 My First Plant or Produce  New Gardener
 93  Vegetarian Dish (sweet or savoury) where the main ingredient is home grown  Maximum Diameter 8″

Good luck.

The Chinese may think that 2012 was the

The Chinese may think that 2012 was the year of the dragon, but this video claims it was the year of the slug – http://ow.ly/gqWCA

July edition of SusWoT newsletter published

The July edition of the SusWot Quarterly newsletter has been published.

March Edition of SusWoT newsletter published

The March edition of the SusWot Quarterly newsletter has been published.

Get Growing Open Garden Day Sat 11th June

SusWot is joining Bristol’s Get Growing Open Garden Day on Saturday 11th June when some of Bristol’s vegetable growers are opening their gates to the public. Alex Dunn, the chair of SusWot is opening his garden at 47 Abbey Road W-O-T from 10am to 5pm.  It’s a chance to meet some SusWot members, buy some Tomato plants or just check out the opposition for Westbury on Trym Flower show!  There are rumours of refreshments!