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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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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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Ladybirds in your garden, how many?

Sunday, July 12th, 2009

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.

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Fethard allotments, Clonacody, Fethard, Co. Tipperary.

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009

This is a new allotment venture in a walled garden about 2.5 miles from Fethard, Co Tipperay.
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Castlefarm Allotments, Castlefarm, Narraghmore, Athy, Co Kildare

Wednesday, April 1st, 2009

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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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Eden Allotment Gardens, Beltoy Road, Eden, County Antrim.

Tuesday, February 17th, 2009

Located within a five hectare site off Beltoy Road just outside Eden village near Carrickfergus in County Antrim, is Eden Allotment Gardens.
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