Chilli Growing

NVA are back again with a brand new project! This time think less white bike-riding and more sowing and growing, all in the name of sustainable living. Glasgow Harvest is a celebration of urban growing and a chance to share your Glasgow-grown produce as well as your knowledge in exchange for others’ knowledge and food!

Glasgow Harvest is taking place on 28th August at the Hidden Gardens and entry requires you to have grown food to share. However do not be put off if you haven’t started growing this year or if you have never ever grown before because we are giving you the opportunity (literally – we are giving you the plants and foolproof instructions) to grow in return for documentation of your beautiful baby seedlings into (hopefully) thriving courgette and chard plants complete with vegetables! What’s the catch to this wonderful opportunity? They are flying out the NVA door and the deadline is 7th June so be quick! To enter tell us what your favourite vegetable is and a delicious recipe it features in – send to

So as to avoid stage-fright or a fear-of-performance situation we have started posting pictures of our chilli plants (which we all planted from seed here in the NVA office 2 months ago) on Flickr (also in photo above) and will document our chard growing, too, for you all to see! Weekly rundown of our office-growing experience to come over the next 12 weeks. Chard replacing Rich Teas? Chillies climbing into the photocopier? Only the summer growing season will tell…

So folks, get your green fingers on and trowels at the ready and get growing!

For other ways to get involved in Glasgow Harvest or to simply find out more you can visit our facebook page.


To find out what Tasty twEATS & Harvest 2010, click here.