Tag: edible garden

Tomatillos in the Edible Garden

As the cold draws in we’ve started to think about what to grow next year in the garden. We like to select a few of the more unusual…

10 ways to eat courgette

Here are some tasty ideas to help you deal with your courgette glut.   1. Stuffed Baked in the oven with a rice, cous cous or bulger wheat…

Growing Endives and Chicory

Endives and chicory are attractive salad plants that are now found in many pre-prepared supermarket salad bags. They are relatively hardy and easy to grow. Some varieties provide…

Braving the cold weather

The Siberian winds this March have put a stop to any outdoor seed sowing in the Edible Garden. However, it is still possible to sow hardy crops indoors…

Growing Peas in a Gutter

Nothing tastes better than home grown peas picked straight off the plant and nibbled whilst walking through the garden on a warm summer’s morning. Peas can be sown…

Top 10 Winter Harvests in the Edible Garden

Cold temperatures and low light levels in winter do not mean an end to fresh produce from the garden. Here at The Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh we have…

Communities in Nature – the social role of botanic gardens

Some weeks ago I mentioned that we received some funding through the Botanic Garden Conservation International (BGCI) and their Communities in Nature project. Communities in Nature is an…

Making plans in your edible garden

It is a chilly old day and as you can see from the pictures there is frost all about (even at 12 noon!). The temperature dropped to -5oc…