Resources

This resources list has been compiled by the Planna Fwyd! Plant Food! working group to help people to grow more food at home. Locations are specific to Machynlleth area.

Gwefan Cymraeg

Potting Compost and Gardening Supplies

The hardware store IG Owen in Machynlleth is open as an essential service.

Opening hours are as usual- Mon- Fri- 8am-5pm, Sat- 8.30am- 3.30pm. They have turned their back car park into a garden centre and they have plenty of seed compost, some seedlings for sale as well as seeds.

Phone number- 01654 702317

Camlan garden centre in Dinas Mawddwy is also open and operates a delivery service. They deliver to Machynlleth every Thursday.

Their website is- http://camlan.cymru/news

Phone number- 01650 531 685


Seeds

For sale locally-

Some seeds are for sale in the hardware store in Machynlleth.

Planna Fwyd! Plant Food! has teamed up with Dyfi Permaculture who are offering and receiving seeds. Email dyfi.permaculture@gmail.com

The majority of the large seed companies seem to have long, indefinite waiting times for their orders.

The company that we recommend right now is ‘Vital seeds’ based in Devon.

They produce high quality, open pollinated, organic seed and they open their shop every day at 9.00 am and then close it when they have enough orders for the day.

If you are early then you should be able to place an order and have it shipped without too much delay.

www.vitalseeds.co.uk

Other seed companies include:

Tuckers https://edwintucker.co.uk/seeds/

The Organic Seed Catalogue https://www.organiccatalogue.com/seeds

Moles – https://www.wholesale.molesseeds.co.uk/

Tamar Organics- https://tamarorganics.co.uk/

Real Seeds: https://www.realseeds.co.uk/

Manure

Dyfi Donkeys have an enormous heap of well rotted manure which is for sale.

They ask that you bring your own bags and tools.

£1 for an animal feed sack sized bag

£15 pounds for a dumpy sack and £30 for a small trailer.

Get in touch with Louise either by text to 07717020344

or email dyfidonkey@btinternet.com

Online resources for home growing advice

https://www.gardenersworld.com/

https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/grow-your-own

Automatically generate a crop plan- https://www.gardenfocused.co.uk/calendar-veg-personalised.php

Design your vegetable plot online- https://vegplotter.com/

Charles Dowding’s sowing timeline for what to sow and when- https://charlesdowding.co.uk/sowing-timeline-for-vegetables/

The Facebook group ‘UK Organic Market Gardens’ is very handy for asking advice and hearing other peoples tips. (for commercial growers only) https://www.facebook.com/groups/1214414278648144/?ref=group_header

Huws Nursery on Youtube. Online detailed tutorials in growing vegetables from Huw Richards near Tregaron. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeaKRrrpWiQFJJmiuon2WoQ

For any other specific enquiries around materials and resources feel free to email us at resourcesplannafwyd@gmail.com and we will help if we’re able.

Happy growing-

The Planna Fwyd! team