This will be the first of four free workshops at Brown Envelope Seeds this year. What with Christmas, the weather, tree pruning and a trip to London for a party, it has crept up rather suddenly. What I am planning to do is to provide everyone with a piece of paper and a pencil and and get them to draw a small sketch of their garden or polytunnel. Then on the other side of the paper, (we always use both sides now, don't we) write a list of the vegetables they plan to grow. Then divide the vegetables into groups. It is a good idea to rotate crops (although some seem to like growing in the same place, like tomatoes). I have five groups outdoors and two in the tunnel. I call my outdoor rotation PABLO (potatoes, alliums, (should they be allia?) brassicas, legumes, and others. In the polytunnel I put anything in the tomato family on one side and everything else on the other side, reversing the sides each year. Then put the vegetables into the sketch. Simple, I might even try it myself. There will also be the opportunity to purchase seeds. I hope its a nice day and I am sure it will be encouraging to everyone to see what an untidy mess our gardens are. I haven't even got the bean poles down yet. Click to see details of other workshops and events.