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doodlebug
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2012 3:32 pm    Post subject: Hello from Rathdrum Reply with quote

I'm new to both Ireland and this site, but have a passion for gardening. Recently moved to Rathdrum and will be getting ready to start our veggie garden soon. I don't know much about the zones over here or weather patterns - so if someone has suggestions as to where to look for what will/won't grow and when to start in Rathdrum, I'd greatly appreciate it!

Thanks!
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Greengage
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2012 5:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Take a walk see whats doing good locally. Ask a specific question loads of people willing to answer.
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doodlebug
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2012 5:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good advice. Thanks!
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Sive
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2012 6:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome Doodlebug, your first weather experience may well be tonight ! Weather is something we have lots of ! Get ready for frost ! You've chosen a lovely part fo the world to settle in.....where are you from originally ?
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Greengage
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2012 7:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You only have to know two things about the weather in Rathdrum.
If you can see the mountains its going to rain.
If you cant see the mountains its raining already.
Enjoy your stay.
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doodlebug
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2012 11:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Originally from California - then Pennsylvania - now thrilled to be here!
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Sive
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2012 3:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, that is quite a change for you..and not just in climate terms ! Good luck, I hope you'll be very happy in Wicklow.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2012 9:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome Doodlebug, i'm from Rathdrum myself! Though i'm working in England at the moment... I think the general advise you get on this site is brilliant and you can gauge when and what to grow from that...
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ian
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2012 1:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Failte Doodlebug,
and I hope you get what you need from the community here. Average temperature nationally is around 13 deg. C with and a range of about 13deg. C throughout the year. Rarely get hard winters or searing summers mild and mostly benign climate so most things grow fairly well. The thing I find you have to be aware of is the wind chill factor if your site is exposed or frost in May if your in a hollow, always battling!
Regards, Ian
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