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  Topic: Growing Chestnut tree from seed,
Organicgrowingpains

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PostForum: Irish Trees & other trees grown in Ireland   Posted: Sun Nov 03, 2013 8:43 pm   Subject: Growing Chestnut tree from seed,
Thank you both Greengage and tippben, Horse chestnut it is then, milk carton is a good idea.
Anyone any idea how long they take to germinate are we looking at next Spring for a visible shoot? Confused Confused ...
  Topic: Growing Chestnut tree from seed,
Organicgrowingpains

Replies: 11
Views: 14584

PostForum: Irish Trees & other trees grown in Ireland   Posted: Fri Nov 01, 2013 8:20 am   Subject: Growing Chestnut tree from seed,
Thanks mountainy man, I dont know really which chestnut it is other than its a big old tree which always has chestnuts and I am always saying I must try growing one so this is finally the year I do it ...
  Topic: lavender care and fall trim
Organicgrowingpains

Replies: 4
Views: 5494

PostForum: Shrubs in Ireland ... Hedging in Ireland   Posted: Thu Oct 31, 2013 11:42 pm   Subject: lavender care and fall trim
Hi, July is the time to cut your lavender when it is at its best colour.It should be cut on a dry and sunny day so mildew does not become a problem while drying
You can still leave some for the bees ...
  Topic: Growing Chestnut tree from seed,
Organicgrowingpains

Replies: 11
Views: 14584

PostForum: Irish Trees & other trees grown in Ireland   Posted: Thu Oct 31, 2013 11:24 pm   Subject: Growing Chestnut tree from seed,
Hi, I have a few chestnuts and would like to see if they would grow for me, I have them soaking in water at the moment thinking to soften the shell?Right or wrong?

Anyone have any advice on how to ...
  Topic: Vote for our member kindredspirits garden on Bloom website
Organicgrowingpains

Replies: 8
Views: 9265

PostForum: Landscaping / Gardening Ireland, Overall discussion & Garden related News.   Posted: Fri May 27, 2011 11:31 pm   Subject: Vote for our member kindredspirits garden on Bloom website
Voted and added a link to my FB page.Best of luck!
  Topic: Keeping Hens
Organicgrowingpains

Replies: 0
Views: 3365

PostForum: The Events Diary, environment and ecology / home and garden.   Posted: Fri May 27, 2011 11:22 pm   Subject: Keeping Hens
Keeping Hens Course. Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes


Hydro Farm presents a one day course on keeping hens. The course will cover, how to choose a hen, where to buy hens, different breeds, where to keep ...
  Topic: Advice on moving/transplanting my asparagus plants
Organicgrowingpains

Replies: 3
Views: 3250

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Wed Mar 02, 2011 6:20 pm   Subject: Advice on moving/transplanting my asparagus plants
Hi Brogan, you should not harvest them in their second year and only lightly in their third year. We have our asparagus bed surrounded with chicken wire to keep dogs etc out as the newly emerging spea ...
  Topic: Asparagus Seeds?
Organicgrowingpains

Replies: 3
Views: 2464

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Fri Sep 17, 2010 9:35 pm   Subject: Asparagus Seeds?
Thanks Michael, the seed heads are just about right to pick now by what you say.Do you know why one plant out of ten decided to produce seeds? i will give them a try and see how they fare out.
  Topic: Asparagus Seeds?
Organicgrowingpains

Replies: 3
Views: 2464

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Tue Sep 14, 2010 11:33 am   Subject: Asparagus Seeds?
I extended our asparagus bed this year and we now have ten plants instead of three.The original plants are now in their fourth year and the new ones are three year old plants.They were 6.99 each but I ...
  Topic: Tomato leaf curling?
Organicgrowingpains

Replies: 14
Views: 9493

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Thu Aug 19, 2010 3:21 pm   Subject: Tomato leaf curling?
Update on our tomatoes.I made up the epsom salts mix and applied it a few times, I also removed the worst affected plant which allowed more ventilation around the remaining ones.Some of the a lower le ...
  Topic: Can I help pollination of sweetcorn
Organicgrowingpains

Replies: 13
Views: 8029

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Thu Aug 19, 2010 3:05 pm   Subject: Can I help pollination of sweetcorn
Thanks Peter, I have been told that sweetcorn is one of the few plants to take up to 5 months growing so early Sept would be our harvest time then, also to watch the birds as they know when it is read ...
  Topic: Can I help pollination of sweetcorn
Organicgrowingpains

Replies: 13
Views: 8029

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Wed Aug 18, 2010 12:12 pm   Subject: Can I help pollination of sweetcorn
I read this thread the other night and checked our sweet corn which is growing great guns this year with three cobs on most of the plants but there are a couple of black spots on one plant lower down ...
  Topic: Tomato leaf curling?
Organicgrowingpains

Replies: 14
Views: 9493

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Mon Jun 28, 2010 8:22 am   Subject: Tomato leaf curling?
Thanks Michael, off to buy the Epsom salts now will keep you posted on results! Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy
  Topic: Tomato leaf curling?
Organicgrowingpains

Replies: 14
Views: 9493

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Sat Jun 26, 2010 10:03 pm   Subject: Tomato leaf curling?
Thanks Michael, there is plenty of ventilation but it has been very hot for the last few weeks.How do we correct magnesium deficiency?! Confused Confused Confused
  Topic: Tomato leaf curling?
Organicgrowingpains

Replies: 14
Views: 9493

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Fri Jun 25, 2010 10:47 pm   Subject: Tomato leaf curling?
Hi, I'm back! After months of not being able to access Irish Gardeners due to password problems it has finally relented and allowed me to sign in, Yippee! I was getting withdrawal symptoms just guest ...
 
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