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#grow your own

From TheJournal.ie Brussels sprouts are either the devil's spawn or a vital part of a healthy winter diet GIY
From TheJournal.ie Kohlrabi is becoming a popular veg and it's tasty either cooked or raw Column

Kohlrabi is becoming a popular veg and it's tasty either cooked or raw

As part of Michael Kelly’s 52 Veg – A Year of Growing, Cooking and Eating your own Food series – this week, we talk kohlrabi .

From TheJournal.ie When you don't add loads of butter to them, potatoes are actually really good for you Column

When you don't add loads of butter to them, potatoes are actually really good for you

It’s the nation’s favourite – the potato. Here’s how to grow it, cook it and eat it.

From TheJournal.ie Beetroot gets a rough deal. It's time to give it another go with this marmalade Column

Beetroot gets a rough deal. It's time to give it another go with this marmalade

As part of Michael Kelly’s 52 Veg – A Year of Growing, Cooking and Eating your own Food series – this week, we talk beetroot.

From TheJournal.ie Chard is highly nutritious and should be a popular addition to your healthy January diet Column

Chard is highly nutritious and should be a popular addition to your healthy January diet

As part of Michael Kelly’s 52 Veg – A Year of Growing, Cooking and Eating your own Food series – this week, we talk chard.

From TheJournal.ie Matt Damon used manure to grow potatoes on Mars - it works pretty well down here too Opinion

Matt Damon used manure to grow potatoes on Mars - it works pretty well down here too

Michael Kelly gives us the latest on what we should be planting this autumn and a great recipe for Chilean squash and bean stew.

From TheJournal.ie Food growing isn't just for those with ten acres, you can even grow stuff at your desk Column

Food growing isn't just for those with ten acres, you can even grow stuff at your desk

We know that many people who are interested in growing their own are a little daunted by the whole thing – but it’s no big deal, trust me, writes Michael Kelly.

From TheJournal.ie Beetroot burgers I can grow in the back garden? Don't mind if I do Column

Beetroot burgers I can grow in the back garden? Don't mind if I do

Tips on growing and preparing your own summer produce from GIY’s Michael Kelly.

From TheJournal.ie It took 4 hours' work to get these peas and broad beans - but growing your own is worth it Column

It took 4 hours' work to get these peas and broad beans - but growing your own is worth it

GIY’s Michael Kelly gives us the low-down on the veg patch for this week, with a pea and bacon gnocchi for you to try out.

From TheJournal.ie It’s officially courgette season! More tips for growing your own vegetables Food

It’s officially courgette season! More tips for growing your own vegetables

GIY’s Michael Kelly gives us the low-down on the veg patch for this week.

From TheJournal.ie Want to grow your own food? Then, trust me, get some decent tools Column

Want to grow your own food? Then, trust me, get some decent tools

As a novice grower you aren’t always convinced of it, but I’ve learned a thing or two about the importance of good gardening tools.

From TheJournal.ie For all its technological wizardry, there is a terrifying blandness about modern food Opinion

For all its technological wizardry, there is a terrifying blandness about modern food

The veggie patch is a place where, thankfully, the seasons still hold sway in all their riotous glory.

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 Growing your own food is a joyful experience – the smiles on these children's faces show it Opinion

Growing your own food is a joyful experience – the smiles on these children's faces show it

Kids and get totally immersed in their enthusiasm for planting and growing food, as the winning class in a nationwide school food-growing competition proves.

From TheJournal.ie The weather's getting better – finally! – so it's time to get stuck into the vegetable patch Column

The weather's getting better – finally! – so it's time to get stuck into the vegetable patch

Tips on growing your own seasonal produce, as well as delicious recipes, from GIY’s Michael Kelly.

From TheJournal.ie Squash and peas please: crops you can plant in May Give Peas A Chance

Squash and peas please: crops you can plant in May

Squashes are incredibly delicious and they store well – so they can certainly start you on your path to self-sufficienty.

From TheJournal.ie Food 'empathy' - how one city school got intimate with what it eats Food Intimacy

Food 'empathy' - how one city school got intimate with what it eats

Growing food helps us to get under the bonnet and take a good look at what food is all about.

From TheJournal.ie Plucky Parsnips: How to grow this versatile crop (plus other tips for May) Parsing The Facts

Plucky Parsnips: How to grow this versatile crop (plus other tips for May)

Most parsnip seed packets will tell you to sow them in February– don’t do it! Far better to leave it until now.

From TheJournal.ie Beautiful Beetroot: delicious, nutritious and (most importantly) easy to grow Beet It

Beautiful Beetroot: delicious, nutritious and (most importantly) easy to grow

Beetroot, why do I love thee? Let me count the ways.

From TheJournal.ie I wince at the phrase “green fingers” – everyone can grow their own food Opinion

I wince at the phrase “green fingers” – everyone can grow their own food

All you need it a little time to build your confidence.

From TheJournal.ie Demystifying home-grown food: How to sow indoors Sowing The Seeds

Demystifying home-grown food: How to sow indoors

By sowing indoors you are giving a seedling a chance to get itself established and sturdy before it has to deal with outside threats.

From TheJournal.ie Growing Your Own: It's time to get sowing... Opinion

Growing Your Own: It's time to get sowing...

Here’s how to create your own ‘lazy bed’ and get those seeds in the ground.

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 A glass-covered chocolate growing factory in London is feeding global demand Grow Your Own

A glass-covered chocolate growing factory in London is feeding global demand

Well cocoa, not chocolate. But still, yum.

From The42 More quality Irish coaches available than ever before, says Munster CEO Fitzgerald Grow Your Own

More quality Irish coaches available than ever before, says Munster CEO Fitzgerald

The southern province’s chief also insists ‘it was never policy’ to recruit an entirely Irish coaching ticket.