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We had some lovely weather over the weekend and this gave me a chance to continue maintenance on my raised beds. Jobs on my to-do list this week were... Light weeding between the rows or vegetables Prick out and transplant my broccoli Harden off & plant out my courgettes...

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Early Maintenance of My Seedlings We’ve had a rare taste of Summer over the past week and with that the need to keep plants and seedling watered as kept me busy in the garden. It’s been 3 weeks since I sowed my vegetable raised beds and my carrots, beetroot, garlic and onions have come on a...

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Dog proofing my vegetable garden I should have known this day would come. Since day one my dog has taken a liking to the raised beds. This week the curiosity got the better of him as he went sniffing around my recently sowed beds. Luckily enough there is not too much damage to report; just...

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Day 6 in the garden - March 27th. The frost that was forecast for this weekend never came to much so I have decided not to waste another second and I’ve been out sowing seeds in the vegetable raised beds. It’s been 3 weeks since I started sowing vegetable seeds which began with the sowing of...

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Day 5 in the Garden  – March 18th (Planning my Raised Beds) It is time to plan out my raised beds and decide where I am going to sow everything this year. I am using two raised beds, one small greenhouse and I’ve got a few pots for herbs and potato grow bags for my potatoes. Because...

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Day 4 in the Garden – March 13th With the worst of the frost behind us, St. Patrick's bank holiday weekend is the official beginning of the gardening year. Soil temperatures are on the up and many people choose this weekend to get out and sow their seed potatoes and other hardy vegetable seeds....

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By the end of the week, Ireland will have an additional 15,000 trees growing on it's soil as National Tree Week returns. The Tree Council of Ireland & Coillte will be giving away 2,000 trees a day to schools and other groups to plant in local communities. The result will be a greener and...

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Day 3 and the start of a new project. With the weather being so wet today was a day for indoor gardening and with it being the beginning of February now is the perfect time to start sowing my tomato seeds. It's best to start tomato seeds early because they require a long growing season to get...

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Day Two in the garden and it is time to prepare the garden soil in preparation for sowing seeds and transplanting seedlings later in the month. Last week I began by building & positioning my new raised beds. I choose raised beds because the soil in my garden is shallow, stony and generally...

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Today was day one of starting my own raised bed vegetable garden and over the course of the summer I will log my activities in the quest to grow my own vegetables. The aim for this blog is to log the processes and work involved in growing vegetables from seed to harvest. I have decided that...

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