In our maritime climate here in Ireland we welcome the occasional drought and in recent years we’ve been looking forward to a break after a relentlessly wet Winter. This year we had a second drought combined with a heat wave followed by.. you’ve guess it – a third drought lasting another 2 weeks. Our gardens […]
Elephant Garlic tastes just like regular garlic although milder and it looks like garlic, but it’s actually in the leek family. Very easy vegetable to grow and harvest. Once cured and dried it can be stored for up to 1 year. Autumn planting is essential for the frost to split the bulb into individual cloves. […]
Oeprei is another surprisingly underutilized perennial vegetable from Belgium where it enjoys great popularity. It can be grown as an annual in a no dig bed just like garlic or planted into the mulched perennial fringes of your garden and harvested as needed in years to come. It’s also an ideal zero maintenance vegetable for […]
Is Kale Better than Cabbage? Let us know what you think in the comments on youtube. In this video we’re showing you our top 3 favorite varieties of kale. These are very easy to grow and have an exceptionally long harvest window through the Winter into the following Spring, some of which are even perennial.
Did you ever grow potatoes in your garden? Tell us about your experience in the comments below. In this video we are harvesting our No Dig potatoes all by hand without tools. The compost in the garden bed is lovely and malleable making it possible to pull up entire potato plants with ease. There is […]
We finished our No Dig garden along a south west facing stone wall built in the early 18th century. We smothered the existing vegetation and layered on a generous 25-30cm of compost before making our paths by simply stepping them down and covering them with a thin layer of woodchips. We added some seaweed dust […]
Great Mullein is not only nice to look at, it is versatile! Also known as cowboys toilet paper because it’s leaves are super soft due to thousands of hairs covering them to stop it from drying out. We like planting Mullein in borders around production garden beds to protect our crops by attracting beneficial insects. […]
Why propagate plants? Multiplying plants is a powerful skill to have as it enables you to create living capital which can save you money. You can expand your garden at will or quickly start a new garden, give plants as a present or even sell them. Most importantly you’ll get access to rare plants often […]
Here’s a quick video of our plant nursery at the beginning of August. We grow plants both from seeds and from cuttings. Thankfully we didn’t get around to starting a full batch of plants from seed in mid summer. They most certainly would’ve burned up during the heat wave in June reaching temperatures of up […]
The Pizza Garden is now 1 year old and it’s producing a literal ton of veg in it’s second growing season. If you haven’t seen the making videos check out the short compilation video of the 3 part series and the playlist on our youtube channel.