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  Topic: Any aubergine/chilli experts out there?
wireworm

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PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Wed Aug 19, 2009 10:54 am   Subject: chillies were great this year but again no aubergines
in my polytunnel. I think I will give up on aubergines. Three years and only two fruit.
  Topic: Do you grow herbs?
wireworm

Replies: 6
Views: 4929

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Wed Aug 19, 2009 10:52 am   Subject: Don't use supermarket herbs
I find that they have been forced too quickly and don't do well when planted out. Your local garden centre should have a selection of herbs-rosemary and mint are easy to grow.
  Topic: courgettes and cucumbers???
wireworm

Replies: 8
Views: 8403

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Wed Aug 19, 2009 10:49 am   Subject: mystery solved
so it seems. I had terrible problems with black and green fly this year and the only courgette plant I got to plant was destroyed. by them
  Topic: Tomatoes refuse to turn red.
wireworm

Replies: 16
Views: 15164

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Wed Aug 19, 2009 10:45 am   Subject: I had a disasterous year last year with tomatoes
but managed to ripen a lot in brown paper bags with a banana skin. I left the bag in the hot press for a few days and they ripened well. This year I have a great crop.
  Topic: collecting your own seed potatoes ?
wireworm

Replies: 24
Views: 25613

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Wed Aug 19, 2009 10:39 am   Subject: you could
try just brushing the dirt off - i use a dry washing up type brush. This leaves some mud on but you can identify a dodgy one.
  Topic: good veg growing or general gardening courses in Leinster
wireworm

Replies: 2
Views: 6164

PostForum: Organic gardening in Ireland / Alternative and Sustainable Gardening practices   Posted: Fri Oct 31, 2008 2:46 pm   Subject: good veg growing or general gardening courses in Leinster
Can anyone recommend courses in Leinster (preferably not Dublin) on veg growing or even general gardening. There seem to be some great ones in the West but we live in the south Kildare/Carlow area.
 
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