Plant partnership launched with Cornish company

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Falmouth University has partnered with Rocket Gardens, a Gweek-based mail order company supplying plug plants of vegetables, herbs and flowers.

The partnership will lower waste, help other organisations and also means that free plants will be available for Falmouth's staff and students, as well as our wider community.

Alasdair Garnett, FX Plus Groundsperson, said: “We'll be collecting surplus plants that would otherwise be heading for the compost heap, using some in our vegetable beds in the Walled Garden, sharing some with the chaplains for their vegetable garden on Falmouth Campus, and finding homes for the rest.

“Local community growing groups, including Incredible Edible Penryn and the Falmouth Food Coop, will be coming to collect a share of the plants. Some will be taken to local plant swaps or giveaway stalls, some can be shared with the Green Living Society, and plants will be also available for any campus visitors to help themselves. 

“This is likely to be a regular thing, with the nursery letting us know whenever they have a surplus.”

Al added: “Planting the plugs is easy. Just make a small hole in the earth with your hands, a trowel or the traditional dibber (usually a broken fork handle with a point carved on the end), pop the plug in and firm it down."

For more tips on how to transform your garden, visit the Rocket Gardens website. If you'd like to know when our next plant plug giveaway will take place, please contact our Sustainability team.