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”

How to make butterfly feeders!

🦋 Butterflies are great pollinators and they are so gorgeous to watch! You can help the butterfly conservation by counting them. https://www.bigbutterflycount.org/ This video will show you how to make 2 types of butterfly feeders: A flower O’26” A plate 1’28” Remember, use anything you have in your house! Recycling is the best! 🌼 ToContinue reading “How to make butterfly feeders!”

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”

Making a bee and funny labels – DIY

Our windowsill and garden are full with green shoots and sunlight! For this activity, nothing fancy is needed! Just anything you are not using : plastic packaging, can, stones, pine cones, broken spoons… Be creative, recycle and have fun! For the bee, I have used: 1 can (body) Acrylic paint * 2 lids (eyes) 1Continue reading “Making a bee and funny labels – DIY”

Free garden harvest for everyone!

👨‍🌾 HARVEST TUESDAY has arrived! 👩‍🌾 Fancy some vegetables, fruits and herbs grown in the garden? Perfect! We are making bags for you to take home. The bag contains salad mix leaves, rhubarb, leeks, herbs, edible flowers. (Let us know if you want to remove anything.) 🥬🌼Collection on Tuesdays🌼🥬 Contact us by message, at ndmaxinfo@gmail.com to orderContinue reading “Free garden harvest for everyone!”

Growing projects in Dundee

See our map for all community gardens like the Maxwell Centre’s one. Also orchards, allotments and growing spaces with links to their pages. Camperdown Community Growing Space A feasibility study for this space has been completed and now a community-led Campy Growers Association has been set up to continue working with the Council to setContinue reading “Growing projects in Dundee”

Wakey wakey wildlife!

Its so exciting to start enjoying the company of croaking frogs having fun in the pond, red admiral and peacock butterflies enjoying the violets and pansies, drunk-like queen bumblebees looking for a nest or collecting pollen…We have spotted a few ladybirds scurrying around too. What have you been spotting in your garden or local park?Continue reading “Wakey wakey wildlife!”