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Sunday Snap: Midsummer in the Garden

June 23, 2013

Today’s snap was so difficult to choose! It’s a cloudy, showery day here in the hills and the vegetable garden looks quite dull in the photos, but we have some pretty flowers blooming too. After much deliberation I’m sharing a photo of our garden with you that was taken this afternoon (mostly because it’s unusually tidy having been strimmed and weeded!) and have Instagrammed the pretty floral pics.

Greenside Up Garden, 23 June '13

All the vegetable beds are full now, with seeds or plants starting to germinate or grow. The polytunnel is bulging with salads, corn, squash, beans, herbs and tomatoes and we’re harvesting strawberries daily.

We’re looking forward to watching the garden grow over the next couple of months and reaping the rewards.

If you’ve a link to photos of your own garden I’d love to see them, being the nosy kind of gardener I am 🙂

Community Gardens

Goresbridge, Co Kilkenny. There’s a sweet edible garden hiding there…

June 21, 2013

After the recent sunshine, warmth and rain Goresbridge Community Garden is starting to bloom.

Goresbridge Community Garden June 2013We were a little late planting vegetables in the polytunnel as it was full of plug plants and hanging baskets for the village scheme. However, the tomatoes, courgette and butternut squash, aubergine and chilli peppers from the Feeling Hot range of Greenside Up seed collections have now been planted and are starting to grow thanks to the summer heat. We’ve also planted basil, coriander, French marigold and Calendula amongst them, all useful companion herbs and flowers we sowed from seed earlier in the year. Continue Reading…