Category Archives: Saughton Park

Grow & Learn Newsletter – Summer 2016

Here is the latest newletter GL Newsletter – Summer from our Grow & Learn team. For further information on our Grow & Learn project please check the Education section of our website.

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A dull cold day on the Allotment

A dull day with a cold easterly wind so we needed to keep busy to keep warm. Despite the chilly weather everything is growing well and the fruit is in full flower. This year there are going to be fruits … Continue reading

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Maintenance and tidy up day on the allotment

Today was a maintenance day spent tidying up the plot in preparation for the start of cultivation.  The netting was taken off the green manure, it hadn’t germinated at all well, a combination of old seed and too late sowing … Continue reading

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First work day back on the Allotment this year

Amazingly the sun was shining for our first proper day back on the allotment for 2016.  That didn’t last of course, rain by lunchtime, but there was no wind and at least the fruit was dry enough to be finally … Continue reading

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Sunshine on the allotment….at last

A bright and sunny day but not warm for the time of year. Still even with the poor summer weather, the growth on the fruit and vegetables has been wonderful. Only the courgettes and marrows are showing signs of missing … Continue reading

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A cloudy and windy day at the allotment

A cloudy day, and of course the wind was blowing, but not enough to stop us putting up the netting on the fruit cage.  The netting is several years old now and each year we have to do more ‘darning’. … Continue reading

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A windy and sunny day and at last not too cold on the allotment

With raised beds, we work on a no-dig policy both to preserve the soil structure and save us work but the soil does become compacted over time. With the rotation, the bed for potatoes is always double dug but this … Continue reading

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