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#Growing

# growing - Saturday 18 August, 2018

In the garden: How to fight back (nicely) against the caterpillars eating your plants GIY

In the garden: How to fight back (nicely) against the caterpillars eating your plants

Growing brassicas like kale or cauliflower is basically a war between you and the creatures that want to eat the plants, writes Michael Kelly of GIY.ie.

# growing - Saturday 11 August, 2018

'Sowing season doesn’t stop at the end of spring if you want vegetables over the winter'

This is a crucially important time of the year to be sowing seeds, writes Michael Kelly.

# growing - Saturday 4 August, 2018

Quinoa and grilled sourdough salad is a classic for summer evening supper or lunch

It’s a good idea to cease watering onions for about two weeks before harvesting to help with that drying out, writes Michael Kelly.

# growing - Saturday 28 July, 2018

In the garden: 'French beans are, I think, one of the most underrated of vegetables' GIY

In the garden: 'French beans are, I think, one of the most underrated of vegetables'

Of all the legume family, they are my favourite to eat, writes Michael Kelly.

# growing - Saturday 21 July, 2018

GIY tomatoes: 'We are in what I like to call 'bruschetta' season'

It’s a wonderful time of the year, when a simple lunch or dinner can easily be conjured up from nothing, once you have some decent sourdough bread in the bread bin, writes Michael Kelly.

# growing - Saturday 14 July, 2018

In the garden: Michael Kelly's top tips for conserving water use GIY

In the garden: Michael Kelly's top tips for conserving water use

In these heatwave conditions, watering is indeed necessary and conserving water becomes a significant challenge, writes Michael Kelly.

# growing - Saturday 7 July, 2018

In the garden: GIY cucumbers to make the perfect Tzatziki

I find them relatively easy to grow, writes Michael Kelly.

# growing - Saturday 30 June, 2018

GIY: 'The Khaki Campbell is one of the most prolific backyard ducks'

Some of them literally lay an egg a day all year, contributing food for the table even when your hens have given up laying in the depths of winter, writes Michael Kelly.

# growing - Saturday 23 June, 2018

GIY: 'As we move in to summer, it’s important to keep sowing'

There are still loads of vegetables that you can sow from seed, writes Michael Kelly.

# growing - Saturday 16 June, 2018

Which veg plants need a lot of watering and which ones can withstand a bit of a drought? GIY

Which veg plants need a lot of watering and which ones can withstand a bit of a drought?

It’s difficult to come up with a definitive list, but here are some guidelines, writes Michael Kelly.

# growing - Saturday 9 June, 2018

GIY: 'I've been grappling with how we get kids to try beetroot and I reckon I've cracked it'

Of course, some of them still didn’t like it after taking part in The Grand Beeturia Experiment, but that’s okay – at least they tried it, writes Michael Kelly.

# growing - Saturday 2 June, 2018

'Slug patrols with a torch after dark have resumed, as have my attempts to lure them into beer traps'

Last week I got the climbing beans out of module trays and in to the ground in the big tunnel, writes Michael Kelly.

# growing - Saturday 19 May, 2018

GIY: Get creative with delicious new potatoes using this Spanish tortilla recipe

Serve as a generous lunch or light dinner with a salad of peppery green leaves, writes Michael Kelly.

# growing - Saturday 12 May, 2018

Chickweed: 'Not only is it edible, it’s considered to be a nutritional powerhouse'

It’s a nice surprise to discover that what you have considered a real nuisance in the veg patch, could in fact turn out to be a blessing, writes Michael Kelly.

# growing - Saturday 5 May, 2018

Bio-insecticide Supernemos: 'Sometimes GIYing is not for the faint hearted'

In a demise worthy of the cheesiest horror movie the nematodes then eat the wire worms from the inside out, writes Michael Kelly.

# growing - Saturday 21 April, 2018

GIY: 'We really don’t need a heatwave – just a few days with the sun in the sky'

I don’t know how the poor plants will react if we skip spring altogether, writes Michael Kelly.

# growing - Saturday 14 April, 2018

In the garden: 'I find that my system is craving fresh greens after a long winter'

I just chop them and steam them over some boiling water for a few minutes and they are delicious, writes Michael Kelly.

From The42 Disbanding of the B&I Cup represents real opportunity for AIL to grow Grassroots

Disbanding of the B&I Cup represents real opportunity for AIL to grow

Joe Schmidt recently said the club game is “the base” rugby in Ireland is built on.

# growing - Saturday 7 April, 2018

Michael Kelly’s top tips for putting food and food growing at the centre of your workplace GIY

Michael Kelly’s top tips for putting food and food growing at the centre of your workplace

Food growing is a simple, practical way to really engage employees, writes Michael Kelly.

# growing - Saturday 31 March, 2018

GIY: Our guru's 'nerdy' guide to growing onions for home-made marmalade

This onion marmalade recipe is a sinch to make so if by chance you still have a glut of onions from last year, writes Michael Kelly.

# growing - Saturday 24 March, 2018

GIY: Secrets to growing your own juicy tomatoes

I have a cunning plan to try to reduce the workload somewhat for the season ahead, writes Michael Kelly.

# growing - Saturday 17 March, 2018

GIY: 'This St Patrick’s Day I will be out (as I am every year) sowing my spuds for the year'

They are a brilliantly easy veg to grow – blight aside – and harvesting your own spuds will be like Christmas morning, writes Michael Kelly.

# growing - Saturday 10 March, 2018

Supermarket queues: How well would we cope with a more sustained crisis? GIY

Supermarket queues: How well would we cope with a more sustained crisis?

Growing some of your own food has a role to play in creating a more resilient food future, writes Michael Kelly.

# growing - Saturday 17 February, 2018

Use remaining old-season veg and store cupboard ingredients for a delicious cassoulet

This week Michael Kelly has tips on making your own compost.

# growing - Saturday 10 February, 2018

'There is simply nothing more warming than a French onion soup'

Michael Kelly is back sowing and says, ‘It’s impossible not to feel full of springtime enthusiasm when you see signs of life emerging in a seed tray.’

# growing - Saturday 3 February, 2018

GIY: Even if you don't have much space, you can still grow spuds in pots and containers

This week our GIY guru gives his tips on how to trick potatoes into thinking they have lots of space available to grow.

# growing - Wednesday 31 January, 2018

From The42 Back row competition points to Ireland's much-improved depth Options

Back row competition points to Ireland's much-improved depth

Building depth has been a key goal since the 2015 World Cup quarter-final exit.

# growing - Saturday 27 January, 2018

GIY: Sow seeds on a sunny indoor windowsill and try this cheesy leeks recipe

We’re coming out of our winter shell this month, writes GIY guru Michael Kelly.

# growing - Saturday 16 September, 2017

When was the last time you had an Irish apple? 95% of ones we eat are imported

We have been conditioned to believe that there are just handfuls of apple varieties but, in fact, we have hundreds of native varieties in Ireland alone, writes Michael Kelly.

# growing - Monday 13 February, 2017

From The42 Schmidt's Ireland in a better place after being 'spooked' early in Six Nations Growing

Schmidt's Ireland in a better place after being 'spooked' early in Six Nations

The Ireland head coach won’t be getting over the round-one defeat in Scotland just yet though.

# growing - Monday 28 November, 2016

From The42 'Support for an all-Ireland soccer team is growing' Claim

'Support for an all-Ireland soccer team is growing'

Sinn Féin are hopeful that a move will happen in the near future.

# growing - 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.

# growing - Saturday 5 March, 2016

Carrots are the classic stock pot vegetable and full of vitamin A GIY

Carrots are the classic stock pot vegetable and full of vitamin A

As part of Michael Kelly’s 52 Veg – A Year of Growing, Cooking and Eating your own Food series – this week, we talk carrots.

# growing - Saturday 27 February, 2016

Vitamins in garlic help your body fight carcinogens and get rid of toxins GIY

Vitamins in garlic help your body fight carcinogens and get rid of toxins

For over 4,000 years of human history garlic has been used for its healing powers

# growing - Saturday 20 February, 2016

Aubergines are a tropical plant, but you can still grow them in Ireland

As part of Michael Kelly’s 52 Veg – A Year of Growing, Cooking and Eating your own Food series – this week, we talk aubergines.

# growing - Saturday 13 February, 2016

Rocket's peppery taste is perfect for any salad

As part of Michael Kelly’s 52 Veg – A Year of Growing, Cooking and Eating your own Food series – this week, we talk rocket.

# growing - Saturday 30 January, 2016

Chard is highly nutritious and should be a popular addition to your healthy January diet

As part of Michael Kelly’s 52 Veg – A Year of Growing, Cooking and Eating your own Food series – this week, we talk chard.

# growing - Saturday 23 January, 2016

This purple broccoli goes down a treat with parmesan and bread crumbs

Still on your January health buzz? Michael Kelly talks about sprouting broccoli this week – a nice addition to your meals.

# growing - Saturday 16 January, 2016

Kale is a nutritional powerhouse. I couldn’t believe how delicious raw kale could be

As part of Michael Kelly’s 52 Veg – A Year of Growing, Cooking and Eating your own Food series – this week, we talk kale.

# growing - Saturday 9 January, 2016

From The Daily Edge 15 of the fastest growing hipster baby names in Ireland this year 2016 Edition
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