Archive for February, 2010

Parsnip growing - Parsnip how to grow, tips, varieties, cooking.

Sunday, February 28th, 2010

The nation is split on parsnips. On one side you have, let’s call them the parsnip-phobes, the group who believe this vegetable to be nothing but the basis for a bland soggy mash. Then on the other side you have the parsnip-philes who view them as a easy grow vegetable, one which will add a warm nutty flavour to stews or conversely bring forth sweetness when roasted.

Where do you stand on the issue? Well, to truly test yourself you should try you hand at growing your own. Once you bring them fresh from garden to table you may see a whole different side to humble parsnip.

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Ireland’s gardening forums, have you discovered them yet?

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010

Need a garden query resolved or want to read numerous enlightening and image filled horticulture related articles?

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Community allotments in Kells, Co. Meath, a distinct possibility.

Tuesday, February 16th, 2010

Good news for Kells with 40 allotments expected to be available to the areas residents this year.

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Advice for allotment seekers, organising allotments.

Monday, February 15th, 2010

In previous articles I have looked at allotment culture from both a historical and site owners perspective. Well, in this piece I hope to help the “landless” gardener source their very own allotment, for a years growing at the very least.

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Land owners and allotments.

Monday, February 15th, 2010

In the first part of this series of articles I had the pleasure of introducing you to a possible business venture for landowners. This venture, partly commercial and partly philanthropic is the provision of allotments close to a village, town, or city.

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Bogtown Allotments, Kinnegad, Co. Westmeath.

Tuesday, February 9th, 2010

In Westmeath? Need a piece of land to grow your own Veg?
Well, Bogtown Allotments in Kinnegad has plots fully prepared and ready for sowing.

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Potters Park Allotments, Potters Park, Kilbride, Co. Wicklow.

Tuesday, February 9th, 2010

Need a fully prepared allotment in Co. Wicklow?
Well Potters Park allotments in Kilbride, Co. Wicklow, may be just what you are looking for.

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Myrtleville House Allotments, Myrtleville, Co. Cork

Tuesday, February 9th, 2010

Set in the confines of a purpose built 18th century walled garden these allotments have near perfect soil and all day sunshine. This will ensure the hard work that goes into growing your vegetables will be as fruitful as possible.

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Setting up allotments, a planning guide for landowners.

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010

For a country that promotes itself as the Emerald Isle, Ireland has been found badly wanting where the provision of allotments are concerned. This is very apparent when we consider what small quantities of plots our city and county councils throughout the land provide.

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