Seasonal Switch

Wherever we grow food, from a windowsill at home to land in our local community, it can be fun and good for nature, our climate and us. If you are new to growing or want to grow more ‘fruitfully’ and to grow something fresh and nutritious to eat year-round, Grow6 can help.

It can be overwhelming to start and keep growing, so Grow6 keeps it simple with six crops that grow well in Scotland in a range of settings. Autumn and winter are traditionally quieter on the growing front, but there are crops you can grow to keep you eating something fresh in quieter months or for an early summer harvest. So, if you are already growing or just joining us, rather than ‘spring’ it upon you, we thought we’d give you some notice to gather the resources you need to make the seasonal switch.

Community gardens and growing spaces can help you learn through volunteering even in the winter months and they always appreciate extra help. Look at these maps, to see if you have a growing space near you.

If you don’t see a project on the map near you or want to start a community growing group get in contact. ,

What do you want to grow?

Grow6 is supported through the Tesco Communities fund.

Every growing space and every season is different, and changes how we grow food. Grow6 is a place for new, and experienced growers, to start to learn, practice and share tips and tricks for growing success in our changeable climate.  See Grow 6 weekly updates here

Updates

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Grow6: Winter

SIGNUP As the days shorten, daily tasks slowdown in growing spaces BUT there is still plenty to keep us out, active and growing.  ...

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SIGNUP There’s plenty still to do in growing spaces as the harvest continues, but temperatures a ...

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Grow6: September

Meteorological autumn has begun, and summer has returned! So this week it's time to water pots and younger plants, ripen fruit and perhaps try a spot of seed sa ...

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Grow6: August

There’s still plenty going on in growing spaces, sowing on windowsills, harvesting, weeding and getting ready for autumn.  Mixed weather, shorter days and coole ...

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Grow6: August

There’s a definite autumnal feel in the air, and cooler nights and shorter days signal change but the harvest continues so whether you have grown several things ...

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Grow6: August

This week, we focus on ripening, harvesting, and getting some ‘greens big enough to provide us with something fresh and nutritious through the winter and into e ...

Herbs

Grow6: August

Some of us are still waiting for summer to return, and it's time to turn our thoughts to growing through autumn and winter! There's lots to think about. Rather ...

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Grow6: July

There’s no doubt about it; our weather is changing with longer dry spells and heavier more intense rain. What remains the same, only more urgent, is the need to ...