By Meg Elphee
THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO CAME TO OUR SEED PACKING DAY. WE HUGELY APPRECIATED THE INTERESTING CONVERSATIONS, THE CONVIVIAL BANTER, SELKIRK BANNOCK , AND OF COURSE THE 2000 BEAUTIFULLY PACKED SEED PACKETS! WE WILL MAKE SURE THEY ALL GO TO A GOOD HOME…
If like me you are feeling something amiss in this most dreich month of January can I suggest it’s the great outdoors you long for? I am itching to get back on the allotment, to be covered in dirt and properly bone-tired from digging, instead of mouse-clicking. What keeps me going is a remembrance of one blissful moment in the warm sun, a stolen summer’s morning leaning on a rickety bench with my flask of tea, listening to the hum of the pollinators enjoying those blooming plants on the cusp of going to seed. And that reminds me, here at Fife Diet HQ we are sitting on an abundance of seeds. All we need are some bumble-like workers to come and help us pack them.
Are you free on Monday January 27th? If so, head to the Meeting Room at Old Station House in Burntisland, where we will feed and water you. We shall recreate that sorely missed allotment vibe in a warmer and drier environment. Listen to soft music and good growing banter whilst you pack our little friends into bags, ready for the Seed Kist (our treasure chest of joy that springs up all over Scotland) and new season planting. Feel free to boast about your huge marrows of summers past and plot and plan the coming months. Fergus will be here to offer advice and provide sustenence and reassurance to those in need.
We’ll even let you take a few packets home with you! Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are able to come, so our Fergus knows how much food to prepare. Here are those details again:
PLACE: Old Station House, Burntisland. For a map see here
DATE: Monday 27th January
What a beautiful thing to grow your own. If you can’t wait another minute, here‘s a little blog about regrowing from plants you’ve already eaten. Let me know below if you have any success, as I have only ever ended up with slimey tubers!