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

Tuesday, August 11th, 2009

Summer cabbage…. With its peak harvest in August and September this vegetable provides an excellent source of Vitamin C leading up and through autumn. All health benefits aside summer cabbage has had its image tarnished by the soggy mush that’s served up by school and work canteens. In this guide I hope banish the soggy cabbage blues as I show you how to cook cabbage correctly, but first let’s look at how to grow summer cabbage at home.

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

Saturday, August 1st, 2009

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.

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

Thursday, July 23rd, 2009

Beetroots…round, cylindrical or tapered swollen roots that are way more versatile than many give them credit for. Fairly pest free, they are also a good crop for the organic gardener. Find out for yourself as we detail amongst other things the varieties suitable to grow in Ireland, and how to plant or sow them.

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Garden buckets, a personal “bucket list”.

Tuesday, July 21st, 2009

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”.

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Weeds, a pre-emptive strike.

Sunday, March 15th, 2009

As I strolled out towards the veg garden this morning, I bumped into some old friends who come for a visit each spring.

I smiled towards Mrs tulip, tipped my cap to Mr Crocus, waved happily across to the daffodil clan, then it all went wrong as I was stopped in my tracks by some unwelcome visitors.

You know the sort, someone you know see, you’ll give them the time of day, but would rather they did not visit.
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