Sharing and Swapping
Plant and see swaps.
Getting together with your friends and neighbours to share your seeds and ‘weeds’ (any plant that pops up in the wrong place and you don’t want) can save you all money and mileage.
Most established gardens will spawn seedlings from the resident plants. These will end up on the compost heap if no home is found for them so potting a few up to swap with others is a low cost way of sharing your enthusiasm.
Seeds and seedlings from last year’s plants generally only cost a little effort but if you are planning to share bought seeds it is a good idea to start the ball rolling in the winter – that way, as a group you can agree who buys which seeds and avoid duplication.
Sharing your enthusiasm
If you like to visit gardens and garden centres, being in touch with other local growers gives you the opportunity to share a car as well as your enthusiasm by arranging to go along together. Find out more on our transport pages,
The Master Gardener programme trains and supports experienced gardeners sp that they can support novice and new gardeners close to where they live. If you would like to volunteer as a Master Gardener or find out if help is available on your patch please check the Master Gardener website or call Rick Aron on telephone 07584 474779