What to do in May

  • Earth up potatoes
  • Sow beans, courgettes and squash
  • Plant out tender seedlings after the last frost

More things to do this month:
>> Gardeners World
>> Royal Horticultural Society

Upcoming Events

Sat 15 JunTwyford and Ruscombe Horticultural Association Summer Show
Wed 19 JunTalk: My Greenhouse Year
Mon 01 JulTalk: Growing vegetables in small gardens

More events >>

Reading Town Meal

Keep an eye out for the next date for the biggest lunch in Reading. Read more >>

Time to start sowing

We're planning a couple of real-world seed swaps, but you can still get seeds from our postal swap service . Read more >>

What is RFGN?

Reading Food Growing Network aims to:

  • Promote locally grown food in Reading
  • Enable sharing of resources and purchasing capacity between food growers in Reading e.g. seed & manure purchase or plant swaps
  • Facilitate the exchange of information and ideas
  • Provide advice and support to new and existing growers
  • Promote the expansion of sustainable local food production
  • Celebrate local food together at the Reading Town Meal and other events

Join RFGN today

Members get discounts at Suttons Seeds. RFGN is also a group member of Garden Organic with a range of member benefits including discounts on seeds.

See the Directory of Suppliers for details of our discount schemes.

We also run a seed swap, which can be booked for events. See the Seed Swap page for more info.