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June 2012 Blog Posts (67)

Hope Never Dies

Due to the poor performance of some of my crops I decided to do a bit of late sowing to try and make up for it. So more carrots, french beans, runner beans and lettuce  have been sown - maybe this lot will be a little more successful.

Added by elaine rickett on June 30, 2012 at 22:24 — 5 Comments

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly!

Hiya folks!

I (did) have all three of these in the garden this morning.

Haven't been able to get out there for a few days, so everything was a bit neglected until today. Didn't get as much done as I wanted to, what with doggie walking, shopping and stopping for food making (kids!) but there you go.

Okay, first up, the good, of…

Added by Teri Sherman on June 30, 2012 at 18:56 — No Comments

Catching Up

Catching up after our holiday.........

Added by Damo on June 30, 2012 at 17:53 — No Comments

Loving Broad Beans

I was able to take home the first broad beans this week!!

Added by Mrsgreenfingers on June 30, 2012 at 17:42 — No Comments


A plot update

Despite the majority of stuff being slow and behind due to the weather, the Cabbages seem to be doing very well

I lifted some potatoes, carrots, cauli's and onions not looking too bad…


Added by Blicky on June 30, 2012 at 15:48 — No Comments

Mad neighbours...floods and the war on slugs!!

On Tuesday evening I stayed up a little late watching a film and went to check the chickens around 12am...walked out and heard a rather strange dog Vader didn't seem bothered so i got brave and opened the gate into my veg patch.  My neighbour in his wisdom had decided to put on his sprinkler.  Most of which seemed to be going into my garden, over my chicken coop and more importantly my veg patch... So i got wet and as it was so late could only stand in my wellies wailing and…


Added by Lara Sunday on June 28, 2012 at 19:43 — 2 Comments

Plot-8a MY FARM


Added by Fred Hogg on June 28, 2012 at 19:30 — No Comments

Peas Please Me


This morning I picked my first peas of the season.  They have been slow in coming and haven't grown as tall as I would have liked - but at least I have a harvest. continued at A Woman of the Soil…


Added by elaine rickett on June 27, 2012 at 10:35 — 2 Comments

Garlic Harvest!

In between the rain showers we harvested this years winter-planted more

Added by chocolatelikesnow on June 27, 2012 at 9:54 — 2 Comments

Potato database

I found this site very useful

Added by david ford on June 27, 2012 at 9:23 — 2 Comments

Strawberries, Tomatoes, Chilli & Peas

I love love love the taste of home grown strawberries - even the Wexford strawberries for sale at the side of the road have nothing on these - they are taste sensations! I picked all that were ripe last night so there aren't as many in the photos - but there are plenty more coming that will be picked very soon!!…


Added by Niamh on June 27, 2012 at 2:20 — No Comments

The Greenhouse affect.........

 update on the goings on in the green house for this more........

Added by Stacy Drury on June 26, 2012 at 15:41 — No Comments

International Kidney first early potato

Grew them this year for the first time on my allotment plot, they are producing a nice crop which I tried the first of today, but have to admit I am slightly disappointed with the flavour, not as good in my opinion as Charlotte.

Too late now for this season but would welcome any suggestions for a tasty slightly waxy texture first early with superb flavour for next year. 

The soil is free draining and chalky with a limited amount of sun daily, size of crop per tuber not…


Added by david ford on June 25, 2012 at 19:30 — 7 Comments

My first garlic harvest

today saw me harvest my first crop of garlic read more....

Added by Stacy Drury on June 25, 2012 at 19:13 — 2 Comments

How much land do you need to be self sufficient?

This is from the  website during the year. Food for thought maybe?

Tip of the Day - 21 Jun, 2012

How much land do you need to be self-sufficient?

What do you think? An acre? Five acres? This is a question many of us have wondered Im sure and Jim Cronin addressed it in great forensic detail at his course in GIY Wex last week. Jim reckons…


Added by Niamh on June 25, 2012 at 9:05 — 5 Comments

Kitchen Garden Rethink: Summer Sowing

There really is no other way of saying it, this year the kitchen garden has been pants. Record breaking hot March weather, subsequent and unremitting torrential rain, persistent cold temperatures, fuming storms, in addition to exceptionally lethal slug vandalism and uncanny pigeon mutilation, amount to the perfect recipe for disaster. With the bulk of painstakingly grown produce mullered, and end of June nearing, one can't help but wonder if there is still a chance to avoid the vegetable…


Added by Petra Hoyer Millar on June 25, 2012 at 8:46 — No Comments

In the Beginning...

So, it's been more or less a year since we got the call, got shown round a bunch of weed-stricken plots and made the choice of our own half-plot of smallholding heaven. Read More...…


Added by Lee James on June 24, 2012 at 23:30 — No Comments

Cheating Peppers (Sweet)

Not sure what's been going on this year, it might be the weird weather we've been having here, but I've tried to sow a couple of batches of Pepper (sweet) since February and I've had no luck, so much so, that I decided to give up a couple of weeks ago and buy a couple from my local garden center.…


Added by TheLittleBalcony on June 24, 2012 at 18:39 — 1 Comment

Onions Almost Ready to Harvest

Last October I planted the Onion sets I bought outside on the balcony, these have been over wintered and growing ever since. I noticed over the last few months that the Onions have been developing just above the soil and they've been getting bigger and bigger every time I've popped out to check. …


Added by TheLittleBalcony on June 24, 2012 at 18:38 — 1 Comment

Cabbage Growing Stronger

I may have had a few down turns with the Cabbage to begin with, I lost around 6 of my batch when they were first planted out, but they seem to going from strength to strength now.…


Added by TheLittleBalcony on June 24, 2012 at 18:36 — No Comments

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