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  Topic: Allotment Gallery
Homegrown

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PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Fri Jun 19, 2009 7:09 pm   Subject: Allotment Gallery
Thats looks really beautiful, great work!
I agree, that there is nothing better than playing in the garden with children. My daughter also digs for treasures!
  Topic: Broccoli leaves - turning blackish???
Homegrown

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Views: 10113

PostForum: Organic gardening in Ireland / Alternative and Sustainable Gardening practices   Posted: Sun Jun 07, 2009 10:55 pm   Subject: Broccoli leaves - turning blackish???
thanks for the reply and for taking hte time to post the pic!
It doesn't look like that. It looks more....greyish?

My sister in law one left her peace lily outside and it became wind/sun burned an ...
  Topic: Broccoli leaves - turning blackish???
Homegrown

Replies: 5
Views: 10113

PostForum: Organic gardening in Ireland / Alternative and Sustainable Gardening practices   Posted: Sun Jun 07, 2009 6:51 pm   Subject: Broccoli leaves - turning blackish???
Hi everyone.
I'm very proud to say that after a month's holidays I came back to a flourishing garden!
However, a couple of the more mature leaves on 1 of my broccoli plants have a blackish tinge to ...
  Topic: Nettle fertiliser, How to Brew your own.
Homegrown

Replies: 29
Views: 117994

PostForum: Organic gardening in Ireland / Alternative and Sustainable Gardening practices   Posted: Tue Apr 28, 2009 1:05 pm   Subject: Nettle fertiliser, How to Brew your own.
Thanks for the response. I'm jsut eager to give them a boost and would rather it be my natural recipe than a store bought one. I'm going away in a week for a month so I'll give them a feed right befor ...
  Topic: Nettle fertiliser, How to Brew your own.
Homegrown

Replies: 29
Views: 117994

PostForum: Organic gardening in Ireland / Alternative and Sustainable Gardening practices   Posted: Mon Apr 27, 2009 2:03 pm   Subject: Nettle fertiliser, How to Brew your own.
I've had my nettle brew steeping for 20 days so far and I really want to give my veggies a boost!
i've read that if you use it before it stops fermenting that you should dilute at 1:50 ratio. How do ...
  Topic: Ants in greenhouse - is this a problem?
Homegrown

Replies: 11
Views: 24686

PostForum: Organic gardening in Ireland / Alternative and Sustainable Gardening practices   Posted: Wed Apr 15, 2009 2:46 pm   Subject: Ants in greenhouse - is this a problem?
Thank you for the response and advice, Liparis!
I've been leaving the greenhouse wide open for a few nights in a row now and I'll remove it completely any day now. I def. dont want to molly-coddle th ...
  Topic: Ants in greenhouse - is this a problem?
Homegrown

Replies: 11
Views: 24686

PostForum: Organic gardening in Ireland / Alternative and Sustainable Gardening practices   Posted: Sun Apr 12, 2009 1:54 pm   Subject: Ants in greenhouse - is this a problem?
Hi There!
Wondering if anyone can help me?
I'm not sure if this is a problem but I've noticed there are alot of ants in my greenhouse. My gh is placed over a plot of land directly on the soil. The ...
  Topic: Hi from Dublin (new to Ireland!)
Homegrown

Replies: 12
Views: 11100

PostForum: Introduce yourself to the rest of the Irish gardeners   Posted: Thu Apr 09, 2009 3:16 pm   Subject: Hi from Dublin (new to Ireland!)
WoW, thanks for sharing that info - so interesting! I'm in North County - Sutton , near Howth. I'm in an estate and the soil is sandy and rocky (i'd imagine from the builders??).
Now I cant wait unti ...
  Topic: Seaweed for keeping slugs at bay?
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Replies: 1
Views: 4149

PostForum: Irish Weeds & Pests and Diseases of the garden.   Posted: Thu Apr 09, 2009 1:54 pm   Subject: Seaweed for keeping slugs at bay?
Hi all!
I'm trying a raised bed this year and was hoping to find an organic way to keep the slugs away as they were a big problem last year, nearly wiped out my whole garden!
Had read that placing s ...
  Topic: Hi from Dublin (new to Ireland!)
Homegrown

Replies: 12
Views: 11100

PostForum: Introduce yourself to the rest of the Irish gardeners   Posted: Thu Apr 09, 2009 1:52 pm   Subject: Hi from Dublin (new to Ireland!)
thanks for the replies & warm welcomes everyone!

I didn't know that about the seaweed! I knew it was good at keeping slugs away (which I have a large number of in my garden!).
Unfortunatley, w ...
  Topic: Hi from Canada
Homegrown

Replies: 7
Views: 6516

PostForum: Introduce yourself to the rest of the Irish gardeners   Posted: Thu Apr 09, 2009 1:27 pm   Subject: Hi from Canada
HI Penny,
I'm from Ontario too! While I can say I dont really miss the snow, I definitly miss the warm summers!
  Topic: Hi from Dublin (new to Ireland!)
Homegrown

Replies: 12
Views: 11100

PostForum: Introduce yourself to the rest of the Irish gardeners   Posted: Thu Apr 09, 2009 1:14 pm   Subject: Hi from Dublin (new to Ireland!)
HI everyone.
I'm very excited to have found this forum.
This is my 1st full spring/summer in Ireland having moved from Canada.
After a failed attempt last year I am trying again for a veggie garden ...
 
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