The concept of Potato Day is simple - armed with a list, a pencil & some bags, choose as little as just one tuber of any number of varieties - not forgetting to label each variety - or buy larger bags of single varieties.
At Potato Day February 2013, 2014 & 2015, Glasgow Allotments Forum has been joined by Glasgow Local Food Network, whose workshops on topics such as growing potatoes in a bag, composting, 'lasagne' gardening and seed saving as well as a busy seed-swap table added a vibrant atmosphere with everyone getting excited at the prospect of a new growing season. Plot-holders from allotments across the city, community gardeners and gardeners on balconies, in back-courts and private gardens; young and old, all welcome.
This year Potato Day will be held at the Reidvale Neighbourhood Centre, 13 Whitevale Street, Dennistoun Glasgow, G31 1QW Where we will be spreading out over 50 varieties of seed potatoes, potato planter bags, onion and shallot sets, garlic, Kings Seeds, jams and chutneys for sale.
To be honest it's not about volume, but about variety. The subject of Scotland's favourite veg leads to excited discussion about the best for flavour, mash, boiling and blight resistance! Our own in-house 'experts' are on hand to assist and give advice.
After the exertions of selection and attending workshops, a bit of home-baking and a cuppa is provided in the cafe, where the gardening chat continues of course!