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Gadget of the week: Power Plant growing machine

Gadget of the week: Power Plant growing machine

Power Plant Growing Machine

This gadget has been dubbed the ideal gift for dirty hand haters and anyone who lives in a garden-free flat. What am I talking about? – The Power Plant growing machine!

So we live in a world of technology so we shouldn”t be overly surprised by new and wacky inventions. The power plant growing machine is a device that allows you to grow …

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Turn your garden & kitchen waste into compost!

Turn your garden & kitchen waste into compost!

Thermo Compost maker on sale in Lidl

I have thought and talked about getting a compost bin but I have never gotten around to actually buying one! Well thanks to Lidl you can now buy one for €30… well €29.99 to be exact. This is seriously great value!

The composter is a ‘thermo’ composter – translated into English, it has ventilation holes for accelerated composting. It is …

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How to grow Cucumber

How to grow Cucumber

Cucumbers

My Cucumbers have come on quite well and the 1st harvest is already here! My first 4 have just been picked and are ready to use!

So how do you grow your own cucumbers? Well to grow cucumbers you will need either a glass house or a tunnel and along with moisture and rich soil most of all cucumbers need warmth to grow. There are many types of …

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BBQ's for Balconies

BBQ's for Balconies

The Bruce BBQ

There’s a debate whether you can or can’t or whether you should or shouldn’t BBQ on your balcony. Well whatever the answer it got us thinking about BBQs that would fit / would be suited to an area that lacks that extra bit of floor space for a full sized Barbie.

Well I think we have found what is probably the smallest but niftiest …

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How to grow Cabbage

How to grow Cabbage

Grow your own Cabbage

I planted a few cabbages again this year – both green and purple types of cabbage. So how do you go about growing your own cabbage?

First off get some seeds! The average seed packet will contain anything between 40 to 100 plants and shouldn”t cost more that €3 or €4. If you are only looking for a couple of cabbages …

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How to grow Rhubarb

How to grow Rhubarb

Rhubarb

I’ve only planted my rhubarb this year so they won”t be ready to harvest until next year. I found them very hard to establish, they kept dying back. A fungus grew which infected the plant and caused some of the leaves to discolour and die. To help them along and try rid the fungus I sprayed them with washing-up liquid and water. – This is …

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Learn how to grow vegetables and herbs organically

Learn how to grow vegetables and herbs organically

The BBCs The Good LifeThe organic centre in Rossinver, Co. Leitrim will start a week long course, How To Live The Good Life, beginning Monday 20th July. The course now in its 6th year running aims to teach you how to grow vegetables and herbs organically – and more importantly teaches you how to make use of them once they have sprouted. The course also …

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How to grow peas

How to grow peas

Peas

My peas are busy showing their heads. I have made some homemade plant supports for them. As they grow they will be support by the stalks (supports) which will help them grow upright. The trick is to keep tying them (gently) as they grow to the supports. Garden peas are delicious. You can eat them like sweets while going about your garden chores. Peas freeze …

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