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19 01, 2022

Life of the Farm – January 2022

2022-01-19T10:19:02+00:00January 19th, 2022|Life on the Farm|Comments Off on Life of the Farm – January 2022

In the orchards, we are pruning and collecting scion wood for bench grafting in spring. We are also planning a new orchard for varieties that we have secured from Loughgall, which we didn’t have in our collection, and also varieties which have been drawn to our attention in Ireland and have since been DNA tested as unique. [...]

17 12, 2021

Additional ‘Heritage Orchard Development & Management CPD Course’ added.

2021-12-17T13:39:14+00:00December 17th, 2021|News|Comments Off on Additional ‘Heritage Orchard Development & Management CPD Course’ added.

Due to popular demand we are delighted to announce that we are running a second Heritage Orchard Development & Management CPD Course. In partnership with NOTS and the Heritage Council this course will be taught over five full days throughout 2022. Taking place on our farm in Co. Clare, this course consists of five modules, [...]

15 12, 2021

2022 Heirloom Seed Catalogue

2021-12-15T15:31:03+00:00December 15th, 2021|News|Comments Off on 2022 Heirloom Seed Catalogue

Our 2022 Heirloom Seed Catalogue is now available. Packed full of rare varieties you won't see in garden centres. The seeds grown on our farm in Co Clare are certified organic and open pollinated. By choosing open pollinated seed you contribute to sustainable food systems, regenerative practices and biodiversity. This helps to keep food security [...]

7 12, 2021

Gift ideas this Christmas

2021-12-07T11:24:04+00:00December 7th, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Gift ideas this Christmas

Looking for that unique gift idea this Christmas? Look no further, here at Irish Seed Savers we have a range of gifts that keep on giving. Become a Supporter Give the gift of a subscription to Irish Seed Savers. Free seeds, selection of supporter only seed varieties, discounts and more. To find out more about [...]

2 12, 2021

Life on the Farm – December

2021-12-02T14:29:43+00:00December 2nd, 2021|Life on the Farm|Comments Off on Life on the Farm – December

December is when we deliver the hundreds of orders for our Irish heritage apple trees. We have to wait until the trees become fully dormant before we dig up our bare root apple trees and then prepare them for delivery, before shipping them out before the Christmas holidays. It's great to see so many orders [...]

23 11, 2021

Heritage Orchard Development & Management CPD Course

2021-11-26T12:28:32+00:00November 23rd, 2021|News|Comments Off on Heritage Orchard Development & Management CPD Course

We are delighted to partner with NOTS and the Heritage Council to offer a Heritage Orchard Development & Management CPD course taking place across 2022. Taking place on our farm in Co. Clare, this course consists of five modules, taught over five full days throughout the year. The course begins in March and concludes in [...]

10 11, 2021

Life on the Farm – November

2021-11-10T10:51:29+00:00November 10th, 2021|Life on the Farm|Comments Off on Life on the Farm – November

There has been a huge demand for our Irish heritage apple trees this year and unfortunately we have to announce that we are completely sold out of our stocks for this year. As the bare root crop approaches dormancy, the trees will be prepared for unearthing and as soon as they are fully dormant, they [...]

10 10, 2021

Life on the Farm – October

2021-11-10T10:45:06+00:00October 10th, 2021|Life on the Farm|Comments Off on Life on the Farm – October

We are processing hundreds of varieties of seeds at the moment. We are working hard to harvest, clean, test and pack seeds and while this is tough work we are excited about the many varieties we will be able to make available to you in our upcoming catalogue. These heritage open-pollinated varieties have the ability to adapt, and [...]

10 09, 2021

Life on the Farm – September

2021-11-10T10:38:47+00:00September 10th, 2021|Life on the Farm|Comments Off on Life on the Farm – September

Apple season is upon us and our nursery have been busy preparing for our apple tasting tours. These tours are always a highlight of the year and offer you the chance to taste some of Ireland's rare heritage apple varieties. These tours are all currently sold out but if you would like to be added to [...]

17 08, 2021

What to plant in August

2021-11-05T16:14:33+00:00August 17th, 2021|Gardening Tips|Comments Off on What to plant in August

There are still quite a few things to sow in August that will provide you with a good supply of food over the winter period. Late croppers such as Spring Cabbage and Winter Roscoff Cauliflower can be sown in modules or seed trays to plant outdoors in Autumn for a crop next spring / early [...]

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