Linlithgow and District Allotment Society (LADAS) recently had their very own potato day, and they’ve got some seed potato stock left over. They’re happy to let it go at cost price, so if anyone missed out on Glasgow’s recent potato day (or just can’t get enough) then get in touch direct with Alison from LADAS by next week (commencing Monday 9 March) – alison.valentine [@] blueyonder.co.uk
One of their members will bring the seed potatoes to a central location in Glasgow at a time to be firmed up once the orders have come through.
Many folk say they’re interested in keeping bees but there are many things to consider, especially on an allotment site. Hear first-hand experience, valuable advice, and enthusiasm for bees!
Speaker: Delia Henry, independent bee-keeper
An Intro to Home Composting
Rose will explain how to enrich and improve your garden or allotment with home-made compost and reduce kitchen and garden waste. She’ll cover how to set up a composting system, where, when, how and why, what (and what not!) to compost, as well as how ot manage your system and any problems.
Speaker: Rose Harvey, master composter
Wild Secrets of the Hidden Gardens
What and where are the Hidden Gardens? Find out about its development from an abandoned derelect site to the beautiful community oasis that it is today. Come and hear about the wildlife-fireldy garden projects and surveys going on, and how you can encourage and sustain wildlife on your plot, community, school or home gardens.
Have you ever considered saving your own seed? Seed-saving is easy and it saves you money. Learn the basics of saving seeds from your own home-grown produce, as well as the steps for better germination and growing stronger, healthier plants.
We all love food and we all enjoy growing it. Discover how Glasgow can grow high-quality, fresh, local, organic produce that is available and affordable for all, and when good food is a celebrated part of our culture.
Living soil has the same four basic requirements we do: food, water, shelter and air. How do you look after your soil? What type of diet does itneed? How do you supply what’s missing? Come and learn how to build soil health, and maintain it all year round.
It’s that time again! The days are getting longer and, if you can dodge the rain for long enough, you can start getting a head-start on your plot.
On 9 January, the bi-monthly GAF meeting had the topic of ‘Starting the Season – Rearing Your Own Plants‘. Some of our most experienced members shared tips and answered questions from newer plotholders in a discussion that was so spirited it had to be forcibly cut off to make time for the business meeting that followed!
For those of you who couldn’t make it along, we’ve packaged up a summary of the key points. Skip on to page 2 below to read them online, or grab yourself a copy to download and keep (and print for the inside of your shed door, perhaps…)