They’re not one of the most popular vegetables but on Saturday morning at the Henley Allotment Association Plant Sale in Market Place, the sprout plants went quickly!
There were lots of other fruit and vegetable plants for sale too including runner beans, chillis, strawberries and lots of different varieties of tomatoes even purple and green stripey varieties plus rhubarb, herbs and popular flower seedlings including geraniums, sunflowers and marigolds.
The Ways & Means Trust (Greenshoots Garden Centre) in Rotherfield Peppard partnered with the Allotment Association again this year with takings split between them. The charity provides rehabilitation and training for adults with recurring mental ill health or with a learning disability and set up a horticultural therapy unit over twenty years ago. New for this year, the charity were selling freshly laid eggs from the 30 chickens they now have.
Sharon Oldham, an allotment holder at Watermans and who organised the plant sale for the first time this year said, “The weather has been remarkably good this year for growing despite the hot weather at Easter followed by the cold snap which gave many of us a false start and we lost a few things. Since then it has been mild and the recent rain has helped lots of things grow. We use the money raised from this event for maintenance and equipment. This is our biggest fundraiser for the year.”
If you would like to have an allotment, please go to https://www.henleyallotments.com/