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5 09, 2019

Supercharge your soil with Green Manures

2019-12-10T16:41:01+00:00September 5th, 2019|Life on the Farm|Comments Off on Supercharge your soil with Green Manures

Most gardeners are familiar with green manures and why they are so beneficial to use.  For those who are just starting to get into gardening and may not have come across this term before, green manures are fast growing plants which are grown to cover areas of ground which are currently out of use.  For [...]

4 09, 2019

Life on the Farm – September

2019-12-10T16:41:58+00:00September 4th, 2019|Life on the Farm|Comments Off on Life on the Farm – September

Apple season is upon us and our nursery have have supplied our farm shop with a beautiful range of two year old potted trees. Our bareroot trees are looking really healthy and are still growing. These bareroot varieties will be available for sale on our website from the first week in October and are shipped in [...]

28 08, 2019

Harvest Festival – 15th September 11am – 5pm

2019-08-28T15:15:00+00:00August 28th, 2019|Life on the Farm|Comments Off on Harvest Festival – 15th September 11am – 5pm

In recent years our big open day 'The Great Irish Garden' was held in August but this year marks the return to our traditional Harvest Festival. September is an ideal time to showcase our vital conservation work, when our seed harvesting is in full flow and the majority of our rare varieties of Irish heritage [...]

7 08, 2019

Life on the Farm – August

2019-08-07T10:23:50+00:00August 7th, 2019|Life on the Farm|0 Comments

August is a busy for for seed harvesting peas, mangetout, rocket, poppies, Galway wheat, Oats, beetroot, cabbage, lettuce, carrots, parsnips and chard are all now coming to fruition for harvest. In the polytunnels our cucumbers, courgettes and pumpkins are starting to swell up. Visitors sometimes comment on how these fruit should have already been harvested but we [...]

7 08, 2019

What To Plant – August

2019-09-20T10:30:44+00:00August 7th, 2019|Gardening Tips|Comments Off on What To Plant – August

Sowing season is almost at an end and many people will have already done a great deal of harvesting but there are still quite a few things you could sow in August to provide you with a good supply of food over the winter period. Winter roscoff cauliflower, spring cabbage, as well as hardy kales are [...]

28 05, 2019

Life on the farm – June

2019-05-28T16:10:08+00:00May 28th, 2019|Life on the Farm|0 Comments

We are checking our newly grafted trees and they are all looking very healthy. The orchard team are busy mulching around the bases of our mature trees with shredded paper and cardboard, then using grass clippings to weigh it down. When cutting the grass in our orchards we tend to leave large patches uncut. This should result in all of the [...]

1 05, 2019

What to plant now – May

2019-05-01T10:46:45+00:00May 1st, 2019|Life on the Farm|0 Comments

The list of vegetables you can plant in May is a long one. You can plant out Pumpkins,Courgettes, Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Peppers (under cover) and late sowing for Kales, Cabbages, Chard and Sprouting Broccoli. May is the ideal time to plant your carrots & parsnips but be careful as there is still a risk of ground [...]

1 05, 2019

Life on the Farm – May

2019-05-01T10:40:18+00:00May 1st, 2019|Life on the Farm|0 Comments

We have been taking full advantage of the good weather to put up our new polytunnel that was kindly donated, hopefully this will be finished in the next couple of weeks if the weather holds. Tomatoes, cucumber, beetroot, runner beans, kale, broccoli, winter cabbage and cauliflowers will all be planted in May. Peas that were [...]

1 05, 2019

Seed Survey for Growers

2019-05-01T10:35:42+00:00May 1st, 2019|Life on the Farm|0 Comments

Irish Seed Savers have created an online survey, and would like the input of as many growers as possible from all regions of Ireland. The survey is open to growers of all scales, organic and not organic. We wish to establish how many growers use seed which is bought or produced in Ireland, the UK, [...]

3 04, 2019

New Supporters – Special Offer – CLOSES MAY 12th

2019-04-03T16:09:13+00:00April 3rd, 2019|Life on the Farm|0 Comments

Special offer until May 12th Sign-up to support our conservation work and receive the following benefits: One year subscription with seven packs of organic heritage seeds of your choice Two yearly newsletters Free entry to our organic seed gardens & heritage orchards 10% off all workshops 10% off all apple trees FREE gift from us [...]

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