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# grow-your-own - 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 628 Views 27 Comments

Is there any vegetable more divisive?

# grow-your-own - 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 536 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 .

# grow-your-own - 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 381 Views 34 Comments

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

# grow-your-own - 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 271 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.

# grow-your-own - 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 1,325 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.

# grow-your-own - 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 257 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.

# grow-your-own - 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 55 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.

# grow-your-own - 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 99 Views 34 Comments

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

# grow-your-own - 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 88 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.

# grow-your-own - 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 52 Views 7 Comments

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

# grow-your-own - 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 111 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.

# grow-your-own - 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 20 Views 11 Comments

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

# grow-your-own - 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 591 Views 1 Comment

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

# grow-your-own - Saturday 6 June, 2015

Growing your own food is a joyful experience – the smiles on these children's faces show it
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Growing your own food is a joyful experience – the smiles on these children's faces show it

Jun 6th 2015, 12:00 PM 76 Views 1 Comment

Kids and get totally immersed in their enthusiasm for planting and growing food, as the winning class in a nationwide school food-growing competition proves.

# grow-your-own - Saturday 30 May, 2015

The weather's getting better – finally! – so it's time to get stuck into the vegetable patch
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The weather's getting better – finally! – so it's time to get stuck into the vegetable patch

May 30th 2015, 12:00 PM 41 Views 22 Comments

Tips on growing your own seasonal produce, as well as delicious recipes, from GIY’s Michael Kelly.

# grow-your-own - Saturday 16 May, 2015

Squash and peas please: crops you can plant in May
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Squash and peas please: crops you can plant in May

May 16th 2015, 12:00 PM 181 Views 20 Comments

Squashes are incredibly delicious and they store well – so they can certainly start you on your path to self-sufficienty.

# grow-your-own - Friday 8 May, 2015

Food 'empathy' - how one city school got intimate with what it eats
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Food 'empathy' - how one city school got intimate with what it eats

May 8th 2015, 6:30 PM 315 Views 16 Comments

Growing food helps us to get under the bonnet and take a good look at what food is all about.

# grow-your-own - Saturday 2 May, 2015

Plucky Parsnips: How to grow this versatile crop (plus other tips for May)
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Plucky Parsnips: How to grow this versatile crop (plus other tips for May)

May 2nd 2015, 12:00 PM 506 Views 11 Comments

Most parsnip seed packets will tell you to sow them in February– don’t do it! Far better to leave it until now.

# grow-your-own - Saturday 18 April, 2015

Beautiful Beetroot: delicious, nutritious and (most importantly) easy to grow
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Beautiful Beetroot: delicious, nutritious and (most importantly) easy to grow

Apr 18th 2015, 12:00 PM 859 Views 26 Comments

Beetroot, why do I love thee? Let me count the ways.

# grow-your-own - Monday 6 April, 2015

I wince at the phrase “green fingers” – everyone can grow their own food
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I wince at the phrase “green fingers” – everyone can grow their own food

Apr 6th 2015, 9:30 AM 231 Views 16 Comments

All you need it a little time to build your confidence.

# grow-your-own - Saturday 28 March, 2015

Demystifying home-grown food: How to sow indoors
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Demystifying home-grown food: How to sow indoors

Mar 28th 2015, 12:00 PM 1,553 Views 9 Comments

By sowing indoors you are giving a seedling a chance to get itself established and sturdy before it has to deal with outside threats.

# grow-your-own - Saturday 14 March, 2015

Growing Your Own: It's time to get sowing...
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Growing Your Own: It's time to get sowing...

Mar 14th 2015, 12:00 PM 702 Views 20 Comments

Here’s how to create your own ‘lazy bed’ and get those seeds in the ground.

# grow-your-own - Saturday 7 March, 2015

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

Mar 7th 2015, 12:00 PM 112 Views 7 Comments

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

# grow-your-own - Monday 23 February, 2015

A glass-covered chocolate growing factory in London is feeding global demand
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A glass-covered chocolate growing factory in London is feeding global demand

Feb 23rd 2015, 3:30 PM 12,207 Views 6 Comments

Well cocoa, not chocolate. But still, yum.

# grow-your-own - Wednesday 21 May, 2014

More quality Irish coaches available than ever before, says Munster CEO Fitzgerald
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More quality Irish coaches available than ever before, says Munster CEO Fitzgerald

May 21st 2014, 4:39 PM 3,652 Views 8 Comments

The southern province’s chief also insists ‘it was never policy’ to recruit an entirely Irish coaching ticket.