Aerobic Composting

Composting is a process which is not only useful in gardening, but is vital in the proper functioning of planet earth. We all need to learn more about it, and make an effort to improve our habits domestically and when gardening and growing vegetables. I’ve found a very interesting article which explains very well the…

Tackling Garden Pests Naturally

Tackling and controlling pests is always a problem when growing vegetables. If its not rabbits, its slugs, or birds, or aphids. The perfect looking vegetables we buy in the shops are grown using copious amounts of artificial chemicals to control pests. So the question for the ‘grow your own’ gardener is, how do we control…

Used Coffee Grounds.

One of our allotmenters, Ausra is selling get wet used coffee ground 20 kg for €5. Used coffee grounds are a useful additive for a compost pile, and as a direct fertiliser. They are neutral ph. More info about their uses can be found online, such as here: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/composting/ingredients/coffee-grounds-gardening.htm If you’re interested contact Ausra by email dambinskiene50@gmail.com. 

DCU Phd Project

Below is a message from Hamilton who is using a plot at Beech Park to carry out very interesting research on the use of technology in greenhouses. He is looking for a few allotmenters to help him: Hey everybody, I am a PhD student in DCU, and currently doing some research looking at peoples’ engagement…

Happy New Year

Hello everyone, and Happy New Year for 2019. I hope you like our newly updated website – its simpler. We had a great year in 2018 at the allotments, really busy, and the standard of upkeep is getting better and better every year. A big thank you to all our wonderful plot holders who work…