WATCH: That's gardening - Planting lettuce


That’s Farming – the fastest growing Agricultural publication in Ireland – has launched That’s Gardening in association with Paraic Horkan.

We focus on planting lettuce and in this episode; advice is provided by Horkan – a well-known qualified Horticulturist who runs four national award-winning centres with his family.

Blight

Paraic advises that it’s the time of year to take control of blight, particularly on potatoes and tomatoes – he uses Bayer Blight Control.

  • Apply ‘Bayer Garden’ onto the foliage of the potatoes/tomatoes to keep them completely blight free through to the end of summer.

Salad

The horticulturist shows us how to make a window box of salad plants;

  • Fill the window box with Bord Na Mona compost and sprinkle ‘Grow Sure’ fertilizer on top,

  • Space the plants about six inches apart in the container,

  • Fill the window box completely and add water,

  • Regular feeding with Universal Liquid Feed will encourage growth throughout the summer,

  • Cut or pick lettuce leaves as you want as it will re-grow,

  • Use 'Bug Clear Fruit and Vegetable' - is good to use for greenfly, caterpillar or other bugs that might attack your plants. It is made from natural oil-seed rape, so you can eat the vegetable on the same day.

Video produced and edited by TF Media

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