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# giy - Saturday 4 January, 2020

From the Garden: Looks aren't everything - consider growing celeriac in this year's veg patch
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From the Garden: Looks aren't everything - consider growing celeriac in this year's veg patch

Jan 4th 2020, 1:00 PM 9,619 Views 6 Comments

It is a delicious vegetable included in mashed potato or even grated raw.

# giy - Saturday 28 December, 2019

From the Garden: Growing tired of leftover turkey? Put it in a pie
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From the Garden: Growing tired of leftover turkey? Put it in a pie

Dec 28th 2019, 12:45 PM 13,541 Views 8 Comments

It’s time to start thinking about next year’s garden as 2020 creeps ever-closer.

# giy - Saturday 21 December, 2019

From the Garden: Get over your squeamishness - manure is gold dust for your veg patch
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From the Garden: Get over your squeamishness - manure is gold dust for your veg patch

Dec 21st 2019, 2:00 PM 10,350 Views 9 Comments

In other news, here’s a recipe for some creamy Brussels sprouts to posh up your Christmas dinner.

# giy - Saturday 14 December, 2019

From the Garden: Eat your (locally grown) vegetables this Christmas
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From the Garden: Eat your (locally grown) vegetables this Christmas

Dec 14th 2019, 1:00 PM 10,485 Views 11 Comments

There is always a price to cheap food, writes Michael Kelly.

# giy - Saturday 7 December, 2019

From the Garden: Buying a real Christmas tree supports local jobs and brings a certain magic to the home
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From the Garden: Buying a real Christmas tree supports local jobs and brings a certain magic to the home

Dec 7th 2019, 1:00 PM 15,308 Views 12 Comments

A real tree is a much greener option than one made from plastic, writes Michael Kelly.

# giy - Saturday 30 November, 2019

From the Garden: How to get the most out of your leek crop
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From the Garden: How to get the most out of your leek crop

Nov 30th 2019, 1:00 PM 8,030 Views 6 Comments

Some advice on growing leeks and a delicious recipe for a potato and bacon bake to include them in.

# giy - Saturday 23 November, 2019

From the Garden: The debate about sustainable foods is getting louder... I've even found myself shouting at the TV recently
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From the Garden: The debate about sustainable foods is getting louder... I've even found myself shouting at the TV recently

Nov 23rd 2019, 1:00 PM 19,551 Views 17 Comments

This week’s gardening column features tips for growing your own herbs and a recipe for root veg pie.

# giy - Saturday 16 November, 2019

From the Garden: Making the most of polytunnel growing this winter
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From the Garden: Making the most of polytunnel growing this winter

Nov 16th 2019, 1:00 PM 23,953 Views 1 Comment

I feel blessed to have so much delicious, nutritious food to hand, writes Michael Kelly.

# giy - Saturday 9 November, 2019

From the Garden: Food could be the biggest asset of all if climate change worsens
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From the Garden: Food could be the biggest asset of all if climate change worsens

Nov 9th 2019, 1:00 PM 13,252 Views 14 Comments

Growing your own food could be even more important in the future, writes Michael Kelly.

# giy - Saturday 2 November, 2019

From the Garden: Using celeriac in more than just mashed potatoes
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From the Garden: Using celeriac in more than just mashed potatoes

Nov 2nd 2019, 1:00 PM 14,647 Views 3 Comments

As Winter begins, there’s no better time to pickle some chilis or cook with more root vegetables, writes Michael Kelly.

# giy - Saturday 26 October, 2019

From the Garden: Sow your garlic before Halloween to ensure a plentiful crop by next June
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From the Garden: Sow your garlic before Halloween to ensure a plentiful crop by next June

Oct 26th 2019, 1:00 PM 13,794 Views 3 Comments

Although traditionally sown in December, putting the garlic in the ground now gives it the best chance of thriving in cold weather.

# giy - Saturday 12 October, 2019

From the Garden: Using seaweed to compost at home before winter hibernation
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From the Garden: Using seaweed to compost at home before winter hibernation

Oct 12th 2019, 1:00 PM 16,787 Views 5 Comments

Roasting root vegetables has become a staple in our house, writes Michael Kelly.

# giy - Saturday 5 October, 2019

From the Garden: Harvesting, storing and pickling fresh pears this season
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From the Garden: Harvesting, storing and pickling fresh pears this season

Oct 5th 2019, 1:00 PM 9,187 Views 2 Comments

It’s difficult to tell when pears are ripe but there is a knack to it, writes Michael Kelly.

# giy - Saturday 28 September, 2019

From the Garden: Storing, drying and stewing a large harvest of apples this season
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From the Garden: Storing, drying and stewing a large harvest of apples this season

Sep 28th 2019, 1:00 PM 15,078 Views 4 Comments

Having your own fruit trees is both a joy and a challenge.

# giy - Saturday 21 September, 2019

From the Garden: Succulent and almost-meaty to eat... Claytonia is a real alternative to spinach
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From the Garden: Succulent and almost-meaty to eat... Claytonia is a real alternative to spinach

Sep 21st 2019, 1:00 PM 12,899 Views 4 Comments

Its real value is in providing us with winter greens from October or November right up until April, writes Michael Kelly.

# giy - Saturday 14 September, 2019

From the Garden: When it comes to harvesting and eating sweetcorn... timing is everything
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From the Garden: When it comes to harvesting and eating sweetcorn... timing is everything

Sep 14th 2019, 1:00 PM 8,371 Views 2 Comments

There’s something so elementally enjoyable about peeling back a sweetcorn’s skin to find the beautiful shiny yellow kernels underneath, writes Michael Kelly.

# giy - Saturday 7 September, 2019

From the Garden: Salvaging the last beets of the season and putting them in a kraut
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From the Garden: Salvaging the last beets of the season and putting them in a kraut

Sep 7th 2019, 1:00 PM 7,236 Views 3 Comments

Anyone growing beets will be preparing them for harvest next month.

# giy - Saturday 31 August, 2019

From the Garden: Healthy back to school recipes to break free from the ham sandwich
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From the Garden: Healthy back to school recipes to break free from the ham sandwich

Aug 31st 2019, 1:00 PM 21,297 Views 7 Comments

Salads, stews and cold omelettes are great options for a back to school lunchbox.

# giy - Saturday 24 August, 2019

From the Garden: How to make the perfect sauerkraut at home
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From the Garden: How to make the perfect sauerkraut at home

Aug 24th 2019, 1:00 PM 12,551 Views 4 Comments

Although the name is German, the probiotic food has its origins in China.

# giy - Saturday 17 August, 2019

From the Garden: What to do when you have an abundance of vegetables
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From the Garden: What to do when you have an abundance of vegetables

Aug 17th 2019, 1:00 PM 13,046 Views 7 Comments

Large amounts of veg can be used up and kept for later in many ways.

# giy - Saturday 10 August, 2019

From the Garden: How to upgrade your composting system
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From the Garden: How to upgrade your composting system

Aug 10th 2019, 1:00 PM 21,311 Views 12 Comments

A delicious courgette salad recipe and some top compost tips.

# giy - Saturday 3 August, 2019

From the Garden: Braiding garlic and pulling onions with the kids
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From the Garden: Braiding garlic and pulling onions with the kids

Aug 3rd 2019, 1:00 PM 16,963 Views 4 Comments

This week is all about the alliums and making a spicy tomato salad.

# giy - Saturday 27 July, 2019

From the Garden: Homegrown tomatoes are perfect for these 'Anytime Eggs'
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From the Garden: Homegrown tomatoes are perfect for these 'Anytime Eggs'

Jul 27th 2019, 1:00 PM 12,238 Views 0 Comments

Turnips are very easy to grow and because they produce a crop so quickly, they are an ideal candidate for late summer sowing.

# giy - Saturday 6 July, 2019

From the Garden: Taking care of your plants and getting an early crop
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From the Garden: Taking care of your plants and getting an early crop

Jul 6th 2019, 1:00 PM 11,562 Views 8 Comments

A hardy crop of broad beans and homemade herbal tea is on the agenda from the garden, writes Michael Kelly.

# giy - Saturday 29 June, 2019

From the Garden: How to make the most of this super-abundant summer period
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From the Garden: How to make the most of this super-abundant summer period

Jun 29th 2019, 1:00 PM 12,594 Views 11 Comments

There’s plenty to do in the garden as abundant rain and improving temperatures mean everything is growing quickly, write Michael Kelly.

# giy - Saturday 22 June, 2019

From the Garden: Build your own insect hotel and bookings will start rolling in
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From the Garden: Build your own insect hotel and bookings will start rolling in

Jun 22nd 2019, 1:00 PM 27,994 Views 23 Comments

An insect hotel will encourage more wildlife and biodiversity into the garden, writes Michael Kelly.

# giy - Saturday 1 June, 2019

From the Garden: A strategic approach is required to water your tomatoes
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From the Garden: A strategic approach is required to water your tomatoes

Jun 1st 2019, 1:00 PM 16,485 Views 9 Comments

Because they are a deep-rooting plant, it’s not effective to spray water at the soil, you need to get down to the roots, writes Michael Kelly.

# giy - Saturday 25 May, 2019

From the Garden: The Hungry Gap must be filled and this kale and gnocchi broth will do the job
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From the Garden: The Hungry Gap must be filled and this kale and gnocchi broth will do the job

May 25th 2019, 1:00 PM 8,442 Views 1 Comment

Katie Sanderson cooked this recipe in the Kale episode of this season’s GROW COOK EAT and the reaction was amazing, writes Michael Kelly.

# giy - Saturday 11 May, 2019

From the Garden: A little frost damage on the spuds - but not to worry they will recover
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From the Garden: A little frost damage on the spuds - but not to worry they will recover

May 11th 2019, 1:00 PM 10,790 Views 3 Comments

Learn to make ‘a one-pot veggie wonder that’s crammed with healthy vegetables, herbs and pulses and as an added bonus uses up stale bread too,’ writes Michael Kelly.

# giy - Saturday 4 May, 2019

From the Garden: Learn to make nettle tea - it has a rich and earthy taste and is a super tonic
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From the Garden: Learn to make nettle tea - it has a rich and earthy taste and is a super tonic

May 4th 2019, 1:00 PM 18,271 Views 11 Comments

Obviously, if you are harvesting nettles from the wild, wear gloves or you will get stung, writes Michael Kelly.

# giy - Saturday 27 April, 2019

From the Garden: 'I worry about the implications of what Greta Thunberg’s saying for the cosy lives we lead'
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From the Garden: 'I worry about the implications of what Greta Thunberg’s saying for the cosy lives we lead'

Apr 27th 2019, 1:00 PM 66,176 Views 119 Comments

It is remarkable to watch this young woman speak her truth to power, writes Michael Kelly of Grow It Yourself Ireland.

# giy - Saturday 20 April, 2019

From the Garden: Learn how to really grow parsnips, earth up spuds and make wild garlic pesto
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From the Garden: Learn how to really grow parsnips, earth up spuds and make wild garlic pesto

Apr 20th 2019, 1:00 PM 12,084 Views 4 Comments

‘Most parsnip seed packets will tell you to sow them in February – don’t do it,’ writes Michael Kelly.

# giy - Saturday 13 April, 2019

From the Garden: 'It seems an opportune time to write about sowing seeds in module trays'
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From the Garden: 'It seems an opportune time to write about sowing seeds in module trays'

Apr 13th 2019, 1:00 PM 12,318 Views 6 Comments

‘The beauty of a module tray is that the roots of seedlings are kept apart which means you don’t upset them when you are transplanting them’, writes Michael Kelly.

# giy - Saturday 6 April, 2019

From the Garden: How to grow broadbeans? Start by avoiding cheap compost
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From the Garden: How to grow broadbeans? Start by avoiding cheap compost

Apr 6th 2019, 1:00 PM 11,192 Views 3 Comments

It’s worth buying good quality potting compost – ideally one that is approved for use in organic production and peat-free, writes Michael Kelly.

# giy - Saturday 30 March, 2019

From the Garden: 'Growing tomatoes is a hobby that became an obsession and then spiralled out of control into a mania'
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From the Garden: 'Growing tomatoes is a hobby that became an obsession and then spiralled out of control into a mania'

Mar 30th 2019, 1:00 PM 14,678 Views 10 Comments

Growing tomatoes is a double-edged sword because once you’ve tasted a proper homegrown tomato you really can’t go back to the bland shop-bought alternative, writes Michael Kelly.

# giy - Saturday 23 March, 2019

From the Garden: What is the difference between celery and celeriac?
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From the Garden: What is the difference between celery and celeriac?

Mar 23rd 2019, 12:00 PM 13,930 Views 7 Comments

Time to transplant those tomatoes too. ‘Did you know that the little fuzzy hairs on the stem of a tomato seedling can become a root if planted under the soil?’

# giy - Saturday 9 March, 2019

From the garden: Grow, Cook, Eat is back on TV this month and we'll be tackling food waste
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From the garden: Grow, Cook, Eat is back on TV this month and we'll be tackling food waste

Mar 9th 2019, 12:00 PM 10,162 Views 1 Comment

We’ll be teaching you to grow onions, pumpkins, sweetcorn, courgettes, kale, beans and chillis for all shapes and sizes of gardens, writes Michael Kelly.

# giy - Saturday 2 March, 2019

From the Garden: 'Topsy turvy doesn’t begin to describe our weather'
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From the Garden: 'Topsy turvy doesn’t begin to describe our weather'

Mar 2nd 2019, 1:00 PM 15,244 Views 7 Comments

‘All aspects of our lives – food, transport, energy and waste – will have to change dramatically if we’re to avoid catastrophe,’ writes Michael Kelly.

# giy - Saturday 19 January, 2019

From the Garden: It's time to reflect on all the food we are importing that could be grown here
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From the Garden: It's time to reflect on all the food we are importing that could be grown here

Jan 19th 2019, 1:00 PM 13,910 Views 8 Comments

It’s no longer just about ‘exotic’ fruit and veg that are difficult to grow in Ireland, we are now importing lots of veg that grow perfectly well here, writes Michael Kelly.

# giy - Saturday 5 January, 2019

From the Garden: Midwinter is the time to grow veg in containers and to make root veg pie
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From the Garden: Midwinter is the time to grow veg in containers and to make root veg pie

Jan 5th 2019, 1:00 PM 9,790 Views 1 Comment

This is a delicious, warming and healthy pie that utilises those vegetables that are still available in early January, writes Michael Kelly.

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