Get Growing

Your Own

Whatever you are growing and wherever your setting, ‘growing your own’ at home in a garden, a container, windowsill, or allotment can be hugely rewarding and is increasingly important. The act of tending the soil to grow food and flowers, and keeping or making space for nature, is beneficial for our individual well-being and also for our neighbours, wider community, and of course local wildlife.

Individual efforts combined, make a big difference. Gardening with and for nature and the climate needn’t take more effort and infact uses less resource. When we share our enthusiasm, seeds, seedlings and skills our positive impact grows.

You can also learn by volunteering at a community growing space near to you. See Social Farms & Gardens and Keep Scotland Beautiful’s member map.

Grow peat free. Growing (and buying) peat free is one of the most significant impacts the gardener can make to reducing our carbon footprint.

Allotment information and resource from: Scottish Allotment & Gardens Society (SAGS), Glasgow Allotment Forum (GAF), Federation of Edinburgh and District Allotment Society (FEDEGA).

Grow 6  Seasonal growing tips and inspiration supporting people and community groups to develop skills, confidence and connections to get growing food anywhere and everywhere across Scotland, whatever the weather! 




Garden Organic’s peat-free growing campaign is packed with information on why and how to grow peat-free. 

The Scottish Government is consulting on timescales for ending the use of peat in domestic and commercial horticulture. Have you a view of this? You can respond directly here or add your response to ours.