Resources for successful seed saving

Seed Sovereignty Great introduction to seed saving section and UK based organisation with Scottish Regional coordinators. Click here for organic and biodynamic seed suppliers Click here for their downloadable pdf chart with vegetable  crop characteristics for seed production Seed Ambassadors zine Great pdf downloadable zine, a good overview of why and how we should beContinue reading “Resources for successful seed saving”

Lydia and her harvest box #2

Few weeks ago, Erin was telling us why she loved having access to fresh vegetables. Positive impacts for her mind and her body, she discovered new flavours and realised amazing meals with her harvest box and vegetables she grows on her windowsill! Weeks have past and we have now made more than 150 harvest boxes!Continue reading “Lydia and her harvest box #2”

Infused calendula oil

By turning your oil into herbal infusion you allow the oil to adsorb the beneficial properties of your plant! 🌸 Calendula is a powerful flower with its vibrant colours and amazing properties. Its main purpose is repairing skin such as eruptions, cuts, perfect after sun exposure. Infused oil can be used for body care orContinue reading “Infused calendula oil”

How to hand pollinate your courgette (cucurbits)

The courgette is a wonderful vegetable with a distinct female and male flower. 🥒🥒🥒 🌸 The male flower will have a stalk and the female flower will have a fruit. 🌻 If the female flower is not pollinated, the plant will abort and you won’t have fruit. That is why pollinators are extremely important. ItContinue reading “How to hand pollinate your courgette (cucurbits)”

EASY MINI CARROT CAKE AND EDIBLE FLOWER

Carrots as well want to be used in baking! This recipe is easy, yummy and you can decorate your mini carrot cake as you wish! Ingredient 2 large eggs 150 g carrots 165 g self-raising flour 135 g brown sugar  150 ml vegetable oil ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda 1 ⅓ tsp ground cinnamon Method Preheat oven 180C Mix together the oil and brown sugar. Add the eggs untilContinue reading “EASY MINI CARROT CAKE AND EDIBLE FLOWER”

Plant Swap monthly at the Maxwell Centre and lessons learnt!

NEXT SWAP ON 14th SEPTEMBER! Inspired by Tayport’s PLANT initiative we thought we’d try the same idea in Dundee. We gathered all our surplus seedlings, seeds, cuttings, fruit canes and pots and set them out in a little stall in our community garden. Despite the rain and fog, about 50 people joined us to shareContinue reading “Plant Swap monthly at the Maxwell Centre and lessons learnt!”

5 edible flowers in your garden

We are not used to eat flowers and sometimes we don’t even know we could eat flowers from our own garden! Don’t forget to have a guide book with you with illustration and description. Check the shape of the flower but also the leaf! Here are 5 flowers easy to recognise: Chives – Allium schoenoprasumContinue reading “5 edible flowers in your garden”

Create a sensory garden at home

One of the families that received one of our community garden growing kits is setting up a sensorial garden for their son. We asked our Grow Dundee Facebook group for ideas or advice for them (Huge thank you to you all, too many to name!). Here are most of these ideas, laid out as aContinue reading “Create a sensory garden at home”

May growing kit success!

We have been overwhelmed after receiving 130 requests for one of our free growing kits in just 24 hours! See here some happy growers faces from our last spring kits! We are hoping to encourage local families to grow their own fruit and vegetable, to be more creative in their garden or windowsill and spendingContinue reading “May growing kit success!”

Tuesday harvest box

Harvest Tuesday boxes from our Maxwell Centre community garden ready to go!!!!😁🌈💚Mixed green leaves for soup (spinach, rocket, lettuce) with added onion and potato from Turriffs💚Lettuce for salad and spring onion and rocket flowers for dressing💚Coriander grown from seed in a pot💚Spinach, lettuce and onion greens in a pot!💚Fresh herbs (sage and thyme) And someContinue reading “Tuesday harvest box”