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#from the garden

# from-the-garden - Saturday 17 August, 2019

From the Garden: What to do when you have an abundance of vegetables GIY

From the Garden: What to do when you have an abundance of vegetables

Large amounts of veg can be used up and kept for later in many ways.

# from-the-garden - Saturday 10 August, 2019

From the Garden: How to upgrade your composting system GIY

From the Garden: How to upgrade your composting system

A delicious courgette salad recipe and some top compost tips.

# from-the-garden - Saturday 3 August, 2019

From the Garden: Braiding garlic and pulling onions with the kids GIY

From the Garden: Braiding garlic and pulling onions with the kids

This week is all about the alliums and making a spicy tomato salad.

# from-the-garden - Saturday 27 July, 2019

From the Garden: Homegrown tomatoes are perfect for these 'Anytime Eggs' GIY

From the Garden: Homegrown tomatoes are perfect for these 'Anytime Eggs'

Turnips are very easy to grow and because they produce a crop so quickly, they are an ideal candidate for late summer sowing.

# from-the-garden - Saturday 20 July, 2019

From the Garden: If your garden is blooming, it can sometimes be difficult to know what to cook

Too much cauliflower? There is a recipe for that, writes Michael Kelly.

# from-the-garden - Saturday 13 July, 2019

From the Garden: Some notes on immature onions and homemade ratatouille

Immature onions and homemade ratatouille are the focus from the garden this week, writes Michael Kelly.

# from-the-garden - Saturday 6 July, 2019

From the Garden: Taking care of your plants and getting an early crop

A hardy crop of broad beans and homemade herbal tea is on the agenda from the garden, writes Michael Kelly.

# from-the-garden - Saturday 29 June, 2019

From the Garden: How to make the most of this super-abundant summer period GIY

From the Garden: How to make the most of this super-abundant summer period

There’s plenty to do in the garden as abundant rain and improving temperatures mean everything is growing quickly, write Michael Kelly.

# from-the-garden - Saturday 22 June, 2019

From the Garden: Build your own insect hotel and bookings will start rolling in

An insect hotel will encourage more wildlife and biodiversity into the garden, writes Michael Kelly.

# from-the-garden - Saturday 1 June, 2019

From the Garden: A strategic approach is required to water your tomatoes

Because they are a deep-rooting plant, it’s not effective to spray water at the soil, you need to get down to the roots, writes Michael Kelly.

# from-the-garden - Saturday 11 May, 2019

From the Garden: A little frost damage on the spuds - but not to worry they will recover

Learn to make ‘a one-pot veggie wonder that’s crammed with healthy vegetables, herbs and pulses and as an added bonus uses up stale bread too,’ writes Michael Kelly.

# from-the-garden - Saturday 4 May, 2019

From the Garden: Learn to make nettle tea - it has a rich and earthy taste and is a super tonic

Obviously, if you are harvesting nettles from the wild, wear gloves or you will get stung, writes Michael Kelly.

# from-the-garden - Saturday 27 April, 2019

From the Garden: 'I worry about the implications of what Greta Thunberg’s saying for the cosy lives we lead'

It is remarkable to watch this young woman speak her truth to power, writes Michael Kelly of Grow It Yourself Ireland.

# from-the-garden - Saturday 20 April, 2019

From the Garden: Learn how to really grow parsnips, earth up spuds and make wild garlic pesto

‘Most parsnip seed packets will tell you to sow them in February – don’t do it,’ writes Michael Kelly.

# from-the-garden - Saturday 13 April, 2019

From the Garden: 'It seems an opportune time to write about sowing seeds in module trays'

‘The beauty of a module tray is that the roots of seedlings are kept apart which means you don’t upset them when you are transplanting them’, writes Michael Kelly.

# from-the-garden - Saturday 23 February, 2019

From the Garden: Learn how to grow peas in an old gutter pipe and to make a delicious gnocchi

Michelin star chef, Derry Clarke, with us at Grow HQ recently and he shares our homegrown, seasonal ethos, writes Michael Kelly.

# from-the-garden - Saturday 2 February, 2019

From the Garden: The spirit of meitheal lives on as the neighbours come to lend a hand

Turning over the soil in the polytunnel is a breeze with a little help from friends – who also provide some helpful tips, writes Michael Kelly.

# from-the-garden - Saturday 26 January, 2019

From the Garden: One vegetable is essential to the Irish diet - so why not learn to grow it?

Potatoes are high in vitamin C, naturally fat-free, a source of fibre and potassium and low in sugar. They are also versatile and delicious, writes Michael Kelly.