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  Topic: How do I keep rats out of compost pile?
Fiachra

Replies: 12
Views: 32419

PostForum: Irish Weeds & Pests and Diseases of the garden.   Posted: Sat Nov 27, 2010 8:59 pm   Subject: How do I keep rats out of compost pile?
Hi folks,
Last weekend I discovered a rat in one of my raied beds which I had covered with carpet for the winter.I was taking off the carpet to let the frost at the ground.The rat has disappeared , p ...
  Topic: Sweet Potatoes
Fiachra

Replies: 7
Views: 21520

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Sat Sep 04, 2010 8:40 pm   Subject: Sweet Potatoes
Hi Ian and Sharon,
Did either of you grow sweet potatoes this year? i planted one I got in the garden centre in a bed with courgettes and squashes and basically forgot about it. It didn't grow much ...
  Topic: Strawberry runners
Fiachra

Replies: 4
Views: 3494

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Tue Jun 22, 2010 9:00 pm   Subject: Strawberry runners
Not sure. I cut off most of the runners in the first year but the plants were still producing fruit when I did this. Sorry I can't help more.
  Topic: Strawberry runners
Fiachra

Replies: 4
Views: 3494

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Tue Jun 22, 2010 3:09 pm   Subject: Strawberry runners
If the plant is in it's first year and has not produced many flowers/ fruits I would cut them off. Otherwise I would guide them into pots of damp compost and weigh them down with a stone or pin them d ...
  Topic: my potato stalks gone floppy
Fiachra

Replies: 15
Views: 13263

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Mon Jun 21, 2010 9:06 pm   Subject: my potato stalks gone floppy
Hi folks,
I think I have a dose of blight paranoia too.Just in from the garden. I have a bed of Queens that are doing great.Lovely green leaves and lots of flowers. However I have a bed of golden wo ...
  Topic: Rats !
Fiachra

Replies: 16
Views: 25149

PostForum: Irish Wildlife, Irish Wild flowers and nature gardening.   Posted: Wed Jan 13, 2010 12:08 pm   Subject: Rats !
i have the same dread of rats that you have sive. We have had them around the pony's shed from time to time but my husband puts out poison 9 in narrow pipes)on a regular basis and that seems to have c ...
  Topic: Can I compost Moss?
Fiachra

Replies: 3
Views: 5049

PostForum: Organic gardening in Ireland / Alternative and Sustainable Gardening practices   Posted: Wed Oct 28, 2009 6:46 pm   Subject: Can I compost Moss?
Is it ok to throw moss that i have scraped off the driveway in the compost bin?
Also I was thinking of throwing in the gunk that gathers in the eavechutes.
  Topic: Grow your own?
Fiachra

Replies: 2
Views: 2370

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Thu Oct 08, 2009 9:58 am   Subject: Grow your own?
Hi Ian,
You could try the Nano Nagle centre in Killavullen Co. Cork. They have an organic farm and do courses on growing your own from time to time.
  Topic: A question of netting ?
Fiachra

Replies: 3
Views: 4491

PostForum: Irelands Garden tools / equipment. (mowers, glasshouses & polytunnels etc).   Posted: Sat Oct 03, 2009 7:41 pm   Subject: A question of netting ?
I didn't use netting this year either and most of my cabbage was eaten by caterpillars (plus I cooked a few that were very well hidden in the broccoli).anyway, there is a garden I pass on my way to wo ...
  Topic: How are your potatoes cropping ?
Fiachra

Replies: 9
Views: 5487

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Wed Sep 09, 2009 1:08 pm   Subject: How are your potatoes cropping ?
Hi Folks,
I got the British Queens by mail order from mr. midleton at the end of Feb.
I throw the small spuds into soups and stews.You can also cook them in the oven in olive oil, a bit of garlic an ...
  Topic: Do onions taste better if you store them
Fiachra

Replies: 3
Views: 2658

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Tue Sep 08, 2009 6:25 pm   Subject: Do onions taste better if you store them
Hi there,
I have lots of onions too. Didn't get any sun to dry them so I have them drying on a metal rack ( the sides of an old trailer) in a hayshed.If the sun comes out over the next few days as pr ...
  Topic: How are your potatoes cropping ?
Fiachra

Replies: 9
Views: 5487

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Tue Sep 08, 2009 6:18 pm   Subject: How are your potatoes cropping ?
Hi Foxylock,
This was my first year growing potatoes too.I grew second earlies - British Queens. I grew them in a raised bed about 7ft square and we had enough for a family of 5 for about a month.We ...
  Topic: Butternut squashs
Fiachra

Replies: 13
Views: 10843

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Thu Sep 03, 2009 8:38 am   Subject: Butternut squashs
Thanks Michael,
My squashs are also on a mission to take over the planet but just masses of leaves. did you get flowers ?
Did the blight get all your spuds?
I have been lucky with mine but it's my ...
  Topic: Butternut squashs
Fiachra

Replies: 13
Views: 10843

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Tue Sep 01, 2009 8:54 pm   Subject: Butternut squashs
Hi folks,
just wondering how ye got on with the squashes? I have 2 butternut squashes planted in my garden and there are masses of leaves but no flowers yet. Would I be right in thinking that my ship ...
  Topic: How do I keep rats out of compost pile?
Fiachra

Replies: 12
Views: 32419

PostForum: Irish Weeds & Pests and Diseases of the garden.   Posted: Wed Aug 26, 2009 8:55 am   Subject: How do I keep rats out of compost pile?
I have a pot of mint beside the compost heap and one on top of the (broken) cover.So far no rats.I read somewhere that bananas and melons attract rats so I don't compost these.
 
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