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

Sunday, February 28th, 2010

The nation is split on parsnips. On one side you have, let’s call them the parsnip-phobes, the group who believe this vegetable to be nothing but the basis for a bland soggy mash. Then on the other side you have the parsnip-philes who view them as a easy grow vegetable, one which will add a warm nutty flavour to stews or conversely bring forth sweetness when roasted.

Where do you stand on the issue? Well, to truly test yourself you should try you hand at growing your own. Once you bring them fresh from garden to table you may see a whole different side to humble parsnip.

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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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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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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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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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Beech Hill Allotments, Killegar, Enniskerry, Co Wicklow.

Wednesday, March 25th, 2009

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Beech Park Vegetable Allotments, open day.

Thursday, March 19th, 2009

Just a note to let any interested allotmenteers know that Beech Park Vegetable Allotments are holding an open day this Saturday 21st March (2009).

The allotment owners will be there from 9.00am onwards.

That’s Beech Park Vegetable Allotments , Beech Park, Clonsilla, Dublin 15.

More on the allotment listed here… Beech Park Vegetable Allotments , Beech Park, Clonsilla, Dublin 15.


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March and the Vegetable garden begins to jump.

Friday, February 27th, 2009

It all kicks off this month in the vegetable garden.

So have you got your gloves ready, your spade sharpened, and your special slug detecting goggles on?
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