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When you pull something up, you should put something in, with the exception of December and January which are very lean months. Yet we are not always the best as sowing outside of Spring. This list should help you make the most of your plot and below a crop rotation chart to help get the best out of your soil.   SPRING (February - May). The classic time for sowing vegetables and other crops. Vegetables: Asparagus, basil, chard, artichoke, cardoon, carrot, cucumber, gherkin, cutting chicory, chilli, spring onion, beans, broad beans, lettuce, aubergine, melon, peppers, peas, tomato, leaek, parsley, radish,...

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Onion bolting (seeding) is a natural process that occurs when the plant is under stress. While we gardeners may enjoy the beauty and taste of our plants, we mustn’t forget that the plant’s sole purpose is to reproduce. When you notice your onion has flower buds, you know Mother Nature’s whimsy has put the plant in panic mode — Help! Help! I’m going to die! The plant’s genetically coded response is to reproduce as quickly as possible and that means flowering! There are several possible reasons your onion has flower buds before it should. Since onions are planted early in...

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When placing order it's important to include Your eircode.  Orders with correct eircode are processed and delivered much faster. usually twice as fast.  Sometimes orders without eircode can be sent to wrong depot and it takes days to  track it and send to the right address. If You don't know Your eircode you can find it on this website: https://finder.eircode.ie/   It's as simple as typing Your address and than picking Your home from list or map.    

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We are currently going through a cold period, and ti sometimes go below 2-3 degrees at night, most of spring bulbs are very hardy and will be absolutly fine with mild frost but some varieties of bulb/tubers are sensitive to low temperature. Bulbs that are quite resistant to frost are: snowdrops, hyacinths, daffodils, irises, cyclamens.  Plant bulbs extra deep, add another 30-40% of recommended depth. Dibber is very handy for that. Cover your bulbs with old leaves (as bonus it will attract hedgehogs). If You want to be sure that more fragile bulbs will survive winter You can plant your bulbs/...

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Amaryllis are coming with flower bud inside so they are very simple to grow.  You will need:  Flower bulb 22cm pot Water Bowl Peat-free compost     You need to soak amaryllis bulb with roots in bowl of water for couple of hours before potting them. Fill pot with some compost and gently put bulb in place. Top of bulb should be above compost. Fill pot with compost and water well. Add more compost if needed. You can add layer of grit or stones for decoration and to keep moisture in.      Planting  Expected bloom time 3rd week of...

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