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Sunday 20 December, 2015

Here’s the recipe for a lovely creamy, cheesy leek gratin that will warm the socks off you

GIY expert, Michael Kelly also tells us what we should be doing in the garden this week.

Saturday 12 December, 2015

Fed up of sweeping up Christmas tree pine needles? Save them, they could prove handy

Tips on making the most of your seasonal produce, as well as a delicious vegetable pie recipe from GIY’s Michael Kelly.

Saturday 5 December, 2015

Here's how to grow the most popular herbs that will save you cash

Tips on making the most of your seasonal produce from GIY’s Michael Kelly.

Saturday 28 November, 2015

It's freeeeezing. Keep warm with this delicious soup recipe

Tips on making the most of your seasonal produce from GIY’s Michael Kelly.

Saturday 21 November, 2015

Keep your onions from rotting by storing them in your tights

GIY expert, Michael Kelly, tells us what we should be doing in the garden this week.

Saturday 14 November, 2015

I can’t look at another salad. It’s winter and I need some warmth

Growing your own food and eating seasonally is a way of reconnecting with the nutrition cycle that nature intended for us, writes Michael Kelly.

Saturday 7 November, 2015

Korean kimchi has great health benefits. Here's how to make it

There are major health claims being made about fermented foods in relation to gut health, writes Michael Kelly.

Sunday 1 November, 2015

'By paying attention to what I was putting in my body, I was finally able to stay reflux free'

Michael Kelly talks about cutting back on foods to help an ailment and has a great recipe for red cabbage, carrot and beetroot slaw.

Saturday 24 October, 2015

Get over your fear of garlic breath. It's REALLY good for your health

Garlic is believed to reduce bad cholesterol and high blood pressure.

Saturday 17 October, 2015

Here's the seasonal veg you can enjoy raw this autumn

Michael Kelly gives us the latest on what we should be planting this autumn and a great recipe for beetroot, apple and carrot Salad.

Saturday 10 October, 2015

Matt Damon used manure to grow potatoes on Mars - it works pretty well down here too

Michael Kelly gives us the latest on what we should be planting this autumn and a great recipe for Chilean squash and bean stew.

Saturday 3 October, 2015

Food growing isn't just for those with ten acres, you can even grow stuff at your desk

We know that many people who are interested in growing their own are a little daunted by the whole thing – but it’s no big deal, trust me, writes Michael Kelly.

Friday 2 October, 2015

Ireland and the spud go hand-in-hand, but they're in decline. Myth they're fattening is damaging

Spuds have a particular image problem among young women – ask a group of your female friends to come up with a word to describe potatoes and “fattening” is likely to be the most common response, writes Michael Kelly.

Saturday 19 September, 2015

Pear and chocolate jam I can make in under 45 minutes? What's not to love?

Tips on growing and preparing your produce from GIY’s Michael Kelly.

Saturday 22 August, 2015

Grow your own divine tomatoes at home and leave the consumer-bred blandness of the supermarket variety behind

Tips on how to make your own mildew spray, celeriac, and a home-made winter tonic, with GIY’s Michael Kelly.

Saturday 15 August, 2015

Many of the herbs the high street charge a fortune for are sitting, free, under our very noses

Tips on how to grow your own herbs, as well as fabulous recipes, from GIY’s Michael Kelly.

Sunday 9 August, 2015

Struggle to eat your greens? Twist veg into new shapes to replace carbs

Tips on making the most of your seasonal produce, as well as tasty summer recipes, from GIY’s Michael Kelly.

Sunday 2 August, 2015

Beetroot burgers I can grow in the back garden? Don't mind if I do

Tips on growing and preparing your own summer produce from GIY’s Michael Kelly.

Saturday 25 July, 2015

It took 4 hours' work to get these peas and broad beans - but growing your own is worth it

GIY’s Michael Kelly gives us the low-down on the veg patch for this week, with a pea and bacon gnocchi for you to try out.

Saturday 18 July, 2015

It’s officially courgette season! More tips for growing your own vegetables

GIY’s Michael Kelly gives us the low-down on the veg patch for this week.

Saturday 11 July, 2015

Want to grow your own food? Then, trust me, get some decent tools

As a novice grower you aren’t always convinced of it, but I’ve learned a thing or two about the importance of good gardening tools.

Saturday 4 July, 2015

Growing your own food? Here's what to do in July...

Some handy tips for the vegetable patch this weekend…

Saturday 27 June, 2015

For all its technological wizardry, there is a terrifying blandness about modern food

The veggie patch is a place where, thankfully, the seasons still hold sway in all their riotous glory.

Sunday 21 June, 2015

Think you're too 'time poor' to grow your own food? Think again...

It’s what we choose to do with our time that really counts.

Sunday 14 June, 2015

Perfect for a picnic on a summer's day – my trick for growing sweet, delicious tomatoes

Tomatoes can be tricky to grow, but they’re well worth the effort.

Saturday 6 June, 2015

Growing your own food is a joyful experience – the smiles on these children's faces show it

Kids and get totally immersed in their enthusiasm for planting and growing food, as the winning class in a nationwide school food-growing competition proves.

Saturday 30 May, 2015

The weather's getting better – finally! – so it's time to get stuck into the vegetable patch

Tips on growing your own seasonal produce, as well as delicious recipes, from GIY’s Michael Kelly.

Tuesday 26 May, 2015

Meeting a food hero who once only served food grown in a prison garden

Seasonal produce should drive the day’s menu, rather than set menus driving the acquisition of produce.

Saturday 16 May, 2015

Squash and peas please: crops you can plant in May

Squashes are incredibly delicious and they store well – so they can certainly start you on your path to self-sufficienty.

Friday 8 May, 2015

Food 'empathy' - how one city school got intimate with what it eats

Growing food helps us to get under the bonnet and take a good look at what food is all about.

Saturday 2 May, 2015

Plucky Parsnips: How to grow this versatile crop (plus other tips for May)

Most parsnip seed packets will tell you to sow them in February– don’t do it! Far better to leave it until now.

Saturday 25 April, 2015

Two Irish community gardens to whet the appetite for growing

Children learn at the grass roots (sorry!) in these little oases of calm and fruitfulness.

Saturday 18 April, 2015

Beautiful Beetroot: delicious, nutritious and (most importantly) easy to grow

Beetroot, why do I love thee? Let me count the ways.

Monday 13 April, 2015

Beautiful weather? Get out and spend some time in the vegetable patch

This week’s tips for Grow It Yourself-ers: onions, shallots and sowing peas.

Monday 6 April, 2015

I wince at the phrase “green fingers” – everyone can grow their own food

All you need it a little time to build your confidence.

Saturday 28 March, 2015

Demystifying home-grown food: How to sow indoors

By sowing indoors you are giving a seedling a chance to get itself established and sturdy before it has to deal with outside threats.

Saturday 21 March, 2015

Fancy growing your own? Here's what to plant this week...

It’s the month of all things Irish so, fittingly, it’s time to get the spuds planted.

Saturday 14 March, 2015

Growing Your Own: It's time to get sowing...

Here’s how to create your own ‘lazy bed’ and get those seeds in the ground.

Saturday 7 March, 2015

Growing your own food? Here's what to get done this March

How to make the most of seasonal food, camaraderie and community.

Sunday 1 March, 2015

A Gardener's Diary: The start of sowing season – and some tips for planting

It may not quite be summer yet, but it’s time to get planting those seeds!

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