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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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Spring is in the air

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Spring is in the air

The garden should be a refuge from the unnatural pressures of much of contemporary society, not an additional source of mental conflict.

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Ten things to do to start growing food.

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Ten things to do to start growing food.

“Sure I wouldn’t know where to start”, one of the most common reasons people give us for not growing food. And fair enough, where do you start with growing food? Right here, that’s where.

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