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What to do in your Fruit and Vegetable Garden in Scotland: MAY

May is a fantastic month in the Edible Garden. It is very exciting to see fresh green growth, fruit blossom and lots of seedlings emerging from the soil. However…

What to do in your Fruit and Vegetable Garden in Scotland: APRIL

April is a busy time for the volunteers and community groups that work on the Edible Gardening Project at the Botanics. As the weather improves and the soil…

What to do in Your Fruit and Vegetable Garden in Scotland: MARCH

March heralds the start of the spring however in Scotland the weather can still be very cold and frosty. Gardening books and seed packets give a range of…

What to do in your fruit and vegetable garden in Scotland: FEBRUARY

Many typical winter tasks can be done in February, such as: preparing the ground for spring seed sowing, planting new fruit trees and bushes and pruning apples, pears…

What to do in your fruit and vegetable garden in Scotland: JANUARY

Happy New Year! Jobs in the garden at any time of the year are weather dependant. If you are planning activities then it is a good idea to…

What to do in your fruit and vegetable garden in Scotland: DECEMBER

Here is a list of jobs to do in your fruit and vegetable garden in December: Harvest kale, leeks, Brussels sprouts and winter salads while they are in…

What is happening in the demonstration garden?

We’ve been kept up to date about the about the exciting Botanic Cottage project happening in the Demonstration Garden at the Botanics by Community Engagement Coordinator Sutherland Forsyth…

What to do in your fruit and vegetable garden in Scotland: NOVEMBER

Many people assume that work in the fruit and vegetable garden tails off as the sets winter in, however there still plenty of worthwhile jobs to do: Sow…

Really Wild Veg – Cruickshank Botanic Garden October update

Autumn is the time when gardeners are planning the next year’s planting. The Really Wild Veg project will hopefully run again in 2015 and some initial research has…

Really Wild Veg – 2014 photo diary

To round off the Really Wild Veg project for 2014 here is a selection of images taken throughout the year. It has been the inevitable mix of successes…

A short film about the Edible Gardening Project

Really Wild Veg – soil sampling

The Really Wild Veg project growing trials have been looking at how plants have been changed by domestication by growing crop wild relatives alongside domesticated equivalents. Comparing the…

What to do in your fruit and vegetable garden in Scotland: OCTOBER

In October the nights are drawing in and the weather is a lot cooler. You may still have some good produce to harvest but many of this year’s…

Really Wild Veg – productivity, pest and disease results from RBGE

On a glorious sunny morning with the first hints of autumn colour in the trees it seemed like as good a time as any to harvest the Really…

Harvest Festival and Courgette Cake

  We were extremely lucky to have a beautiful weekend for our annual Harvest Festival. The sun shone and the garden was busy. We had all sorts of…

Really Wild Veg – Cruickshank Botanic Garden

On the 11th September the Really Wild Veg event at Cruickshank Botanic Garden was fortunate to have gorgeous sunny weather. Around 50 staff and students came to the…

Really Wild Veg – taste testing

Harvest time is when we can finally taste the products of our labours in the vegetable garden. The Really Wild Veg project has been using blind taste tests…

What to do in your fruit and vegetable garden in Scotland: SEPTEMBER

September is a time of change in the fruit and vegetable garden in Scotland. We can have some warm days but cool overnight temperatures and a decrease in…

Really Wild Veg – first results and Aberdeen event

Now that we are coming to harvest time we will shortly be able to measure the crops in the Really Wild Veg trials to see how they have…

Summer Pruning Apples and Pears

Espalier, cordon, fan and step-over are different ways of pruning and training fruit trees. They are highly productive, decorative and make it easier to carry out routine task…