You may think each vegetable/herb or fruit needs to have its own space separate from any other plants on your plot? Not so! Some plants actually help support each other when planted together. This is called Companion Planting. Companion Planting is like a ‘buddy’ system. Plot holders who practice companion planting can discourage harmful pests, … Continue reading “Companion Planting” (Plants which help each other GROW!). Tips from a fellow grower.
Northside People reports visit local Fingal county councillors our site on the Saturday 30th of April 2022
Dublin Gazette article about local Fingal county councillors visiting our site on the Saturday 30th of April 2022
RTE: Call for more allotments amid renewed focus on food security, urban growing
Read full article here. To help us save Powerstown Allotments, please sign our petition here
Castleknock Community College plant sale, 7-8 May 2022.
On sell will be a wide range of: summer bedding plants in pots and trays, prepared hanging baskets, window boxes, patio tubs, wooden, ceramic and terracotta garden accessories. Address: Carpenterstown Road, Diswellstown, Dublin 15.
FREE Sustainable Gardening Course, 19 May – 23 June 2022
About this event FREE Sustainable Gardening Course sponsored by Fingal County Council. This is a 5 week course that covers everything you need to know to improve your area for biodiversity and grow chemical free. This course is particularly interesting for Tidy Towns groups, Allotment Holders, Green Schools Coordinators and those wishing to really reduce … Continue reading FREE Sustainable Gardening Course, 19 May – 23 June 2022
Thyme, bean & lentil stew
lovely stew 🙂
A Plotholders Paradise
2017 has been an excellent, enjoyable and "fruitful" year for me at Powerstown. I invested in a 20ft X 10 ft Polytunnel. I left it quite late to make the decision and therefore it was all hands on deck to kit the tunnel out once it was installed. I have two plots at Powerstown. The … Continue reading A Plotholders Paradise
Short blog today....we had a bee swarm at Powerstown allotments last month - the queen (who was clipped and therefore could not fly away) decided to move out of the hive and the bees swarmed along the ground. Luckily they were spotted and encouraged back in by our intrepid bee-keepers as it fell to zero … Continue reading Bee swarm
One ‘Bee’comes Two …
Tempting fate can be a risky business but it can also produce some surprising results. The surprising result is that the bees from last year seem to be responding well after the winter. With the good weather of recent days, the activity at the hive seems to be increasing and if the weather stays the … Continue reading One ‘Bee’comes Two …