Posts Tagged ‘February’

Community allotments in Kells, Co. Meath, a distinct possibility.

Tuesday, February 16th, 2010

Good news for Kells with 40 allotments expected to be available to the areas residents this year.

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Spring cabbage growing - Spring cabbage how to grow, tips, varieties, cooking.

Monday, August 10th, 2009

Spring cabbage…. A hardy vegetable that’s an excellent source of Vitamin C and glutamine, an amino acid which has anti-inflammatory properties. Health benefits aside, the image of spring cabbage has been tarnished by the soggy mush served up in school and work canteens. In this guide I hope to banish the soggy cabbage blues as I show you how to cook cabbage correctly, but first let’s look at how to grow it at home.

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Carrot growing - Carrots how to grow, tips, varieties, cooking.

Sunday, July 26th, 2009

Carrots… upon harvest you could be treating yourself to a brightly coloured vegetable whose available nutrients actually increase with cooking - as long as it is not over-cooked. A good source of magnesium, potassium, vitamins A and C together with a form of calcium that is easily absorbed into the body. All wrapped up in a vegetable that is reasonably easy to grow once your selected soil and planting location are suitable.
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What vegetables can I sow this month?………. A Guide.

Monday, April 20th, 2009

Here’s a handy list that I compiled in response to that eternal vegetable growing query that crops up as soon as spring arrives, “Am I too late to sow… (Insert vegetable of choice here)? (more…)

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Hillside Allotments, Ballinagran, Co. Wicklow.

Tuesday, April 14th, 2009

Up and running since February, Hillside Allotments are  situated in Ballinagran, Co. Wicklow.

All the plots come fully prepared with water on tap and free manure.
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