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

…and rewarding crop to grow; the best time to plant them is April. To plant the potatoes dig a narrow trench 12.5cm deep. In the trenches place ‘early’ seed potatoes

Funding news and potato deliberations

potatoes to form shoots before planting. It is usual to chit the potatoes for 4-6 weeks, dependent on the weather (and when they arrive in the post!). We will pop…

Botanic Cottage Garden Social August Blog

…Demonstration Garden have courgettes, leeks, peas, broad beans, sweet peas and the fruit garden is full of strawberries, apples, pears and plums. Courgettes, broad beans, potatoes, peas, salad, spinach, chard,…

Thought for Food: Broadening your horizons

…bits of even my favourite food plants. Potatoes are a delicious part of my regular diet, cooked in a variety of ways, but, until recently, I accepted the received wisdom…

Gardeners Kitchen – Runner Beans

…potato stew. Here is the recipe: Chop four medium sized waxy potatoes into small chunks and boil in salted water until tender. Meanwhile sauté a chopped onion, several cloves of…

Botanic Cottage Cook Club Late February 2021

…great lunch and is good hot or cold. The peas and mint in this recipe give it a spring-like flavour, new potatoes are really good in this recipe too if…

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

…end of the month, if the soil has warmed up, it is time to start planting early potatoes, onions and shallot sets. Early potatoes need protecting from frost so mound…

Fields of Plastic?

…John Hope Gateway, showcasing the botanical origins of some alternatives to petroleum-based plastics. Substances derived from many familiar plants, including sugarcane, cotton, maize and potatoes, can be transformed into bioplastics….

Lettuce and Lovage soup

…tablespoon vegetable oil 1 onion, finely chopped 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped 1 stalk of lovage, chop the stalk, reserve the leaves 1 litre vegetable stock 250g potatoes, peeled and…

New Year in the Edible Garden at the Botanics

…grow Reassess last year’s design in light of successes and failures Order seed, seed potatoes and onion sets Preparation If necessary dig over beds when they are not frozen Add…

RBGE’s New Market Garden

…The rotation groups will be: 1. legumes (peas and beans), 2. brassicas (cabbage, kale et al.),3. potatoes, 4. salads, 5. cucurbits (courgettes, squash), 6. roots (beetroot, carrots) and 7. alliums…

School Gardening Project begins again!

…no need to take the paper off – just plant them as they are! Free, recycled and fully biodegradeable! We also looked at potatoes which are chitting nicely (growing shoots…

Spring into Edible Gardening

…egg box can be a container for chitting seed potatoes (enouraging sprouting before planting out) – it’s not too late to do this if you get going now. Mine have…

Botanic Cottage Cook Club April 2020

…the volume of leeks to potatoes if you can. Leeks can be gritty, so to clean them well – first chop off the thicker green ends and the stalk end…

Evidence, action, inspiration – how nature-based solutions help combat the climate emergency

…as drought-tolerant cacao and heirloom potatoes, best able to withstand the effects of climate change and minimise food shortages. The inspiration As one of Scotland’s best loved visitor attractions, we…

Gardeners Kitchen: Parsnips

…root veg such as potatoes, carrots, turnip and swede and pureeing them with butter and black pepper to make a delicious multi-veg mash. Another good recipe is Jane Grigson’s classic…

August; sowing seeds and harvesting crops

We are busy harvesting early potatoes, broad beans and peas, salads, onions, garlic and beetroot. One of the great skills of vegetable growing is to keep your plot in constant…

International Women’s Day 2017: Dr Tiina Sarkinen

Tiina is originally from Finland and is a Biodiversity Scientist in Edinburgh working on the economically important plant family Solanaceae. This family includes potatoes, tomatoes, eggplants and chilli peppers. She…

10 reliable vegetables to grow in Scotland

…Scotland. These have all grown well in the Edible Garden at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Edinburgh. 1. Potatoes                   2. Purple…

Carlin peas ready to harvest

…warmth, in addition to harvesting peas we have courgettes, celery, beetroot, potatoes, chard, spring onion, radish and even a handful of tomatoes. The sweetcorn is fattening nicely and will hopefully…