Mini Projects

Making Apple Juice

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We got a box of eating apples from a friend with a surplus and made 10 liters of real apple juice. It’s so good freshly pressed with nothing added, you can’t buy it in the shops! It’s being stored in the fridge so it doesn’t start fermenting into cider, not that it would be an […]

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GIY Athlone Group Meeting

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Grow it Yourself Athlone is a group that organizes casual gatherings to discuss all things related to gardening, food and benefits of growing your own vegetables, fruits and herbs. All are welcome, whether you are an expert gardener or just thinking about starting to learn about gardening. We meet on the first Wednesday of every […]

Videos

No Dig Potatoes Harvest Video

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We made a quick video harvesting our no-dig potatoes. They have been grown with zero maintenance and no spraying of chemicals, yet we had no blight at all. We used a method most commonly known as lasange or back to eden gardening. Without digging the soil, cardboard is put down on the grasses and weeds, […]

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Rooting rose cuttings using potatoes

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Here’s a way to propagate roses the inexpensive way. It would be most successful with softwood cuttings in late spring or early summer and i would use rooting hormone instead of cinnamon, but either should work. Simply drill a hole in the potato slightly smaller than your rose cutting, now strip the leafs off the […]