Bumped into some old friends I hadn't seen for a few years, had a catch up with people from other allotments, and even from our allotment, which is odd, but I work shifts and sometimes have the whole place to myself!
I remember the first Seed Swap, it was very "Island-ish and Traa de loor", some signed in, everyone just threw their packets of seeds in a heap on the table and went to catch up with people they haven't seen for years/ages/days, grabbed a drink and finally got round to looking at the seeds! These days, it's a bit more organised, althought last year I did notice that we may not have paid much attention to whether we'd put our seeds in the right boxes, because I remember someone checking the goodies and announcing that something wasn't a brassica and then sorting out all the boxes.....you'll notice that the unknowns either go into a "Random" box, or just put on the table to sort themselves out! It's laid back and works well for us!
|my friends ran away from the camera!|
|a runaway, still hiding!|
|Me & Jan, hadn't seen her for about 3 years!|
This year I was organised ......... I even had a mental list of things wanted/needed, told my significant other to make sure I didn't come back with too much, a bag that I wasn't going to lose and raffle prizes brought along!
It doesn't take Sherlock Holmes to work out that my plan went out the window! To start with, there were no strawberries and I think I got the only bag of potatoes. But there were some herbs and tomatoes, but then I got carried away with the exotics!
|I'm not sure all these herbs were on the list....|
|Only the potatoes & tomatoes on my list!|
|I got carried away with "interesting"|
|and these were just plain bizarre!|
|splashed out on some new gloves too!|
Well, as they say, curiousity kills the cat!