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# grow-it-yourself - Saturday 21 January, 2017

Gardening: Plant your potatoes right now plus a recipe for warming winter root veg frittata

It’s the perfect time of year to clean out your polytunnel and start sowing potatoes and carrots, writes gardening expert Michael Kelly.

# grow-it-yourself - Saturday 3 December, 2016

Rediscover your roots: 'Exotic oca thrives in Irish gardens'

Cultivated by the Incas since ancient times, oca is a potato-type crop that’s blight resistant and easy to grow, writes Michael Kelly.

# grow-it-yourself - Saturday 26 November, 2016

Corn salad: Super-hardy, nutty-flavoured salad leaves to sow now

Expert tips from our GIY guru, Michael Kelly, that will send you straight past the supermarket mixed bags.

# grow-it-yourself - Saturday 19 November, 2016

Spears at the ready: How to grow asparagus GIY

Spears at the ready: How to grow asparagus

GIY guru, Michael Kelly, says don’t be put off by the hassle factor, cultivating diva-ish asparagus isn’t impossible.

# grow-it-yourself - Saturday 12 November, 2016

Fast and easy to grow, mustard is perfect for winter gardens GIY

Fast and easy to grow, mustard is perfect for winter gardens

High levels of vitamin A and C make its cancer-fighting properties just as strong as those of kale, writes Michael Kelly.

# grow-it-yourself - Saturday 5 November, 2016

Ever heard of Mizuna? This really useful green is easy to grow and will brighten up any salad bowl

It has a refreshing mild mustard flavour and will tolerate heat extremes in your garden, writes Michael Kelly.

# grow-it-yourself - Saturday 29 October, 2016

You'll be strong to the finish if you grow yourself spinach (to paraphrase a great man)

Without wishing to put a hex on it almost nothing can go wrong with perpetual spinach, writes Michael Kelly.

# grow-it-yourself - Saturday 15 October, 2016

Globe artichokes - embrace this weird but delicious vegetable

Don’t worry, you don’t have to prepare yourself for a windy day after eating this vegetable.

# grow-it-yourself - Saturday 1 October, 2016

Pretty much every pest wants to eat it - so here's how to grow perfect broccoli

Broccoli – or ‘calabrese’ – is relatively handy to grow and can be succession sown, so you can crop almost all summer and autumn.

# grow-it-yourself - Saturday 24 September, 2016

It's hard to find great quality lettuce in supermarkets - but it's really easy to grow yourself

Michael Kelly continues his Grow It Yourself series with lettuce – but be careful you don’t sow too much of it.

# grow-it-yourself - Saturday 17 September, 2016

Jerusalem artichoke - the tasty, popular veg with a dark secret

Michael Kelly continues his Grow It Yourself series with Jerusalem artichoke, a veg that’s become increasingly popular in high-end restaurants.

# grow-it-yourself - Saturday 10 September, 2016

Turnip up: a veg that is tasty and easy to grow

Michael Kelly continues his Grow It Yourself series with white turnips – perfect for casseroles and soups.

# grow-it-yourself - Saturday 3 September, 2016

Claytonia: Not a metal band - a super-food you can grow in your back garden

Michael Kelly continues his Grow It Yourself series with claytonia, a leafy veg containing tons of vitamins and which will grow right through winter.

# grow-it-yourself - Saturday 27 August, 2016

How to get red hot chilli peppers to behave in your garden

Michael Kelly continues his Grow It Yourself series with chilli peppers

# grow-it-yourself - Saturday 20 August, 2016

Add some flavour to your life: How to grow spring onions

Michael Kelly continues his Grow It Yourself series with spring onions, which are so easy to grow you can leave the kids in charge.

# grow-it-yourself - Saturday 13 August, 2016

Grow it Yourself: Make your garden a little sweeter with some a-maize-ing corn

Michael Kelly continues his Grow It Yourself series with sweetcorn, a veg which tastes miles better when homegrown.

# grow-it-yourself - Saturday 6 August, 2016

Everything you wanted to know about tomatoes but were too afraid to ask

Michael Kelly continues his Grow It Yourself series with tomatoes, a family favourite for soups, salads, sauces and snacks.

# grow-it-yourself - Saturday 30 July, 2016

Magic beans: Make your own hummus with broad beans

Michael Kelly continues his Grow It Yourself series with broad beans, a prolific and easy to grow veg.

# grow-it-yourself - Saturday 23 July, 2016

For the love of cauliflower: A difficult veg to grow but it's worth it

Michael Kelly continues his Grow It Yourself series with cauliflower, a good alternative for rice and pizzas.

# grow-it-yourself - Saturday 16 July, 2016

Eat stalks and leaves: Fennel is the veg that keeps on giving

Michael Kelly continues his Grow It Yourself series with fennel, a great summer vegetable.

# grow-it-yourself - Saturday 9 July, 2016

Squeeze some squash into your life

Michael Kelly continues his Grow It Yourself series with the ideal veg for soup, stews and roasts.

# grow-it-yourself - Saturday 2 July, 2016

Carve out a space in your garden for pumpkin

Michael Kelly continues his Grow It Yourself series with this brightly coloured treat

# grow-it-yourself - Saturday 25 June, 2016

Earthy, homely and tasty: how to grow parsnips for this winter

Michael Kelly continues his Grow It Yourself series with a plant that provides the quintessential taste of winter

# grow-it-yourself - Saturday 18 June, 2016

Give your garden a running start: here's how to tame runner beans

Michael Kelly continues his Grow It Yourself series with a plant that gives the grower great returns

# grow-it-yourself - Saturday 11 June, 2016

Thanks shallot - these little members of the onion family are finicky, but worth it

Michael Kelly continues his Grow It Yourself series with a tasty flavouring for salads and sauces.

# grow-it-yourself - Saturday 4 June, 2016

It might not turn you into Popeye, but it's time to get more spinach into you

Michael Kelly continues his 52 Veg – A Year of Growing, Cooking and Eating Your Own Food series with a versatile, leafy delight.

# grow-it-yourself - Saturday 30 April, 2016

Fancy some lovely rhubarb? Some tips on growing it at home

Michael Kelly continues his 52 Veg – A Year of Growing, Cooking and Eating Your Own Food series with a look at a classic vegetable.

# grow-it-yourself - Saturday 23 April, 2016

Howya head - how about some cabbage?

Michael Kelly continues his 52 Veg – A Year of Growing, Cooking and Eating Your Own Food series with a look at one of nature’s most versatile vegetables.

# grow-it-yourself - Saturday 16 April, 2016

Grow your own peas at home - it's easy and the kids will love it

Michael Kelly continues his 52 Veg – A Year of Growing, Cooking and Eating Your Own Food series with a look at peas.

# grow-it-yourself - Saturday 9 April, 2016

The beauty of swedes: Grow 30 this summer to last you until next April

Michael Kelly continues his 52 Veg – A Year of Growing, Cooking and Eating Your Own Food series with a look at swedes.

# grow-it-yourself - Saturday 2 April, 2016

Celery is great for the body - good thing growing it has never been easier

Michael Kelly continues his 52 Veg – A Year of Growing, Cooking and Eating Your Own Food series with a look at celery.

# grow-it-yourself - Saturday 5 December, 2015

Here's how to grow the most popular herbs that will save you cash

Tips on making the most of your seasonal produce from GIY’s Michael Kelly.

# grow-it-yourself - Saturday 28 November, 2015

It’s freeeeezing. Keep warm with this delicious soup recipe

Tips on making the most of your seasonal produce from GIY’s Michael Kelly.

# grow-it-yourself - Saturday 4 July, 2015

Growing your own food? Here's what to do in July...

Some handy tips for the vegetable patch this weekend…

# grow-it-yourself - Sunday 21 June, 2015

Think you’re too ‘time poor’ to grow your own food? Think again…

It’s what we choose to do with our time that really counts.

# grow-it-yourself - Sunday 14 June, 2015

Perfect for a picnic on a summer’s day – my trick for growing sweet, delicious tomatoes

Tomatoes can be tricky to grow, but they’re well worth the effort.

# grow-it-yourself - Saturday 25 April, 2015

Two Irish community gardens to whet the appetite for growing

Children learn at the grass roots (sorry!) in these little oases of calm and fruitfulness.

# grow-it-yourself - Monday 13 April, 2015

Beautiful weather? Get out and spend some time in the vegetable patch

This week’s tips for Grow It Yourself-ers: onions, shallots and sowing peas.

# grow-it-yourself - Saturday 7 March, 2015

Growing your own food? Here's what to get done this March

How to make the most of seasonal food, camaraderie and community.

# grow-it-yourself - Tuesday 8 January, 2013

Company hopes to make doing good deeds that little bit sweeter

Customers who visit the pop-up headquaters of smoothie company ‘Innocent’ will get a free smoothie in return for pledging to do something good in 2013.

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