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17 08, 2021

What to plant in August

2021-08-17T13:43:46+00:00August 17th, 2021|Gardening Tips, Life on the Farm|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 [...]

11 08, 2021

Life on the farm – August

2021-08-11T12:02:27+00:00August 11th, 2021|Life on the Farm, News|Comments Off on Life on the farm – August

In the orchards general maintenance is a priority while the weather is good. Checking and replacing stakes, adjusting tree ties and cutting grass happen on a daily basis. Budding is our main task for August. This is a form of grafting in which a single bud is used as the scion rather than a section of stem. Once [...]

8 06, 2020

Life on the Farm – June

2020-08-17T11:16:03+00:00June 8th, 2020|Life on the Farm|0 Comments

We have finished potting on all of our heritage apple trees and with the recent dry spell we have to keep a close on them to ensure healthy growth over the coming months. Constant tending to our budded stock is also needed now, as well as keeping an eye out for any diseases on our mature [...]

8 05, 2020

Life on the Farm – May

2020-08-17T10:30:52+00:00May 8th, 2020|Life on the Farm|0 Comments

Due to phenomenal demand, we have had to take our seeds offline to allow us time to catch up and process the hundreds of orders placed over the last week. Our supporter seed order season has come to an end but any orders received by April 30th are being processed. New supporters will be able [...]

5 03, 2020

Life on the Farm – March

2020-08-17T09:54:39+00:00March 5th, 2020|Life on the Farm|0 Comments

We had a fantastic Community Seed Share on March 1st with dozens of new faces, coming from far and wide to share and swop seeds. These events form a large part of our ethos here at Irish Seed Savers, bringing communities together to promote biodiversity, share stories and to help protect rare heirloom varieties for future [...]

7 02, 2020

Life on the Farm – February

2020-08-17T09:41:16+00:00February 7th, 2020|Life on the Farm|0 Comments

To commemorate the arrival of Imbolc (Brigid’s Day) we performed the ancient tradition of the ‘orchard visiting wassail’. This custom awakens the land and promotes a good harvest for the year ahead. This was followed by a tree planting ceremony with our long time supporter Steve Marsh. Due to the milder weather some of our [...]

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