Tomato plant sale this weekend

At this time of year, we’d normally be running our fund-raising Plant Sale and eager queues of gardeners would be lining up to stock their veg plots. Sadly this isn’t the case in 2020, but a few lucky people can still get some plants.

Our member Bob Mercer has been busily raising seeds for the Society, and they now need to go to new homes. Bob will put his plants out in the pull-in for Yawl Farm from 10am on Saturday 16th, with an honesty box for the Food Bank. We suggest a donation of £1 per pot for this worthy local cause. Get them while you can – anything left over on Sunday evening will go on the compost heap – so don’t miss out!

There will be 50-60 plants in all – 20-30 Shirley toms, similar Rose de Berne, plus other such as his own JB tomatoes (small cherries), plus a few cucumbers, chillis and aubergines. These are on a first come-first served basis, so please leave some for other people! As usual, the tomatoes are bigger and better grown than most at this time of year – about 15 inches tall (and supported).

We hope not to see a swarm of people, but a steady trickle of socially distanced but happy plant hunters! Yawl Farm is on the right hand side of the B3165 going towards Hunter’s Lodge – look for the curved stone wall.

If you plan to walk from Uplyme, please take care on the road – the traffic can be intimidating on some stretches.

With best wishes from the committee, and hoping to see you at an event in the not too distant future.