Duncraig Edible Garden

Segment: Duncraig Edible Garden
Episode: 8
Presenter: Nigel Ruck
TX Date: 11th April 2020

The stresses of heat, drought and hot winds over the summer months can take a heavy toll on gardens, and Duncraig Edible Garden has a few ways to help their garden cope with the stress.

  • The Duncraig Edible Garden has been operating for 5-6 years. It started small, but is now up to around 30 members.
  • Community engagement is important here – the garden offers its guests somewhere to socialise. On top of this, it is a great education place for children, who love to see a garden growing.
  • The garden collects seeds, distributing them out through the community for people to grow themselves.
  • The main issues facing the Duncraig Edible Garden are sun and wind. To help combat this, protective shade covers have been set up.
  • The garden has expanded over the years from a few raised beds, now featuring a range of mixed fruit trees, including mangoes, citrus, apples and peaches. This is a great idea for your own home – just make sure you have sun and do your soil prep.
  • The verge used to be a dry and patchy lawn. It is now a beautiful combination of low growing mixed natives.