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  Topic: How to Grow Rhubarb in Ireland
crosseyedsheep

Replies: 7
Views: 23130

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Fri Mar 21, 2014 4:57 pm   Subject: How to Grow Rhubarb in Ireland
It doesn't actually ripen, once you have rhubarb stalks you can use them, they just get bigger if they are left longer.
  Topic: Scary news.
crosseyedsheep

Replies: 7
Views: 4928

PostForum: Landscaping / Gardening Ireland, Overall discussion & Garden related News.   Posted: Thu Mar 20, 2014 9:27 am   Subject: Scary news.
Monsanto have a seriously questionable reputation, nothing would surprise me about their products.
  Topic: Cooked food composter
crosseyedsheep

Replies: 7
Views: 4889

PostForum: Organic gardening in Ireland / Alternative and Sustainable Gardening practices   Posted: Wed Mar 12, 2014 1:52 pm   Subject: Cooked food composter
They get sun almost the whole day and there is no cover for rodents around them. This project is exclusively waste management and I'm very happy with it.

Sounds good, sounds like the steel bin is ...
  Topic: Cooked food composter
crosseyedsheep

Replies: 7
Views: 4889

PostForum: Organic gardening in Ireland / Alternative and Sustainable Gardening practices   Posted: Tue Mar 11, 2014 12:30 pm   Subject: Cooked food composter
It's very pricy, but the site has loads of good info on hot composting. 50mm of insulation seems to be key. You any good at DIY?

I would be pretty handy at DIY, everything from woodwork to welding, ...
  Topic: Transplanted American
crosseyedsheep

Replies: 9
Views: 6017

PostForum: Introduce yourself to the rest of the Irish gardeners   Posted: Tue Mar 11, 2014 12:22 pm   Subject: Transplanted American
. Is there anything I should be aware of when growing from harvested seeds?

It's not recommended except for onions and very few others, as the seeds will have cross pollinated with other varieties ...
  Topic: Transplanted American
crosseyedsheep

Replies: 9
Views: 6017

PostForum: Introduce yourself to the rest of the Irish gardeners   Posted: Fri Mar 07, 2014 3:36 pm   Subject: Transplanted American
I'm looking for some reliable producers of foods that I will actually eat and that gets the most from what you put in.

It may sound like a cliché, but the answer is........potatoes. Rolling Eyes If you ...
  Topic: Cooked food composter
crosseyedsheep

Replies: 7
Views: 4889

PostForum: Organic gardening in Ireland / Alternative and Sustainable Gardening practices   Posted: Fri Mar 07, 2014 8:40 am   Subject: Cooked food composter
The cat and the dogs take care of the meat scraps. It's difficult to cut down on food waste when you have a bunch of picky kids. What I'm looking to use it for is things like breakfast cereals which h ...
  Topic: Budget gardeneing
crosseyedsheep

Replies: 10
Views: 6253

PostForum: Landscaping / Gardening Ireland, Overall discussion & Garden related News.   Posted: Thu Mar 06, 2014 7:14 pm   Subject: Budget gardeneing
I bought bare root apple trees about 8 years ago (When my eldest kids were small) from "one of these places mentioned at the beginning of this topic", supposed to be a number of different va ...
  Topic: Cooked food composter
crosseyedsheep

Replies: 7
Views: 4889

PostForum: Organic gardening in Ireland / Alternative and Sustainable Gardening practices   Posted: Thu Mar 06, 2014 9:13 am   Subject: Cooked food composter
Hi,

I've been looking for an inexpensive (and hassel free) method to compost cooked food while eliminating problems with pests. I had ruled out wormeries due to issues with worms dieing off due to ...
  Topic: Homemade Potting/Gardening Trolley
crosseyedsheep

Replies: 4
Views: 4173

PostForum: Irelands Garden tools / equipment. (mowers, glasshouses & polytunnels etc).   Posted: Tue Mar 05, 2013 10:24 pm   Subject: Homemade Potting/Gardening Trolley
Very nifty Cool . Did you make it from scratch? I'm curious about the tublar (spelling?) frame, how did you form this.
  Topic: I'm Back
crosseyedsheep

Replies: 5
Views: 3017

PostForum: Introduce yourself to the rest of the Irish gardeners   Posted: Tue Mar 05, 2013 1:59 pm   Subject: I'm Back
Well it's a long story but I'm back, last posted in 2008 Shocked , hoping to check in a bit more often.
  Topic: How to sow, establish and care for your wildflower area.
crosseyedsheep

Replies: 4
Views: 20495

PostForum: Irish Wildlife, Irish Wild flowers and nature gardening.   Posted: Wed May 07, 2008 2:47 pm   Subject: How to sow, establish and care for your wildflower area.
Follow the directions on the box, I would imagine that planting last autumn would mean that they remain dormant over the winter, but some seeds need cold conditions to awaken them so to speak.
  Topic: What Lawn feed while mulching?
crosseyedsheep

Replies: 2
Views: 2999

PostForum: Irish Lawns and grass care   Posted: Tue May 06, 2008 2:10 pm   Subject: What Lawn feed while mulching?
Good stuff, thanks.
  Topic: What Lawn feed while mulching?
crosseyedsheep

Replies: 2
Views: 2999

PostForum: Irish Lawns and grass care   Posted: Tue May 06, 2008 12:45 pm   Subject: What Lawn feed while mulching?
I have a large lawn which was sown last year, I've bought a mulsher but the lawn is a bit patchy and could do with some fertilizer. I was wondering, is there any reason why I shouldn't use some agri ...
  Topic: Can I plant a walnut near fruit trees?
crosseyedsheep

Replies: 4
Views: 9618

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Tue May 06, 2008 9:20 am   Subject: Can I plant a walnut near fruit trees?
I've seen some mention before that a black wallnut tree shouldn't be planted near a vegetable garden, it's a companion planting issue, if you want more info google "companion planting" and ...
 
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