Eat your flowers!

We love growing and eating our flowers. We have over 60 species of herb flowers, fruit flowers, spicy flowers, veggie flowers of all colours, textures, shapes and sizes at the Maxwell garden this year and hoping to grow more for the next season. We are doing garden “Tour & Tea” events and one is “EdibleContinue reading “Eat your flowers!”

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”

How to make dolls with Poppy head flowers

It is the perfect time of the year to start collecting seeds. How to collect seeds? The flower head wouldn’t have any petals The colour is brownish If you shake the flower head, you will hear the seeds. Put everything in a paper bag or tiny envelop with example with the name, the date andContinue reading “How to make dolls with Poppy head flowers”

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”

Amanda and her painted stones: Thank you!

In the growing kits from July we’ve had an idea for one of the activities: painted wooden spoon. Well, it wasn’t really our idea, Amanda inspired us! And here is why. Amanda had some free time and started to do stone painting. Patience, creativity and focus were needed. One day after an other, she improvedContinue reading “Amanda and her painted stones: Thank you!”

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)”

We have tried the garden focaccia! EASY and DELICIOUS.

The garden focaccia is a perfect way to go around your garden for herbs, vegetables and edible flowers while enjoying a warm and homemade bread. What to chose in the garden: 0’00” – 1’40” Focaccia recipe 1’40” You will need 700g plain flour 7g active dry yeast (1 sachet) 1tsp salt 450 warm water 1Continue reading “We have tried the garden focaccia! EASY and DELICIOUS.”

Erin and her harvest box #1

Over the past 7 weeks, more than 80 harvest boxes have been collected. From green leaves to edible flowers, the seasonal vegetables from the Maxwell Centre have found a home. Erin is sharing with us why she is happy to collect her harvest box weekly. Thank you for taking the time to answer our questionsContinue reading “Erin and her harvest box #1”

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!”