Monthly Workshops

Kilgraney House, Carlow

Grow Your Own Through the Seasons at Kilgraney House

We have planned a series of six workshops for Kilgraney this year. Aimed at beginners and using organic principles, participants  will be covering all aspects of growing vegetables.

Workshop 1 – Sun, 26th February 

Early Spring – Introductory talk and walk around the garden with advice on planning and setting up a vegetable garden, crop rotation, soil requirements for different vegetables and soil conditioning.

Workshop 2 – Sun 25th March

Mid Spring – Spring tasks will include ground preparation; looking at seed, sets and tubers, seed selection and storage; conditions for successful germination, sowing (indoors and outdoors) and care of seedlings.

Workshop 3 – Sun, 22nd April

Late Spring – More spring tasks with advice on transplanting, organic fertilising and composting.

Workshop 4 – Sun 26th May

Early Summer – A look at summer tasks and growing of tomatoes, vegetables and fruits under cover.

Workshop 5 – Sunday, 25th June

Mid Summer – Weed, pests and disease control – how to recognise threats and how to treat them organically.

Workshop 6 – Sunday 22nd July 

Late Summer – Harvesting – when, how, freezing, picking, preserving, etc. Finishing with Autumn tasks and preparations for the next growing season.

The cost of each is €25.00 or if you book all six at the same time, there will be a special offer of six for the price of five. To secure a place please contact Kilgraney directly, but don’t delay as places are limited.

“I did an entry level gardening course with Dee a couple of years ago and couldn’t recommend her course enough. She knows anything there is to know about vegetable growing, is very free with her knowledge. Dee genuinely loves what she does and her enthusiasm is infectious. Her class was fabulous, engaging, fun and brimming with useful tips and hints. It truly takes the mystery out of growing your own.” S. Jordan, Carlow