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  Topic: Free fertilizer.
cathd

Replies: 4
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PostForum: Landscaping / Gardening Ireland, Overall discussion & Garden related News.   Posted: Wed May 04, 2011 12:36 pm   Subject: Free fertilizer.
Urine's high in Nitrogen, so yes, as long as you have a good mix of other waste, and some microbes (in the form of a 'compost accelerator or preferably a few shovels of last years compost)- you should ...
  Topic: Potatoes and the Compost Heap
cathd

Replies: 3
Views: 7551

PostForum: Organic gardening in Ireland / Alternative and Sustainable Gardening practices   Posted: Sat Jun 19, 2010 6:23 pm   Subject: Potatoes and the Compost Heap
Thick potato peels can be 'nuked' in the microwave until just steaming and that will stop them sprouting in a wormery or compost heap. Or put them in the bottom of the oven after taking out the roast. ...
  Topic: Tomatoes!!
cathd

Replies: 29
Views: 18634

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Tue Jun 15, 2010 5:01 pm   Subject: Tomatoes!!
Shake the plants?

Or tap gently!!
I've heard of people touching the handle of an electric toothbrush to the main stem of indoor tomatoes for a few seconds daily to get round the lack of insects! M ...
  Topic: Two types of flower on tomatoes?
cathd

Replies: 7
Views: 4772

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Tue Jun 15, 2010 4:53 pm   Subject: Two types of flower on tomatoes?
I just found a couple of these today as well!
  Topic: The local snail
cathd

Replies: 4
Views: 4751

PostForum: Garden Photo gallery & Plant Identification area   Posted: Thu Jun 03, 2010 12:55 pm   Subject: The local snail
I want to move to wherever you are if you only have one of these.
  Topic: Tomatoes!!
cathd

Replies: 29
Views: 18634

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Tue Jun 01, 2010 11:02 am   Subject: Tomatoes!!
Tomatoes are very light hungry which is one of the reasons to start them so late this far North. I brough a tomato plant indoors last year in early october and it continued fruiting till mid november. ...
  Topic: my potato stalks gone floppy
cathd

Replies: 15
Views: 15786

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Fri May 28, 2010 2:52 pm   Subject: my potato stalks gone floppy
I always find that potatoes grown in pots do get leggy stalks, and are much more vulnerable to wind blowing them over. Maybe because we tend to place them closer together than the ones in the ground, ...
  Topic: ideas for recently vacated potato sacks...
cathd

Replies: 5
Views: 3635

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Tue May 25, 2010 12:26 pm   Subject: ideas for recently vacated potato sacks...
Two or three courgette plants (one per sack) will keep you in courgettes for most of the summer and early autumn as long as you keep them well watered. You would need to add a bit more feed though- a ...
  Topic: What can I begin to grow now
cathd

Replies: 3
Views: 2670

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Tue May 25, 2010 12:04 pm   Subject: What can I begin to grow now
All salad crops can be planted throughout the season, eg- lettuces, spring onions radishes- they'll come up quickly too!!
If you work quickly you could get some purple sprouting brocoli sown, and pla ...
  Topic: Peat Free Compost for seeds/cuttings?
cathd

Replies: 4
Views: 8893

PostForum: Plant Propagation, increasing your stock of plants in Ireland.   Posted: Sun May 09, 2010 7:05 pm   Subject: Peat Free Compost for seeds/cuttings?
Aldi is doing Peat free compost on thursday- 2.99 for 40 litres. I got this last year and it's lovely stuff- really dark black and crumbly. Very fine- no big lumps of undigested wood and bark and othe ...
  Topic: where to locate wormery
cathd

Replies: 5
Views: 9374

PostForum: Organic gardening in Ireland / Alternative and Sustainable Gardening practices   Posted: Sun May 09, 2010 1:52 pm   Subject: where to locate wormery
Definitely locate a wormery in the shade- especially the typical black or dark green plastic ones- in the sun they will heat up and cook your worms fast! If you have one of the smaller wormeries, it's ...
  Topic: Asparagus Crowns at Aldi
cathd

Replies: 4
Views: 4911

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Mon May 03, 2010 11:01 am   Subject: Asparagus Crowns at Aldi
I don't grow asparagus- my garden's not big enough- but I eat loads of it and I can tell you it's really late this year, so don't give up yet!!
  Topic: Advice required as to what I can plant now???
cathd

Replies: 5
Views: 7602

PostForum: Organic gardening in Ireland / Alternative and Sustainable Gardening practices   Posted: Fri Apr 30, 2010 9:24 pm   Subject: Advice required as to what I can plant now???
potato blight does not affect strawberries.
michael brenock horticultural advisor (retired)
Sorry, i should have clarified- I was referring to early blight or verticillium wilt, not the traditional ...
  Topic: Using green plastic netting in my veggie garden
cathd

Replies: 3
Views: 4157

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Thu Apr 29, 2010 6:55 pm   Subject: Using green plastic netting in my veggie garden
Shade netting tends to come in grades- you need a higher grade if you live close the equator and your plants are likely to get scorched in the middle of the day. It depends on what you're growing, and ...
  Topic: Grow bags in my greenhouse, need a little guidance.
cathd

Replies: 611
Views: 640479

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Thu Apr 29, 2010 6:47 pm   Subject: Grow bags in my greenhouse, need a little guidance.
amazing what a bit of warm weather can do!
 
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