Ready, steady…grow!

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Since the new year we have been busy putting together our crop plans for the Community Vegetable garden and the Urban Farm. This year we will be growing a wide range of crops with around 50 different types of vegetables, which will allow us to deliver a wide range of learning experiences, as well as a varied diet!

We have just about finished our sowing and planting schedule and we are particularly excited about the planting plan Jane and I have produced for this year’s Ornamental Potager for the Kernel’s Community Garden. It is a fun mixture of vegetables and flowers aimed at encouraging pollinators and adding some more informal beauty to the growing space, to complement the highly regimented and productive Kernel Farm plantings.  We have also welcomed a delivery of the long-awaited double polytunnel, to be put up shortly.  With our first sowings already done in February, it is going to be a very busy and exciting time over the next few months. So if you can spare some time to volunteer at one of our open sessions, we would very much appreciate the help!

For those of you who fancy some more formal learning about growing vegetables, we have put together a comprehensive set of free workshops for this spring:

Masterclass
Sundays, 11:00-13:00 @ the Kernel
March 31st
April 7th,21st
May  5th,19th,26th

Veg growing month by month
First Tuesday of every month, 10:45 – 12:00
@ Kernel Glasshouse

Microgreens and sprouts
Sunday, 28th of April, 13:00-14:30 @the Kernel
For booking contact Elliott eforsyth@standrewsbotanic.org

Hope to see you there!

Elliot and June

You can also find Elliott and June’s blog on the St Andrews Botanic Garden page here.