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#grow it yourself

# grow-it-yourself - Saturday 15 September, 2018

GIY: My father-in-law still dismisses kale as cattlefeed - but these days it’s rightly valued as a nutritional powerhouse
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GIY: My father-in-law still dismisses kale as cattlefeed - but these days it’s rightly valued as a nutritional powerhouse

Sep 15th 2018, 8:30 AM 12,856 Views 19 Comments

Michael Kelly on the virtues of a relatively low-maintenance crop that tolerates even the harshest of winters.

# grow-it-yourself - Saturday 1 September, 2018

How to make a simple tomato sauce that'll feed you all winter from the freezer
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How to make a simple tomato sauce that'll feed you all winter from the freezer

Sep 1st 2018, 9:00 AM 31,676 Views 6 Comments

Use this sauce as a base for pizzas, pastas, stews, casseroles and soups. It’s even flavourful enough to be used by itself as a soup, writes Michael Kelly.

# grow-it-yourself - Saturday 20 January, 2018

Keep those resolutions and get more veg in with this spiced parsnip burger recipe
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Keep those resolutions and get more veg in with this spiced parsnip burger recipe

Jan 20th 2018, 12:30 PM 19,085 Views 8 Comments

Expert tips from our GIY guru, Michael Kelly, that will help you to steer clear of plastic packaging in the supermarket.

# grow-it-yourself - Saturday 16 September, 2017

When was the last time you had an Irish apple? 95% of ones we eat are imported
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When was the last time you had an Irish apple? 95% of ones we eat are imported

Sep 16th 2017, 12:30 PM 9,883 Views 53 Comments

We have been conditioned to believe that there are just handfuls of apple varieties but, in fact, we have hundreds of native varieties in Ireland alone, writes Michael Kelly.

# grow-it-yourself - Saturday 9 September, 2017

Gardening: Autumn is coming - grab some salvaged timber and get to work on your 'raised beds'
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Gardening: Autumn is coming - grab some salvaged timber and get to work on your 'raised beds'

Sep 9th 2017, 1:33 PM 8,587 Views 7 Comments

I am all for the occasional cheat if it helps me to grow better veggies, writes Micheal Kelly.

# grow-it-yourself - Saturday 21 January, 2017

Gardening: Plant your potatoes right now plus a recipe for warming winter root veg frittata
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Gardening: Plant your potatoes right now plus a recipe for warming winter root veg frittata

Jan 21st 2017, 12:30 PM 1,271 Views 5 Comments

It’s the perfect time of year to clean out your polytunnel and start sowing potatoes and carrots, writes gardening expert Michael Kelly.

# grow-it-yourself - Saturday 3 December, 2016

Rediscover your roots: 'Exotic oca thrives in Irish gardens'
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Rediscover your roots: 'Exotic oca thrives in Irish gardens'

Dec 3rd 2016, 3:00 PM 2,016 Views 3 Comments

Cultivated by the Incas since ancient times, oca is a potato-type crop that’s blight resistant and easy to grow, writes Michael Kelly.

# grow-it-yourself - Saturday 26 November, 2016

Corn salad: Super-hardy, nutty-flavoured salad leaves to sow now
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Corn salad: Super-hardy, nutty-flavoured salad leaves to sow now

Nov 26th 2016, 3:00 PM 255 Views 3 Comments

Expert tips from our GIY guru, Michael Kelly, that will send you straight past the supermarket mixed bags.

# grow-it-yourself - Saturday 19 November, 2016

Spears at the ready: How to grow asparagus
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Spears at the ready: How to grow asparagus

Nov 19th 2016, 3:00 PM 2,791 Views 3 Comments

GIY guru, Michael Kelly, says don’t be put off by the hassle factor, cultivating diva-ish asparagus isn’t impossible.

# grow-it-yourself - Saturday 12 November, 2016

Fast and easy to grow, mustard is perfect for winter gardens
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Fast and easy to grow, mustard is perfect for winter gardens

Nov 12th 2016, 3:00 PM 4,666 Views 2 Comments

High levels of vitamin A and C make its cancer-fighting properties just as strong as those of kale, writes Michael Kelly.

# grow-it-yourself - Saturday 5 November, 2016

Ever heard of Mizuna? This really useful green is easy to grow and will brighten up any salad bowl
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Ever heard of Mizuna? This really useful green is easy to grow and will brighten up any salad bowl

Nov 5th 2016, 1:00 PM 477 Views 3 Comments

It has a refreshing mild mustard flavour and will tolerate heat extremes in your garden, writes Michael Kelly.

# grow-it-yourself - Saturday 29 October, 2016

You'll be strong to the finish if you grow yourself spinach (to paraphrase a great man)
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You'll be strong to the finish if you grow yourself spinach (to paraphrase a great man)

Oct 29th 2016, 1:00 PM 748 Views 2 Comments

Without wishing to put a hex on it almost nothing can go wrong with perpetual spinach, writes Michael Kelly.

# grow-it-yourself - Saturday 15 October, 2016

Globe artichokes - embrace this weird but delicious vegetable
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Globe artichokes - embrace this weird but delicious vegetable

Oct 15th 2016, 1:00 PM 1,093 Views 4 Comments

Don’t worry, you don’t have to prepare yourself for a windy day after eating this vegetable.

# grow-it-yourself - Saturday 1 October, 2016

Pretty much every pest wants to eat it - so here's how to grow perfect broccoli
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Pretty much every pest wants to eat it - so here's how to grow perfect broccoli

Oct 1st 2016, 1:00 PM 995 Views 2 Comments

Broccoli – or ‘calabrese’ – is relatively handy to grow and can be succession sown, so you can crop almost all summer and autumn.

# grow-it-yourself - Saturday 24 September, 2016

It's hard to find great quality lettuce in supermarkets - but it's really easy to grow yourself
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It's hard to find great quality lettuce in supermarkets - but it's really easy to grow yourself

Sep 24th 2016, 1:30 PM 1,984 Views 16 Comments

Michael Kelly continues his Grow It Yourself series with lettuce – but be careful you don’t sow too much of it.

# grow-it-yourself - Saturday 17 September, 2016

Jerusalem artichoke - the tasty, popular veg with a dark secret
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Jerusalem artichoke - the tasty, popular veg with a dark secret

Sep 17th 2016, 1:30 PM 6,625 Views 7 Comments

Michael Kelly continues his Grow It Yourself series with Jerusalem artichoke, a veg that’s become increasingly popular in high-end restaurants.

# grow-it-yourself - Saturday 10 September, 2016

Turnip up: a veg that is tasty and easy to grow
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Turnip up: a veg that is tasty and easy to grow

Sep 10th 2016, 1:30 PM 1,653 Views 16 Comments

Michael Kelly continues his Grow It Yourself series with white turnips – perfect for casseroles and soups.

# grow-it-yourself - Saturday 3 September, 2016

Claytonia: Not a metal band - a super-food you can grow in your back garden
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Claytonia: Not a metal band - a super-food you can grow in your back garden

Sep 3rd 2016, 1:30 PM 2,111 Views 10 Comments

Michael Kelly continues his Grow It Yourself series with claytonia, a leafy veg containing tons of vitamins and which will grow right through winter.

# grow-it-yourself - Saturday 27 August, 2016

How to get red hot chilli peppers to behave in your garden
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How to get red hot chilli peppers to behave in your garden

Aug 27th 2016, 1:30 PM 1,232 Views 14 Comments

Michael Kelly continues his Grow It Yourself series with chilli peppers

# grow-it-yourself - Saturday 20 August, 2016

Add some flavour to your life: How to grow spring onions
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Add some flavour to your life: How to grow spring onions

Aug 20th 2016, 1:30 PM 1,719 Views 15 Comments

Michael Kelly continues his Grow It Yourself series with spring onions, which are so easy to grow you can leave the kids in charge.

# grow-it-yourself - Saturday 13 August, 2016

Grow it Yourself: Make your garden a little sweeter with some a-maize-ing corn
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Grow it Yourself: Make your garden a little sweeter with some a-maize-ing corn

Aug 13th 2016, 1:30 PM 1,128 Views 7 Comments

Michael Kelly continues his Grow It Yourself series with sweetcorn, a veg which tastes miles better when homegrown.

# grow-it-yourself - Saturday 6 August, 2016

Everything you wanted to know about tomatoes but were too afraid to ask
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Everything you wanted to know about tomatoes but were too afraid to ask

Aug 6th 2016, 1:30 PM 11,904 Views 26 Comments

Michael Kelly continues his Grow It Yourself series with tomatoes, a family favourite for soups, salads, sauces and snacks.

# grow-it-yourself - Saturday 30 July, 2016

Magic beans: Make your own hummus with broad beans
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Magic beans: Make your own hummus with broad beans

Jul 30th 2016, 1:30 PM 559 Views 7 Comments

Michael Kelly continues his Grow It Yourself series with broad beans, a prolific and easy to grow veg.

# grow-it-yourself - Saturday 23 July, 2016

For the love of cauliflower: A difficult veg to grow but it's worth it
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For the love of cauliflower: A difficult veg to grow but it's worth it

Jul 23rd 2016, 1:30 PM 3,139 Views 26 Comments

Michael Kelly continues his Grow It Yourself series with cauliflower, a good alternative for rice and pizzas.

# grow-it-yourself - Saturday 16 July, 2016

Eat stalks and leaves: Fennel is the veg that keeps on giving
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Eat stalks and leaves: Fennel is the veg that keeps on giving

Jul 16th 2016, 1:30 PM 1,877 Views 10 Comments

Michael Kelly continues his Grow It Yourself series with fennel, a great summer vegetable.

# grow-it-yourself - Saturday 9 July, 2016

Squeeze some squash into your life
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Squeeze some squash into your life

Jul 9th 2016, 1:30 PM 1,239 Views 5 Comments

Michael Kelly continues his Grow It Yourself series with the ideal veg for soup, stews and roasts.

# grow-it-yourself - Saturday 2 July, 2016

Carve out a space in your garden for pumpkin
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Carve out a space in your garden for pumpkin

Jul 2nd 2016, 1:30 PM 1,123 Views 10 Comments

Michael Kelly continues his Grow It Yourself series with this brightly coloured treat

# grow-it-yourself - Saturday 25 June, 2016

Earthy, homely and tasty: how to grow parsnips for this winter
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Earthy, homely and tasty: how to grow parsnips for this winter

Jun 25th 2016, 12:30 PM 232 Views 7 Comments

Michael Kelly continues his Grow It Yourself series with a plant that provides the quintessential taste of winter

# grow-it-yourself - Saturday 18 June, 2016

Give your garden a running start: here's how to tame runner beans
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Give your garden a running start: here's how to tame runner beans

Jun 18th 2016, 12:30 PM 1,085 Views 3 Comments

Michael Kelly continues his Grow It Yourself series with a plant that gives the grower great returns

# grow-it-yourself - Saturday 11 June, 2016

Thanks shallot - these little members of the onion family are finicky, but worth it
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Thanks shallot - these little members of the onion family are finicky, but worth it

Jun 11th 2016, 1:30 PM 547 Views 3 Comments

Michael Kelly continues his Grow It Yourself series with a tasty flavouring for salads and sauces.

# grow-it-yourself - Saturday 4 June, 2016

It might not turn you into Popeye, but it's time to get more spinach into you
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It might not turn you into Popeye, but it's time to get more spinach into you

Jun 4th 2016, 1:00 PM 180 Views 14 Comments

Michael Kelly continues his 52 Veg – A Year of Growing, Cooking and Eating Your Own Food series with a versatile, leafy delight.

# grow-it-yourself - Saturday 30 April, 2016

Fancy some lovely rhubarb? Some tips on growing it at home
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Fancy some lovely rhubarb? Some tips on growing it at home

Apr 30th 2016, 12:00 PM 2,203 Views 15 Comments

Michael Kelly continues his 52 Veg – A Year of Growing, Cooking and Eating Your Own Food series with a look at a classic vegetable.

# grow-it-yourself - Saturday 23 April, 2016

Howya head - how about some cabbage?
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Howya head - how about some cabbage?

Apr 23rd 2016, 12:00 PM 556 Views 4 Comments

Michael Kelly continues his 52 Veg – A Year of Growing, Cooking and Eating Your Own Food series with a look at one of nature’s most versatile vegetables.

# grow-it-yourself - Saturday 16 April, 2016

Grow your own peas at home - it's easy and the kids will love it
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Grow your own peas at home - it's easy and the kids will love it

Apr 16th 2016, 12:00 PM 1,950 Views 14 Comments

Michael Kelly continues his 52 Veg – A Year of Growing, Cooking and Eating Your Own Food series with a look at peas.

# grow-it-yourself - Saturday 9 April, 2016

The beauty of swedes: Grow 30 this summer to last you until next April
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The beauty of swedes: Grow 30 this summer to last you until next April

Apr 9th 2016, 12:00 PM 2,513 Views 13 Comments

Michael Kelly continues his 52 Veg – A Year of Growing, Cooking and Eating Your Own Food series with a look at swedes.

# grow-it-yourself - Saturday 2 April, 2016

Celery is great for the body - good thing growing it has never been easier
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Celery is great for the body - good thing growing it has never been easier

Apr 2nd 2016, 12:00 PM 1,269 Views 28 Comments

Michael Kelly continues his 52 Veg – A Year of Growing, Cooking and Eating Your Own Food series with a look at celery.

# grow-it-yourself - Saturday 5 December, 2015

Here's how to grow the most popular herbs that will save you cash
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Here's how to grow the most popular herbs that will save you cash

Dec 5th 2015, 1:30 PM 6,020 Views 26 Comments

Tips on making the most of your seasonal produce from GIY’s Michael Kelly.

# grow-it-yourself - Saturday 28 November, 2015

It's freeeeezing. Keep warm with this delicious soup recipe
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It's freeeeezing. Keep warm with this delicious soup recipe

Nov 28th 2015, 12:30 PM 475 Views 6 Comments

Tips on making the most of your seasonal produce from GIY’s Michael Kelly.

# grow-it-yourself - Saturday 4 July, 2015

Growing your own food? Here's what to do in July...
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Growing your own food? Here's what to do in July...

Jul 4th 2015, 12:00 PM 79 Views 4 Comments

Some handy tips for the vegetable patch this weekend…

# grow-it-yourself - Sunday 21 June, 2015

Think you're too 'time poor' to grow your own food? Think again...
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Think you're too 'time poor' to grow your own food? Think again...

Jun 21st 2015, 10:30 PM 422 Views 30 Comments

It’s what we choose to do with our time that really counts.