Time to harvest fallen leaves to make wonderful leafmould.

How to cope with autumn clearing

Seasonal Tips for more composting advice, or contact us if you have a question.
The Home Composting pages are funded by
Scottish Borders Council Reduce Reuse Recycle.

Organic Gardening

red cabbageASK Organic, Scotland's leading experts on organic gardening, help you  grow your own fruit & veg organically and run your whole garden sustainably. ASK partner, Dave Allan, is The Herald magazine's gardening columnist - you can read his articles here.

You can ask Dave for advice here.


comfreyWe can solve all your questions about home composting.
Since 1995, ASK Organic have been advising thousands of householders on how to make good compost from their garden rubbish. ASK Organic is in partnership with Scottish Borders Council to advise householders about home composting.

The Home Composting pages are supported by
Scottish Borders Council Reduce Reuse Recycle.


veg on tableASK Organic Home Cooking provides seasonal recipes and ideas for making the most of your produce. Whether you have grown it yourself, subscribed to a box scheme or bought local, these recipes will help you serve up delicious and interesting meals.
Fresh seasonal food tastes best, is packed with more nutrients and reduces those food miles.

Eat some weeds -
especially in Gardener's Revenge. More weedy recipes amongst the Herbs