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The Kitchen Garden Radio Show 24th August 2018

The Kitchen Garden Radio Show 24th August 2018

On the show this week Mags gives us some ideas, tips and recipes for tasty and nutritious School Lunches.

In Food News, we hear about Robotics in Food Service.

We both report from the Totally Terrific Tomato Festival in the National Botanic Gardens.

There's a remider of the schedule for the upcoming Voxpro Urban Garden Festival in Cork.

In Nature Notes, it's Meadow Saffron and Moths.

I bring a group of anglers to Mount Juliet to try for some Trout from the River Nore and I talk to Dan O'Neill, Fishery Manager on the estate.

Of course there are also some jobs to do in the garden:

- Start harvesting your maincrop potatoes as the leaves die back. Store your potatoes in thick paper bags.
- Lift & dry onions, shallots & garlic once the foliage has flopped over and yellowed.
- Cut back leaves on grapevines to let the sun ripen the fruits
- Remove the lower leaves of cordon tomatoes up to the lowest truss, to let more light and air reach the fruits
- Sow green manure