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  Topic: The season Ahead.
Dirt Digger

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PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Tue Feb 17, 2015 4:08 pm   Subject: The season Ahead.
Greengage, you are as all visitors are, always welcome to our Allotment Garden...and as with all gardens looking quite woebegone at end of winter and early spring, well more so with our little allotm ...
  Topic: The season Ahead.
Dirt Digger

Replies: 9
Views: 7706

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Fri Feb 13, 2015 2:06 pm   Subject: The season Ahead.
Yes we have gauged the soil; and no, not any particular recommendation; and why these particulars??? well that which is now our allotment garden with over 90 plots, was, for over 60 years, a rubble du ...
  Topic: The season Ahead.
Dirt Digger

Replies: 9
Views: 7706

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Fri Feb 13, 2015 11:16 am   Subject: The season Ahead.
We put Marco and Germidour garlic in bed at end of last month, and we’ve sown some Bedfordshire Champion and Sturon onion seed in flats…we’ll pop some Stuttgarter and Karmen sets into modules this wee ...
  Topic: Heritage Irish Apple Tree Planting
Dirt Digger

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PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Thu Feb 12, 2015 9:24 am   Subject: Heritage Irish Apple Tree Planting
We’ve left it late, but not too late yet!
Our allotment group has decided to plant a number of Irish Heritage Apple Varieties, which we’ve sourced from Irish Seed Savers. 20 bare-roots, on dwarf and ...
  Topic: Garlic already yellowing
Dirt Digger

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PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Tue Feb 10, 2015 12:07 pm   Subject: Garlic already yellowing
my Garlic not only scaped very early but was also walloped with rust this year, as indeed was a lot of the other plot holders' garlic... I lifted mine last week, and though not brilliant I have some f ...
  Topic: Garlic already yellowing
Dirt Digger

Replies: 31
Views: 25281

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Wed Jun 18, 2014 2:50 pm   Subject: Garlic already yellowing
my Garlic not only scaped very early but was also walloped with rust this year, as indeed was a lot of the other plot holders' garlic... I lifted mine last week, and though not brilliant I have some f ...
  Topic: Matters Meteorological
Dirt Digger

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Views: 63148

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Wed Jun 18, 2014 2:45 pm   Subject: Matters Meteorological
with justification, I now get to re-hash a thread from last year...currently 24 degrees Celsius in Dublin, and hitting 28 in the midlands,,,roll on summer 2014...
  Topic: The Harvest Trug...
Dirt Digger

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PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Wed Jan 29, 2014 10:11 am   Subject: The Harvest Trug...
Saturday 24th January

Liar Liar, plot on fire...
Yes, on Saturday 12th January I posted that we had harvested the last of the produce from plot 49; but I was mistaken. We had forgotten about the ...
  Topic: The Harvest Trug...
Dirt Digger

Replies: 41
Views: 32941

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Tue Jan 14, 2014 12:04 pm   Subject: The Harvest Trug...
Saturday 12th January 2014

Well Saturday saw us harvest the last of the available produce from
plot 49; but what a haul of parsnips, 10kgs of fine good sized roots,
with very few discards and lit ...
  Topic: Matters Meteorological
Dirt Digger

Replies: 80
Views: 63148

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Thu Dec 12, 2013 12:32 pm   Subject: Matters Meteorological
December, 12th, 9 days from winter solstice, the air filled with Christmassy seasonal jingley belley tunes such as "In The Deep Mid-winter", and "Let It Snow Let It Snow Let It Snow&quo ...
  Topic: The Harvest Trug...
Dirt Digger

Replies: 41
Views: 32941

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Wed Dec 04, 2013 4:14 pm   Subject: The Harvest Trug...
Sunday 1st December


4 kg = 6 of the finest parsnips
1 head of red Kale
Handful of Chard Leaves
and helpings of rosemary and thyme
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  Topic: A different approach? Small quantities of seed, or plugs?
Dirt Digger

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PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Tue Dec 03, 2013 3:04 pm   Subject: A different approach? Small quantities of seed, or plugs?
It seems you’ve already weighed the pros and cons, and have more or less established that it may prove better all round to invest in plugs.
If your growing area is that small, well then a time inves ...
  Topic: Matters Meteorological
Dirt Digger

Replies: 80
Views: 63148

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Fri Nov 22, 2013 4:20 pm   Subject: Matters Meteorological
A stunning early winter south-western sunset somewhere beyond the Dublin hills; with large flocks of geese vacating the GAA pitches and heading back out to the North Bull Wall for the evening...shan't ...
  Topic: The Harvest Trug...
Dirt Digger

Replies: 41
Views: 32941

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Tue Nov 12, 2013 3:12 pm   Subject: The Harvest Trug...
November 12th

4 Bell Peppers

The last of this year's produce from the polytunnel; set about clearing up the pots of old compost and composting the dying and dead plants and unexpectedly managed ...
  Topic: Matters Meteorological
Dirt Digger

Replies: 80
Views: 63148

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Mon Nov 11, 2013 4:05 pm   Subject: Matters Meteorological
Most certainly definitely undeniably without a doubt into winter now...
although today's temperature was above normal for time of year, you now it's winter in Ireland when you spot the geese, and tod ...
 
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