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Athlone Apple Day 2021 – Irish Seed Savers

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Here’s a bit of video coverage of the Athlone Apple Day hosted by Fryry Orchard. A great day for the whole family, almost a harvest festival. A special thanks to the organizers for getting more people interested in producing their fruit by simply planting apple trees and to irish seed savers for coming along. The […]

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Mint – The King of Tea? 11 varieties

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Is mint underrated for it’s use in making tea (infusion)? Besides it’s many shapes and colours, there is a multitude of flavours waiting to be explored. The leaves can be quite ornamental and the flowers attract beneficial insects including a variety of pollinators. Once you plant mint in a corner of your garden you will […]

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Rhubarb – Vegetable for Dessert?

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Rhubarb is a vigorous vegetable native to central Asia and it thrives here in our climate in Ireland. It literally requires no maintenance. We like to plant it as a ground cover especially along borders and under fruit trees as does well in semi shade and suppresses weeds. Some years it sends up a flower […]

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Farm & Market Garden Tour Year 2 – The Bullaun Ark

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In this Farm & Market Garden Tour we are revisiting the Bullaun Ark in Loughrea Co. Galway (Ireland). Charles and Shannon have made amazing progress in establishing a sustainable food production system with many rare exotic vegetables, herbs and fruits. The No Dig method is really helping to develop a soil structure promoting healthy soil […]

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Rhubarb Crowns

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Rhubarb is a hardy perennial plant native to central Asia. Ideal for pies and jams. It requires no maintenance and provides an abundant harvest year after year. Our favorite variety is Glaskins perpetual because it can be harvested after mid summer until the end of the growing season. Great ground cover for planting along borders […]

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Spanish Tortilla Recipe

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Ingredients (To serve 4): 6 potatoes 7 eggs 1 white onion & 1 red onion 4 Tomatoes Salt Olive Oil & Sunflower Oil 4 bay leaves Bunch of sage leaves Fresh Parsley Method: 1. Thinly slice the potatoes keeping the skins on if using young potatoes. Slice onions. 2. Add olive & sunflower oil to […]

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Mashua Super Yellow (Sold out)

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Mashua is a tuberous Nasturtium, extremely hardy and well suited to our cold temperate maritime climate in Ireland. It has been used by humans for 8000 years and has been in cultivation for about 1400 years in Peru and Bolivia at over 3000 meters above sea level. The whole plant is edible. The leaves and […]