The Easiest to Grow Vegetables and Fruit from Bealtaine Cottage

Blackcurrants…the gardens at Bealtaine are infested with them!
I have grown all of my Blackcurrant bushes from seed or cuttings!
I have a surplus of Blackcurrant cuttings at the moment and these are offered for sale at this link…

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Potatoes.
Last year I grew them successfully on straw and manure spread on the ground on top of cardboard.
The ground was in perfect condition afterwards for digging in a new Rhubarb bed.

Swiss Chard.
A  cut and come again crop.
It just keeps on giving!
www.bealtainecottage.com 007Here it is growing outdoors during the winter.
The frost may set it back but it grows again quickly from the root.

Swiss Chard in the tunnel today...Ruby ChardSwiss Chard in the tunnel today…Ruby Chard

Eat young leaves as salad or
cook.
You can sow directly into the soil, but I prefer to start almost everything off in pots to give them some strength to resist the slugs!

Dark Ruby Chard has over-wintered well in the tunnelDark Ruby Chard has over-wintered well in the tunnel

The stalks are marvellously coloured and can be white, as above, yellow, red, and orange, so they can look great in flower beds too!

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Beetroot grows easily and stays in the ground over…

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8 Comments

  1. penniewoodfall

    Hello Colette,me ole warrior…
    I planted three trees,saplings…

    ‘Arise today
    Through the strength of heaven:
    Light of sun,
    Radiance of moon,
    Splendour of fire,
    Speed of lightning,
    Swiftness of wind,
    Depth of sea,
    Stability of earth,
    Firmness of rock’

    Good cheer my friend.
    😉

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  2. sandy grealish

    Hi Colette, I am at my cottage in Connemara and would be really interested in purchasing some of your cuttings , seeds and anything else you may have .Just starting my garden on a bit of land that is now cleared ready for planting. I am also wanting some trees(a bit late I know but the weather has been so bad I am behind with planting). Would I be able to make arrangements with you to come over and pick up whatever you have available? I also want to subscribe to your blog but have problems with pay pal as I have an Australian bank account. Many thanks Sandy Can come over any time that is convenient for you.

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  3. TheDigger

    Swiss chard and blackcurrants grow really well for me too. I let one of my Swiss chard plants bolt each year and it sets seed everywhere. I’ve got it coming up in the cracks in my patio!

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  4. Kelly Tallent

    Hi again! I just sent the money for a bundle of black current cuttings. Thank You. Kelly Tallent On Feb 29, 2016 8:06 AM, “Bealtaine Cottage” wrote:

    > Bealtaine Cottage posted: “Blackcurrants…the gardens at Bealtaine are > infested with them! I have grown all of my Blackcurrant bushes from seed or > cuttings! I have a surplus of Blackcurrant cuttings at the moment and these > are offered for sale at this link…” >

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