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Pea growing - Peas how to grow, tips, varieties, cooking.

Monday, March 14th, 2011

Custom has it that if you are to find a pea pod with nine or more peas in it that you can make a wish for whatever you heart desires. Now with the cold snap that we often experience in spring I’m willing to bet quite a few early seed sowers would have wished for milder weather. Reports filter in to me each spring of over-enthusiastic gardeners who have had their young seedlings totally blackened by a late frost.

Amongst the usual casualties are cabbage, cauliflower, lettuce, spring onion, and beetroot, both in the open ground and within unheated glasshouses or polytunnels. All I can say to them is keep the chin up, don’t be downhearted, as it’s early in the growing season, so you’ve plenty of time to set a new batch of seeds. Let peas be one of them, and I can assure you that with a little care you will have a bountiful harvest.

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Myrtleville House Allotments, Myrtleville, Co. Cork

Tuesday, February 9th, 2010

Set in the confines of a purpose built 18th century walled garden these allotments have near perfect soil and all day sunshine. This will ensure the hard work that goes into growing your vegetables will be as fruitful as possible.

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Setting up allotments, a planning guide for landowners.

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010

For a country that promotes itself as the Emerald Isle, Ireland has been found badly wanting where the provision of allotments are concerned. This is very apparent when we consider what small quantities of plots our city and county councils throughout the land provide.

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Coleville Allotments, Coleville Road, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary.

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

Coleville Allotments are located on a secure site in a picturesque setting on the Coleville Road near Minella Hotel. The allotments are surrounded by mature trees and rest about 1 mile from the town centre .

Bring the family, meet new friends and “Grow your Own”
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Annamoe allotments, Annamoe, Glendalough, Co. Wicklow, Ireland.

Monday, February 16th, 2009

This deer and rabbit fenced allotment site is on the banks of the Avonmore River in the valley of Annamoe.

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