West Yorkshire Organic Group Potato Day

16 February 2013 10:00 - 16 February 2013 14:00

Exhibition Building, Exhibition Road, Saltaire,Shipley,BD18 3LQ
 

The 2013 WYOG Potato Day is shaping up to be the best yet.

With over fifty varieties to choose from (most are organic) there are potatoes to suit all needs and tastes.

After last year's atrocious weather many people's potato crops were the hardest hit, if not by slugs then by blight, so of particular note are the Sárpo varieties that we have on offer. These potatoes, bred by the Sárvari Trust, are the most naturally blight resistant varieties available - so if blight was a problem for you last year why not give them a try?

West Riding Organics will be selling their Moorland Gold organic compost, local permaculture specialists Those Plant People will be on hand with advice and goods for sale and well known organic gardener Jack First will be promoting his new book "Hot Beds – how to grow early crops using an age-old technique". After all that you'll probably breed a cuppa, so there will be a café with drinks and cakes to keep you going.

Admission is FREE!, tubers are 15p each (and you can buy them singly if you want to try lots of different varieties)
We look forward to seeing you there!

Potato Day 2013 will be held on:
Saturday 16th February, 10am – 2pm
Exhibition Building
Exhibition Road
Saltaire
Shipley
BD18 3LQ



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