New seed varieties for 2016
We have a few new exciting seed varieties available this year. Have a look in our seed shop on our website: http://www.greenvegetableseeds.com/shop/
Brussels sprouts – Diablo F1
Just like Brigitte F1 a really reliable Brussels sprout variety and
remember sprouts are not just for Christmas. Brussels sprouts have many
health promoting antioxidants that are important in fighting illness.
Squash - Vegetable Spaghetti
This is one of the easiest squashes to grow. It has stringy flesh that
separates into ‘spaghetti’ type pieces when cooked. You can even serve
your spaghetti Bolognese in the squash half itself.
Wild Bird Seed Mix
A mixture of over 10 plants, which produce an abundance of delicious
feed for a whole range of birds. Barley, triticale, linseed, white
millet, red millet, quinoa, radish, sunflower, teasel, poppies, great
mullein and buckwheat – all packed in a decorative tin box.
Courses at Milkwood Farm
We have two courses planned at Milkwood in Co. Leitrim.
5th March 2016: Beginner’s Hands on Gardening Course
2nd April 2016: Growing in Polytunnels and Greenhouses
The courses are limited to 15 people so early booking is recommended firstname.lastname@example.org
There may also be some spaces left for the Renvyle House Gardening weekend on the 19th – 21st February.
Book recommendation – Michael Viney
My favourite Christmas present this year was Michael Viney’s new book
‘Reflections on Another Life’. I’m reading this book so slowly to
savour every line. It should be a textbook for every school in
Ireland. If you read this book you’ll feel part of the landscape, the
ocean and feel alive.
No doubt I will quote Michael’s wisdom in the next newsletters.