Category Archives: Miscellaneous

Cork Garlic Farm Update

You may remember we reported from the West Cork Garlic Farm earlier in the year. It’s a project we’re very excited about as it gives us a source of Irish produced top quality seed garlic. I include the latest report … Continue reading

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What’s so great about kale?

To compliment Dorcas Barry’s great energy boosting smoothie featured in this months newsletter I’m covering the leafy green part of the recipe to show just how easy they are to grow. We’ll be looking at Kale as it’s the new … Continue reading

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Where to buy vegetable seedlings online

Er, from us. Well, as far as I know we are the only Irish supplier of garden ready vegetable plants. We deliver nationwide and we grow great plants (though I say myself). If you don’t have the time to read … Continue reading

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Natural Slug Control – 25 Non Toxic Methods

Slug control is an on-going battle for us gardeners, and it seems that you are never quite free of them. What makes them so formidable is that they are hermaphroditic and their eggs can lay dormant in the soil for years. Slugs … Continue reading

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West Cork Garlic Farm

West Cork Garlic is a new enterprise which has undertaken the risky business of growing garlic commercially in the Irish climate. Axel and Marye Miret of Enniskeane, County Cork, started off with a pilot scheme in 2011. The success of … Continue reading

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Cows aren’t the problem Agriculture is!

I posted an ‘info graphic’ (which I did myself) on facebook the other day illustrating that an acre of land could support 20 families in vegetables but just the one cow. I was hoping for a bit of discussion which … Continue reading

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Seed Potato Pick & Mix Tool

Our new Seed Potato ‘Pick & Mix’ tool. We had quite a large number of people last year asking could we supply potatoes in smaller quantities and being the generous types that we are we found ourselves only too happy … Continue reading

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Harvesting and storing peas.

Keep picking your peas! Peas can be harvested from July to September but you need to keep picking them to keep the new pods coming. It’s an odd one because you’re waiting for the pods to plump up with decent … Continue reading

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N.P.K. Explained

We get asked a lot this time of year what fertilizer should be used on what plant. I find the subject very interesting, much to the dismay of some callers who I sense nodding off on the other end of … Continue reading

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Fed up with snails? Eat them.

This one will separate the men from the boys! I was struggling to find a free food this month for those of you living away from the sea. I came up with a cracker. Look away if you’re squeamish…… When … Continue reading

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