SCHOOLS and community groups reckon they’re lucky spuds after getting free seed potatoes and onion sets from Cardwell Garden Centre.
The big-hearted team at the garden centre, near Gourock are donating the vegetables ready for planting along with packets of seeds for a variety of flowers.
Already local schools and community groups have taken advantage of the kind offer and have begun planting.
They include In-work Enterprises, at the Broomhill Gardens and Community Hub, in Greenock; Shore Street Community Gardens, in Gourock; Blooming Inverkip gardening group; West Kilbride Community Support Group; Wemyss Bay Community Association; Kilmacolm Primary; St Ninian’s Primary, in Gourock and St Joseph’s Primary, in Greenock.
There are still seed potatoes, onion sets and flower seeds available free of charge to community groups and anyone interested should email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange collection.
Cardwell’s retail general manager, Paul Carmichael said: “We always like to help the local community when we can.
“And with many people taking an interest in gardening during the past few months of lockdown, this is an ideal opportunity to get planting.”