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, information on each crop,  and regular updates throughout the year for growing anywhere and everywhere across Scotland. You can develop skills and knowledge and build your food-growing confidence with inspiration to keep growing.

 You can follow Grow6 and learn and practice at home or perhaps try learning through volunteering at your nearest community growing space. Look at these maps, to see if you have a growing space near you.

If you don’t find a group on the map near you or want to start a group in your local area get in touch we are here and happy to help.

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.  Follow our socials for regular updates.



Grow6: Winter

SIGNUP As the days shorten, daily tasks slowdown in growing spaces BUT there is still plenty to ...

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Grow6: Week21 04 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: Week20 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: Week20 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: Week13 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 ...


Grow6: Week06 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: Week30thJuly

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 ...