Address: Irish Seed Savers Association, Capparoe, Scarriff, Co. Clare, Ireland   Phone: +353 61 921866   Email: info@irishseedsavers.ie

Most Recent ISSA News

Supercharge your soil with Green Manures

Most gardeners are familiar with green manures and why they are so beneficial to use.  For those who are just starting to get into gardening and may not have come across this term before, green manures are fast growing plants which are grown to cover areas of ground which are currently out of use.  For ...

Life on the Farm – September

Apple season is upon us and our nursery have have supplied our farm shop with a beautiful range of two year old potted trees. Our bareroot trees are looking really healthy and are still growing. These bareroot varieties will be available for sale on our website from the first week in October and are shipped ...

Harvest Festival – 15th September 11am – 5pm

In recent years our big open day 'The Great Irish Garden' was held in August but this year marks the return to our traditional Harvest Festival. September is an ideal time to showcase our vital conservation work, when our seed harvesting is in full flow and the majority of our rare varieties of Irish heritage ...

Life on the Farm – August

August is a busy for for seed harvesting peas, mangetout, rocket, poppies, Galway wheat, Oats, beetroot, cabbage, lettuce, carrots, parsnips and chard are all now coming to fruition for harvest. In the polytunnels our cucumbers, courgettes and pumpkins are starting to swell up. Visitors sometimes comment on how these fruit should have already been harvested but we ...

Life on the farm – June

We are checking our newly grafted trees and they are all looking very healthy. The orchard team are busy mulching around the bases of our mature trees with shredded paper and cardboard, then using grass clippings to weigh it down. When cutting the grass in our orchards we tend to leave large patches uncut. This should result in all of the ...

What to plant now – May

The list of vegetables you can plant in May is a long one. You can plant out Pumpkins,Courgettes, Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Peppers (under cover) and late sowing for Kales, Cabbages, Chard and Sprouting Broccoli. May is the ideal time to plant your carrots & parsnips but be careful as there is still a risk of ground frost ...

Life on the Farm – May

We have been taking full advantage of the good weather to put up our new polytunnel that was kindly donated, hopefully this will be finished in the next couple of weeks if the weather holds. Tomatoes, cucumber, beetroot, runner beans, kale, broccoli, winter cabbage and cauliflowers will all be planted in May. Peas that were planted ...

Seed Survey for Growers

Irish Seed Savers have created an online survey, and would like the input of as many growers as possible from all regions of Ireland. The survey is open to growers of all scales, organic and not organic. We wish to establish how many growers use seed which is bought or produced in Ireland, the UK, Europe, or ...

New Supporters – Special Offer – CLOSES MAY 12th

Special offer until May 12th Sign-up to support our conservation work and receive the following benefits: One year subscription with seven packs of organic heritage seeds of your choice Two yearly newsletters Free entry to our organic seed gardens & heritage orchards 10% off all workshops 10% off all apple trees FREE gift from us to you Free entry to ...

Life on the farm – April

April is usually the first month were we consistently get out in the gardens, and where all our prep work over the winter moths pays dividends. Our pea fencing is all ready in place for when we plant out our peas. We'll be sowing our fruiting crops, courgettes, cucumbers, squashes etc and later in the month ...

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