Project: Sow a Row Xtra

#SowARowXtra is back for 2022!

If you grow veg from seed, you can help others get growing their own too! Don’t forget to share photos of your seedlings online and use the hashtag #SowARowXtra.

Find details of this year’s campaign in the flyer on the right and below.

For more on this project in general, please scroll further down.



Download flyer jpeg for sharing on social media:

How to get involved:

  1. Grow extra veg seedlings
  2. Give them to others by:
    • Taking them to Xchange sites via our map.
      • Please always contact the site before visiting (see the list on the map), to check they have space for seedlings.
      • We also welcome seeds, compost, trays, pots, plugs etc.
    • Setting up an Xchange site on your street (e.g. a table & sign ‘Grow your own food with these free seedlings from #SowARowXtra project’)
    • Giving them to your neighbours!

Don’t forget to share photos of your seedlings online and use the hashtag #SowARowXtra.

To become an Xchange site, please contact us and please keep checking the map as we add more through the season.

Ask us any questions via Feed Leeds on Facebook.

Sow A Row Xtra Exchange Sites Map

Sow A Row Xtra: The project so far…

This project was started in spring 2021. It’s linked with Growing Friendship and our Little Veg (and Seed) Libraries / Leeds Hedge Veg.

Sow a Row Xtra (SowX) asks people to please grow a few extra seedlings this spring, and then donate these to people who are keen to grow veg but unable to start from seed for one reason or another. You can pass seedlings on directly to people in your area, or take them to one of the Xchange sites, Little Veg Libraries or Leeds Hedge Veg sites on the map.

We want to encourage everyone in Leeds to grow veg, so some Xchange sites simply function as a pick-up point for anyone wanting seedlings who is unable to grow from seed for one reason or another.

Others are linked to the Growing Friendship project, run by Feed Leeds member Season Well. This scheme supports LASSN and similar charities working with people in need such as asylum seekers, refugees and people in food hardship. According to funding and other resources, this involves the provision of tools (which can also be borrowed from Buy Nowt LS6 – Library of Things) and workshops on growing and related matters, such as finding places for people to plant and harvest their SowX seedlings. See Growing Friendship Facebook.

Download the report on the 2021 season here.

Becky (Growing Friendship) at the Guiseley Little Veg Library