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The other week we went to the National Vegetable Society championships in Llangollen. The exhibition standard of the vegetables was one of the highest, which is quite amazing considering it’s hardly been an ideal growing year so far. I don’t grow for show myself but for those interested, my friend John Trim has written some… Read more »

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The other week we went to the National Vegetable Society championships in Llangollen. The exhibition standard of the vegetables was one of the highest, which is quite amazing considering it’s hardly been an ideal growing year so far. I don’t grow for show myself but for those interested, my friend John Trim has written some… Read more »

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News August 2011 Flower and Plant Sale at The Organic Centre, Rossinver, Co. Leitrim Sunday 11th September 2011 from 11am-4pm Free admission. Visitors to The Organic Centre gardens often ask about the colourful borders brimming with flowers and herbaceous plants looked after by Jill Scott, Fermanagh’s award-winning gardener.

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Irish Organic Weedkiller, the start-up company which brought Ireland’s first 100% natural weedkiller to market last year, has announced it is to create twenty new jobs with the opening of its factory in Claregalway Corporate Park. The factory was officially opened by business personality, Presidential candidate and advocate for small business, Seán Gallagher on Friday…. Read more »

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July is the time for Fuchsia Colour in the garden, Fuchsia planted in hanging baskets and patio planters early in the spring are beginning to flower and add welcome colour to the garden. Fuchsia starts flowering in early July and will remain in flower right up until the hard frosts in early October. Because they… Read more »

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Where: Rossinver, Co. Leitrim When: 17th July   11am – 5pm Special features: “Peat free compost” with head gardener Julia Lehmann and information by The Irish Peatland Council.   Launch of “Organic gardening is simple” by award winning gardener Jill Scott from Fermanagh

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Where: Rossinver, Co. Leitrim When: 17th July   11am – 5pm Special features: “Peat free compost” with head gardener Julia Lehmann and information by The Irish Peatland Council.   Launch of “Organic gardening is simple” by award winning gardener Jill Scott from Fermanagh

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What to do now on the plot There’s quite a lot you can start at this time of year. Beetroot, spring cabbage, Chinese cabbage, carrots, kohlrabi, lettuce, rocket, peas (use an early variety so they’ll mature before the season ends) French beans, spring onions and radish.As your early potatoes come up, give the soil a… Read more »

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Summer Newsletter June 2011 In this newsletter: 1. The Organic Centre Garden Party 2. To water or not to water?… that is the question 3. “Think like a Flower. Organic Gardening is Simple” a new book by Jill Scott 4. Organic Centre Summer Courses coming up: 5. New from September overwintering crops

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Summer Newsletter June 2011 In this newsletter: 1. The Organic Centre Garden Party 2. To water or not to water?… that is the question 3. “Think like a Flower. Organic Gardening is Simple” a new book by Jill Scott 4. Organic Centre Summer Courses coming up: 5. New from September overwintering crops

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2009 Irish summer conditions have encouraged ideal potato blight conditions – Humid moist weather helps to spread potato blight on early and maincrop varieties. Potato blight is one of the worst disease problems when growing Potatoes. It can wipe out the plants almost overnight and, worse still, it can infect the tubers causing them to… Read more »