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  Topic: Where can you buy bags for storing a)Potatoes b)Onions
Greenside Up

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PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Tue Jul 13, 2010 7:46 am   Subject: Where can you buy bags for storing a)Potatoes b)Onions
Burgon & Ball are a UK company with a beautiful range of products, including harvesting & preserving goods. Our local garden centre Morgans in Carlow sell their stock. The Secret Garden in Co ...
  Topic: Blight control
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PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Sun Mar 07, 2010 12:43 pm   Subject: Blight control
At the moment you can buy copper sulphate mail order from www.fruithillfarm.com or if you're near Kilkenny, Highbank Organic Farm Shop at Cuffesgrange. That's a lot of varieties!
  Topic: Blight control
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PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Fri Mar 05, 2010 4:13 pm   Subject: Blight control
It's starting to be fazed out - check out http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/property/2010/0304/1224265551258.html

Unfortunately options are becoming limited for organic growers other than buying ...
  Topic: New to this - Any gardener to recommend for help veg garden?
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PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Fri Mar 05, 2010 4:09 pm   Subject: New to this - Any gardener to recommend for help veg garden?
No worries. If you know anyone with suitable premises in your area with a group of around ten I could put together a workshop for you. You can email me (see the link) for more info. Good luck with t ...
  Topic: New to this - Any gardener to recommend for help veg garden?
Greenside Up

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PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Fri Mar 05, 2010 4:04 pm   Subject: New to this - Any gardener to recommend for help veg garden?
Not sure if it's the done thing to recommend yourself but I'm running a beginners workshop tomorrow in Kilkenny. See www.greensideup.ie for more info - there's still a couple of places available.
  Topic: Should I provide allotments or not?
Greenside Up

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PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Thu Jan 28, 2010 3:57 pm   Subject: Should I provide allotments or not?
Thanks for checking out the website. My garden isn't strictly open - we're only growing veg for the family and to help with demonstrations, etc for the workshops! However I may be having an open day ...
  Topic: Should I provide allotments or not?
Greenside Up

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PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Wed Jan 27, 2010 2:07 pm   Subject: Should I provide allotments or not?
Hi Ciaran. An allotment group was formed in Paulstown, Co Kilkenny last year. It was spearheaded by the local Green councillor.

He dropped leaflets in the doors of everybody in the area and then ...
  Topic: Blight resistant Organic Sarpo Seed potatoes
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PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Mon Jan 25, 2010 7:34 pm   Subject: Blight resistant Organic Sarpo Seed potatoes
We grew Sarpo Mira last year. They were quite pricey €8.99 for 2.5kg if I remember correctly but they were fairly blight resistant. I say fairly because a couple of plants did start to suffer. Our ...
  Topic: does anybody know when lidl will have seeds
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PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Thu Jan 21, 2010 2:15 pm   Subject: does anybody know when lidl will have seeds
Aldi have seeds in there stores today at 79c a pack ... all good varieties.
  Topic: Winter soil preparation & planting garlic
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PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Thu Jan 21, 2010 2:11 pm   Subject: Winter soil preparation & planting garlic
We cancelled all the Living channels when they took the gardening channel off air. However, you can pick up clips from the Gardeners World website and U Tube. Whenever I come across good links I post ...
  Topic: Irish mail order seed companies.
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PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Thu Jan 21, 2010 2:07 pm   Subject: Irish mail order seed companies.
Also worth checking out the Brown Envelope Seed Company in Cork (www.brownenvelopeseeds.com)
  Topic: Winter soil preparation & planting garlic
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PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Tue Jan 19, 2010 3:10 pm   Subject: Winter soil preparation & planting garlic
Just found a lovely clip by Alys Fowler (Gardeners World) on winter soil preparation and planting garlic ..... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qaeEiN_t954
  Topic: Help for beginners start growing their own vegetables
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PostForum: Introduce yourself to the rest of the Irish gardeners   Posted: Mon Jan 18, 2010 2:22 pm   Subject: Help for beginners start growing their own vegetables
The main thing is not to give up! Sites like this are great for swapping experiences. Hope this year goes well for you.
  Topic: Help for beginners start growing their own vegetables
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PostForum: Introduce yourself to the rest of the Irish gardeners   Posted: Sun Jan 17, 2010 10:58 am   Subject: Help for beginners start growing their own vegetables
Hi everybody. I'm based in the Carlow/Kilkenny area and my aim is to help anybody who wants to start growing their own fruit and vegetables get growing.

I've been growing my own for about 6 years b ...
 
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