Growing Together in 2017
Would you like to grow your own fruit and vegetables?
Our plots are ideal for gardening novices, children, older people and people with disabilities. We provide a welcoming and supportive environment where people can make friends and share information and resources.
We're now accepting applications for plots for next year - contact us to be added to the waiting list.
Things to do in October
Rake up fallen leaves and pile them up to make leafmould
Finish planting evergreen shrubs and take hardwood cuttings from all shrubs and fruit bushes you wish to propagate
Collect berries from trees and shrubs for seed-sowing
Plant new climbers, perennials, and lily and tulip bulbs
Cut down the tops of perennial vegetables
Lift and divide rhubarb
Fix grease bands to apple and pear tree trunks to catch insects that crawl up them
Insulate your greenhouse and check your greenhouse heaters work
Make early plantings of broad beans for next year
From “Gardening Through the Year” by Ian Spence
Saving seed crop by crop
Saving seeds is an exciting and money saving way to complete the growing season. It lets you preserve a favourite fruit or vegetable variety to grow again next year or swap with other schools or gardening groups.
Sweet potato and red pepper chowder
A bowlful of sweet and spicy comfort to warm you up after you've put the garden to bed for the winter.