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school garden

Any vegetables the kids can get started and in the garden for Oct, Nov, I hear peas can get started in November or kale's looking to give the kids something before march/April yo see growing Any herbs Maybe? sebo, glencar, Co Leitrim Posted: 14/09/2015

There are not many vegetables started in autumn but you can try broad beans, garlic, spinach, rocket, autumn onion sets, and spring cabbage plants can be bought.


Growing vegetables in a poly tunnel

Are there any courses in Ireland on polytunnel growing and best choice of polytunnels? Mushroom, Cootehill, Co Cavan Posted: 02/02/2012


There are no specific courses in polytunnels but it forms part of general courses and Bord Bia website has the general run of courses available or try Teagasc.


How to grow sweet potatoes

Love to grow sweet potatoes but dont know how to get started. I kow it needs a green house but I cant find seeds, seed potatoes or plants? Any advice. aa0020, Tralee, Co Kerry Posted: 31/12/2011


Sweet potato can be grown in a greenhouse from 'slips' which are young shoots about 15cm long taken from a sprouted tuber. These slips are usually planted in a group or in a row about 30cm apart.

Slips  or small plants are hard to get to buy but if you get a sweet potato tuber and place it in a tray of compost in a warm bright place indoors early in the year, you should get enough slips for a trial, at least.


Growing Winter Vegetables

My wife and I recently took an allotment for the 1st time this year. I was just wondering about the types of Winter vegetables we could grow and what time of year to plant them. Ploughman, , Co Cork Posted: 21/07/2011


You can get in spring cabbage seed now and plant out in late September

Sow lettuce, spring onions, rocket, white turnips, peas now.

Sow broad beans and garlic in October. 



winter vegetables

Are there any vegetables that can be planted outside with no protection ,in the next month? ikaye, new ross, Co Wexford Posted: 16/07/2011


Vegetables that can be sown in August include lettuce, rocket, radish, spinach beet, kholrabi, spriang cabbage and spring onions.


sweet potato

just got one plant aim to grow it in a large pot my question is where should i grow it glassshouse or outside?? 310820091, portmornock, Co Dublin Posted: 09/07/2011


Sweet potato is greenhouse only in this climate. It will grow outdoors when there is no frost but it won't do much.


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