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Friarstown allotments, Tallaght, Co. Dublin.

Thursday, February 3rd, 2011

Friarstown allotments in Tallaght is one of South Dublin County Councils four allotment sites. As with all Public (local authority) allotments there is currently a large waiting list for places.

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Tymon Park allotments, Tymon Park, Tallaght, Co. Dublin.

Thursday, February 3rd, 2011

Tymon Park allotments in Tallaght is one of South Dublin County Councils four allotment sites. As with all Public (local authority) allotments there is currently a large waiting list for places.

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JS Allotments, Burnside road, Duandry, Antrim, Northern Ireland

Tuesday, February 1st, 2011

JS Allotments are located in a secluded part of the Antrim countryside called Dunadry. There are safe, secure and idylic offering plot holders an opportunity to experience a little bit of the countryside while only 5 mins from Antrim or 20 from central Belfast.

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Ballyneety Allotments, Ballinagarde, Ballyneety, Co. Limerick

Tuesday, February 1st, 2011

An allotment scheme based on a farm in Ballyneety, just 10 minutes from Limerick city. The scheme is based on a site which also contains a nature walk, and an airsoft site.

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Athlone allotments, Ballykeeran, Athlone, Co Westmeath.

Tuesday, February 1st, 2011

These are new allotments located behind the Home Healthcare building on the Ballymahon road outside Athlone. There are lots of spaces available at present, but be quick, lest they book out.

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Barntown allotments, Co. Wexford.

Tuesday, February 1st, 2011

Fancy growing your own veg amongst a community in Barntown just outside Wexford town? Maybe Barntown allotments are just what you’re looking for.

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Amberley Allotments, Amberley, Rochestown, Co. Cork

Wednesday, January 26th, 2011

Amberley Allotments allows you to reinvent the skills of your forefathers through growing your own vegetables, fruit and flowers. The other idea behind setting up Amberley Allotments was, besides growing your own, to create a community where people exchange seeds, plants and advice and a have a bit of craic! Amberley Allotments are situated in Rochestown and are convenient to everyone who lives at that side of the Cork city.

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Listowel allotments, Gurtcreen, Listowel, Co. Kerry

Tuesday, January 25th, 2011

A family-run allotment scheme set on a small farm only a few miles from Ballybunion. Join Joe, Lucy, their four daughters, and a host of cattle and ponies in the peaceful countryside as you grow your own veg.

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

Sunday, June 6th, 2010

When is a turnip not a turnip? When it’s a swede, of course.

What we Irish commonly refer to as a turnip is actually a Swedish turnip or swede for short. Go and ask for a turnip in England, Wales, Australia or New Zealand and you will be handed a vegetable somewhere in size between a golf ball and a tennis ball. These are the true “turnips” with white flesh rather than the yellow of our Swedish turnip.

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Sweet corn growing - Sweet corn how to grow, tips, varieties, cooking.

Sunday, April 4th, 2010

Sweet corn is mistakenly regarded as a “no-grow” in Ireland. Many gardeners view it as a semi-tropical vegetable, one that requires intense sunlight and heat to crop, not to mention ripen. This is no longer true, and let me show you why.

The traditional varieties of sweet corn took a long time in the sun to mature and because of this were virtually guaranteed to disappoint over the Irish “summer”. This all changed when along came the F1 Hybrid seed varieties, sweet corn created through selective breeding. The F1 Hybrid varieties are early to mature making them much more reliable.

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