Courtesy of Trisha, Plot 38 Gooseberry Chutney 1 litre/2 pints of green gooseberries 275g/ 10oz sultanas 1 onion 1 litre/2 pints vinegar 40g /1 1/2 oz ground ginger 40g /1 1/2oz mustard seed 75g/3oz salt 225g/ 8oz sugar 7.5g/1/4oz cayenne pepper 15g/1/2oz turmeric Chop the gooseberries,sultanas and onion;put into the preserving pan with the vinegar,ginger,mustard … Continue reading Homemade preserve recipes
So, I've been thinking about this growing season, and my experiences so far. This is my third season up in Powerstown, and I had one of the smaller plots to begin with. This year I took on a second smaller plot in April giving me a 10m by 10m area. My plots: Pests! This year … Continue reading An allotment holder’s musings
We had such a busy month in April this year at Powerstown! The warm weather experienced for much of the month gave a kick start to the work ahead. It is always nice to be up at the plots with the sun beating the trees. Everyone has been busy preparing for the new season. Existing plot … Continue reading April at Powerstown Allotments
Powerstown Allotments Newsletter no 1 spring 2015 Welcome to the first Powerstown Allotments Association Newsletter. We hope to send out a newsletter several times a year. Comments, feedback and contributions welcome. Interim Management Committee From 2015, Fingal County Council want Allotment Associations established at each allotment scheme in Fingal. Each Allotment holder will have to become a member … Continue reading Powerstown Allotments Newsletters
This week on the plot we began to plan, weed and seed. During the fine weather the last of the raised beds have been weeded with the added bonus of finding the last of the 2014 spring onion harvest to bring home. I shared some with my neighbour who was busy digging drills and securing the … Continue reading When is an Espresso Not an Espresso??
Contributed by Mary, Plot no 57 This is the method I have been given, but I have not tried this myself: Put your sweet potato sitting in a jar of water. Half of the potato in water and half out of water. This water should be changed every 2nd day. Keep in a warm and … Continue reading How to grow Sweet Potatoes in Ireland
Check out this great article in a local paper by one of our allotment holders: Dublin People | Finding the plot in Powerstown.
From Ritamary, allotment holder in Powerstown for 3 years: I really enjoy the opportunity to be out in the 'country' - I love growing food, it's great to have your own fresh produce in the kitchen, and nice to share too, when it catches up on you. I suppose my pet joy is my herb … Continue reading Reflections on my allotment…….by our allotment holders
I ventured up to the allotments on a crisp morning in January. Even though it was cold there were still two plot holders working away on various tasks. After a stroll around it was apparent that people have been busy in recent days/weeks preparing for the new season. Hubert from plot 149 was putting the … Continue reading A Cold January Morning at Powerstown