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  Topic: Saving chard seed
anthonynolan

Replies: 2
Views: 2159

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Wed Sep 29, 2010 7:53 pm   Subject: Thanks
Thanks for that Michael. I will mark the location of the chard when they die back so that I don't dig them up by accident in the spring. I have a small garden, so every square foot has to be used Very Happy ...
  Topic: Saving chard seed
anthonynolan

Replies: 2
Views: 2159

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Tue Sep 28, 2010 7:32 pm   Subject: Saving chard seed
Hi, I have grown swiss chard for several years now and have decided to try to save some seed. The plants have gone to flower now and I am planning on leaving them where they are until they die back. I ...
  Topic: what to do with sunflower heads?
anthonynolan

Replies: 3
Views: 5915

PostForum: Landscaping / Gardening Ireland, Overall discussion & Garden related News.   Posted: Sun Sep 05, 2010 8:48 am   Subject: Sunflower heads
Hi, I grow sunflowers and have kept the seed previously. I did not really know what I was doing, but it seems to have worked, so here goes.

When the petals die off I leave the flowers where they ar ...
  Topic: Rocket goes to seed (a question for next year)
anthonynolan

Replies: 1
Views: 1867

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Sun Sep 05, 2010 7:30 am   Subject: Rocket goes to seed (a question for next year)
Hi, I always plant rocket and am generally very happy with the results. However I do find that it tends to go to seed a bit quick. Does anyone have any tips to stretch the period before this happens? ...
  Topic: Courgette leaves dying
anthonynolan

Replies: 3
Views: 3857

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Sun Sep 05, 2010 7:24 am   Subject: Courgette leaf problems
Hi,

I have grown courgettes for the last five years or so. I don't grow them in containers though. They are a very large plant and I suspect that a container may not give them the space and moistur ...
  Topic: Smoked coley chowder with buttermilk scones
anthonynolan

Replies: 1
Views: 4194

PostForum: Recipe drop   Posted: Mon Mar 22, 2010 9:01 pm   Subject: Smoked coley chowder with buttermilk scones
I used some of the final leeks from my garden for this. Delicious. I did not grow anything for the scones, so won't post the recipe here!

Anthony

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  Topic: Budget Vegetable Gardens From Kitchen Scraps
anthonynolan

Replies: 21
Views: 61267

PostForum: Organic gardening in Ireland / Alternative and Sustainable Gardening practices   Posted: Sun Mar 21, 2010 10:53 pm   Subject: Dig it up
I think I will just dig these up and put in some stones nice and deep to help with the drainage. I have never been able to grow onion sets or shallots in my garden, so I reckon that is the problem.
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  Topic: Budget Vegetable Gardens From Kitchen Scraps
anthonynolan

Replies: 21
Views: 61267

PostForum: Organic gardening in Ireland / Alternative and Sustainable Gardening practices   Posted: Sun Mar 21, 2010 10:47 pm   Subject: Garlic
Hi Michael,

you mention capsicums, but does this also apply to garlic bought in the shops? The shop bought garlics have not produced a lot over the years and I would like to dig them up at this sta ...
  Topic: Budget Vegetable Gardens From Kitchen Scraps
anthonynolan

Replies: 21
Views: 61267

PostForum: Organic gardening in Ireland / Alternative and Sustainable Gardening practices   Posted: Sun Mar 21, 2010 7:10 pm   Subject: Horticultural garlic
Hi,

I was watching gardeners world last Friday and they were planting garlic. They said they were planting horticultural garlic. I have planted the grocery stuff before and done quite well, but had ...
  Topic: Beef stew with red wine
anthonynolan

Replies: 1
Views: 3636

PostForum: Recipe drop   Posted: Sat Mar 20, 2010 10:54 pm   Subject: Beef stew with red wine
When I was clearing the last of the leeks out of the vegetable patch I discovered a huge parsnip. Thought they were all gone. That's what I get for being messy and not planting stuff in proper rows. I ...
  Topic: Leek and potato soup
anthonynolan

Replies: 0
Views: 2468

PostForum: Recipe drop   Posted: Sat Mar 20, 2010 10:51 pm   Subject: Leek and potato soup
I needed to get started digging and manuring the vegetable plot, so the last of the leeks had to be lifted. I made a double batch of this with the intention of freezing some. It lasted 2 days and neve ...
  Topic: Composting tea bags
anthonynolan

Replies: 6
Views: 9137

PostForum: Organic gardening in Ireland / Alternative and Sustainable Gardening practices   Posted: Fri Mar 19, 2010 7:03 pm   Subject: Wormery
Hi,

Think I will give it a go alright. I will take a look at your site and see about ordering some stuff.

Thanks,

Anthony
  Topic: Composting tea bags
anthonynolan

Replies: 6
Views: 9137

PostForum: Organic gardening in Ireland / Alternative and Sustainable Gardening practices   Posted: Fri Mar 19, 2010 3:45 pm   Subject: Thanks
Thanks very much cathd and James. I thought I knew a bit about compost Smile I will do the things you say.

I emptied my compost bin onto the vegetable patch last week and it was great stuff. A years ...
  Topic: Composting tea bags
anthonynolan

Replies: 6
Views: 9137

PostForum: Organic gardening in Ireland / Alternative and Sustainable Gardening practices   Posted: Fri Mar 19, 2010 10:37 am   Subject: Composting tea bags
I find that adding teabags to my compost bin makes it soggy. Anyone else find this? I have decided to leave them out as the compost is stinking and I can't imagine a lot of nutrient value in old tea l ...
  Topic: New poster from Celbridge
anthonynolan

Replies: 2
Views: 3584

PostForum: Introduce yourself to the rest of the Irish gardeners   Posted: Fri Mar 19, 2010 10:33 am   Subject: New poster from Celbridge
Hi,
I have a small vegetable patch in my garden in Celbridge. Have had a lot of success for the last few years. Probably down to my supply of Wexford farmyard manure! Just starting to plant this yea ...
 
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