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  Topic: La Feile Padraig - Anybody Planting Today??
Maeve Drogheda

Replies: 18
Views: 15326

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Sun Apr 07, 2013 12:58 pm   Subject: La Feile Padraig - Anybody Planting Today??
I bit the bullet today and planted the spuds, after reading Greengages reply, I feel confident, plenty of eyes on them so I should be ok. The garlic is growing strong and so is the spinach but the on ...
  Topic: Grow bags in my greenhouse, need a little guidance.
Maeve Drogheda

Replies: 611
Views: 601081

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Mon Mar 04, 2013 1:22 pm   Subject: Grow bags in my greenhouse, need a little guidance.
You are back!!

I love when you start up again with the photos and descriptions Nozebleed, now the growing season is in earnest.

Everything looks great as usual, you always seem so far ahead of m ...
  Topic: Which first earlies?
Maeve Drogheda

Replies: 12
Views: 7937

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 9:21 am   Subject: Which first earlies?
This conversation come up ever year especially the Sarpo Mira debate!! This year I am growing Charlotte and sharps express. I am taking a break from desiree which are still the best I have every gro ...
  Topic: New Beginnings in the vegetable garden.
Maeve Drogheda

Replies: 65
Views: 78642

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Wed Sep 19, 2012 8:18 am   Subject: New Beginnings in the vegetable garden.
I harvested my sweetcorn over the last few days and they are simply devine. The flavour is so sweet and delicious, and as they don't take up much space I will grow them again next year. They are very ...
  Topic: Hi From Australia - Seeking advise
Maeve Drogheda

Replies: 95
Views: 108011

PostForum: Introduce yourself to the rest of the Irish gardeners   Posted: Thu Sep 13, 2012 10:33 am   Subject: Hi From Australia - Seeking advise
Hi Paleo_Gardener,

I have been reading with interest your thread on the site. Firstly Cead Mile Failte, (1 hundred thousand welcomes). Ireland is a great place to live, I have lived in many diff ...
  Topic: Beautiful Roses
Maeve Drogheda

Replies: 3
Views: 6438

PostForum: Roses in Ireland   Posted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 8:19 am   Subject: Beautiful Roses
Hi Cooler,

I did nothing to my roses this year, except dead head frequently. For the past few years I have pruned them back very hard. But isn't that the way with gardening, thing start to bloom ...
  Topic: New Beginnings in the vegetable garden.
Maeve Drogheda

Replies: 65
Views: 78642

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 8:14 am   Subject: New Beginnings in the vegetable garden.
I will try out that recipe over the week end for sure. I love cooking indian food.

I also saw SimonJ had a recipe for beetroot and blackberrys on the site so that is another I am going to try also ...
  Topic: New Beginnings in the vegetable garden.
Maeve Drogheda

Replies: 65
Views: 78642

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 10:33 am   Subject: New Beginnings in the vegetable garden.
I pickled scallions because I had so many, and I made my own mint sauce out of the garden mint. My husband does not like pickled beet root so that is a no no, and I work for a crisp factory!!! I hav ...
  Topic: Beautiful Roses
Maeve Drogheda

Replies: 3
Views: 6438

PostForum: Roses in Ireland   Posted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 9:54 am   Subject: Beautiful Roses
This year my roses have been fantastic. I seem to have bloom after bloom on all my rose bushes.

My favourite is Deep Secret and the perfume from that is wonderful, it is beside my front door, ( a ...
  Topic: Carrots - any sign?
Maeve Drogheda

Replies: 14
Views: 9697

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 9:47 am   Subject: Carrots - any sign?
I checked the carrots over the week end and they are still thriving, we are eating them, and freezing them, but there is still loads of them, Autunm King is the variety I grew. I think the rain helpe ...
  Topic: New Beginnings in the vegetable garden.
Maeve Drogheda

Replies: 65
Views: 78642

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 9:44 am   Subject: New Beginnings in the vegetable garden.
Hi Doormouse,

I think I will try the chilli and garlic on the kale this week end. I have too many scalliions so I have been tossing the kale in a pan with the scallions and it is really tasty.

...
  Topic: New Beginnings in the vegetable garden.
Maeve Drogheda

Replies: 65
Views: 78642

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 8:09 am   Subject: New Beginnings in the vegetable garden.
Hi Doormouse,

i normally blanch the veg before I freeze them but cabbage and kale I don't, I just pick it wash it dry it in a salad spinner and put large quantities in to bags, and the cook the ka ...
  Topic: Desiree spuds
Maeve Drogheda

Replies: 3
Views: 2963

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Thu Aug 23, 2012 8:59 am   Subject: Desiree spuds
I Have grown desiree for the past few years and have a lot of success with them. I love the flavour of them and although I had a poor yield this year compared to previous years they were still the be ...
  Topic: New Beginnings in the vegetable garden.
Maeve Drogheda

Replies: 65
Views: 78642

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Thu Aug 23, 2012 8:49 am   Subject: New Beginnings in the vegetable garden.
Hi Yaut,

No I grew the cucumbers in a large pot in the greenhouse. I put two plants in the one pot and it has been fantastic. The steaks reach the roof of the greenhouse and I still have loads of ...
  Topic: New Beginnings in the vegetable garden.
Maeve Drogheda

Replies: 65
Views: 78642

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Thu Jul 26, 2012 12:37 pm   Subject: New Beginnings in the vegetable garden.
Lots going on in my little plot. Despite the weather I have had success with onions, kale, garlic, lettuce, scallions, big success with cucumber, beetroot, sweetcorn and limited success with brocolli ...
 
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