Category Archives: Seasonal Articles

Rathdooney Vegetable Garden Blog – November 28th

You may remember some of the vibrant looking photos from my vegetable garden in the Summer with its neat (ish) rows of healthy crops and tidy weeded paths? Well, it looks nothing like that now. I am afraid the garden … Continue reading

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Frost Protection in the Garden

As Winter approaches it is important to consider protecting your plants from cold weather and the damage that can be caused by frost.  All weather conditions play a part in maintaining the health of a plant, regulating water and nutrient … Continue reading

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The Quickcrop Vegetable Garden in August

Well, it’s August again in the Quickcrop garden (and elsewhere I suspect) so I thought we’d take our customary stroll around to see what’s growing and hopefully offer some advice on some of my fruit and vegetable crops. It is … Continue reading

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The Quickcrop Vegetable Garden in July

I spent a good bit of time in the vegetable garden this weekend as the skies were blue for a change which made working outdoors a pleasure. I was also able to have a good snoop about without getting drenched … Continue reading

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The Vegetable Garden in March

This March I am starting a new monthly update project which is centered more around what I’m doing in my garden. This is because it’s easier for me to write but also I hope you find it more engaging to … Continue reading

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Strawberries, The Versatile Fruit

Fruit trees and bushes are planted in the garden with the intention of remaining for the long term, providing produce for many years. In return for this supply of fresh fruit they require regular feeding, training, pruning and, in some … Continue reading

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Vegetable Growing in Late Winter – Marian Finucane Jan 6th

What kinds of things can you do in the garden at this time of year. It’s not quite Spring after all? Well, no, we’ve still a long way to go before we get to Spring. This time of year is … Continue reading

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February in the Vegetable Garden

I quite like February, it’s a bit of a renegade. Not only does it have a different number of days than any other month but it also reserves the right to change that date on a leap year. It is … Continue reading

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Vegetable Garden in January

Sowing and planting too early in the year We can all get a little over excited when the new year comes around especially if, like now, we’ve had relatively warm Winter so far. We can all be guilty of a … Continue reading

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How to grow bare root soft fruit part 2: How to grow Currants

Currants are an excellent fruit for the home gardener as they a relatively trouble free and produce large crops of highly nutritious fruit. Currants are divided into black, red and white types with many varieties to choose from. In general … Continue reading

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