Posts Tagged ‘veg’

Listowel allotments, Gurtcreen, Listowel, Co. Kerry

Tuesday, January 25th, 2011

A family-run allotment scheme set on a small farm only a few miles from Ballybunion. Join Joe, Lucy, their four daughters, and a host of cattle and ponies in the peaceful countryside as you grow your own veg.

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Land owners and allotments.

Monday, February 15th, 2010

In the first part of this series of articles I had the pleasure of introducing you to a possible business venture for landowners. This venture, partly commercial and partly philanthropic is the provision of allotments close to a village, town, or city.

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Bee Keeping, easy ways to attract bees to your garden.

Monday, August 24th, 2009

“Don’t wear perfume in the garden - unless you want to be pollinated by bees.”
Anne Raver

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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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GreenAcre Allotments, Ballyvorheen, Cappamore, Co. Limerick

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009

GreenAcre Allotments are set in the Scenic countryside of Murroe, in the foothills of Slieve Felimn, just 20 minutes from Limerick city.

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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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Vegetable seed sowing and watering for containers.

Sunday, April 5th, 2009

In a previous post I wrote about preparing your window box for vegetable growing, the layering of composts and the use of bubble wrap to help reduce your need to water in summer.
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Window box vegetables, What you will need & how to put it all together

Monday, March 30th, 2009

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.
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Beech Hill Allotments, Killegar, Enniskerry, Co Wicklow.

Wednesday, March 25th, 2009

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