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# giy - Saturday 13 May, 2017

Grow it yourself: Pearl barley and spring greens soup
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Grow it yourself: Pearl barley and spring greens soup

May 13th 2017, 12:30 PM 363 Views 9 Comments

Plants are bursting forward into life, producing green leaves which are nature’s great and wise spring tonic, writes Michael Kelly.

# giy - Saturday 6 May, 2017

Fancy a nettle tea? Spring nettles are abundant right now and have lots of health benefits
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# Gardening

Fancy a nettle tea? Spring nettles are abundant right now and have lots of health benefits

May 6th 2017, 12:30 PM 925 Views 25 Comments

Nettles are high in vitamins and minerals, blood-cleansing, anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, and anti-allergy, writes Michael Kelly.

# giy - Saturday 29 April, 2017

When to use horticultural fleece: 'The Irish spring can bite you in the bum'
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# Gardening Column

When to use horticultural fleece: 'The Irish spring can bite you in the bum'

Apr 29th 2017, 12:30 PM 947 Views 2 Comments

Let’s hope that’s the end of the cold nights for this year, writes Michael Kelly.

# giy - Saturday 22 April, 2017

Gardening: Grow your own ingredients for the Hairy Bikers' cheesy, oniony panhaggerty
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Gardening: Grow your own ingredients for the Hairy Bikers' cheesy, oniony panhaggerty

Apr 22nd 2017, 12:30 PM 135 Views 0 Comments

The humble onion is one of the most important and versatile vegetables of all, so much so that it’s still worth shedding a few tears over, writes Michael Kelly.

# giy - Saturday 15 April, 2017

Grow it yourself: Seed sowing tips from our gardening guru
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Grow it yourself: Seed sowing tips from our gardening guru

Apr 15th 2017, 12:30 PM 660 Views 29 Comments

It’s the perfect time of the year to talk about sowing seeds, writes Michael Kelly.

# giy - Saturday 1 April, 2017

GIY: Growing tomatoes successfully and a pitta pocket recipe
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# Gardening

GIY: Growing tomatoes successfully and a pitta pocket recipe

Apr 1st 2017, 12:30 PM 490 Views 6 Comments

Growing tomatoes successfully in Ireland is about cheating our climate, writes Michael Kelly.

# giy - Saturday 25 March, 2017

Gardening: It's spring in the veg patch and we have a recipe for broccoli and cheese risotto
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Gardening: It's spring in the veg patch and we have a recipe for broccoli and cheese risotto

Mar 25th 2017, 12:30 PM 47 Views 3 Comments

There’s something about this time of the year that just gladdens the heart, writes Michael Kelly.

# giy - Saturday 18 March, 2017

'Irish people put their spuds in the ground around St Paddy’s Day, believing it to be an auspicious day'
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'Irish people put their spuds in the ground around St Paddy’s Day, believing it to be an auspicious day'

Mar 18th 2017, 12:30 PM 755 Views 6 Comments

We have somewhat of a pre-parade tradition in the Kelly household of sowing spuds with the children, writes Michael Kelly.

# giy - Saturday 11 March, 2017

Gardening column: What to grow when you don't have much space, plus a wild garlic pesto recipe
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# The Vegetable Patch

Gardening column: What to grow when you don't have much space, plus a wild garlic pesto recipe

Mar 11th 2017, 12:30 PM 199 Views 8 Comments

Not all vegetables are equal if you’re space constrained, writes GIY Guru Michael Kelly.

# giy - Saturday 4 March, 2017

Luscious starter of broccoli gratin with anchovy-infused cream: Grow it yourself
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Luscious starter of broccoli gratin with anchovy-infused cream: Grow it yourself

Mar 4th 2017, 12:30 PM 171 Views 7 Comments

Rich anchovy-infused cream is a lovely foil to the fresh greenness of the broccoli, writes Michael Kelly.

# giy - Saturday 25 February, 2017

Updates from the potting shed - and a recipe for spicy carrot and lentil soup
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# Gardening Column

Updates from the potting shed - and a recipe for spicy carrot and lentil soup

Feb 25th 2017, 3:00 PM 163 Views 3 Comments

There’s an overall sense of spring in the air and the mild weather makes the job of coaxing seeds up a little easier, writes Michael Kelly.

# giy - Saturday 11 February, 2017

Courgette shortage: Grow your own instead plus a recipe for pan-fried Jerusalem artichokes
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# Gardening

Courgette shortage: Grow your own instead plus a recipe for pan-fried Jerusalem artichokes

Feb 11th 2017, 12:30 PM 123 Views 18 Comments

A shortage of certain vegetables in our supermarkets has spurred a rise in the sale of seeds. It’s easy and very rewarding to grow your own, writes Michael Kelly.

# giy - Saturday 4 February, 2017

Gardening: 'When children grow their own food, they develop 'food empathy' and have better diets'
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# Growing Food With Kids

Gardening: 'When children grow their own food, they develop 'food empathy' and have better diets'

Feb 4th 2017, 3:00 PM 2,272 Views 5 Comments

Research shows that when children are involved in the garden, they are more likely to try new foods at home, writes Michael Kelly.

# giy - Saturday 21 January, 2017

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

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

Jan 21st 2017, 12:30 PM 1,135 Views 4 Comments

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

# giy - Saturday 7 January, 2017

Gardening guru: January to-do list plus a delicious recipe for buttery colcannon
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Gardening guru: January to-do list plus a delicious recipe for buttery colcannon

Jan 7th 2017, 12:30 PM 306 Views 7 Comments

January does not seem like the typical month for gardening, but there are actually several things you can do in the garden now, writes Michael Kelly.

# giy - Saturday 31 December, 2016

GIY: For first-time vegetable growers, leeks are an easy and tasty option
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# Gardening

GIY: For first-time vegetable growers, leeks are an easy and tasty option

Dec 31st 2016, 8:30 AM 247 Views 5 Comments

Leeks are so commonplace and familiar that it’s all too easy to forget just how versatile they are, writes Michael Kelly.

# giy - Monday 26 December, 2016

GIY Chicory: Bring some colour to your vegetable patch and a bite to your salad bowls
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# Gardening

GIY Chicory: Bring some colour to your vegetable patch and a bite to your salad bowls

Dec 26th 2016, 5:30 PM 294 Views 0 Comments

Chicory are good in salads, but they are fairly fantastic when cooked too, writes Michael Kelly.

# giy - Saturday 17 December, 2016

Mibuna: The mustardy Japanese leaf that's super easy to grow
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# Giy Guru

Mibuna: The mustardy Japanese leaf that's super easy to grow

Dec 17th 2016, 2:00 PM 6,066 Views 9 Comments

The latest designer salad leaf has a peppery, nutty flavour not unlike rocket, writes Michael Kelly.

# giy - Saturday 10 December, 2016

GIY Yacon: The Peruvian tuber that looks like a potato but tastes like a pear
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# Gardening

GIY Yacon: The Peruvian tuber that looks like a potato but tastes like a pear

Dec 10th 2016, 3:00 PM 2,936 Views 5 Comments

Just like last week’s oca, yacon is another unusual veg that we can thank our friends the ancient Incas for, writes Michael Kelly.

# giy - Saturday 3 December, 2016

Rediscover your roots: 'Exotic oca thrives in Irish gardens'
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# Giy Guru

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

Dec 3rd 2016, 3:00 PM 1,473 Views 3 Comments

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

# giy - Saturday 26 November, 2016

Corn salad: Super-hardy, nutty-flavoured salad leaves to sow now
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# Grow It Yourself

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

Nov 26th 2016, 3:00 PM 210 Views 3 Comments

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

# giy - Saturday 19 November, 2016

Spears at the ready: How to grow asparagus
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Spears at the ready: How to grow asparagus

Nov 19th 2016, 3:00 PM 2,265 Views 3 Comments

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

# giy - Saturday 12 November, 2016

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

Nov 12th 2016, 3:00 PM 4,023 Views 2 Comments

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

# giy - Saturday 29 October, 2016

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

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

Oct 29th 2016, 1:00 PM 610 Views 2 Comments

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

# giy - Saturday 22 October, 2016

Brussels sprouts are either the devil's spawn or a vital part of a healthy winter diet
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Brussels sprouts are either the devil's spawn or a vital part of a healthy winter diet

Oct 22nd 2016, 1:00 PM 498 Views 27 Comments

Is there any vegetable more divisive?

# giy - Saturday 1 October, 2016

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

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

Oct 1st 2016, 1:00 PM 592 Views 2 Comments

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

# giy - Saturday 24 September, 2016

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

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

Sep 24th 2016, 1:30 PM 1,622 Views 16 Comments

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

# giy - Saturday 17 September, 2016

Jerusalem artichoke - the tasty, popular veg with a dark secret
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# Grow It Yourself

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

Sep 17th 2016, 1:30 PM 5,610 Views 7 Comments

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

# giy - Saturday 10 September, 2016

Turnip up: a veg that is tasty and easy to grow
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# Turnip For The Books

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

Sep 10th 2016, 1:30 PM 1,450 Views 16 Comments

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

# giy - Saturday 3 September, 2016

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

Sep 3rd 2016, 1:30 PM 1,760 Views 10 Comments

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

# giy - Saturday 27 August, 2016

How to get red hot chilli peppers to behave in your garden
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# Some Like It Hot

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

Aug 27th 2016, 1:30 PM 840 Views 14 Comments

Michael Kelly continues his Grow It Yourself series with chilli peppers

# giy - Saturday 20 August, 2016

Add some flavour to your life: How to grow spring onions
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# Grow It Yourself

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

Aug 20th 2016, 1:30 PM 1,445 Views 15 Comments

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

# giy - Saturday 13 August, 2016

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

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

Aug 13th 2016, 1:30 PM 921 Views 7 Comments

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

# giy - Saturday 6 August, 2016

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

Aug 6th 2016, 1:30 PM 10,387 Views 26 Comments

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

# giy - Saturday 30 July, 2016

Magic beans: Make your own hummus with broad beans
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Magic beans: Make your own hummus with broad beans

Jul 30th 2016, 1:30 PM 506 Views 7 Comments

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

# giy - Saturday 23 July, 2016

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

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

Jul 23rd 2016, 1:30 PM 2,937 Views 26 Comments

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

# giy - Saturday 16 July, 2016

Eat stalks and leaves: Fennel is the veg that keeps on giving
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# Grow It Yourself

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

Jul 16th 2016, 1:30 PM 1,429 Views 10 Comments

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

# giy - Saturday 9 July, 2016

Squeeze some squash into your life
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# Grow It Yourself

Squeeze some squash into your life

Jul 9th 2016, 1:30 PM 1,019 Views 5 Comments

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

# giy - Saturday 2 July, 2016

Carve out a space in your garden for pumpkin
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# Grow It Yourself

Carve out a space in your garden for pumpkin

Jul 2nd 2016, 1:30 PM 878 Views 10 Comments

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

# giy - Saturday 25 June, 2016

Earthy, homely and tasty: how to grow parsnips for this winter
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# Grow It Yourself

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

Jun 25th 2016, 12:30 PM 176 Views 7 Comments

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