July newsletter Our Growing Season It’s been a wet year so far here in Aberdeen, and we are probably about 3 weeks behind last year in terms of our productivity. We have lifted a couple of shaws of first early seed potatoes, but will…

Competition Time

We launched our new children’s competition today at the Highland Games, and we want everyone to take part! We would like your children, pupils, scout & rainbow groups etc to individually create a garden in a shoebox. You can be as creative as you…

Thanks to everyone who visited our stall at the Gardening Gala today and to the Health Improvement Fund for organising the event and supporting us over the last year with our Garden School project.

It seemed only fair to give you an update on our seed potatoes at the allotment. They are growing in straight lines, probably thanks to Scotty and Andy’s planting expertise! The individual photos are first earlies Home Guard, Colleen and America. First early in…

Update time for the potatoes we are growing in containers at home. Seven weeks gone for the Belle de Fontenay, Colleen and Home Guard we have in bags and America in our cardboard box. Home Guard is slow compared to the others, the ones…

How to make compost

Our friend Adrian has produced a great guide on how to make your own compost. You can get it by accessing the link below

Climate Change Club

Last week at our climate talk we created the Climate Change Club, giving away three different varieties of seed potatoes to the group. Here is one of these varieties, Home Guard, that we put into a grow bag on Monday. We have used peat…

It was planting day on Sunday March 24th with 25 varieties of seed potatoes put into our allotment. Big thanks to Scotty, Andy & Bob S for all the hard work digging, planting and earthing up. We will show you how they all get…

What a great day again at Seedy Sunday. Over 180kg of seed potatoes and some seeds given away to lots of new and experienced growers. Thanks to all the community groups who came along too.

Thanks to everyone who battled through the weather to see us at Hazlehead Park today. Let’s hope it improves for our trip to Seedy Sunday at Aden Country Park tomorrow, as we have loads of seed potatoes to give away!