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  Topic: Sweet potato question
Seedling

Replies: 3
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PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Tue May 01, 2012 10:20 am   Subject: Sweet potato question
Many thanks Michael. I have them in a south facing window at the moment but will move them to the hot press. I do intend to plant out any slips when the summer arrives.

Many thanks

Conor
  Topic: Sweet potato question
Seedling

Replies: 3
Views: 2665

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Tue May 01, 2012 8:48 am   Subject: Sweet potato question
Hi All

I am wondering if anyone has experience growing sweet potatoes. I have 2 sweet potatoes I bought in the supermarket suspended in water. I scrubbed them first to remove any anti-sprouting che ...
  Topic: Polly tunnel for 10ft by 4ft raised bed
Seedling

Replies: 4
Views: 3831

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Mon Apr 30, 2012 8:34 am   Subject: Polly tunnel for 10ft by 4ft raised bed
Hi there

Here are a couple of websites to start your search

http://www.inthemarket.ie/categories/Polytunnels/

http://www.polydome.ie/policies.php

Conor
  Topic: Globe Artichoke plants
Seedling

Replies: 5
Views: 6271

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Wed Mar 21, 2012 8:12 am   Subject: Globe Artichoke plants
I have tried the two local garden centres without sucess but I'll try using the latin name next time!!

Many thanks for your help.
Conor
  Topic: Globe Artichoke plants
Seedling

Replies: 5
Views: 6271

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Tue Mar 20, 2012 2:51 pm   Subject: Globe Artichoke plants
Hi All

Can anyone tell me where I could possibly buy some globe artichoke plants? I can't seem to locate them anywhere. I am based in Ballincollig, just west of Cork City.


Many thanks
Conor
  Topic: Japanese Knot Weed Fertiliser
Seedling

Replies: 6
Views: 5114

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 9:27 am   Subject: Japanese Knot Weed Fertiliser
This is highly inadvisable. Japanese knotweed is an agressive invasive species that can regenerate from very small fragments of the parent plant not just seeds or plants. Once it has established, it i ...
  Topic: planting lidl compact fruit trees
Seedling

Replies: 7
Views: 13080

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Thu Feb 16, 2012 9:34 am   Subject: planting lidl compact fruit trees
By compact fruit trees, do you mean that these trees are minatures that are grown on miniture root stock? I have been looking for some such fruit trees that I can keep on a patio in pots as I dont hav ...
  Topic: Online seeds
Seedling

Replies: 8
Views: 8212

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Thu Feb 09, 2012 7:14 pm   Subject: Online seeds
Has anyone ever ordered any seeds from this company in the UK? They deliver quite cheaply to Ireland and the prices are very low compared to waht we pay here

http://www.seedparade.co.uk/

Many th ...
  Topic: Strawberry plants blossoming a second time
Seedling

Replies: 8
Views: 8230

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Mon Oct 10, 2011 7:53 am   Subject: Strawberry plants blossoming a second time
Hi there

My strawberries have also produced a second crop. All my strawberry plants are in pots so when I saw flowers being produced, I put them in the greenhouse to get more heat. Many of them ha ...
  Topic: senshyu/shakespeare onions and garlic selections
Seedling

Replies: 5
Views: 4671

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Thu Sep 08, 2011 7:39 am   Subject: senshyu/shakespeare onions and garlic selections
those onion sets were of course reasonably priced (rather than oriced). too early in the morning to type properly. Now, where is the coffee.....
  Topic: senshyu/shakespeare onions and garlic selections
Seedling

Replies: 5
Views: 4671

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Thu Sep 08, 2011 7:36 am   Subject: senshyu/shakespeare onions and garlic selections
Nangles garden centre on the Model Farm Road in Cork had senshyu onion sets last year which they sold by the pound and were very reasonably oriced
  Topic: Butternut squash
Seedling

Replies: 6
Views: 4502

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Fri Aug 26, 2011 8:12 am   Subject: Butternut squash
Last year, which was my first year growing anything, I was really sucessful growing butternut squash outside. This year has been a disaster. I had the plants in the greenhouse until the start of May b ...
  Topic: Cucumber Failing
Seedling

Replies: 8
Views: 6399

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Fri Jul 01, 2011 9:42 am   Subject: Cucumber Failing
Hi Nozebleed

I have cucumbers growing outdoors and have harvested a couple. However, during the very wet weather that we have had, a couple of the cucumbers seemed to rot from the tip upwards that ...
  Topic: Sweet Potatoes.
Seedling

Replies: 8
Views: 6544

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Thu Jun 30, 2011 1:02 pm   Subject: Sweet Potatoes.
I tried this about 8 weeks ago (albeit without scrubbing the sweet potato first) and they are still sitting suspended in the cups of water with no sign of a shoot appearing.

See the link below for ...
  Topic: Courgette question
Seedling

Replies: 6
Views: 5664

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Wed Jun 22, 2011 7:29 am   Subject: Courgette question
I too wouldn't worry about this.

To stop the family complaining about the abundance of courgettes at the table, try this recipe. I made it last night, with one rather than 3 courgettes, and there ...
 
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