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by nemo
Wed Dec 08, 2010 7:33 pm
Forum: Harvesting Q&A
Topic: Preserve your produce
Replies: 60
Views: 38735

Re: Preserve your produce

WE HAVE DAMSONS IN VODKA,CHILLI PASTE CHILLI SAUCE AND CHILLI JAM,BLACKCURRANT ,STRAWBERRY,RHUBARB JAMS.RED CURRANT AND DAMSON JELLY.PEAS IN THE FREEZER.DRIED CHILLI.DRIED PUFFBALL. CONTAINERS FULL OF TOMATO SAUCE IN THE FREEZER AND FRESH VEG 12 MONTHS OF THE YEAR.THE PROBLEM IS FINDING A NEW VEGETA...
by nemo
Fri Sep 17, 2010 10:52 pm
Forum: Birds, Animals and Livestock
Topic: pig manure
Replies: 1
Views: 1361

pig manure

hello I have fresh pig manure from our pigs and I don't know when it is safe to use it in the veg plot how should I store pig manure I am thinking of buying a large compost bin and storing the manure in it .or if I add it to the the compost bin with kitchen waste and garden waste with paper when wou...
by nemo
Mon Jun 14, 2010 11:39 pm
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: Melons
Replies: 2
Views: 1496

Re: Melons

if you break off the male flowers and remove the petals you can pollinate the female flowers some people use a soft paint brush to pollinate fruits etc.its not a big job to do the pollinate the flowers your self
by nemo
Mon Jun 14, 2010 11:34 pm
Forum: Weeds, Pests and Diseases
Topic: HOLES IN PAK CHOI AND ROCKET
Replies: 16
Views: 5770

Re: HOLES IN PAK CHOI AND ROCKET

the flea beetle make small holes in all the brassicas family's leafs it might be that
regards
nemo
by nemo
Sun May 02, 2010 11:21 am
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: shows to visit
Replies: 7
Views: 1801

Re: shows to visit

thanks everyone for your reply s
by nemo
Tue Apr 27, 2010 11:12 pm
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: shows to visit
Replies: 7
Views: 1801

shows to visit

hello we don't have many horticultural shows in Ireland so we are thinking of getting the ferry from Ireland and arriving at Pembroke, Swansea or Fishguard. we would prefer not to travel more than 20-50km from the port.could you recommend a show that would be near the ferry ports listed above. we wo...
by nemo
Fri Mar 26, 2010 7:58 pm
Forum: Growing places
Topic: watering system for a poly tunnel
Replies: 2
Views: 1749

Re: watering system for a poly tunnel

yes JB the carrots are grown in straight rows. the bed is 1.2 meters wide and 12 meters long.we have roughly 20 evenly spaced rows of carrot's a jet system would work good we are on mains water so far the water is free but they are going to fit a meter to each house in the near future 4-5 jet would ...
by nemo
Wed Mar 24, 2010 11:18 pm
Forum: Growing places
Topic: watering system for a poly tunnel
Replies: 2
Views: 1749

watering system for a poly tunnel

3 of my four raised beds have a drip irrigation system but what system would be best for my carrots would an over head sprinkler or a sprinkler spraying from the carrot bed itself.or is there another system be best.what would you recommend we grow about 6-7square meters of carrots each year regards ...
by nemo
Tue Mar 16, 2010 8:30 pm
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: seaweed
Replies: 13
Views: 4382

Re: seaweed

we get plenty rain in Ireland and you do too to wash off the salt.its not necessary to wash of the salt it can be used straight from the sea shore for out door use we leave it outside the tunnel for a few days before bringing it into the poly tunnel .i would only wash off the salt when i am making t...
by nemo
Fri Feb 26, 2010 3:56 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Peat used by gardeners
Replies: 18
Views: 3585

Re: Peat used by gardeners

it isn't as good as the peat in south west kerry. people come as far away as Dublin with trucks to buy the best turf as fuel
by nemo
Thu Feb 25, 2010 8:07 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Peat used by gardeners
Replies: 18
Views: 3585

Re: Peat used by gardeners

we cut peat every year to burn in our solid fuel range it costs about 350 Euro to heat and cook for a 4 bedroom house and five people.my neighbour uses about 4 thousand litres of oil to heat his house.which of us has the biggest carbon footprint .there are very few peat fuelled power stations left i...
by nemo
Thu Feb 25, 2010 7:49 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Shirley tomatoe seeds
Replies: 5
Views: 1700

Re: Shirley tomatoe seeds

we got ours from moles seed
by nemo
Thu Feb 25, 2010 7:44 pm
Forum: Growing places
Topic: potatoes in polytunnel (diy)
Replies: 7
Views: 4761

Re: potatoes in polytunnel (diy)

our potatoes are just coming through the soil in our poly tunnel we planted them in the middle of January in a raised bed we covered the bed with the disposable sheets we used in the chalet in France i couldn't just dump them i am hoping the be digging the potatoes in the first week of may . we don'...
by nemo
Wed Feb 10, 2010 8:48 pm
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: to chitt or not chit main crop potatoes
Replies: 9
Views: 2496

Re: to chitt or not chit main crop potatoes

thanks everyone for your tips
regards
nemo
by nemo
Wed Feb 10, 2010 8:40 pm
Forum: Weeds, Pests and Diseases
Topic: possiable bindweed in the poly tunnel
Replies: 12
Views: 2303

Re: possiable bindweed in the poly tunnel

those roots look exactly the same that i removed when i was digging in the manure

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