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what fruit and veg to grow

Posted: 29/10/2014 at 21:12


My Christmas present (gardening) list

Posted: 22/10/2014 at 21:42

Not much really just a tunnel. Sure Santa can manage one of those?

Stored Spuds Sprouting

Posted: 19/10/2014 at 14:54

As usual Dove has hit on the problem. For us small time growers it is best to grow just as many earlies or 2nds as we can eat by early October. They are very hard to keep any longer without cold storage. Here in Tipperary we have only had 2 nights of light frost so far and in such conditions only maincrop will hold.

Stored Spuds Sprouting

Posted: 19/10/2014 at 14:24

What variety are they? Are they maincrop?

unidentified veg

Posted: 16/10/2014 at 21:45

It is a carrot. There were a few of them in my carrot patch this year. From what little I know carrots can be many colours. The reason we have mostly orange ones is thanks to the Dutch who developed them that colour out of homage to their royal family the house of Orange.

End of the season thoughts

Posted: 07/10/2014 at 21:24

 Still lots of weeding to do between the parsnips and the leeks. No end to garden work in sight. Yipee!

Compost Heap

Posted: 05/10/2014 at 15:04

Mix in some topsoil or spent compost from pots to the grass cuttings. Grass tends to compact and squeeze out the air from the heap. Add anything that holds in more air and the heap will be fine. Turn it on a regular basis too.


End of the season thoughts

Posted: 04/10/2014 at 19:28

Work never stops in the garden just the focus changes with the seasons. Weeds keep growing, digging and manuring to do, some late planting esp the rhubarb to move in November. No life goes on in the veg patch all the year . Also have a few hundred daffs to re-plant. Garden shed only half cleaned up to-day.

Don't forget to collect the leaves!

scabby potatoes

Posted: 16/09/2014 at 22:26

Scab in potatoes is  a sign of soil which is a bit on the alkaline side of neutral. Potatoes like most veg prefer soil on the acid side. It looks terrible but they should store ok and taste fine, the scab is only in the skin. It is a problem i am only too familiar with but we were eating our own main crop (Rooster) until April.

Any wine makers out there?

Posted: 06/09/2014 at 22:05

First time ever to make wine this year. used 10 kg of strawberries to get juice to fill 4 demi-john. nearly ready for bottling. Think it will be strong!

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