Waterman’s Allotments Plant Sale produced a big queue of people on Saturday morning at the site on Reading Road.
Normally the plant sale is in Market Place but this year the Allotment Association decided to host it at the allotments which didn’t affect the sales. There were many varieties of tomatoes to choose from, plus herbs, flowers and many types of vegetables. Dot and Sue offered tea and cake from their shed for visitors with many cakes on offer including Sue’s legendary fruit cake.
Tony Robinson, Site Manager at Waterman’s Allotments said, “It’s gone extremely well today. We had rush of people at 9.45am before it even opened at 10am. A lot of the items that we haven’t sold will be put out on our donations table for next couple of weeks. Some of them are going over to Caversham allotments where we have a partnership with. Two or three of the plot holders produced 75% of the plants; Mick and Tony do a fantastic job every year. It takes them right the way through winter in their greenhouses. The lettuces and the courgettes have been really popular and we probably sold 300 tomato plants and a lot of rhubarb which we were selling for £1.50 a bundle.”