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  Topic: Irish mail order seed companies.
paddy mac fisto

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PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Mon Feb 08, 2010 10:41 am   Subject: Future Forests
Got all my fruit this year from [url=http://www.futureforests.net]Future Forests

Great packaging and the postage was cheap.

10 x raspberries
25 x strawberries
3 x blueberries
2 x tayberry
1 ...
  Topic: Potatoe Harvest
paddy mac fisto

Replies: 9
Views: 5937

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Mon Jul 13, 2009 9:17 pm   Subject: potato without the E
Stick that little gem in the book Michael. I didn't really notice any beasties in the ground while digging...lots of earthworms. No damage to any of the spuds really Other than one or two got a bite ...
  Topic: Potatoe Harvest
paddy mac fisto

Replies: 9
Views: 5937

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Mon Jul 13, 2009 10:57 am   Subject: Potatoe Harvest
Thanks Liparis. I cleared them all in 2 long sessions. I need the space for the leeks and celery anyway. Wondering would a couple of the pumpkins tolerate being moved as the ground is probably perf ...
  Topic: Potatoe Harvest
paddy mac fisto

Replies: 9
Views: 5937

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Mon Jul 13, 2009 9:51 am   Subject: Potatoe Harvest
Absolutely delighted with my first crop of early potatoes. I grew Colleens. I can't remember whether the bag was 2.5 KGs or 2 but out of that I got 28.5 Kgs of gorgeous spuds. I've chipped some wit ...
  Topic: Ladybirds - Where are they???
paddy mac fisto

Replies: 49
Views: 49302

PostForum: Irish Wildlife, Irish Wild flowers and nature gardening.   Posted: Tue Jun 30, 2009 12:16 pm   Subject: Harlequin lady bird
Not sure if it's arrived in Ireland yet but the [url=http://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profiles0108/harlequinladybird.asp]Harlequin ladybird is spreading across Europe. It's basically the grey squirrel of ...
  Topic: Allotment Gallery
paddy mac fisto

Replies: 13
Views: 9368

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Wed Jun 24, 2009 7:27 am   Subject: Allotment Gallery
Yowzers Tatty Hoaker that is one organisised plot you've got there. The veg look great as well. Do you find the li'l uns eat the veg a little easier if they've picked it themselves? I went down wit ...
  Topic: What's eating my turnips?
paddy mac fisto

Replies: 7
Views: 6362

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Wed Jun 24, 2009 7:21 am   Subject: holy turnips
Examined the turnips rigorously last night and couldn't find any beetles or caterpillars. Pulled a few thinnings up and couldn't see anything around the roots either. The turnips seem to be doing fi ...
  Topic: Allotment Gallery
paddy mac fisto

Replies: 13
Views: 9368

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Tue Jun 23, 2009 9:46 am   Subject: getting stuff in late
The first year I guess is gonna be the hardest. I was the same, I didn't get on the plot til the end of March and then it was the end of April before I got most stuff planted. At least the hard bit ...
  Topic: Flowering Basil
paddy mac fisto

Replies: 8
Views: 10404

PostForum: Herb growing in Ireland   Posted: Sun Jun 21, 2009 8:05 am   Subject: Sane gardeners...?
Michael the garden doesn't drive me crazy at all. Sometimes you can get a bit frustrated if there's a problem but after 5 minutes I find I'm just even more motivated to sort it out. I'm an animator ...
  Topic: What's eating my turnips?
paddy mac fisto

Replies: 7
Views: 6362

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Sun Jun 21, 2009 7:53 am   Subject: Emmenthal turnips
I'll be checking on them today, fingers crossed.
  Topic: Allotment Gallery
paddy mac fisto

Replies: 13
Views: 9368

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Sun Jun 21, 2009 7:51 am   Subject: Allotment gallery
I tried to keep it fairly conventional for the first year. In reality I don't get that much time down there, maybe 5-7 hours a week so I tried to just plant things that wouldn't need too much minding ...
  Topic: What's eating my turnips?
paddy mac fisto

Replies: 7
Views: 6362

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Fri Jun 19, 2009 2:53 pm   Subject: turnip flea beetle
Woah, that sounds fairly hardcore! Dunno where i'll get soot. Cheers liparis.
  Topic: Flowering Basil
paddy mac fisto

Replies: 8
Views: 10404

PostForum: Herb growing in Ireland   Posted: Fri Jun 19, 2009 2:02 pm   Subject: Pesto
i can't quite tell whether you're joking there Micheal but I'll bite anyways. Pesto is an Italian sauce (kind of) that you can put on pasta(or whatever you like really), made from primarily basil and ...
  Topic: Flowering Basil
paddy mac fisto

Replies: 8
Views: 10404

PostForum: Herb growing in Ireland   Posted: Fri Jun 19, 2009 11:42 am   Subject: Flowering Basil
Is it pesto time?
  Topic: Allotment Gallery
paddy mac fisto

Replies: 13
Views: 9368

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Fri Jun 19, 2009 11:36 am   Subject: Allotment Gallery
Not sure whether this thread should be in the Garden Gallery section of the board (so feel free to move it Verge or GPI) but I'm posting it here initially. Some nice evening light photos of the plot. ...
 
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