Grow for Reading Town Meal

We have been awarded funding by Tesco's Bags of Help, and are using it for a "Grow for Reading Town Meal" campaign.

For our campaign, we are going to focus on a small range of easy-to-grow vegetables. We'll supply free tubers, set, seeds or seedlings to anyone who wants to grow for Reading Town Meal. We'll send out regular emails with tips and advice during the year. And at the end of the season we hope that there will be lots of lovely food to contribute to the Town Meal.

If you would like to be involved, please contact or complete the sign-up form.

The vegetables we've chosen are:Seed potatoes, beans and seed packets

  • potatoes: We will supply Lady Balfour seed potatoes for maincrop and Charlotte seed potatoes to grow in containers
  • onions: We will supply Sturon onion sets
  • green beans: We will supply seeds of Cobra and Eva climbing beans, and Borlotto and Saxa dwarf beans
  • squash: we will supply seedlings of Butternut Waltham, Orange Hokkaido (Red Kuri) and Sweet Dumpling.
  • beetroot: we will supply seeds of Boltardy and Cylindra
  • salad leaves: we will supply seeds for Asian leaves, Lettuce and Rocket
  • radish: we will supply seeds of Cherry Belle, French Breakfast 2 and Eiszapfen