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#grow it yourself

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 Rediscover your roots: 'Exotic oca thrives in Irish gardens' Giy Guru

Rediscover your roots: 'Exotic oca thrives in Irish gardens'

Cultivated by the Incas since ancient times, oca is a potato-type crop that’s blight resistant and easy to grow, 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 Spears at the ready: How to grow asparagus GIY

Spears at the ready: How to grow asparagus

GIY guru, Michael Kelly, says don’t be put off by the hassle factor, cultivating diva-ish asparagus isn’t impossible.

From TheJournal.ie Fast and easy to grow, mustard is perfect for winter gardens GIY

Fast and easy to grow, mustard is perfect for winter gardens

High levels of vitamin A and C make its cancer-fighting properties just as strong as those of kale, writes Michael Kelly.

From TheJournal.ie Ever heard of Mizuna? This really useful green is easy to grow and will brighten up any salad bowl Easy Being Green

Ever heard of Mizuna? This really useful green is easy to grow and will brighten up any salad bowl

It has a refreshing mild mustard flavour and will tolerate heat extremes in your garden, writes Michael Kelly.

From TheJournal.ie You'll be strong to the finish if you grow yourself spinach (to paraphrase a great man) Grow It Yourself

You'll be strong to the finish if you grow yourself spinach (to paraphrase a great man)

Without wishing to put a hex on it almost nothing can go wrong with perpetual spinach, writes Michael Kelly.

From TheJournal.ie Globe artichokes - embrace this weird but delicious vegetable Grow It Yourself

Globe artichokes - embrace this weird but delicious vegetable

Don’t worry, you don’t have to prepare yourself for a windy day after eating this vegetable.

From TheJournal.ie Pretty much every pest wants to eat it - so here's how to grow perfect broccoli Large Flowering Head

Pretty much every pest wants to eat it - so here's how to grow perfect broccoli

Broccoli – or ‘calabrese’ – is relatively handy to grow and can be succession sown, so you can crop almost all summer and autumn.

From TheJournal.ie It's hard to find great quality lettuce in supermarkets - but it's really easy to grow yourself Grow It Yourself

It's hard to find great quality lettuce in supermarkets - but it's really easy to grow yourself

Michael Kelly continues his Grow It Yourself series with lettuce – but be careful you don’t sow too much of it.

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

From TheJournal.ie Thanks shallot - these little members of the onion family are finicky, but worth it Grow It Yourself

Thanks shallot - these little members of the onion family are finicky, but worth it

Michael Kelly continues his Grow It Yourself series with a tasty flavouring for salads and sauces.

From TheJournal.ie It might not turn you into Popeye, but it's time to get more spinach into you Grow It Yourself

It might not turn you into Popeye, but it's time to get more spinach into you

Michael Kelly continues his 52 Veg – A Year of Growing, Cooking and Eating Your Own Food series with a versatile, leafy delight.

From TheJournal.ie Fancy some lovely rhubarb? Some tips on growing it at home Column

Fancy some lovely rhubarb? Some tips on growing it at home

Michael Kelly continues his 52 Veg – A Year of Growing, Cooking and Eating Your Own Food series with a look at a classic vegetable.

From TheJournal.ie Howya head - how about some cabbage? Grow It Yourself

Howya head - how about some cabbage?

Michael Kelly continues his 52 Veg – A Year of Growing, Cooking and Eating Your Own Food series with a look at one of nature’s most versatile vegetables.

From TheJournal.ie Grow your own peas at home - it's easy and the kids will love it Column

Grow your own peas at home - it's easy and the kids will love it

Michael Kelly continues his 52 Veg – A Year of Growing, Cooking and Eating Your Own Food series with a look at peas.

From TheJournal.ie The beauty of swedes: Grow 30 this summer to last you until next April Column

The beauty of swedes: Grow 30 this summer to last you until next April

Michael Kelly continues his 52 Veg – A Year of Growing, Cooking and Eating Your Own Food series with a look at swedes.

From TheJournal.ie Celery is great for the body - good thing growing it has never been easier Column

Celery is great for the body - good thing growing it has never been easier

Michael Kelly continues his 52 Veg – A Year of Growing, Cooking and Eating Your Own Food series with a look at celery.

From TheJournal.ie Here's how to grow the most popular herbs that will save you cash Column

Here's how to grow the most popular herbs that will save you cash

Tips on making the most of your seasonal produce from GIY’s Michael Kelly.

From TheJournal.ie It's freeeeezing. Keep warm with this delicious soup recipe Column

It's freeeeezing. Keep warm with this delicious soup recipe

Tips on making the most of your seasonal produce from GIY’s Michael Kelly.

From TheJournal.ie Growing your own food? Here's what to do in July... Column

Growing your own food? Here's what to do in July...

Some handy tips for the vegetable patch this weekend…

From TheJournal.ie Think you're too 'time poor' to grow your own food? Think again... Opinion

Think you're too 'time poor' to grow your own food? Think again...

It’s what we choose to do with our time that really counts.

From TheJournal.ie Perfect for a picnic on a summer's day – my trick for growing sweet, delicious tomatoes Opinion

Perfect for a picnic on a summer's day – my trick for growing sweet, delicious tomatoes

Tomatoes can be tricky to grow, but they’re well worth the effort.

From TheJournal.ie Two Irish community gardens to whet the appetite for growing Come Together

Two Irish community gardens to whet the appetite for growing

Children learn at the grass roots (sorry!) in these little oases of calm and fruitfulness.

From TheJournal.ie Beautiful weather? Get out and spend some time in the vegetable patch Opinion

Beautiful weather? Get out and spend some time in the vegetable patch

This week’s tips for Grow It Yourself-ers: onions, shallots and sowing peas.

From TheJournal.ie Growing your own food? Here's what to get done this March Opinion

Growing your own food? Here's what to get done this March

How to make the most of seasonal food, camaraderie and community.

From TheJournal.ie Company hopes to make doing good deeds that little bit sweeter What A Smoothie

Company hopes to make doing good deeds that little bit sweeter

Customers who visit the pop-up headquaters of smoothie company ‘Innocent’ will get a free smoothie in return for pledging to do something good in 2013.