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.

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.