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Seasonal Articles

Sowing and planting in an August Vegetable Garden

I must admit I’m finding it a little difficult to write my usual [overly] enthusiastic post today as my garden isn’t quite the paradise it normally is at this time of year. I don’t know where you are but here … Continue reading

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Mid July in the Vegetable garden

Planting Christmas potatoes in July If you have some spare space in your vegetable garden in July you could put in some ‘Second Cropping’ potatoes for a late Autumn/Winter harvest. Winter seed potatoes are essentially selected early varieties that have … Continue reading

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The Quickcrop Vegetable Garden in Early June

It really is incredible how things burst into life when we get a bit of warmth and sunshine, my little plot is suddenly a very different different place. It was such a nice day yesterday that we took the camera … Continue reading

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Autumn is the New Spring with Oriental Vegetables

When we move towards the end of July and into early August it can be easy to think the season for sowing new crops is over. To be fair that’s true for most things with the garden now in the … Continue reading

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Vegetable Harvesting Tips

Harvesting homegrown vegetables can be just as important as growing them as some crops can quickly go past their best and loose precious flavour and texture. Harvesting at just the right time is important to get the best taste from … Continue reading

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The Vegetable Garden in Spring

Well, it’s been a while. I always have great intentions to write more articles every month but time seems to slip by so easily with the day to day business at Quickcrop. Yes, I am the same person who sends … Continue reading

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Foraging in Early Spring

Kit and her late husband Cyril wrote ‘Wild and Free – Cooking from Nature’ in 1978 in an attempt to document the wild foods available in Ireland’s hedgerows and meadows. The book includes information on when and where to find hidden … Continue reading

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Top 5 Good Things To Do With Autumn Leaves

        There’s something quite pleasant about raking up Autumn leaves, it feels like such an ancient, seasonal practice that it connects you not only with the current yearly cycle but to the same dependable rotations reaching back to the beginning … Continue reading

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September Update

September already, wha? Well I don’t know about you but I’ve had a great year in the vegetable garden. Yes, I’ve done a lot of work on my soil but I suspect at least half of my success is down … Continue reading

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Top 10 Great Overwintering Vegetables

We always get loads of calls in August / September looking for overwintering vegetable seedlings. Of course I’m delighted as we do a great range of vegetables for autumn planting from our online nursery but I often think many novice … Continue reading

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