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Most Recent ISSA News

Gardening tips for February & Life on the farm

Before the recent spell of bad weather, which damaged one of our polytunnels, we took full advantage of the dry mild conditions and built our pea fencing for the coming year, as well as getting a head start on some much needed maintenance works. Golden Sweet Mangetout was one of our most sought after ...

Gardening tips for January & Life on the farm.

January tends to be the coldest month but there is still plenty of preparation you can do for the coming growing season. Our 2019 seed catalouge is available for free download so planning crop rotations and ordering seeds should be high on you list. If you have any beds that have not been 'dug over' now is ...

Life on the Farm – November

Online sales of our bare-root varieties have been very busy. This year we have over 70 varieties of organic Irish heritage apple trees that have been grown on our farm in County Clare. As the bare-root crop approaches dormancy, the trees will be prepared for unearthing. We will monitor them, and as soon as they are fully ...

Why Gardening Is Such A Rewarding Hobby

There have been numerous studies that suggest gardening has beneficial effects, from something as minor as improving physical fitness to studies that imply it may very well lower the risk of dementia. The time people spend gardening also tends to lead to an increase in Vitamin D and may improve bone density and health. ...

Life on the farm – September

September signifies the start of our busiest period on the farm, our fruit and vegetable varieties are ready for harvesting and it's all hands on deck to ensure we meet our conservation targets and be able to make these varieties available to you, our loyal supporters. In the gardens we are busy harvesting our seed crops, due to ...

Designing a Sustainable Vegetable Garden: Top Tips

Food waste is a big issue in Ireland and around the world. It’s believed that over one million tonnes of food gets wasted here each year, which needless to say, is not sustainable. To mitigate this problem, the first place to start would be in your own garden; i.e. growing your own vegetables. ...

August Gardening Tips

There are still quite a few things you should be sowing in August to provide you with a good supply of food over the winter period, late croppers such as Spring Cabbage, Winter Roscoff Cauliflower as well as hardy lettuce are ideal. Shinkinu spring onions, Spinach, Rocket, Mustard and salad leaves can all still be sown and will ...

July Gardening Tips

Sowing season is almost at an end but you can still sow Spinach, Rocket, Salad Mix, Chard, Beetroot and all varieties of Lettuce are ideal to plant in July as well as Kale, Radish, Dill. Spring Cabbage, Peas, French Beans, Beetroot and Carrots. For those that grow all year round you can sow overwintering onions ...

The Great Irish Garden 2018

The Great Irish Garden (our big open day) has gone from strength to strength in recent years. This event received the Heritage Council's Hidden Heritage Award in 2017. Our 2018 event is now recognised as a European Heritage Event as part of the 2018 European Year of Cultural Heritage. ‘Sharing Stories’ is the theme for this year’s National Heritage Week ...

Life on the Farm – July

Given the extreme weather conditions, keeping a close eye on all our crops is proving quite challenging. We are starting work as early as possible in the gardens and getting any hard labour completed before midday, as the afternoon sun makes working conditions unbearable. When you enter the polytunnels it's like stepping into a tropical ...

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