Following on from the success of the Strawberry plant give-away, we're moving onto Blackcurrants this past week on the Mark Patterson Show, these are the pots of hardwood Blackcurrant cuttings myself and Mark took live on air, these are now placed outside, and when rooted we'll pot them up individually and then folks can come and collect a free Blackcurrant Bush....should be about May(ish)....
To encourage more people to start growing fruit in their gardens, I've started with perhaps one of the easiest and most versatile to grow, the humble Strawberry.
And to make it easier to start I've a load of free plants for folks to come and grab a handful and get started with. These are all year old runners from my own back garden, so this year they'll be very light if any with the fruit, but next year they'll be great. So save yourself a few quid and call into the reception at BBC Radio Foyle, Northland Rd, Derry (bring a plastic bag) and grab yourself a dozen. Think about planting them in pots, in a growbag, in a hanging basket, or in the ground...your call.
Check our here for previous posts on potting strawberries, growing them in pots and growing them in hanging baskets
Here's some 2 week old Courgette All Green Bush coming into life in the Polytunnel of Ionad Niamh Padraig in Gweedore.
These seeds were dusted with Mycorrhizal Fungii then sown in some Multi Purpose Compost, with some Vermiculite incorporated.
A few of these were re-homed in the Mark Patterson Show garden area at BBC Radio Foyle, you can listen back to Fridays show here, between 2.45-3 we're on chatting Courgettes..
Myself and Mark Patterson did a special piece 'Setting the summer garden' during the week for BBC Radio Foyle. As part of the piece we visited Campsie plantsman Desmond Knox - owner Knox's Garden Centre. We choose some plants to add a third dimension to Marks garden, and some seasonal gems. See more pics on the Mark Patterson Show Facebook page.
Listen back on the 15th April Mark Patterson Show on BBC Radio Foyles catchup service.
Friday was a beauty of a day, so the Mark Patterson Show came live from the Guerilla allotment in the grounds of BBC Radio Foyle...our spuds were showing, aswell as the goings on in our other few wee tubs...
Listen back on the BBC iplayer - check out about 2.40pm...
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