Category Archives: Get Growing

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!

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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

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.