LERRYN AND DISTRICT PRODUCE ASSOCIATION
Monday 11th March 2013
We’re keeping our fingers crossed for some sunny days this month so we can enjoy working in our gardens without trickles of rain dripping down our necks!
Our in-house expert says that it’s a good time to….…take cuttings of woody herbs like rosemary or sage by pulling off a sprig or a ‘heel’ from the main stem and simply poke them straight into pots of compost.…also, plant individual cloves of garlic spaced 6inches apart with the tip just below the surface to hide them from hungry birds.
This is our annual call to arms - a reminder to ask everyone to plant some extra seedlings to bring on in time for the Plant Sale and Coffee Morning on May 18th.
Any plants you can donate to the sale will be most gratefully received. The Plant Sale raises much-needed funds to help the Annual Produce Show return year after year. The Annual show is a vibrant and traditional much-loved village event, so your plant donations for the Sale are very much appreciated.
Do come along and enjoy some delicious home-made refreshments, catch up with friends, swop gardening tips and take home a bargain plant!
Each year the Village School takes on a challenge to compete for the George Keast Memorial Shield; this year their theme is to grow a bumper crop of Strawberries – grown in a pot. We wish them lots of luck in their endeavours.
More competition categories for the Produce Show will be announced over the coming weeks, but meanwhile, get some pre-show practice in by growing a few extra plants to donate to the Plant Sale!
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
18th May - Plant Sale and Coffee Morning
3rd August - Annual Produce Show