The Ultimate Hanging Basket

The Ultimate Hanging Basket
With spring on our door step attention turns to well, our door step and how to add colour and interest to create a welcoming display over the summer months. Hanging baskets and containers are a great way to add colour to a dull front door or to freshen up a tired old wall. But to ...

What is the Right Raised Bed for You?

What is the Right Raised Bed for You?
The benefits of growing in raised beds includes ease of soil preparation, ease of crop maintenance, ability of modify your soil, added pest control possibilities and a neat and organised way to grow your own. If you are considering using raised beds then there are a number of factors to consider. Height of your raised ...

Why Raised Beds are Great for Vegetables

Why Raised Beds are Great for Vegetables
There are many ways in which to grow vegetable and herbs. Whether you have a large garden or just a small yard in which to work, there is always a way for you to grow your own juicy fruit, tasty vegetables and yummy herbs. Raised beds are a great way to optimise your garden and ...

Trays, Plugs or Modules. Which is Best for Sowing Seeds?

Trays, Plugs or Modules. Which is Best for Sowing Seeds?
Which is the best pot or tray to start seeds and to raise seedlings in? The short answer is; all of the above. This is because the different of seeds we sow grow in different ways and all have different potting requirements.  The different modules, pots, plug trays and seed trays offer different sizes and ...

HowtoGarden.ie – Welcome

HowtoGarden.ie - Welcome
HowtoGarden.ie is an online resource for gardeners in Ireland.   Over the coming months and years we will be covering such topics as growing flowers, trees, fruit and your own vegetables.   We will also be providing free information on how to maintain your plants, trees, shrubs and lawns along with invaluable tips on tool maintenance and ...