Vegetable Gardening

Potatoes

Audio version of Potatoes – Paddy Madden The first early Home Guard potatoes planted outdoors in mid-March are between 20cm and 30 cm tall so need to be earthed up.  (1) (2) This entails building a mound of the growing medium up around the stems to prevent the potatoes from being exposed to the sun …

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Vegetables in April

Audio of Vegetables in April – Paddy Madden Orla Second Early new potatoes which were sown five to a bag in recycled bags on the 3rd April have appeared above the growing medium.  They will still need protection from frost. Garlic was sown in modular trays outdoors in October.  They were transplanted into a raised …

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Vegetables in April

Audio version of Vegetables in April By: Paddy Madden Mangetout peas started indoors in March are using their tendrils to climb up the strings around the wigwam made from four hazel posts.  Strings are positioned with a 10cm gap between them. The hardy Meteor peas which were started indoors in March in a window box look healthy …

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