Friday September 18, 2020

If you can grow it here, you can grow it anywhere

In the first of his new monthly columns, Dermot Carey from the Harry's walled garden project in Inishowen, Co Donegal explains his philosophy of vegetable growing.

4th March, 2012
'Ray and I share a belief in concentrating on vegetable types that are suited to the Irish climate'.

I was drawn to the world of vegetables by following my father's footsteps on his 100-acre farm in Clondalkin in the 1970s, where he specialised in cabbage, carrots, parsnips and onions. It was hands-on country living; friends likened us to the Waltons, and it was an idyllic lifestyle.

Back then, Clondalkin was a village in the countryside. Our produce went to the wholesale fruit and vegetable market where my mother had a wholesale business. I've...

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