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  Topic: Just got my allotment
MacFistycuffs

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PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Tue Aug 10, 2010 7:38 pm   Subject: Just got my allotment
You could start spring cabbage from seed now or buy plants in September. There's still time to start some lettuce, radishes,white turnips and spinach. Autumn King would be a suitable carrot to sow now ...
  Topic: Grow bags in my greenhouse, need a little guidance.
MacFistycuffs

Replies: 611
Views: 817104

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Sun Jun 27, 2010 6:16 pm   Subject: Grow bags in my greenhouse, need a little guidance.
Loosen the soil first with a fork and then twist the carrot as you pull it out.
  Topic: Blight Warnings Only Post Official Met Eireann Warnings here
MacFistycuffs

Replies: 6
Views: 7310

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Thu Jun 24, 2010 9:17 pm   Subject: Blight Warnings Only Post Official Met Eireann Warnings here
Weather conditions favouring the spread of potato blight will develop in many parts of the country over the coming weekend and will occur at times next week also. There will be opportunities for spray ...
  Topic: Blight Warnings Only Post Official Met Eireann Warnings here
MacFistycuffs

Replies: 6
Views: 7310

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Sat Jun 05, 2010 9:27 am   Subject: Blight Warnings Only Post Official Met Eireann Warnings here
Weather conducive to the spread of potato blight will occur at times from Monday through to Thursday of next week mainly in Munster and Leinster. There will be opportunities for spraying today Friday ...
  Topic: Something cutting my cabbage seedlings at the butt!
MacFistycuffs

Replies: 3
Views: 3466

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Sat May 08, 2010 12:20 pm   Subject: Something cutting my cabbage seedlings at the butt!
You can get a product made by Nemasys which uses parasitic nematodes to control leatherjackets. The nematodes are harmless to humans and it's a completely organic control method. I think you can get ...
  Topic: Can someone please tell me what is causing this?
MacFistycuffs

Replies: 5
Views: 4041

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Mon Apr 26, 2010 11:03 pm   Subject: Can someone please tell me what is causing this?
If it is the two lower seedling leaves which are becoming yellow and brittle then this is normal, they provide energy for the plant at seedling stage and then fall off once no longer needed. If it is ...
  Topic: Suggestions for catch crop between Brassicas
MacFistycuffs

Replies: 1
Views: 2444

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Wed Apr 21, 2010 9:53 pm   Subject: Suggestions for catch crop between Brassicas
You could try lettuce or white turnip like 'tokoyo market' that will crop in 40-50 days.
  Topic: Brassica Help
MacFistycuffs

Replies: 3
Views: 3376

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Tue Mar 30, 2010 6:59 pm   Subject: Brassica Help
It sounds like it could be damping off, this is a fungus that affects seedlings. You can do a few things to ensure they do not fail.
1. Make sure the modules you starts the seeds in are clean.
2. D ...
  Topic: Grow bags in my greenhouse, need a little guidance.
MacFistycuffs

Replies: 611
Views: 817104

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Mon Mar 22, 2010 10:14 pm   Subject: Grow bags in my greenhouse, need a little guidance.
how about courgette, aubergine or dwarf french bean?
  Topic: Unheated greenhouse
MacFistycuffs

Replies: 9
Views: 8049

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Sat Feb 20, 2010 6:48 pm   Subject: Unheated greenhouse
Here's a link showing the optimum soil temperatures for seed germination.
http://www.aces.edu/pubs/docs/A/ANR-1061/ANR-1061.pdf

It still a bit too cold outside for most of those seeds to germinate ...
  Topic: Unheated greenhouse
MacFistycuffs

Replies: 9
Views: 8049

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Sat Feb 20, 2010 5:14 pm   Subject: Unheated greenhouse
What seeds have you started?
  Topic: fruit trees in aldi tomorrow!!!
MacFistycuffs

Replies: 27
Views: 30037

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Sat Feb 20, 2010 12:00 am   Subject: fruit trees in aldi tomorrow!!!
M26 grows to 10-12 feet, you should leave 9 feet between trees. Mm106 grows to 14-18 feet and you should leave 14 feet between trees.
  Topic: Potato advice
MacFistycuffs

Replies: 4
Views: 4212

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Wed Feb 17, 2010 12:31 am   Subject: Potato advice
No problem. In my experience if you give potatoes (and other vegetables) decent growing conditions, they just want to grow, so don't worry about it too much. Even if you make mistakes you are still od ...
  Topic: Potato advice
MacFistycuffs

Replies: 4
Views: 4212

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Wed Feb 17, 2010 12:00 am   Subject: Potato advice
Hey Monkeynic

There's a pretty comprehensive guide to growing potatoes here http://www.gardenplansireland.com/forum/about478.html

My favourite first early is Duke of York, it has the best flavou ...
  Topic: collecting your own seed potatoes ?
MacFistycuffs

Replies: 24
Views: 30686

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Fri Feb 05, 2010 11:16 pm   Subject: collecting your own seed potatoes ?
Roosters are a main crop and yes you could use the potatoes that you just buy in the shop and they may grow perfectly well. The problem is that they may be carrying a virus which could cause your crop ...
 
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