Athenry Environmental Network Allotment Open Day Saturday October 3rd 2pm to 3pm - Athenry
Posts Tagged ‘garden’
“Don’t wear perfume in the garden - unless you want to be pollinated by bees.”
Kohlrabi…. high in vitamin C and K, potassium, fibre as well as the antioxidant carotenoids b-carotene and lutein. Kohlrabis flavour varies between nutty (uncooked) and broccoli with a hint of radish (cooked). If you seek unusual tastes and looks then this give this member of the cabbage family a second glance.
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.
Have you heard of the movie “The bucket list”? It details the trip taken by two men who work their way through a list of things they wish to experience before they die. The “bucket list” in the title was a roster of things to do before the movies main character “kicks the bucket”.
As children most of us were very picky about what insects we liked. For me personally, earwigs, centipedes, spiders, and all sorts of flies (horseflies especially) scared the pants off me. Then there were the ladybirds, which for one reason or another always found favour with the younger me.
Fancy leasing an allotment in a 17th Century Walled-In Garden?
As a child, Easter meant one thing to me… Easter eggs.
Last week I wrote about a solution to lack of space for growing salad vegetables faced by balcony and patio gardeners.
That was the window box vegetable garden.