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From TheJournal.ie Grow it yourself: Pearl barley and spring greens soup Gardening

Grow it yourself: Pearl barley and spring greens soup

Plants are bursting forward into life, producing green leaves which are nature’s great and wise spring tonic, writes Michael Kelly.

From TheJournal.ie Fancy a nettle tea? Spring nettles are abundant right now and have lots of health benefits Gardening

Fancy a nettle tea? Spring nettles are abundant right now and have lots of health benefits

Nettles are high in vitamins and minerals, blood-cleansing, anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, and anti-allergy, writes Michael Kelly.

From TheJournal.ie When to use horticultural fleece: 'The Irish spring can bite you in the bum' Gardening Column

When to use horticultural fleece: 'The Irish spring can bite you in the bum'

Let’s hope that’s the end of the cold nights for this year, writes Michael Kelly.

From TheJournal.ie Gardening: Grow your own ingredients for the Hairy Bikers' cheesy, oniony panhaggerty GIY

Gardening: Grow your own ingredients for the Hairy Bikers' cheesy, oniony panhaggerty

The humble onion is one of the most important and versatile vegetables of all, so much so that it’s still worth shedding a few tears over, writes Michael Kelly.

From TheJournal.ie Grow it yourself: Seed sowing tips from our gardening guru Read Me

Grow it yourself: Seed sowing tips from our gardening guru

It’s the perfect time of the year to talk about sowing seeds, writes Michael Kelly.

From TheJournal.ie GIY column: This week, it's time to start sowing your vegetable seeds Gardening

GIY column: This week, it's time to start sowing your vegetable seeds

I am constantly looking for things that simplify my gardening, writes Michael Kelly.

From TheJournal.ie GIY: Growing tomatoes successfully and a pitta pocket recipe Gardening

GIY: Growing tomatoes successfully and a pitta pocket recipe

Growing tomatoes successfully in Ireland is about cheating our climate, writes Michael Kelly.

From TheJournal.ie Gardening: It's spring in the veg patch and we have a recipe for broccoli and cheese risotto GIY

Gardening: It's spring in the veg patch and we have a recipe for broccoli and cheese risotto

There’s something about this time of the year that just gladdens the heart, writes Michael Kelly.

From TheJournal.ie 'Irish people put their spuds in the ground around St Paddy’s Day, believing it to be an auspicious day' Gardening

'Irish people put their spuds in the ground around St Paddy’s Day, believing it to be an auspicious day'

We have somewhat of a pre-parade tradition in the Kelly household of sowing spuds with the children, writes Michael Kelly.

From TheJournal.ie Gardening column: What to grow when you don't have much space, plus a wild garlic pesto recipe The Vegetable Patch

Gardening column: What to grow when you don't have much space, plus a wild garlic pesto recipe

Not all vegetables are equal if you’re space constrained, writes GIY Guru Michael Kelly.

From TheJournal.ie Luscious starter of broccoli gratin with anchovy-infused cream: Grow it yourself Recipe

Luscious starter of broccoli gratin with anchovy-infused cream: Grow it yourself

Rich anchovy-infused cream is a lovely foil to the fresh greenness of the broccoli, writes Michael Kelly.

From TheJournal.ie Updates from the potting shed - and a recipe for spicy carrot and lentil soup Gardening Column

Updates from the potting shed - and a recipe for spicy carrot and lentil soup

There’s an overall sense of spring in the air and the mild weather makes the job of coaxing seeds up a little easier, writes Michael Kelly.

From TheJournal.ie GIY Guru: 'I’ve become interested in mindfulness, sitting quietly for ten minutes, in the morning' Gardening

GIY Guru: 'I’ve become interested in mindfulness, sitting quietly for ten minutes, in the morning'

From grown-up colouring books to Paul Martin’s award-winning garden at last year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show, mindfulness is still very much having a moment, writes Michael Kelly.

From TheJournal.ie Courgette shortage: Grow your own instead plus a recipe for pan-fried Jerusalem artichokes Gardening

Courgette shortage: Grow your own instead plus a recipe for pan-fried Jerusalem artichokes

A shortage of certain vegetables in our supermarkets has spurred a rise in the sale of seeds. It’s easy and very rewarding to grow your own, writes Michael Kelly.

From TheJournal.ie Gardening: 'When children grow their own food, they develop 'food empathy' and have better diets' Growing Food With Kids

Gardening: 'When children grow their own food, they develop 'food empathy' and have better diets'

Research shows that when children are involved in the garden, they are more likely to try new foods at home, writes Michael Kelly.

From TheJournal.ie Gardening column: How to keep hens, plus a kale and cheddar cheese risotto recipe Gardening

Gardening column: How to keep hens, plus a kale and cheddar cheese risotto recipe

Keeping hens is a fast growing pastime. Find out how to do it well with Michael Kelly.

From TheJournal.ie Gardening: Plant your potatoes right now plus a recipe for warming winter root veg frittata Grow It Yourself

Gardening: Plant your potatoes right now plus a recipe for warming winter root veg frittata

It’s the perfect time of year to clean out your polytunnel and start sowing potatoes and carrots, writes gardening expert Michael Kelly.

From TheJournal.ie Garden Guru: GIYing your own ingredients for hummus and beetroot burgers Gardening

Garden Guru: GIYing your own ingredients for hummus and beetroot burgers

Forget about the stuff you buy in tins. Fresh beetroot from the garden is much tastier and jam-packed with health-giving properties, writes Michael Kelly.

From TheJournal.ie Gardening guru: January to-do list plus a delicious recipe for buttery colcannon GIY

Gardening guru: January to-do list plus a delicious recipe for buttery colcannon

January does not seem like the typical month for gardening, but there are actually several things you can do in the garden now, writes Michael Kelly.

From TheJournal.ie GIY: For first-time vegetable growers, leeks are an easy and tasty option Gardening

GIY: For first-time vegetable growers, leeks are an easy and tasty option

Leeks are so commonplace and familiar that it’s all too easy to forget just how versatile they are, writes Michael Kelly.

From TheJournal.ie GIY Chicory: Bring some colour to your vegetable patch and a bite to your salad bowls Gardening

GIY Chicory: Bring some colour to your vegetable patch and a bite to your salad bowls

Chicory are good in salads, but they are fairly fantastic when cooked too, writes Michael Kelly.

From TheJournal.ie Mibuna: The mustardy Japanese leaf that's super easy to grow Giy Guru

Mibuna: The mustardy Japanese leaf that's super easy to grow

The latest designer salad leaf has a peppery, nutty flavour not unlike rocket, writes Michael Kelly.

From TheJournal.ie GIY Yacon: The Peruvian tuber that looks like a potato but tastes like a pear Gardening

GIY Yacon: The Peruvian tuber that looks like a potato but tastes like a pear

Just like last week’s oca, yacon is another unusual veg that we can thank our friends the ancient Incas for, writes Michael Kelly.

From TheJournal.ie Corn salad: Super-hardy, nutty-flavoured salad leaves to sow now Grow It Yourself

Corn salad: Super-hardy, nutty-flavoured salad leaves to sow now

Expert tips from our GIY guru, Michael Kelly, that will send you straight past the supermarket mixed bags.

From TheJournal.ie Brussels sprouts are either the devil's spawn or a vital part of a healthy winter diet GIY
From TheJournal.ie "It never occurred to me to fail": Irish Chelsea Flower Show winner has her inspiring tale turned into a movie Dare To Be Wild
From TheJournal.ie Jerusalem artichoke - the tasty, popular veg with a dark secret Grow It Yourself

Jerusalem artichoke - the tasty, popular veg with a dark secret

Michael Kelly continues his Grow It Yourself series with Jerusalem artichoke, a veg that’s become increasingly popular in high-end restaurants.

From TheJournal.ie Turnip up: a veg that is tasty and easy to grow Turnip For The Books

Turnip up: a veg that is tasty and easy to grow

Michael Kelly continues his Grow It Yourself series with white turnips – perfect for casseroles and soups.

From TheJournal.ie Claytonia: Not a metal band - a super-food you can grow in your back garden Grow It Yourself

Claytonia: Not a metal band - a super-food you can grow in your back garden

Michael Kelly continues his Grow It Yourself series with claytonia, a leafy veg containing tons of vitamins and which will grow right through winter.

From TheJournal.ie How to get red hot chilli peppers to behave in your garden Some Like It Hot

How to get red hot chilli peppers to behave in your garden

Michael Kelly continues his Grow It Yourself series with chilli peppers

From TheJournal.ie Add some flavour to your life: How to grow spring onions Grow It Yourself

Add some flavour to your life: How to grow spring onions

Michael Kelly continues his Grow It Yourself series with spring onions, which are so easy to grow you can leave the kids in charge.

From TheJournal.ie Grow it Yourself: Make your garden a little sweeter with some a-maize-ing corn Grow It Yourself

Grow it Yourself: Make your garden a little sweeter with some a-maize-ing corn

Michael Kelly continues his Grow It Yourself series with sweetcorn, a veg which tastes miles better when homegrown.

From TheJournal.ie Everything you wanted to know about tomatoes but were too afraid to ask Make Me Blush

Everything you wanted to know about tomatoes but were too afraid to ask

Michael Kelly continues his Grow It Yourself series with tomatoes, a family favourite for soups, salads, sauces and snacks.

From TheJournal.ie Magic beans: Make your own hummus with broad beans Grow It Yourself

Magic beans: Make your own hummus with broad beans

Michael Kelly continues his Grow It Yourself series with broad beans, a prolific and easy to grow veg.

From TheJournal.ie For the love of cauliflower: A difficult veg to grow but it's worth it Grow It Yourself

For the love of cauliflower: A difficult veg to grow but it's worth it

Michael Kelly continues his Grow It Yourself series with cauliflower, a good alternative for rice and pizzas.

From TheJournal.ie Eat stalks and leaves: Fennel is the veg that keeps on giving Grow It Yourself

Eat stalks and leaves: Fennel is the veg that keeps on giving

Michael Kelly continues his Grow It Yourself series with fennel, a great summer vegetable.

From TheJournal.ie Squeeze some squash into your life Grow It Yourself

Squeeze some squash into your life

Michael Kelly continues his Grow It Yourself series with the ideal veg for soup, stews and roasts.

From TheJournal.ie Carve out a space in your garden for pumpkin Grow It Yourself

Carve out a space in your garden for pumpkin

Michael Kelly continues his Grow It Yourself series with this brightly coloured treat

From TheJournal.ie Earthy, homely and tasty: how to grow parsnips for this winter Grow It Yourself

Earthy, homely and tasty: how to grow parsnips for this winter

Michael Kelly continues his Grow It Yourself series with a plant that provides the quintessential taste of winter

From TheJournal.ie Give your garden a running start: here's how to tame runner beans Grow It Yourself

Give your garden a running start: here's how to tame runner beans

Michael Kelly continues his Grow It Yourself series with a plant that gives the grower great returns