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  Topic: Lidl Gardening Equipment.
richrua

Replies: 6
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PostForum: Irelands Garden tools / equipment. (mowers, glasshouses & polytunnels etc).   Posted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 3:25 pm   Subject: Lidl Gardening Equipment.
just for the record i don't work there...

I have bought seeds compost and tools at lidl . all fine. compost is better quality, finer than a lot.

seeds are grand and a grand price. grew unusual y ...
  Topic: The dry weather
richrua

Replies: 10
Views: 9491

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Sat Mar 02, 2013 2:40 pm   Subject: The dry weather
My plot is the driest I've ever seen it.
  Topic: Lazybeds vs drills for spuds
richrua

Replies: 14
Views: 17671

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Thu Feb 28, 2013 11:43 pm   Subject: Lazybeds vs drills for spuds
Nice photo.

you might all like this link I found to an old book with details of Lazy Bed constuction.

search on google for: 'holes made with a steeveen'. book is called 'irish Folk ways'

I th ...
  Topic: Lazybeds vs drills for spuds
richrua

Replies: 14
Views: 17671

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Wed Feb 27, 2013 5:14 pm   Subject: drills v ridges
hello. I have tried drills and they work ok. I have also tried a different kind of lazy bed. Basically i dug over as usual in winter. Then loosened the soil along a line. I added a line of compost . t ...
  Topic: Pink Fir Apples free to good home
richrua

Replies: 1
Views: 2379

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Wed May 02, 2012 12:30 pm   Subject: Pink Fir Apples free to good home
If I was a bbit nearer I would take 'em !
  Topic: New Beginnings in the vegetable garden.
richrua

Replies: 65
Views: 111736

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Tue May 01, 2012 1:37 pm   Subject: New Beginnings in the vegetable garden.
Yes, April has been not just wet but there has been a constant cold wind. Even my broad beans are not taking off! Hopefully we will get a warmer spell at least - if not very dry!
  Topic: New Beginnings in the vegetable garden.
richrua

Replies: 65
Views: 111736

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Mon Apr 30, 2012 10:30 pm   Subject: New Beginnings in the vegetable garden.
I took a chance and planted out my cauliflower, brocolli and kale last Sunday. I covered the raised bed with seaweed and planted up. I made sure to leave the seaweed dangling over the edges of the r ...
  Topic: This years spuds
richrua

Replies: 2
Views: 2609

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Sat Apr 14, 2012 10:54 pm   Subject: This years spuds
Yes my early Red duke of york peeped through so I covered them - frosty tonight and cold due all weekend at least....
  Topic: 2nd full season on the plot
richrua

Replies: 1
Views: 2441

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Sat Apr 07, 2012 11:00 pm   Subject: 2nd full season on the plot
Well I am feeling pleased with myself.

This is my second full season with a plot (although I have been growing stuff for years!)

It was rough when I got it, but there are definitely a lot less p ...
  Topic: Last frosts for Ireland
richrua

Replies: 5
Views: 16558

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Thu Apr 05, 2012 11:19 pm   Subject: Last frosts for Ireland
Definitely not St Patrick's day. People like to put their first potatoes in then.

I would wait until at least May. You might even get a light frost in May - not unheard of. If it is forecast just c ...
  Topic: New Beginnings in the vegetable garden.
richrua

Replies: 65
Views: 111736

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Thu Apr 05, 2012 12:07 am   Subject: New Beginnings in the vegetable garden.
Great idea for a forum Maeve.

This year I am trying a few different seed potatoes - Red Duke Of York and Ballydoon. I am also trying some heritage veg - Irish Preans, Martock beans, and mayo cabbag ...
  Topic: Onion Growing
richrua

Replies: 2
Views: 2911

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Wed Apr 04, 2012 3:58 pm   Subject: Onion Growing
have a look at this :

http://apps.rhs.org.uk/advicesearch/Profile.aspx?pid=747

onion rot advice
  Topic: Onion help!
richrua

Replies: 2
Views: 2567

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Wed Apr 04, 2012 3:52 pm   Subject: Onion help!
hello there.
onions will be fine to put out . they are very hardy. i am in co. antrim and i have onions that i started in early jan , put them out a month ago and they are grand. if you have them ind ...
  Topic: Onion help!
richrua

Replies: 2
Views: 2567

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Wed Apr 04, 2012 3:45 pm   Subject: Onion help!
hello there.
onions will be fine to put out . they are very hardy. i am in co. antrim and i have onions that i started in early jan , put them out a month ago and they are grand. if you have them ind ...
 
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