Attirory Allotments, Carrick-on-Shannon, Co Leitrim.

February 7th, 2012

Touted as the first commercial allotments in Carrick-on-Shannon, Co Leitrim, Attirory Allotments are now available to rent.
These plots within a secure gated premises are of limited availability, and given on first come first served basis. Expert advice and encouragement are at the allotmentees disposal if required, so the plots are well worth a look.

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Colpe House Allotments, Colpe Road, Drogheda, Co. Meath.

August 27th, 2011

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Kale growing - Kale how to grow, tips, varieties, cooking.

May 15th, 2011

Did you ever eat Colcannon, made from lovely pickled cream?
With the greens and scallions mingled like a picture in a dream.
Did you ever make a hole on top to hold the melting flake
Of the creamy, flavoured butter that your mother used to make?

Yes you did, so you did, so did he and so did I.
And the more I think about it, sure, the nearer I’m to cry.
Oh, wasn’t it the happy days when troubles we had not,
And our mothers made Colcannon in the little skillet pot.
Colcannon (The Skillet Pot) Traditional Irish song

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Leek growing - Leeks how to grow, tips, varieties, cooking.

April 22nd, 2011

If you ask any gardener with a vegetable plot have they grown onions, nine times out of ten they will reply with a “yes”. Now that onion may have been a bulbing onion, a spring onion (scallion), or even at a stretch they will have grown garlic and made that link to the onion. However ask that same group of gardeners have they grown leeks, and you will be lucky to get one yes reply in ten.

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Onion growing from sets - Onions how to grow, tips, varieties, cooking.

March 27th, 2011

For the time pressed gardener onion sets are a godsend. Onions seed can take a long time to germinate; it transplants poorly, and needs a long season to attain a kitchen ready bulb size. So it usually makes more sense to grow your onions from sets instead.

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Pea growing - Peas how to grow, tips, varieties, cooking.

March 14th, 2011

Custom has it that if you are to find a pea pod with nine or more peas in it that you can make a wish for whatever you heart desires. Now with the cold snap that we often experience in spring I’m willing to bet quite a few early seed sowers would have wished for milder weather. Reports filter in to me each spring of over-enthusiastic gardeners who have had their young seedlings totally blackened by a late frost.

Amongst the usual casualties are cabbage, cauliflower, lettuce, spring onion, and beetroot, both in the open ground and within unheated glasshouses or polytunnels. All I can say to them is keep the chin up, don’t be downhearted, as it’s early in the growing season, so you’ve plenty of time to set a new batch of seeds. Let peas be one of them, and I can assure you that with a little care you will have a bountiful harvest.

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Cavan allotments, Lisreagh, Co. Cavan.

February 6th, 2011

Growing your own veg in Cavan just got a bit easier. Cavan Allotments are just outside Cavan town, about half a mile from the “Moynehall” roundabout and up the Ballyjamesduff road.

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Ballinue Allotments, Aughrim, Ballinasloe, Co. Galway.

February 6th, 2011

Looking for an allotment to rent in Ballinasloe? Get in touch with Ballinue Allotments to see if they can help you out.

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Stokestown allotments, Ballinea, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath.

February 3rd, 2011

Need an area to grow your own veg in Mullingar? Stokestown allotments may be able to help you out.

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Brookfield Allotments, Ballygarrett, Gorey, Co Wexford.

February 3rd, 2011

Thinking of getting an allotment in Wexford. Then why not take a look at Brookfield Allotments in Gorey. Experience the shear pleasure of tending your own crop and harvesting the delicious, nutritious results. The “ready to go” allotments will be generous in size and fully prepared in drills and beds.

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