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CARE Suffolk Seed Swap 2023

Back for a third year, and our seed swap basket will be available for longer!

Swapping seeds with friends and other gardeners in your neighbourhood is a great way to increase the variety of what you grow, share spare seeds (whether bought or saved yourself), as well as a good opportunity to exchange gardening tips and planting plans.

In preparation for the growing season ahead the seed swap basket will be available inside St Mary’s Church, Flowton from 1st March to 15th April! Visit and browse through the basket at your own leisure.

Please note that this is not on the stall by the corner of the church, but inside the main building.

There may also be a small selection of plants available with a tub for donations.

1. Bring your extra seeds

Swap in date: excess packets, unwanted varieties, self-saved seed, magazine packets, and even partially used packets.

If you don’t have any seeds to swap, there will also be a box for a small donations. All monies will be shared equally between CARE Suffolk and St Mary’s Church in Flowton.

2. Pick your new seeds

Choose seeds from the selection we and others have made available, and use some of the small envelopes also available if you don’t need an entire packet. There will be a few pens for you to copy any notes over on to the envelopes.

Does anyone use 1000 carrot seeds?

3. Grow your new seeds

Enjoy the opportunity to grow a new variety of your favourite, or a new type of plant entirely.

Perhaps even save some of the seed to swap next year!