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Maiden Newton Potato Day

When? 23 February 2019
Where? Dorchester

  • Maiden Newton Potato Day
  • Maiden Newton Potato Day

Maiden Newton Allotments Association is holding its sixth Annual Potato Day on Saturday 23rd February. In what has become a popular annual event, Maiden Newton Village Hall will open its doors between 10.30am and 2.00pm to welcome all keen gardeners, be they allotment veterans, experienced enthusiasts or complete novices who would like to talk to some experts, find helpful advice and share tips on all things gardening.

You can buy your spuds by the single tuber if you only have a small plot, although an amazing range of over 60 varieties of seed potatoes will be available. Far more than just potatoes will be on offer, though. In fact, this event could kick-start your gardening year with almost everything you need. 700 varieties of heritage and heirloom seeds, many varieties of onion sets and shallots, together with some unusual tubers, rhubarbs, artichokes and dahlias will all appeal to anyone wanting to get stuck in to their kitchen garden. Lots of herb plants will be available this year too and if fruit is more to your taste, there will be a range of raspberry varieties and soft fruit (including the new Pinkcurrant) as well as almond, mulberry, peach, apple, nectarine and quince trees.

Admission is free, plenty of refreshments will be on hand and local arts and craft stalls will be taking part too. And if you feel up to it, why not enter the potato-in-a-bag, sunflower, and pumpkin competitions? Take the seeds away and come back in August to have your results weighed and measured at our Village Produce Show.

For more information ring Charles Le Vay on 01300 320974

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