Tuesday, July 07, 2009

July Gardening course

As requested by my Spring students, I'm runnning a mid -summer course to get people thinking about how to continue the garden abundance through the year. There are 2 times of the year for planting seed - March to May is the first (here in Ireland), and we are in the throes of the second.

If you're interested in learning about this second phase, course details are below - email me at "annambrowne at gmail dot com " if you'd like to attend.

Grow Your Own Food – get ready for Winter!
This one-day course will include:

'Succession' planting – keeping the garden going.

What to plant now – the best crops to see you through the colder months.

How to make space – ensure a smooth transition between summer and winter crops.

Review of successes and challenges so far this year.

Some suitable seedlings and seeds may be available to participants.


July 22nd 7:30 pm to 10:30pm


July 18th 10:00am to 1:00pm

Cost: €30

Locally-sourced refreshments will be provided.

Location - Mullingar Educate Together National School (Opposite the 'Rathgowan' housing development on the 'C-Link' road - 3rd roundabout after the hospital from the Castlepollard side, 2nd roundabout from the Ballymahon side).

Numbers are STRICTLY limited, so book your place, stating your preferred date, by email as soon as possible, or call Anna on (087) 2222562 or (044) 9390430.

Payment in cash on the day please – or in advance if by cheque.


At 2:55 p.m., Blogger Cliff Webb said...

I don't think I really appreciated quite how important it was to schedule the planting to avoid having everything becoming ready at the same time.

Cooked up some of my own mangetout last night and although they had gone a little too late(the seeds were developing into peas), they were officially the nicest I'd ever tasted. No bias of course. Looks like it's gonna to be spud-lifting time soon...


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