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JohnI
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 11:33 pm    Post subject: By way of introduction . . . Reply with quote

Hello to all -

I'm new - of course - to this forum and relatively new to Ireland, having relocated here from the US a couple of years ago. But I've gardened all my life.

I'm presently "pushing dirt" on the gentle slope behind my home, setting up a level floor for a 4 x 6 metre polytunnel, and an adjacent 6 x 10 metre area of open beds. As very good fortune would have it, I have good thick dirt with good tilth at a ph of 5.75 to 6.0, so it doesn't look like I'll need to do any really heavy soil building to get things started. The compost bins I started last summer are full of black gold.

After some research, I found several good Irish sources for organic seed - very nearly all non F1 hybrid (hooray!) - and made my best guesses at varieties I thought would do well.

However, I do live in "cloud country" . . . well up in the hills just to the East of Caherciveen on the Iveragh, and am wondering if I have any organic neighbors nearby.

regards,

John
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Sive
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Location: Co.Wexford

PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 8:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome John, I hope you're surviving our "interesting" weather....you'll never be bored by it, for something different happens every few minutes ! Anyway you're in a beautiful part of the country and I hope you enjoy the forum. We're all a bit waterlogged at the moment so not a lot going on !
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Greengage
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 1:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome hope you enjoy the site any questions just post. Theres always someone here who knows the answer and if they dont they will point you in the right direction.
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sgmgarden
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Location: Inverkeithing

PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2013 12:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome to the site, you made a good choice by joining haha! I look forward to you sharing your expertise with us all and hopefully we will be able to help you if you have any queries. Enjoy it!
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