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  Topic: Garden Wolf tools.
Prendo

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PostForum: Irelands Garden tools / equipment. (mowers, glasshouses & polytunnels etc).   Posted: Sun Nov 17, 2013 4:08 pm   Subject: Garden Wolf tools.
I have a wide range of Wolf snap on tools and handles. I would highly recommend them. They are durable, well made and very good value. Many, such as my hoe, rake, trowel, lawn edger, loppers and yard ...
  Topic: What needs netting on the allotment
Prendo

Replies: 7
Views: 4961

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Thu Mar 17, 2011 9:00 am   Subject: What needs netting on the allotment
Anyone with an allotment where there is a threat from rabbits might best be advised to net everything. I speak from bitter experience. If possible I'd go so far as to recommend the addition of a Berli ...
  Topic: Early Potatoes???
Prendo

Replies: 12
Views: 8311

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Wed Mar 16, 2011 9:14 pm   Subject: Early Potatoes???
AH MICHAEL not the blight! Aghhhh! Smile ... Thanks for the tip off, I'll keep a closer eye on them now that I know. With a bit of luck they might be out before the worst blight weather hits ..... I did ...
  Topic: Early Potatoes???
Prendo

Replies: 12
Views: 8311

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Wed Mar 16, 2011 6:43 pm   Subject: Early Potatoes???
I planted some Sharps Express today - not saying they're the best, just saying Laughing
Am planning to put down Queens over the weekend but they are really a second early, apparently. Best of luck wit ...
  Topic: How to make your own root trainer?
Prendo

Replies: 4
Views: 5904

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Tue Mar 15, 2011 1:38 am   Subject: How to make your own root trainer?
Yes Ben it worked very well for me last year for carrots. I've done it with parsnips for the first time this year but I don't see any reason why it won't work well for them also. As for straight roots ...
  Topic: How to make your own root trainer?
Prendo

Replies: 4
Views: 5904

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Sun Mar 13, 2011 6:36 pm   Subject: How to make your own root trainer?
I use loo-roll tubes. Nothing fancy, I just stand them up in something like a biscuit tin and fill them with the damp soil based compost. Top the tin up with an inch of water from time to time and all ...
  Topic: SOS> Leather jacket infestation returns
Prendo

Replies: 5
Views: 9769

PostForum: Irish Weeds & Pests and Diseases of the garden.   Posted: Fri Mar 11, 2011 12:01 am   Subject: SOS> Leather jacket infestation returns
If the turf hasn't been totally ruined yet and if the area is reasonable small one could try the following - it worked well for me a few years ago:
In the evening cover the area with a tarpolin or ol ...
  Topic: Grow bags in my greenhouse, need a little guidance.
Prendo

Replies: 611
Views: 580973

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Tue Mar 01, 2011 8:25 pm   Subject: Grow bags in my greenhouse, need a little guidance.
I'd recommend spacing the rows of beetroot and carrots a little further apart. Firstly they'll grow bigger and secondly when lifting them you won't risk disturbing the adjacent row. I found it a probl ...
  Topic: Seed sowing medium
Prendo

Replies: 6
Views: 4234

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Sat Feb 26, 2011 12:08 am   Subject: Seed sowing medium
Hiya,
I use Westland organic Vegetable Growing Compost. This year I considered the John Innes range but I'm reluctant as I think the fact that they produce 3 different types, one for seeds one for tr ...
  Topic: Howya
Prendo

Replies: 4
Views: 4278

PostForum: Introduce yourself to the rest of the Irish gardeners   Posted: Fri Feb 25, 2011 11:46 pm   Subject: Howya
Thanks for the warm welcome guys.
Yes Michael, I can see the crowd here are an enthusiastic bunch and the site IS very well organised. James's postings have been an inspiration to me over the past ye ...
  Topic: Howya
Prendo

Replies: 4
Views: 4278

PostForum: Introduce yourself to the rest of the Irish gardeners   Posted: Wed Feb 23, 2011 10:42 pm   Subject: Howya
Prendo here saying hello. I'm into the veg side of gardening although I'm not adverse to pottering about in the herbaceous border from time to time. I work an allotment in Kildare and am heading into ...
  Topic: Asparagus
Prendo

Replies: 12
Views: 8095

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Wed Feb 23, 2011 10:31 pm   Subject: Asparagus
You shouldn't be able to see the top of the crown cuemaster, perhaps it's the dead stalks from last year? if so, that's fine I think. I'm not an expert but I would have thought that the crowns themsel ...
  Topic: When can we start Potting!
Prendo

Replies: 17
Views: 10811

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Wed Feb 23, 2011 10:24 pm   Subject: When can we start Potting!
Cricky! Don't follow my lead or we'll both be heading for disaster if we get more snow! Smile
It's just that I like living on the edge Very Happy
  Topic: When can we start Potting!
Prendo

Replies: 17
Views: 10811

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Wed Feb 23, 2011 10:10 pm   Subject: When can we start Potting!
Broad beans and onion sets went down outdoors last weekend. Carrot and beetroot under cloches are also in and colliflower, lettuce, calabrese, parsnips, broccoli are in the cold frame in seed cells an ...
  Topic: Grow bags in my greenhouse, need a little guidance.
Prendo

Replies: 611
Views: 580973

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Wed Feb 23, 2011 9:57 pm   Subject: Grow bags in my greenhouse, need a little guidance.
Hi,
Sweercorn is quite growable. Can be grown in a tunnel/glasshouse from now on or outside from around May or whenever soil temp reaches about 10 degrees. They grow very tall and take a lot of space ...
 
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