As you know, this coming weekend is St. Patricks day and if this week’s weather is anything to go by, it should be a good weekend to get out to your plot and get planting. St Patricks day is the traditional day to plant your first early spuds and is usually the first major planting day of the growing year in Ireland.We have a selection of seed potatoes for sale on site should you need to buy them. March is also the perfect time of year to get your onion sets in and we also have these available to buy on site.
There have been huge developments on site over the past two years, and Monday the 10th was out two year anniversary, how time flies. One of our larger projects is of course, our SOW and GROW shop where we sell everything from plug plants to gardening supplies. all the proceeds from these go back into the Epilepsy Care Foundation, so not only are you getting your products, on site and supporting the growing project, you are also helping to give back to the the foundation that has are this whole allotment project possible.
In recent weeks, you may have spotted the large polytunnel on site, just inside the gate, this is where we are propagating all of the plug plants to be sold on site, you are more than welcome to come in and have a look at what’s on offer, also, to bask in the balmy summer-like temperatures on these chilly spring days. These plug plants are not yet on sale due to the cold outdoor temperatures but there is a huge variety of veggies on offer.
Next week also sees the delivery of a new type of compost on site. Celtic Gold worm cast compost is fantastic quality compost and the only one of it’s type available in Ireland. We have been appointed to sell the product in the North Dublin region not just here on the allotments.
You will find more information on www.celticworm.com. The product will be a little dearer than the normal potting compost on sale on site at €10.
We have also set up a brand spanking new twitter account where we will be keeping you all abreast of what is happening on site, you can find and follow us at @MalahidePlots
Please come down this weekend and get some spuds in, have a gander around the polytunnel, and enjoy the sunshine (we hope).
Happy St Patricks Day from all at Malahide Allotments and The Epilepsy Care Foundation