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Kitty's Garden

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Series 1: Spring


Programme 1: Kitty's Update

First Impressions
I’m absolutely delighted with my humble plot within one of FOTA’s grandiose south facing walled gardens. The dream spot for a veggie plot bar indications of rabbits lurking in the landscape!
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Programme 2: Kitty's Update

Soil Testing without accoutrements!
Rightie ho, beds are in place, April is here, and it’s planting time. I’ve got to be sure that the soil is in the right condition and sufficiently warmed up or else the chances are my seeds will rot before they germinate...
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Programme 3: Kitty's Update

Busy, busy, busy..yep, April’s in full swing and there’s no shortage of things to be doing in my garden. One pair of hands, raised bed frames needing soil and a whole lot of seeds demanding to be planted! HELP!
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Programme 4: Kitty's Update

Summers a-coming and it’s amazing the difference a week can make to the life of a little seed. I was delighted to see the first signs of germination with my cabbage seeds sown last week already poking up their delicate little seedling heads...
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Programme 5: Kitty's Update

What can I say, working in a beautiful walled garden surrounded by a mature orchard with delicate pear and apple blossoms and the sound of wee birds chirping – pure paradise despite a few visits from uninvited crows and slugs! A wonderful week in April to be a gardener!...
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Programme 6: Kitty's Update

Wow, I'm just looking at our two plots and am amazed at the two totally different gardens we have created in such a short space of time...
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Series 2: Summer


Programme 7: Kitty's Update

Sheep Happens!
Well, not only have our FOTA plots been struggling with the so-called Irish summer, we've also had an extra 'baaaah' factor thrown in! I'm not sure if sheep are as stupid as everyone thinks as our opportunistic ovine neighbours timed an uprising just as we went off air!...
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Programme 8: Kitty's Update

Yum Yum… Veggies on the BBQ!
The best part about growing your own vegetables is that you get to eat them and it's even better when a celebrity chef cooks them for you! Luck was with us this week when Paul Flynn from the famous Tannery Restaurant in Dungarvan dropped by FOTA and barbequed up a seasonal storm...
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Programme 9: Kitty's Update

From Potato Plot to Potato Pot!
Hearing the blight warnings issued on the radio last week, I was so glad that I had given my spuds a blast of blue stone. However, despite my precautionary measures, a few stalks were showing signs of infection and as I suspected, the heritage Lumpers were the culprits - the infamous variety that succumbed to blight in the Great Famine of the 1800's....
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Programme 10: Kitty's Update

A Wonderful World of Weeds!
Just in case you think that only super perfect, weed free gardens appear on tv, we headed out to the Nano Nagle Centre to see what an acre of fertile ground in organic vegetables has to offer....
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Programme 11: Kitty's Update

Even Evelyn's Blueberries get the Blues!
As an avid gardener and Irish girl, the weather is all important! As a nation, we are addicted to talking about it, so you can only imagine my excitement when I heard Evelyn Cusack was on her way down to FOTA....
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Programme 12: Kitty's Update

An Autumn Ground Preparation Investigation!
Tommy O'Neill, better known as Fair City's Detective Deegan, called to Fota this week,but with a rather different line of inquiry! He has recently bought 8 acres of land in Wexford and his aim is to turn this ground into a luscious landscape that will not only sustain himself, but will also nurture natural habitats, biodiversity and eventually become a healing haven for those that need it....
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