Raised Beds – Where to Position

Raised Beds - Where to Position
Vegetable growing is very easy when you use raised beds because you can tailor your site & growing conditions to suit your choice of vegetables & your eating habits. Raised Beds – Where to Position But before you choose the best site for your raised beds, there are a few things that you should consider. ...

Potatoes & Why We Love Them

Potatoes & Why We Love Them
The humble spud is back! Spuds have fought their way back onto our dinner plates after years of misleading data about the nutritional value. Once it was said that potatoes were fattening, full of useless starch & high in cholesterol. But scientists have been busy disproving this misinformation and gone a step further and found ...

Seeds for Windowsill Sowing

Seeds for Windowsill Sowing
Gardening does not have to be limited by space. Even the smallest of spaces can be used to grow your own vegetable, herb & salad crops. A bright windowsill is an ideal location not only to start your seeds & seedlings but it is also a great place to grow some crops all the way ...

Growing Brassica Seeds & Pest Control

Growing Brassica Seeds & Pest Control
The family of brassica plants is a large group of vegetables which are amongst the most popular of vegetable seeds grown in Ireland. The family of brassicas includes cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, kale, sprouts and Chinese cabbage.  In terms of crop rotation groups, the brassica rotation group also includes swedes & turnips. This is because brassicas ...

How to Grow Wheatgrass Seeds

How to Grow Wheatgrass Seeds
Wheatgrass and other sprouting seeds are becoming more and more popular as people’s awareness of the benefits of such food grows. Wheatgrass seeds are considered a superfood thanks to its high levels of beneficial proteins which are essential building blocks as well as high levels of vitamins including A, B, C, E, l and K. ...

Vegetable Seeds for Christmas Dinner

Vegetable Seeds for Christmas Dinner
Most gardening takes place between March and September when the weather is good and soils are warm. mid Spring is certainly a very busy period when sowing vegetable seeds both indoors and outdoors is taking place. This is the best time to grow as almost anything can be sown from St. Patricks Day onwards. However ...

Put away the Shovel & Try the No Dig System

Put away the Shovel & Try the No Dig System
As we head towards the spring we can turn our attention to preparing the vegetable garden for the forthcoming growing season. This can be a pain in the side for gardeners as the shear work load involved in preparing; turning, cultivating, weeding and raking the vegetable plot can really take its toll. The shovel can ...

Growing your Own with Plug Trays

Growing your Own with Plug Trays
Most gardeners will be familiar with plug plants and will no doubt seen a plug tray full of big leafy plug plants for sale in garden centres and around towns and town markets. Plug plants are a popular way to start growing vegetable plants for many reasons Why plug plants are a great way to ...

Vegetables Seeds to sow in Autumn

Vegetables Seeds to sow in Autumn
If gardening is one thing it is seasonal! And with each season brings an array of things to do in the garden. Everyone knows that spring the time for most of our vegetable growing but little is known about what seeds can be sown the rest of the year With our vegetable plots theming with ...

Splitting hairs over Splitting Cabbage

Splitting hairs over Splitting Cabbage
Cabbage is one of the most sought after vegetables of them all. But not by gardeners or shoppers but by garden pests. The list of insects and pests that attack the cabbage plant is endless but with that is a long list of remedies and solutions. So if you’re a determined gardener you can combat ...