The Land Trust of Bucks County is hosting its annual community-wide seed swap on Saturday, Jan. 27th from 10am -2pm at the Plumsteadville Grange. The Grange is located at 5901 Easton Rd, Pipersville, PA 18947.
Seed swapping is a longtime tradition amongst gardeners. People have been trading seeds since crops were first raised, often as part of an annual harvest celebration. “By trading seed, you are able to develop and diversify your seed supply,” said Dave Johnson, Executive Director of the Land Trust Bucks County. “It’s also a great way to meet other local gardeners and start a dialog about horticulture and share the wealth of your own growing efforts.”
One of the great benefits of attending a local seed swap is that you get seed from plants that have survived your region’s growing conditions,” Johnson said. “It’s locally adapted seed, which should bring good yields for you. If you buy fresh seeds every year from a garden center, catalogue or other supplier, you know the costs can quickly add up. Saving your own seeds and trading them with others is completely free, other than taking a little time in the process.”