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Gardening for Preschoolers: Growing Potatoes

If you have never grown potatoes before or have been wondering how to grow potatoes, as part of our Gardening How To series Andrew from...

GIY Nation – Project 2 – Grow Your Own Salad Bowl

We hope you enjoyed last month's Gardening with Kids Project Eggy Cress Heads. This month you can Grow Your Own Salad Bowl!  Materials:30L John Innes No....

Gardening for Preschoolers: Growing Carrots

Welcome to Project 2 in our Gardening with Preschoolers series.  This month, Andrew from Quickcrop.ie explains how easy it is and, even better, how...
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How to Grow Sunflowers Successfully

Thinking of growing sunflowers with your child? Ailish of Sow and Grow gives us tips for how to grow sunflowers successfully: The garden in August just wouldn't...
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GIY: Planting Seedlings

I am doing a lot of transplanting at the moment, which is always a fun activity for a GIYer.  There’s nothing like the satisfaction...

GIY Nation – Project 3 – Grow a herb garden

We hope you enjoyed Project 2 Grow Your Own Salad Bowl of Operation GIY Nation.  This month you can grow a herb garden!  What you will...
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Why grow tomatoes?

There are some vegetables that you grow yourself and you really wonder whether it's worth the hassle, particularly if there are good commercial alternatives...

Should one strive for self-sufficiency?

The strive to become more self-sufficient is often viewed in some quarters as inherently selfish –closing oneself off from the world and producing only...