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OT re: 'Seedy Saturday' at the RBG

Posted by wendy2shoes z6 S ON (My Page) on
Thu, Feb 19, 09 at 23:43

Ok..Scottish heritage, and a Dutch husband, so the frugal genes are present and dominant. I can't see paying ten dollars a head for the opportunity to buy heritage seeds (or whatever) from vendors. Smack me down if I'm wrong. Has anyone been to one of these events (at the RBG)? "Royal Botanical Garden".


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RE: OT re: 'Seedy Saturday' at the RBG

Maybe the RBG is charging a fee for their premises. I've been to the ones held here in Ottawa and there is no entrance fee. Not only do we get seed vendors, but there is a seed swap (you put your packets down and pick up ones you wish), and free lectures to help you with your gardening. I remember taking one on growing garlic,complete with handouts and a question&answer period; and there are people selling things made from garden products e.g. cosmetics - I even got some wild salmon once! I don't think I would attend if there was a fee - maybe 5 dollars but ten dollars seems like a lot.


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RE: OT re: 'Seedy Saturday' at the RBG

Never been to RBG...but have always wanted to go. My neighbour went a couple of years ago and loved it! They are seniors just starting out in the garden. They bought some tubers called 'wonderful plant' and asked if I knew of them. I didn't...but googled them. Turns out they were 4 o'clocks. They paid quite a bit for the tubers... Odd that they were mislead??? All in all they enjoyed themselves there but didn't go back.


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