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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…

Really Wild Veg – Cruickshank Botanic Garden

Thanks to Josh at Cruickshank Botanic Garden for providing a further update on progress with the Really Wild Veg growing trials. The carrots grown under glass have all…

Sow winter salads now!

If you want to eat fresh home grown salads throughout the winter August is the time to sow the seed. There are a range of salad leaves that…

Really Wild Veg – July update

New interpretation panels have been installed to help explain the purpose of the Really Wild Veg growing trials across four gardens in Scotland. At the Botanics the panels…

Really Wild Veg – Wild carrots start to show their differences

The growing trials for carrots this year have got off to a difficult start as the wild carrot seeds have proved to be both slow to germinate and…

Really Wild Veg – Cruickshank Botanic Garden

Joshua Pereira, a 3rd year undergraduate studying for a degree in Biology at the University of Aberdeen, is taking on responsibility for the Really Wild Veg plots at…

Really Wild Veg – Carrot problems

The carrot trial plots for the Really Wild Veg project were sown on 22nd April this year. Carrots can be notoriously slow to germinate and we have found…

Really Wild Veg – 2014 growing trials

Building on the success of the Really Wild Veg trials last year we will be doing further growing trials this year. Last year we grew beet, radish and…

What’s been eating my broad bean leaves?

This year seems to be a bad year for pea and bean weevil infestations. The adult weevil damages plants by eating notches out of the edge of the…

March in the Edible Garden

The days are getting longer and all the lovely weather this week has got everyone thinking about the garden. So here is a quick guide to veg growing jobs…

Flowers in the Edible Garden

Growing flowers amongst your vegetables has several benefits. Not only do they look great but they help to attract pollinating insects and confuse pests. Many flowers are edible,…