Harvesting our Croft Pumpkins
A nice little selection of diverse leith grown tomatoes picked this season, Sept 2013!
We are tasting these sun kissed beauties straight of the bush with Leith primary parents and their children, and we're learning all about what a superior flavour home grown food has for us.
This year's big producer was our gooseberry bush.
In summer 2012 we made tangy gooseberry jam, and a little compote to go with our desserts, Yum!
We potted the bush on in autumn in the hope that it would flourish again the next year. We might at some point take some cuttings and have a few extra plants to crop from.
Connecting with nature and saving money!
We are for a happy, healthy, leafy Leith.
Growing food benefits your pocket, your health, your mood and the environment, and is particularly good for children.
We are showing the way, growing food in the heart of an urban community - yes, it can be done!
We aim to build a more rural lifestyle into this urban world. Well, this little part of the world we call Leith.
As our ideas take root, we should certainly meet the government targets for health and well-being, and whilst doing all this we too are growing environmental sustainability.
The start of our Croft Seed Bank!
The Croft Seed Bank is beginning to be realised and the education on just how much the land gives back to us understood.
Ideally you would harvest your seed when the pods have turned brown or white and the seed is entirely matured. However, we've been loosing so much seed to the wind that we decided it would be worth a go drying them out indoors. We are confident we might harvest some from this batch.