GIY Know-How

Seed potatoes from Shed to Soil

Seed potatoes from Shed to Soil

March 23, 2018

Rather than feeling quietly content, with an aching back, I am apprehensive about the final yield. Potatoes, like most plants, hate having a check in growth. The change in temperature from a warm shed to cold soil could make them produce a lighter crop of smaller potatoes.
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Richard's Ramblings Fitting Growing into your Life

Richard's Ramblings Fitting Growing into your Life

March 16, 2018

Most bosses would be less than impressed if you told them you were unable to come into work as weather and soil conditions were perfect to prepare your garden for planting. Working inside all week through sunny weather to be faced with a wet weekend must be very frustrating.
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Richard's Ramblings March 9th

Richard's Ramblings March 9th

March 09, 2018

There are two types of grower, the straightforward kind, and those who live life on the horticultural edge, Richard has picked his tribe. Have you?
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Richard's Rambling March 2nd

Richard's Rambling March 2nd

March 02, 2018 1 Comment

The Impact of Storm Emma and The Beast from the East. The Arctic is the world’s refrigerator, and we have left the door open.
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Caitriona Kelly; Practising What I Teach

Caitriona Kelly; Practising What I Teach

March 02, 2018 1 Comment

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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Snow Day Discount for GIY Shop

Snow Day Discount for GIY Shop

March 01, 2018

Bring your laptop/tablet and milkshake into your bread fort and take advantage of our Snow Day Discount. 
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Spring is in the air

Spring is in the air

February 22, 2018 1 Comment

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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The Benefits of Yoga

The Benefits of Yoga

February 22, 2018

Yoga helps create an inner calmness in the body. It can help to improve sleep, clear your mind and create positive thinking. Practiced regularly it is good for the mind and helps us to remind ourselves to live in the present moment.
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Richard ramblings, premature germination, seedlings, seed sowing and soil temperature.

Control your urges to avoid premature germination.

February 09, 2018 2 Comments

"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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Ten things to do to start growing food. Easy ways to start growing food. Young man growing herbs in a window box

Ten things to do to start growing food.

February 09, 2018

“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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Growing in small spaces, containers, windowsills, balconies, indoors. Kitchen herb garden

Growing in containers, window boxes, balconies and indoors.

February 09, 2018

We hear a lot about how people just don’t have the time, or don’t have the space to grow food. Food growing comes in all shapes, sizes and amounts of effort required so everyone has the time and space to grow a little bit.
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