GIY Know-How

The Basics by Michael Kelly -  Bacillus thuringiensis

The Basics by Michael Kelly - Bacillus thuringiensis

August 10, 2018 1 Comment

Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) is a naturally occurring bacteria, common in soils, that causes disease and starvation in certain insects, notably caterpillars.
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Richard's Ramblings August 10th - Pests and Diseases

Richard's Ramblings August 10th - Pests and Diseases

August 10, 2018

Everything seems a little more normal now, the soil is moist and the cooler temperatures suit both gardeners and our common crop plants.
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The Basics by Michael Kelly - Harvesting Garlic

The Basics by Michael Kelly - Harvesting Garlic

August 03, 2018

Knowing when to lift garlic can be a tricky proposition - harvest them too early and the bulbs will be too small, but harvest too late and the bulbs will begin to loose their quality.
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Richard's Ramblings August 3rd - The rain finally came

Richard's Ramblings August 3rd - The rain finally came

August 03, 2018 3 Comments

The rain finally came, the soil seems moistened to a reasonable depth so it’s time to get moving on sowing for the winter.
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The Basics by Michael Kelly - Sow Turnips

The Basics by Michael Kelly - Sow Turnips

July 26, 2018

Turnips are very easy to grow and because they produce a crop so quickly, they are an ideal candidate for late summer sowing.
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Richard's Ramblings July 27th - The most difficult year Richard has ever known as a grower

Richard's Ramblings July 27th - The most difficult year Richard has ever known as a grower

July 26, 2018 1 Comment

The year has really been the most difficult I’ve ever known as a grower, if you are new to growing and kept at it this year then you really are destined to spend the rest of your life looking at seed catalogues and debating the merits of different green manures; for those who have given up- next year has to be easier, have another go.
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The Basics by Michael Kelly - Pumpkin / Squash Care

The Basics by Michael Kelly - Pumpkin / Squash Care

July 20, 2018

Pumpkin and squash plants have really taken off in the last few weeks and the bed where they are planted is likely to be a mass of foliage now.
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Richard's Ramblings July 20th - What do non gardeners find entertaining?

Richard's Ramblings July 20th - What do non gardeners find entertaining?

July 20, 2018 1 Comment

In order to keep the GROW HQ garden entertaining for visitors I have decided that I need to find out what sort of things non-gardeners find interesting and exciting and did some research.
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The Basics by Michael Kelly Ways to “store” tomatoes

The Basics by Michael Kelly Ways to “store” tomatoes

July 13, 2018 2 Comments

The Basics by Michael Kelly – Ways to “store” tomatoes
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Richard's Ramblings July 13th - Growing is not usually this difficult!

Richard's Ramblings July 13th - Growing is not usually this difficult!

July 13, 2018

Richard thought it was about time he resumed rambling again after a few weeks of inactivity. The heat and drought has created lots of extra work...
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Mental Well Being in an Open Prison by Caitriona Kelly

Mental Well Being in an Open Prison by Caitriona Kelly

June 29, 2018

Last week, back when the memory of rain-sodden fields and water-rich clay soil was still fresh, the 16-week programme in therapeutic horticulture at Loughan House Open Prison in Cavan came to a close.
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The Basics by Michael Kelly Tips for Conserving Water

The Basics by Michael Kelly Tips for Conserving Water

June 28, 2018 3 Comments

Generally speaking, we don’t need to water much if at all outside in the veg patch in a typical Irish summer.  But in these heatwave conditions, watering is indeed necessary and conserving water becomes a significant challenge. 
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