GIY Know-How — seed sowing

The Hows And Whys Of Autumn Onions And Garlic

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The Hows And Whys Of Autumn Onions And Garlic

A shortage of garlic means prices are likely to rise next year, so why not grow your own? DRIP, DRIP, drip fell the raindrops last week, in what felt like one interminably long rainshower. It came as light drizzle, then heavy cloudbursts, followed by a grey, monotonous mizzle that made a mire of any vegetable plots. It also did for the annual autumn tidy- up in the OPW's walled kitchen garden, because despite OPW gardeners Meeda Downey and Brian Quinn's best intentions, a week of such watery weather made the task impossible. "The ground is soaking", complained Brian as he...

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Caitriona Kelly; Practising What I Teach

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Caitriona Kelly; Practising What I Teach

By engaging in the simple act of sowing seeds, the feeling of low-level anxiety that I’d been experiencing, had dissipated. By the time I’d sown twelve trays, the energy in my body had shifted, and my mind had had a chance to rest, the loop interrupted.

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Control your urges to avoid premature germination.

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Control your urges to avoid premature germination.

"Seeds sown too early either outside, struggle miserably, emerging into a cold, damp world or, inside where they germinate happily but are too advanced to be transplanted out into a world of frosts and winds."

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