National Potato Day – Jan 27th

PotatoTrailerCelebrate the UK’s 20th National Potato Day on January 27th this year. Garden Organic (the UK’s national charity for organic gardening and founder of the event) is holding a ‘Potato Day’ at Ryton Gardens, near Coventry.

Visitors will have their pick of more than 100 varieties of seed potato, many of them organic, non-GMO or heritage varieties. Garden Organic’s Heritage Seed Library promotes the diversity of many native potato and other vegetable varieties.

A full programme of activities, including tastings a Heritage Seed Library swap and talks by celebrity gardeners, is available here. Garden Organic isn’t the only organisation that holds potato-themed events, so keep an eye out for something happening in your area – or plan your own for next year!

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