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Most Recent ISSA News

Recommended seeds for winter planting

Can you recommend any seeds that would produce winter salads or veg over the winter. If you  have a raised bed in your garden or have set one up in your  school, try these: Overwintering salads are: salad rocket, winter purslane, corn salad and some hardier lettuces and endive. The problem though is that they should have been sowed in ...

Organic winter wheat seed

Try to contact Michael Miklis of the Biodynamic association: or Richard Auler at Ballybrado farm:

Some common vegetables compared


Chocolate spot

QUESTION: I have an allotment space in Cork. I am growing some broad beans but in the last 2 weeks I have noticed some chocolate or rust like spots on the leaves of the plants also the tip of the flowers are going black and look like they are dying. The plants in general are continuing ...

Grow-It-Yourself (GIY)East Clare is launching on

Tuesday, 25th October @ 7pm. Community Co-op, Main Street, Scariff. What's GIY again? GIY stands for Grow it Yourself - we are a charity with the aim of inspiring people to grow their own food (again) and we meet in local groups to share our experience, our successes (and failures) in the garden and to learn more together with expert speakers visiting ...

Launch of no2gm

A new organisation, no2gm, dedicated to maintaining Ireland’s GM Free status is being launched on Sunday, 16th October 2011 at Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown Food Market in The People’s Park, Dún Laoghaire. Please visit their site at

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