Urban Food Gardening
I'm an urban farmer - have been for the past 13 years. I am not self sufficient, but I grow a lot of my own veg out the back in a fairly tiny space. This blog is the story of how I do it, what grows, and how I use it. Urban farming/city gardening is great for lost of reasons - not least the delicious and healthy food that you can produce for yourself & your friends & neighbours. If only a few people reading this blog are inspired to trade flowers or grass for vegetables, then I'll be happy.
Friday, March 27, 2009
Monday, March 23, 2009
It's a wrap!
Saturday, March 21, 2009
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Looks like RTE's midland correspondent - Ciaran Mulooley - will be visiting us (METNS) on Monday to see what the students have been learning about gardening. No idea when it will be broadcast - and kind of don't believe that it will really happen- watch this space for updates!
Monday, March 09, 2009
Global crisis - Nature says No?
Monday, March 02, 2009
Garlic doing well
This year I hope to have enough garlic to harvest to be self sufficient. So I planted up some from the garden center last October . They have now outgrown the onions that I planted at the same time - they are 6-8 inches high, and very healthy looking.
Subsequently I planted some from the supermarket, and they are also doing well. I know it's not advisable, but at that point I just wanted to get some more garlic in.
Then, at the end of November, I got a wonderful package from Spade Work, planted them immediately, and they are now peeping up, and looking good with it.
At this time of year it's wonderful to have something in the ground and thriving, when much else is winding down, going to seed (the mooli) or getting ready to be planted.