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# giy - Saturday 18 June, 2016

Give your garden a running start: here's how to tame runner beans
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# Grow It Yourself

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

Jun 18th 2016, 12:30 PM 720 Views 3 Comments

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

# giy - Saturday 11 June, 2016

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

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

Jun 11th 2016, 1:30 PM 449 Views 3 Comments

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

# giy - Saturday 4 June, 2016

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

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

Jun 4th 2016, 1:00 PM 164 Views 14 Comments

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

# giy - Saturday 23 April, 2016

Howya head - how about some cabbage?
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# Grow It Yourself

Howya head - how about some cabbage?

Apr 23rd 2016, 12:00 PM 487 Views 4 Comments

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.

# giy - Saturday 16 April, 2016

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

Apr 16th 2016, 12:00 PM 1,055 Views 15 Comments

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

# giy - Saturday 9 April, 2016

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

Apr 9th 2016, 12:00 PM 2,011 Views 13 Comments

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

# giy - Saturday 2 April, 2016

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

Apr 2nd 2016, 12:00 PM 1,103 Views 28 Comments

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

# giy - Saturday 26 March, 2016

Kohlrabi is becoming a popular veg and it's tasty either cooked or raw
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Kohlrabi is becoming a popular veg and it's tasty either cooked or raw

Mar 26th 2016, 12:00 PM 446 Views 21 Comments

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

# giy - Saturday 19 March, 2016

When you don't add loads of butter to them, potatoes are actually really good for you
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When you don't add loads of butter to them, potatoes are actually really good for you

Mar 19th 2016, 12:00 PM 355 Views 34 Comments

It’s the nation’s favourite – the potato. Here’s how to grow it, cook it and eat it.

# giy - Saturday 12 March, 2016

Raw radishes with a bit of butter and some seasoning - now that’s fast food!
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Raw radishes with a bit of butter and some seasoning - now that’s fast food!

Mar 12th 2016, 12:00 PM 103 Views 9 Comments

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

# giy - Saturday 5 March, 2016

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

Mar 5th 2016, 12:00 PM 254 Views 8 Comments

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

# giy - Saturday 27 February, 2016

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

Feb 27th 2016, 12:00 PM 133 Views 21 Comments

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

# giy - Saturday 20 February, 2016

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

Feb 20th 2016, 12:00 PM 1,835 Views 2 Comments

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

# giy - Saturday 13 February, 2016

Rocket's peppery taste is perfect for any salad
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Rocket's peppery taste is perfect for any salad

Feb 13th 2016, 12:00 PM 2,037 Views 8 Comments

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

# giy - Saturday 6 February, 2016

Beetroot gets a rough deal. It's time to give it another go with this marmalade
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Beetroot gets a rough deal. It's time to give it another go with this marmalade

Feb 6th 2016, 12:00 PM 242 Views 14 Comments

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

# giy - Saturday 30 January, 2016

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

Jan 30th 2016, 12:00 PM 1,246 Views 11 Comments

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

# giy - Saturday 23 January, 2016

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

Jan 23rd 2016, 12:00 PM 119 Views 1 Comment

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

# giy - Saturday 16 January, 2016

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

Jan 16th 2016, 12:00 PM 257 Views 26 Comments

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

# giy - Sunday 20 December, 2015

Here’s the recipe for a lovely creamy, cheesy leek gratin that will warm the socks off you
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Here’s the recipe for a lovely creamy, cheesy leek gratin that will warm the socks off you

Dec 20th 2015, 2:35 PM 262 Views 7 Comments

GIY expert, Michael Kelly also tells us what we should be doing in the garden this week.

# giy - Saturday 12 December, 2015

Fed up of sweeping up Christmas tree pine needles? Save them, they could prove handy
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# Opinion

Fed up of sweeping up Christmas tree pine needles? Save them, they could prove handy

Dec 12th 2015, 12:00 PM 42 Views 8 Comments

Tips on making the most of your seasonal produce, as well as a delicious vegetable pie recipe from GIY’s Michael Kelly.

# giy - Saturday 5 December, 2015

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

Dec 5th 2015, 1:30 PM 5,247 Views 26 Comments

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

# giy - Saturday 28 November, 2015

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

Nov 28th 2015, 12:30 PM 435 Views 6 Comments

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

# giy - Saturday 21 November, 2015

Keep your onions from rotting by storing them in your tights
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Keep your onions from rotting by storing them in your tights

Nov 21st 2015, 12:00 PM 239 Views 13 Comments

GIY expert, Michael Kelly, tells us what we should be doing in the garden this week.

# giy - Saturday 14 November, 2015

I can't look at another salad. It's winter and I need some warmth
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I can't look at another salad. It's winter and I need some warmth

Nov 14th 2015, 12:30 PM 120 Views 4 Comments

Growing your own food and eating seasonally is a way of reconnecting with the nutrition cycle that nature intended for us, writes Michael Kelly.

# giy - Saturday 7 November, 2015

Korean kimchi has great health benefits. Here's how to make it
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Korean kimchi has great health benefits. Here's how to make it

Nov 7th 2015, 12:00 PM 4,247 Views 23 Comments

There are major health claims being made about fermented foods in relation to gut health, writes Michael Kelly.

# giy - Saturday 24 October, 2015

Get over your fear of garlic breath. It's REALLY good for your health
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Get over your fear of garlic breath. It's REALLY good for your health

Oct 24th 2015, 12:00 PM 246 Views 22 Comments

Garlic is believed to reduce bad cholesterol and high blood pressure.

# giy - Saturday 17 October, 2015

Here's the seasonal veg you can enjoy raw this autumn
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Here's the seasonal veg you can enjoy raw this autumn

Oct 17th 2015, 4:00 PM 37 Views 1 Comment

Michael Kelly gives us the latest on what we should be planting this autumn and a great recipe for beetroot, apple and carrot Salad.

# giy - Saturday 10 October, 2015

Matt Damon used manure to grow potatoes on Mars - it works pretty well down here too
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Matt Damon used manure to grow potatoes on Mars - it works pretty well down here too

Oct 10th 2015, 12:00 PM 241 Views 16 Comments

Michael Kelly gives us the latest on what we should be planting this autumn and a great recipe for Chilean squash and bean stew.

# giy - Saturday 3 October, 2015

Food growing isn't just for those with ten acres, you can even grow stuff at your desk
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Food growing isn't just for those with ten acres, you can even grow stuff at your desk

Oct 3rd 2015, 12:00 PM 48 Views 18 Comments

We know that many people who are interested in growing their own are a little daunted by the whole thing – but it’s no big deal, trust me, writes Michael Kelly.

# giy - Friday 2 October, 2015

Ireland and the spud go hand-in-hand, but they're in decline. Myth they're fattening is damaging
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Ireland and the spud go hand-in-hand, but they're in decline. Myth they're fattening is damaging

Oct 2nd 2015, 9:40 AM 654 Views 115 Comments

Spuds have a particular image problem among young women – ask a group of your female friends to come up with a word to describe potatoes and “fattening” is likely to be the most common response, writes Michael Kelly.

# giy - Saturday 15 August, 2015

Many of the herbs the high street charge a fortune for are sitting, free, under our very noses
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Many of the herbs the high street charge a fortune for are sitting, free, under our very noses

Aug 15th 2015, 12:00 PM 209 Views 27 Comments

Tips on how to grow your own herbs, as well as fabulous recipes, from GIY’s Michael Kelly.

# giy - Sunday 9 August, 2015

Struggle to eat your greens? Twist veg into new shapes to replace carbs
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Struggle to eat your greens? Twist veg into new shapes to replace carbs

Aug 9th 2015, 12:00 PM 90 Views 19 Comments

Tips on making the most of your seasonal produce, as well as tasty summer recipes, from GIY’s Michael Kelly.

# giy - Sunday 2 August, 2015

Beetroot burgers I can grow in the back garden? Don't mind if I do
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Beetroot burgers I can grow in the back garden? Don't mind if I do

Aug 2nd 2015, 12:00 PM 88 Views 34 Comments

Tips on growing and preparing your own summer produce from GIY’s Michael Kelly.

# giy - Saturday 25 July, 2015

It took 4 hours' work to get these peas and broad beans - but growing your own is worth it
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It took 4 hours' work to get these peas and broad beans - but growing your own is worth it

Jul 25th 2015, 12:00 PM 75 Views 7 Comments

GIY’s Michael Kelly gives us the low-down on the veg patch for this week, with a pea and bacon gnocchi for you to try out.

# giy - Saturday 18 July, 2015

It’s officially courgette season! More tips for growing your own vegetables
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It’s officially courgette season! More tips for growing your own vegetables

Jul 18th 2015, 12:00 PM 36 Views 7 Comments

GIY’s Michael Kelly gives us the low-down on the veg patch for this week.

# giy - Saturday 11 July, 2015

Want to grow your own food? Then, trust me, get some decent tools
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Want to grow your own food? Then, trust me, get some decent tools

Jul 11th 2015, 12:00 PM 100 Views 10 Comments

As a novice grower you aren’t always convinced of it, but I’ve learned a thing or two about the importance of good gardening tools.

# giy - Saturday 4 July, 2015

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

Jul 4th 2015, 12:00 PM 54 Views 4 Comments

Some handy tips for the vegetable patch this weekend…

# giy - Saturday 27 June, 2015

For all its technological wizardry, there is a terrifying blandness about modern food
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For all its technological wizardry, there is a terrifying blandness about modern food

Jun 27th 2015, 12:00 PM 15 Views 14 Comments

The veggie patch is a place where, thankfully, the seasons still hold sway in all their riotous glory.

# giy - Sunday 21 June, 2015

Think you're too 'time poor' to grow your own food? Think again...
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Think you're too 'time poor' to grow your own food? Think again...

Jun 21st 2015, 10:30 PM 352 Views 30 Comments

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

# giy - Sunday 14 June, 2015

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

Jun 14th 2015, 6:50 PM 554 Views 1 Comment

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