Suz Reid

Suz Reid lives in a new build home in East Lothian with her husband, 4 year old boy and 7 month old baby girl where they grow fruit and veg in their back garden. Their garden is what you’d typically expect from a new build: poor soil compacted with rubble and rubbish! And yet, it is wonderfully productive!

In her regular column for The Scottish Gardening Magazine, Suz will pick her favourite veg to grow and harvest for the seasons and give you her top tips for success! You can follow her on Instagram for more chat on how she manages it all, with the help of two young children!

Despite the veg patch being modest (around 4m x 5m), we find it to be incredibly productive. So far this year, we’ve grown or are growing: potatoes, leeks, shallots, garlic, carrots, spring onions, tomatoes, peppers, peas, sugar snap peas, mangetout, spinach, lettuce, radish, beetroot, kale, turnip,
swede, broccoli, chives, blueberries, apples, raspberries, strawberries, courgettes, French beans, calendula, mint, sage, basil, thyme, rosemary, bay and lots of rhubarb!

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