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# from-the-garden - Saturday 21 December, 2019

From the Garden: Get over your squeamishness - manure is gold dust for your veg patch
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From the Garden: Get over your squeamishness - manure is gold dust for your veg patch

Dec 21st 2019, 2:00 PM 10,632 Views 9 Comments

In other news, here’s a recipe for some creamy Brussels sprouts to posh up your Christmas dinner.

# from-the-garden - Saturday 14 December, 2019

From the Garden: Eat your (locally grown) vegetables this Christmas
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From the Garden: Eat your (locally grown) vegetables this Christmas

Dec 14th 2019, 1:00 PM 10,559 Views 11 Comments

There is always a price to cheap food, writes Michael Kelly.

# from-the-garden - Saturday 7 December, 2019

From the Garden: Buying a real Christmas tree supports local jobs and brings a certain magic to the home
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From the Garden: Buying a real Christmas tree supports local jobs and brings a certain magic to the home

Dec 7th 2019, 1:00 PM 15,389 Views 12 Comments

A real tree is a much greener option than one made from plastic, writes Michael Kelly.

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

From the Garden: Using celeriac in more than just mashed potatoes
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From the Garden: Using celeriac in more than just mashed potatoes

Nov 2nd 2019, 1:00 PM 14,663 Views 3 Comments

As Winter begins, there’s no better time to pickle some chilis or cook with more root vegetables, writes Michael Kelly.

# from-the-garden - Saturday 12 October, 2019

From the Garden: Using seaweed to compost at home before winter hibernation
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From the Garden: Using seaweed to compost at home before winter hibernation

Oct 12th 2019, 1:00 PM 18,144 Views 5 Comments

Roasting root vegetables has become a staple in our house, writes Michael Kelly.

# from-the-garden - Saturday 24 August, 2019

From the Garden: How to make the perfect sauerkraut at home
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From the Garden: How to make the perfect sauerkraut at home

Aug 24th 2019, 1:00 PM 12,686 Views 4 Comments

Although the name is German, the probiotic food has its origins in China.

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

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

Aug 17th 2019, 1:00 PM 13,093 Views 7 Comments

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
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From the Garden: How to upgrade your composting system

Aug 10th 2019, 1:00 PM 21,549 Views 12 Comments

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

Aug 3rd 2019, 1:00 PM 16,993 Views 4 Comments

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

Jul 27th 2019, 1:00 PM 12,250 Views 0 Comments

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

Jul 20th 2019, 1:00 PM 10,717 Views 7 Comments

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

Jul 13th 2019, 1:00 PM 11,719 Views 7 Comments

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

Jul 6th 2019, 1:00 PM 11,568 Views 8 Comments

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

Jun 29th 2019, 1:00 PM 12,601 Views 11 Comments

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

Jun 22nd 2019, 1:00 PM 28,541 Views 23 Comments

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

Jun 1st 2019, 1:00 PM 16,645 Views 9 Comments

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

May 11th 2019, 1:00 PM 11,906 Views 3 Comments

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

May 4th 2019, 1:00 PM 18,318 Views 11 Comments

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

Apr 27th 2019, 1:00 PM 66,222 Views 119 Comments

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

Apr 20th 2019, 1:00 PM 12,124 Views 4 Comments

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

Apr 13th 2019, 1:00 PM 12,334 Views 6 Comments

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

Feb 23rd 2019, 1:00 PM 14,411 Views 9 Comments

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

Feb 2nd 2019, 1:00 PM 13,904 Views 1 Comment

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

Jan 26th 2019, 1:00 PM 21,193 Views 23 Comments

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.