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Gardeners will be poring over catalogues very soon, if they haven't already done so, deciding what seeds to sow this year, perhaps trying something different. I came across these suggestions in the Winter Newsletter of ALFI (Alton Local Food Initiative), and, with permission, have great pleasure in passing them on:
Plant three rows of peas! Peace of mind, Peace of heart and Peace of soul.
Plant four rows of squash! Squash gossip, Squash indifference, Squash grumbling and Squash selfishness.
Plant four rows of lettuce! Lettuce be faithful, Lettuce be kind, Lettuce be happy, Lettuce love one another.
No garden should be without turnips! Turnip for service when needed, Turnip to help one another, Turnip the music and dance!
Water freely with patience and cultivate with care. There will be much fruit in your garden because you reap what you sow!
To conclude, your garden must have thyme! Thyme for fun, thyme for rest, thyme for ourselves.

ALFI is a local group of volunteers which not only encourages people to grow their own veggies, but to take pride in the appearance of the town and its amenities. They also organise volunteer groups to do the 'tidying up' and grow flowers in spots for which nobody else appears to take any responsibility. If you would like to join in, and have some stout wellies and tough gloves, ring Lesley Willis on 83416.

I am reminded also that the Annual Litter Pick arranged by the Alton Society will take place on Saturday 21st March, starting outside the Old Post Office at 10am. If you would like to take part, please ring Charlotte on 82026 to ensure there are enough bags and tools for everyone.

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