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Tips for growing celery

A nice tip for sowing celery and celeriac.  Both grow well in module trays, but it's a good idea to start them... Read Tips

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GIY is a global movement of people who grow their own food.

Our big idea?  When people grow their own they gain a deeper understanding of food called ‘food empathy’ which acts as a lever to a healthier lifestyle.

There are 50,000 people involved online and in the community, supported by the GIY foundation, which runs campaigns and events to inspire and support people to grow their own.


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Please compost your weeds

There seems to be a lot of confusion about composting weeds.  Weeds make up the main part of my compost heap and they really make excellent compost.  Yet on numerous occasions I noticed that people start dumps – of...

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weed free

By: Ken Macgrath

last year i planted my carrots using a fencing boards, i put fencing boards flat on raised bed, i arranged the boards about one inch apart and in between sowed may seed, i...


Adventure #10 An Irish Evening

By: Elaine Brown

Friday 13th February                                                              Ballincollig, Co. Cork Picture, if you will living in WIT accommodation during RAG week,...


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