- How and when to prune fruit trees
- What tools to use and how to use them
- How to keep your tools sharp and clean….and why this is important!
- what’s growing now and what’s coming up
- events for the year ahead (inc. date of the AGM)
- information about crop rotation and why it’s so important!
Veg on the Edge will have a seed swap stall at the now-famous West Yorkshire Organic Group’s Potato Day in Exhibition Hall, Shipley College, Saltaire on 8th February 10:00-2:00. You can bring us some of your own seeds to swap with ours or donate any extras for us to grow in the community veg beds. If you don’t have any seeds to swap you can still join in the fun and ‘pay as you feel’ for any seeds you fancy!
And while you’re there don’t forget to stock up on your potatoes!
We’ll be at Victoria Hall, Saltaire on Sunday 1st December for the Christmas light switch on.
Our stall will be full of Christmas goodies and stocking fillers – come and say hello!
The switch on event runs from 4pm-7pm and there’ll be a lovely festive choir!
As usual, we’ll be having a stall at the Sunday School gardens (in the Caroline Street car park) on the opening weekend of Saltaire Festival on 14th and 15th September – we hope to see you there! Our other garden sites are also included on the open gardens trail and are worth a forage through.
If you take a wander past the Wash House Gardens over the weekend you’ll be greeted by a feast for the ears (as well as a literal feast from the veg beds!) as there will be lovely music from a three-piece acoustic band feat. Richard Babington, Lisa Mallaghan and Dan McGlade.
In a recent trip to Nordish we found flowers from the Veg on the Edge beds on their Smørrebrød (aka Scandinavian open sandwich) – delicious!
The cafe has a prominent spot in the village on the corner of Caroline Street and Victoria Road and has a small but perfectly formed menu of delightful cakes and delectable sandwiches – it’s definitely worth a visit if you’re passing. Find out more about Nordish here.
If you happen to be in Saltaire when Nordish is closed you can always have a go at your own recipes using Veg on the Edge produce. If you need some inspiration have a look through our recipes.
Saltaire Daily Photo have done another piece about Veg on the Edge – this time it’s about the Baker Beds. The piece includes some lovely photos of the site with the two new beds visible in the background. Read the full article and see all the photos here.
If you fancy a walk around the site the Baker Beds are down at the far end of Caroline Street – there are a couple of benches so you can have a rest in the sun and take in the scenery. While you’re there don’t forget to pick some of the fruit and veg on offer!