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  Topic: How do I know my asparagus is OK?
POPPY

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PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Wed May 05, 2010 8:33 pm   Subject: How do I know my asparagus is OK?
You're not alone, I'm in the exact same position, in Mayo as well, planted 30 crowns last April,checked on them this evening and eventually spotted one very lonely looking stalk that had come through ...
  Topic: O Stony grey soil of Mayo : how to sieve or remove stones
POPPY

Replies: 3
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PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Wed Aug 26, 2009 12:39 pm   Subject: O Stony grey soil of Mayo : how to sieve or remove stones
No advice but lots of sympathy, we're in just inside the stoney border of Mayo as well. We picked and picked and picked stones but they just seem to breed over here!

We have three raised beds now t ...
  Topic: Any tips to prevent pumpkins splitting
POPPY

Replies: 2
Views: 6156

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Tue Aug 11, 2009 11:42 pm   Subject: Any tips to prevent pumpkins splitting
Hi,

I'm growing a Cinderalla Pumpkin which can reach a size of 5kg. I've never tried this before. I had one set fruit two weeks ago and it's getting pretty big already. But it's started to split, i ...
  Topic: gooseberries
POPPY

Replies: 5
Views: 4336

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Mon Aug 10, 2009 3:53 pm   Subject: gooseberries
Thank you very much Michael as always you've been very helpful.
  Topic: gooseberries
POPPY

Replies: 5
Views: 4336

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Mon Aug 10, 2009 9:01 am   Subject: gooseberries
Sorry can I jump in and ask a question. My gooseberries have been decimated by the saw fly and they have started on the red currants. I thought they didn't like black currants but they seem to have ma ...
  Topic: Best carrot for Autumn planting?
POPPY

Replies: 6
Views: 4451

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Mon Aug 03, 2009 10:10 pm   Subject: Best carrot for Autumn planting?
Thanks for the replies, I had been thinking of the Autumn King myself so think I will order that. I can't remember what variety I had last year but I had no joy at all with them, complete disaster.
  Topic: Best carrot for Autumn planting?
POPPY

Replies: 6
Views: 4451

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Mon Aug 03, 2009 4:48 pm   Subject: Best carrot for Autumn planting?
Hi,

Just a quick question, what is the best variety of carrot to sow now for Autumn or is it too late to sow now?

Thanks

Poppy
  Topic: collecting your own seed potatoes ?
POPPY

Replies: 24
Views: 25451

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Tue Jul 28, 2009 3:40 pm   Subject: collecting your own seed potatoes ?
Hi

Just came across this post just while I was waiting for my spuds to boil. I planted a bag of Li*dls baby potatoes that had been left at the back of my press and forgotten about. I had to listen ...
  Topic: Many thanks to you all for advice and tips on this forum.
POPPY

Replies: 3
Views: 3124

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Sun May 10, 2009 9:15 pm   Subject: Many thanks to you all for advice and tips on this forum.
Can I just take the time to say that this website has become my gardening bible. I started off two years ago when I first moved to the sticks, I was starting small so started to grow some herbs, I got ...
  Topic: The three sisters?
POPPY

Replies: 18
Views: 12847

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Sun May 10, 2009 8:56 pm   Subject: The three sisters?
Hi, I've been doing a bit of research about this subject. So I've made a start this morning, sure the baby had me up at half six so I might as well. I dug a circular hole around five foot around. I th ...
  Topic: Asparagus beds
POPPY

Replies: 1
Views: 2459

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Wed Apr 08, 2009 4:24 pm   Subject: Asparagus beds
Hi all , I'm taking delivery of 20 asparagus crowns in next few days, I'm going to build a raised bed at weekend, anybody have any recommendations of best way to grow them.

Thanks in advance

P ...
  Topic: Hello from windy wet Mayo
POPPY

Replies: 11
Views: 7584

PostForum: Introduce yourself to the rest of the Irish gardeners   Posted: Tue Mar 10, 2009 2:14 pm   Subject: Hello from windy wet Mayo
Welcome, I'm just inside the Mayo border myself. Tis time to start the gardening again. I've been weeding non-stop all weekend.I've been trying to train the 3 year old to pull weeds..no joy she keeps ...
  Topic: Greetings from Galway..
POPPY

Replies: 1
Views: 3525

PostForum: Introduce yourself to the rest of the Irish gardeners   Posted: Tue Aug 07, 2007 4:06 pm   Subject: Greetings from Galway..
Heah there, haven't been on this website for a while. But I was on here in June looking up advice for my new herb garden and fruit trees. It's going great and this website has been a great reference p ...
  Topic: Getting rid of magpies/rooks/crows in a Galway garden.
POPPY

Replies: 6
Views: 54023

PostForum: Irish garden birds, bird watching, hens, ducks, geese etc.   Posted: Tue Aug 07, 2007 3:59 pm   Subject: Getting rid of magpies/rooks/crows in a Galway garden.
Hi there, anyone with any tips of how to get rid of those large grey crows and magpies, they are making our lives a misery. We live in a small little cottage out in the sticks of Galway and every sing ...
 
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