Peter and Kirsty Christopher, Tayport Community Garden’s Community Gardeners, teamed up this workshop on 15th of November to share tips for winter gardening tasks which will get your veggie garden growing and productive next year. We were shown around the Community Garden and 10 workshop participants had all their gardening questions answered.
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Below Peter shares a list of resources/plant names mentioned in the workshop:
- Greenhouse and/or a Polytunnel, a propagator, cold frame , enviromesh, garden netting, all available online and from the Organic Gardening Catalogue
- Seeds, winter crops such as greens etc., Mustard Greens, Mizuna, Greyhound Cabbage, Kale, Spinach Giant Winter, Spring Onion Winter Hardy White Lisbon, Lettuce Winter Butterhead, Lollo Rossi and Endive, all available from The Real Seed Company but a search shows some sources of mail order young plant plugs.
- Green manure, winter hardy grazing rye, mustard. In Spring tares and clovers, alfalfa and lucerne.
- For the willow resource use hardwood cuttings of the basket willow aka osiers Salix viminalis.Cuttings can be bought online or cut from an established plant with permission.
This workshop series is an informal collaboration between a number of local community food growers in response to increased demand for growing advice under covid-15 lockdown, including Edible Campus (Transition University St Andrews), Yellow Wellies Garden, Strathkinness Community Garden, Ninewells Community Garden, PLANT’s Tayport Community Garden. We would welcome any other contributors, please get in touch with Kaska on firstname.lastname@example.org.