Since the lockdown began we have been running a series on growing your own food on Arran (click here to find out more) and sharing content about how to get started in the garden.

We also asked whether people in the Arran community had specific questions about their own gardens. We received quite a lot of questions and decided to turn to the gardening community to find the answers to some of them. What resulted is the podcast that I am delighted to share with you!

I had the pleasure of speaking to Malcolm Wheeler, a long time gardener in Corrie who shared insights about growing his favourite fruit, about whether you can compost grass and where we can buy fruit tress given the current situation. 

We then spoke with Ronna Park who runs the blog Sage and Sanctuary, where she shares her gardening experiences in Lamlash, about what plants grow well on a sunny windowsill, her favourite veg to grow and she gave some great tips for new gardeners.

Finally we spoke to Simon Ross-Gill, one of the directors of Woodside Arran, the creator of the Arran Green Map and facilitator of the Arran Heritage Arts trail who currently gardens at the Cladach Community Garden. He shared information on using seaweed as a mulch, preventing slugs, growing in polytunnels and also gave some tips for novice gardeners.

Listen to our conversation here: