Bute Produce spreads ‘grow your own’ gospel

Ronnie Armstrong (third from left) demonstrates the art of taking and making cuttings at a 'grow your own' workshop at Bute Produce's market garden on the edge of Rothesay.

Ronnie Armstrong (third from left) demonstrates the art of taking and making cuttings at a 'grow your own' workshop at Bute Produce's market garden on the edge of Rothesay.

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Efforts to encourage the public on Bute to grow their own fruit and veg instead of buying from the supermarket are continuing at a series of workshop sessions in Rothesay this month.

A new series of ‘grow your own’ workshops, being run by Bute Produce at their market garden at Ashfield on the southern edge of the town, begins in early August - and with each course consisting of four two-hour sessions, held from 2-4pm on four successive Tuesday afternoons, it won’t take too much effort to pick up plenty of helpful hints - regardless of whether your garden consists of rolling acres or a small window box.

Ronnie Armstrong from Bute Produce said: “The course covers each aspect of growing, from seed to harvest, including different kinds of compost, types of containers, plant maintenance techniques and so on - and we finish off by making a hearty vegetableoupo on the last day.”

* To find out more about the next ‘grow your own’ course, call Bute Produce’s parent organisation Fyne Futures on (01700) 503181.