Tattie Challenge

Do you want to start ‘Growing your Own’?

Join the Dumfries ‘Tattie Challenge’ 2019

Potatoes are one of the easiest crops to grow. They also help to prepare the
ground for planting other crops. If you have a small corner of garden, no
matter how untidy, or space outside for a large container, then the Tattie
Challenge will help you to get started.

Individuals, families, schools, businesses and other organisations can all take part.

  • The  sooner you can get started with outside preparations the better.
    Select and prepare your plot – you will need a spade for this
    You could also use a large container –
  •  Collect your FREE seed potatoes in early spring – we will be giving away the seed potatoes at various location in March – if you sign up we will let you know where and when.
  • For information and tips about how to grow potatoes click here! How to Grow your Tatties.
    Plant them
    Let them grow
    Harvest – digging them up is half the fun. How many will you get? How
    big will they be?
    Enjoy your delicious home-grown tatties.

Sign up here!



Inspiring People

Today I met up with Jan and Louise who are busy, very busy, working to set up a community food project in Ayrshire – Ayrshire Food from Ayrshire Folk .  We met at the station and then I showed them around some of our plots and took them two of my favourite places – The Usual Place, and Parrys Greengrocers.  They were really delighted and inspired to find out about Incredible Edible Dumfries -and to hear our story, but also to visit the other places too.  It made me realise that Dumfries can be inspiring – and I sometimes forget that.  There’s a lot of great stuff going on our town.

I’m looking forward to visiting their project soon.