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  Topic: Too late to plant Parsnips from seed?
Corylus avellana

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PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Tue May 12, 2009 10:47 am   Subject: Protecting carrots from carrot fly
A good way of protecting carrots (and I would guess parsnips too) from carrot fly is to construct a 'wall' of fleece around the bed, about 2 feet high should do it. Just use bamboos or other sticks to ...
  Topic: Grafting
Corylus avellana

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PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Sat Jan 31, 2009 11:12 pm   Subject: Grafting
If I wanted to create my own 'family' apple tree, could I take a young already grafted tree, e.g. an Egremont Russet, bought in a nursery/garden centre, and graft another variety, e.g. Cox's Orange Pi ...
  Topic: Genetically modified potato called for after new blight fear
Corylus avellana

Replies: 6
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PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Thu Jan 29, 2009 10:44 pm   Subject: GM potatoes - no way!
I too have grown Sarpo Mira in the last two very wet summers with not a bother from blight. Other Sarpo varieties are being developed all the time, without the aid of Genetic Modification (GM) technol ...
  Topic: Cooking potatoes
Corylus avellana

Replies: 1
Views: 3182

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Mon Sep 15, 2008 6:04 pm   Subject: Cooking potatoes
I'm having problems cooking my home-grown spuds. The outside of my Colleens and Caras turn to mush before the centre is cooked and so my mashed potatoes are more like slush potatoes. Any suggestions p ...
  Topic: Sowing the seeds of urban farming
Corylus avellana

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PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Tue Aug 19, 2008 11:30 pm   Subject: urban farming - allotments
There is a huge amount happening out there. South Dublin Allotments Association, based in the South Dublin County Council area, has been active for a few years now (http://homepage.eircom.net/~sthduba ...
 
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