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 ...

Slug Damage to Potato Crops

Slug Damage to Potato Crops
Spuds are a hard crop to grow. They take up a lot of space in the garden and require a lot of ground preparation and care to ensure a healthy harvest. So it can be very disheartening when, after a summer of tendering your crops you find that your harvest of potatoes has been attacked ...

Using Companion Plants to Control Pests

Using Companion Plants to Control Pests
Organic control options take on a new level when using companion planting. The use of such plants brings together almost all aspects of what is right about organic gardening. For a start using seeds means that chemical use in the garden can be reduced. Companion planting almost means that you are increasing the range of ...

My Tomatoes Are Going Bananas!

My Tomatoes Are Going Bananas!
Growing Tomato seeds is one of the most rewarding things that a gardener can do. In a small space you can grow a plant that will yield about 40 tomatoes if conditions are right. To ensure your Tomatoes go bananas like mine then there are a few things to remember and a few tips and ...

Wigwam Cane Grips for Plant Supports

Wigwam Cane Grips for Plant Supports
Plant supports are an essential tool in every gardeners tool box. Not only do they keep plants up off the ground and looking neat and tidy, but they also help to maintain a plant’s health and prevent the development of mould and rot on plant’s fruits or vegetables. Plant supports come in a range of ...

Vegetable Starter Kits

Vegetable Starter Kits
You can make your own or choose from the selection available online at Ireland’s Online Garden Store: The Garden Shop. Whatever you choose, choose to grow with a vegetable starter kit as they provide all you need to ensure good seed and seedling growth. We have a range of vegetable starter kits available but what is ...

Storing your Potatoes with The Potato Clamp

Storing your Potatoes with The Potato Clamp
With the harvest very much in full swing we turn of attention on how to store and keep our crops in a suitable order over the winter months. There is a clear understanding that we must maintain a cool and dry environment with good airflow to keep vegetables as these are the conditions which allow ...

What to Grow in Your Cold Frame

What to Grow in Your Cold Frame
As summer draws to a close we turn our attention to the onset of chillier weather and what that means for our vegetable garden. Luckily though this does not mean the end of production as garden cloches, greenhouses, polytunnels and cold frames can all be used to extend our growing season and provide some much ...

How to Harvest Onions

How to Harvest Onions
Whether you grew your onions from sets or seeds, by early August the time will come to begin harvesting your onion crops.  Onions are bulbous plants and therefore should be treated in the same way as you would treat flowering bulb plants. That is to wait for the foliage or stalks to begin to turn ...

Adding Green Manure in Autumn

Adding Green Manure in Autumn
Most people don’t know what green manure is. And by it name is sounds like a pile of not so nice rotting waste. What is actually is, is a selection of vigorous growing annual plants (that most of us might recognize as weeds) that can be spread over your vegetable patches or idle flower beds ...
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