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  Topic: Grow bags in my greenhouse, need a little guidance.
dormouse

Replies: 611
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PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Tue May 28, 2013 12:18 pm   Subject: Grow bags in my greenhouse, need a little guidance.
Ah so that explains why my lettuces are just dropping dead! Did have a poke around but couldnt find anything in the soil.
But more than that it's greenfly for me this year, at home and at the plot. S ...
  Topic: Leaky Hose/ Soaker Hose
dormouse

Replies: 10
Views: 10718

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Mon May 20, 2013 6:28 am   Subject: Leaky Hose/ Soaker Hose
The pressure does drop as the water level in the tank goes down but it still works fine. I was pleasently surprised how little pressure the soaker hoses needed to work. One thing I forgot to mention t ...
  Topic: Leaky Hose/ Soaker Hose
dormouse

Replies: 10
Views: 10718

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Fri May 17, 2013 2:49 pm   Subject: Leaky Hose/ Soaker Hose
It's a bit late now but the soaker hoses from Lidl work perfectly well with an IBC tank. Mine is raised about 1 meter and creates enough bar to get a good flow. I used it all through last summer and d ...
  Topic: Climbing beans theory.
dormouse

Replies: 3
Views: 3650

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Tue Oct 09, 2012 7:03 am   Subject: Climbing beans theory.
It doesn't seem to be from my personal experience this year. I had flowers and beans developing while the leaders were growing up a string in the tunnel. These were French beans.
  Topic: onions softening
dormouse

Replies: 5
Views: 4731

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Mon Sep 17, 2012 7:22 am   Subject: onions softening
Chop them up asap and freeze them.
  Topic: Extremely bushy pasnips - to trim or not?
dormouse

Replies: 3
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PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Tue Sep 04, 2012 9:34 pm   Subject: Extremely bushy pasnips - to trim or not?
Mine are the same. Huge amount of growth. First time with parsnips and hadn't expected that. I'm leaving them well alone. Some of the foliage is dying off naturally now. So I'll pick them as I need th ...
  Topic: My Haphazard Vegetable Garden
dormouse

Replies: 10
Views: 9230

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Tue Sep 04, 2012 9:32 pm   Subject: My Haphazard Vegetable Garden
Not during winter. Some might sneak in but if you do it late enough (November/December) it should be fine. If you leave the soil/manure exposed the nutrients will just wash through the soil and you'll ...
  Topic: My Haphazard Vegetable Garden
dormouse

Replies: 10
Views: 9230

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Tue Sep 04, 2012 9:26 pm   Subject: My Haphazard Vegetable Garden
Manure manure manure Smile Cover with plastic over winter and you'll be right as rain.
  Topic: Grow bags in my greenhouse, need a little guidance.
dormouse

Replies: 611
Views: 677743

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Sun Sep 02, 2012 9:59 pm   Subject: Grow bags in my greenhouse, need a little guidance.
You should try donedeal and adverts.ie for rotted manure. Much cheaper and delivered to your door.
  Topic: New Beginnings in the vegetable garden.
dormouse

Replies: 65
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PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 10:45 am   Subject: New Beginnings in the vegetable garden.
Crisp factory?? Lucky you! Someone recommended Shorvedar chukander. It's an Indian dish using beetroot and onion, I'm sure you could use your scallions. Havn't had the time to try it ...

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  Topic: New Beginnings in the vegetable garden.
dormouse

Replies: 65
Views: 87725

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 10:01 am   Subject: New Beginnings in the vegetable garden.
Thanks a million Maeve. I've actually invested in a couple of old books so trying my hand at pickling, jams and even started off some rhubarb wine Smile But thanks for the offer!
I pickled some beetroot ...
  Topic: New Beginnings in the vegetable garden.
dormouse

Replies: 65
Views: 87725

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 11:06 pm   Subject: New Beginnings in the vegetable garden.
Thanks Maeve. Yes the curly kale is doing great. Had the first few leaves last week with a little dollop of sweet chilli sauce and garlic. Absolutely delish Smile Hoping to get the kids interested in the ...
  Topic: New Beginnings in the vegetable garden.
dormouse

Replies: 65
Views: 87725

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Thu Aug 23, 2012 9:28 am   Subject: New Beginnings in the vegetable garden.
That's great Maeve!! Mind if I ask how you froze the kale? Was it like herbs? chooped and frozen in ice cube squares? Thanks
  Topic: Whats eating my strawberries??
dormouse

Replies: 17
Views: 24243

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Tue Aug 14, 2012 9:23 pm   Subject: Whats eating my strawberries??
A nightly patrol with a torch and a scissors is a good way to knock them back.
  Topic: Mid Year - New Allotment - New Start
dormouse

Replies: 30
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PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Tue Jul 31, 2012 12:32 pm   Subject: Mid Year - New Allotment - New Start
And dont forget to take photos!!!! Love progress threads
 
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