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Information for Home Gardeners

Growing vegetables and salad crops is a popular pursuit and there has been increased interest in this area in recent times.  Teagasc horticulture Development Department have relevant information and guides available for the home gardener. 

These two publications Guide to Vegetable Growing and Greenhouse Salad Crops have detailed information on growing a wide range of salad and vegetable crops.  The guides can be downloaded by clicking on the image or access a range of individual crops at the links below. Happy gardening

Greenhouse Salad Crops

This guide is designed to give people the confidence to have a go at growing themselves. If you only have a sunny window you can try mixed leaves or strawberries in a pot. If you have a greenhouse we hope we can answer some of your questions or encourage you to try a few plants of something new this summer.

The best advice is to grow what you like to eat and if you are a beginner, it is sometimes best to start small and build as you go.

And always remember to enjoy yourself!

Download the booklet here or select any of the options below to find out more: 

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Please note that there are no hard copies available for this publication.

A Guide to Vegetable Growing

There’s a huge amount of satisfaction to be had from growing part of the food we eat. A well-managed garden or allotment is an asset to any family and vegetable growing can rapidly develop into an absorbing hobby.

This guide is packed full of information on how you would go about growing vegetables. It includes advice on what soild types are required to grow vegetables; when and how you should grow them; pests and diseases; and more.

Download the booklet here or select any of the options below to find out more: 

Hard copies of this publication are available at the cost of €15 euros/copy including postage. Please contact Therese Dempsey, Teagasc, Oak Park, Carlow on 059 9183422 or email therese.dempsey@teagasc.ie with credit card details for payment. If paying by cheque, cheques need to be made payable to Teagasc.