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Time to trim the fruit bushes…

Pruning is probably one of those job you put off….surely it’s better to leave it be than chop the wrong thing off, right!?….think again! Pruning is actually necessary for the optimum health and yield of fruit trees and once you know what you’re doing it’s easy pea-sy (had to get a veg pun in there somewhere!)
If you’re not sure what pruning is or how to do it we’ll be pruning our Veg on the Edge fruit trees on Wednesday 19th February at 1pm meeting at the Baker Beds site (far end of Caroline Street). Come and join us to find out more about:
  • 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!
You’re welcome to bring your own tools but we’ll have a supply too.
If you’re already a dab hand at pruning and just fancy helping us out then you’re more than welcome to join us too!
If you can’t make the date but are interested in joining our friendly and informal community food growing group we meet up regularly throughout the year. Find out more here
Group pic

Seed Swap 8th February!

With spring just around the corner it’s time to stock up on your seeds for the growing season ahead!

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!

Coming soon to Saltaire Festival…

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.

 

Veg on the Edge at Nordish!

Nordish has reopened in Saltaire and by heck it’s been worth the wait – it offers a combination of Nordic recipes and very local Yorkshire ingredients!

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 on the Baker Beds

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!