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  • Unusual Tubers

    Walk on the wild side this season and grow some unusual tubers Organic Yacon - Smallanthus sonchifolius  These perennial tubers from south America, look like a potato, grow like a Jerusalem artichoke, and taste a bit like a pear.  Easy to grow and store, high-yielding, super nutritious and crunchy like an apple. Growing Yacon Yacon is a perennial plant, so once you have planted it, so long as you look after it, you will have it forever.  It is easy to grow in most soils where there is reasonable rainfall and moderate heat.  They are large plants growing to a
  • Peat Free Compost

    What is peat? Peat is a type of soil made up of waterlogged, partially-decomposed plant material which has built up over nearly 10,000 years in wetland habitats. Why shouldn’t we use it? The endangered curlew - often found in peatbogs. • Peat is finite. While in theory more can be made by decaying plants this is a very long process - It takes about a year to create just 1mm of peat. Once peat is extracted from a bog it cannot be replaced. • Peat is the largest and most efficient land-based store of carbon, one of the planet’s damaging greenhouse gases. Peat
  • Plant and Mineral Based Fertilizers

     NPK doesn’t have to be animal based – there are plenty of plant based fertilizers and soil amendments if you wish to avoid using animal products in your garden. Advantages of non-animal fertilizers Not using animal products in the garden might not be something you have considered before but going 'animal free' in the garden does have its advantages  - Fertilizers derived from non animal sources do not contain any pathogens such as ecoli.  This is important if you are growing salad or baby leaf crops which are grown for raw consumption. Non animal fertilizers
  • All About Onions

    The onion has been grown and selectively bred in cultivation for at least 7,000 years. Onions are part of the allium family - along with shallots, garlic and leeks. Onion Sets Onion sets are available as white or red for spring planting and as white onions for autumn planting. (Onion Sets are grown by sowing onion seed thickly late in the summer. The plants are allowed to grow just until they start forming bulbs. These immature bulbs are dug, cured like regular onions, then held in temperature-controlled warehouses until spring, when they are sold as onion sets). For
  • Soil Blocks and Blockers

    Soil blocks might seem a bit of a garden shed mystery but they are just what the name suggests – blocks made from soil.  They are used for the propagation of seeds and cuttings and are very easy to make and use.  There is no need for pots or modular trays. All blocked up! Soil blocks are made with a Blocker. You can make a range of sizes from micro blocks for germinating seeds to larger blocks for growing on the plants. This system requires less space and heating compared to large propagation trays. Advantages of soil blocks and blockers Soil Blockers are
  • Mills and Flakers for fresh flour and flakes

    If you want the freshest flour possible with all the nutrition intact then there is no substitute for milling your own. In whole-grain foods, the plant's cellular walls protect nutrients from oxidation. The process of oxidation begins to occur as soon as grain is ground, exposing the cell's contents to oxygen in the air. Flour that is several days (or more) old, has been exposed to oxygen that inevitably diminishes its nutritional value. The only way to get full nutrition from whole grain foods is to mill them when you need them, right in your kitchen. All grains
  • Copper Gardening Tools

    Beautiful to look at and a pleasure to use our Copper Garden Tools are amazing!  Sharp and lightweight they will give years of service. Why Chose Copper Garden Tools They have a much longer lifespan than tools made from iron. Copper is not magnetic – so does not disrupt the electrical fields in the soil. The design of these garden tools makes them especially light and effortless to use. They have a good sharp edge. Sirus Field Hoe - weight 900g Stay free of rust – but age with a graceful bronze patina, perfect for the coastal gardener. Minute amounts of
  • Thoughtful gifting with a 20% discount

    Gift ideas with a 20% discount for you and a big smile from the recipient! Magnifier for insects etc Magnifier - 10x magnifier for examining insects. €17 discounted to €13.60 • Lens 20mm diameter. • Lightweight, pocket handy. Rain Gauge Rain Gauge - Handy instrument for measuring rainfall. €9.61 discounted to €7.68 • Large diameter for precise measuring. Easy to read • Place directly into the ground or mount on a post. Digital thermo/hygrometer Digital Thermo/Hygrometer - Checks temperature in/outside and inside humidity. €23.80 discounted to
  • Top Ten Hand Tools

    Unlike the bigger tools such as spades and forks hand tools are a more personal thing and are often appreciated in different ways.  First and foremost the tool has to be correct one for the job – but there are other considerations such as weight, reach, versatility, appearance and the all important tactile nature of the handle.  All of these needs are addressed when buying a quality product from a reputable manufacturer who has spent time designing the tool with the end user in mind.   Quality tools are what Fruit Hill Farm sells and they will give you many
  • Hemp mats for growing Microgreens And Wheatgrass

    Hemp mats are ideal for growing microgreens and wheatgrass. They are made of 100% natural hemp fibre, creating a biodegradable soilless growing medium with high water retention. Easy to use with no mess they can be composted after use. What are Hemp Mats made from? Hemp mat and seed tray Hemp mats consist of fully compostable, 100% natural (industrial) hemp fibre. The fibres are intertwined to form strong but light and airy mats. They are a very clean growing medium. Industrial hemp includes all varieties of cannabis cultivated for commercial use – apart from

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