Ballybeg Greens

Ballybeg Greens supplies top quality organically grown, salad leaves, specialist veg, edible flowers and herbs to the food industry and the general public.

Ballybeg Greens is a social enterprise of Ballybeg CDP. We supply primary produce to the food service industry, provide training programmes, advice & information, a landscaping service and The Artery Garden Centre.

Operation Transformation is starting Next Monday January 13th
Cill Barra Community Sports Centre, Ballybeg, Waterford

🚨🚨 Operation Transformation is starting Next Monday January 13th 🚨🚨

📍 Where is it on?
Cill Barra Community Sports Centre, Ballybeg, Waterford

📍 What time does it start?
7.00pm Sharp but we ask that anyone registering in the centre on the night to arrive from 6.30pm to avoid time delays

📍 Do I have to be over weight to take part in this?
Absolutely not. Operation Transformation is a challenge for anyone looking to get fit and healthy for 2020 regardless of age, ability, fitness level or weight.

📍 What's the cost?
It's €35.00 for the 8 week programme *please note Eventbrite does charge a small additional online booking fee*

📍 What does the cost cover?
Weekly weigh ins and measurement tracking, weekly group exercise sessions (+ Wednesday walking group (optional)), Expert Talks by health professionals in Nutrition, Fitness & general well-being, weekly support and guidance, free class vouchers and discounted gym membership rates.

📍 How do I sign up?
You can sign up online to our 8 week Challenge through Eventbrite on the link below ⬇️
https://www.eventbrite.com/o/the-cill-barra-sports-centre-28569630231

or alternatively you can register at reception in the Sports Centre anytime between now and Monday January 13th ✅

Operation Transformation 2020 : Bigger, better and you'll be smaller! 😎💪

#operation #transformation #fitness #health #challenge

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Romanesco Courgettes coming soon to the shelves of Ardkeen Quality Foodstores. Hand picked and grown without the use of chemicals or sprays. Find them on the shelves alongside our range of fresh herbs and garlic.

#supportlocal #localfood #chemicalfree

Our new Veg boxes just arrived. A huge thank you to Tory Services for making these for us. Made from recycled pallets and by a local social enterprise these will definitely show off our produce.

Momo

#vegbox Got yesterday my first vegetable box from @thegardener96 #ballybeggreens Wonderful local, organic vegetables, for only 20€ a week! #noplastic #nopackaging #vegetablebox #localproduce #straightfromthegarden #knowwhatyoueat #seasonalproduce #eatwell #summer #naturallyorganic #boxofgoodies #vegetables #local #organic #organicveggies The box of goodness included: new potato, carrot, kale, baby spinach, mix leaves, spring onion, courgette, purple mangetout, tomato, gooseberry and blackcurrant 😋🥬🥕🥗
#thankyou #cantwaitforthenextone 😊

Harvested and hung out to dry. Our garlic formed its bulbs and is now drying out for a few weeks. Safe to say there is no chance of vampires any time soon.

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Ballybeg Greens - Weekly Vegetable Box

Ballybeg Greens are running a weekly vegetable box for three months with Down Syndrome Ireland.The Waterford & South Kilkenny Branch are helping Ballybeg Greens with arranging the sale and supply of the boxes and the DSI Branch will receive 20% of the income from all vegetable boxes sold. The local DSI Branch is a charity providing therapy, education and supports to people with Down Syndrome and their families in the Waterford and South Kilkenny area.

Follow the link below to find out more details and to subscribe.

https://billetto.ie/e/ballybeg-greens-weekly-vegetable-box-tickets-364701

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[06/12/19]   Urgent Information. A set of car keys were found in the community allotments yesterday afternoon. If anyone owns them of know who does please let us know to return them

[06/10/19]   Even with our very unpredictable weather, we are in full growing season and there is plenty to be doing around the garden. Whether that is sowing new seeds, potting on seedling, pruning or maintaining a healthy lawn here are a few tips to keep you busy this June.

• Stay ahead of weeds with a regular hoe. It’s good to dig out the perennials ones, such as dandelions, before they produce more seed.
• If carrots, beetroot and lettuce seem overcrowded gently pull a few young plants up to allow others to swell but don’t leave the ones you pulled go to waste, you can still eat these young plants.
• If you’re looking for that manicured look on your lawn, ensure that you mow at least once a week to encourage growth.
• Shade green/glass houses to avoid scorch and your green/glass house overheating.
• Regularly check your plants and ensure that the soil is moist. This is particularity important for newly planted trees or shrubs.
• Harden off any half hardy summer bedding plants and get the ready for planting out.
• Rose should be flowering now, remember to dead head any dying flowers to encourage repeat flowering.
• As new shoots grow, use soft ties to train climbing plants such as honeysuckle and clematis to their supports.
• Keep the compost of newly planted container potatoes moist, but take care not to overwater, as this compacts the soil, squeezing out the oxygen, and prevents the developing tubers from swelling.
• When planting out cabbages, use brassica collars to prevent cabbage root fly attack.
• Keep an eye on your onion and garlic. When the leaves start to yellow and die back, they’re ready to harvest.
• Although fruit trees will naturally shed some fruit (called the 'June drop'), aim to thin out congested branches further for bigger and better fruits.
• If you have plants fruiting in containers, remember to give them a high potash liquid feed to keep them healthy and productive.
• Try water potted blueberries with rainwater, as the lime contained in tap water reduces the acidity of the soil over time and blueberries perform better in acidic soil.
• If it hasn’t rained in a while, lift up the blades on your lawnmower to reduce stress on your lawn.
• Feed your lawn with fertilizer to encourage healthy growth during this growing season.
• Keep an eye out of pests and diseases on your plants as this is the time of the year that why are at their peak.
• Keep bird baths topped up during warm weather.
• Don’t forget to take a while to enjoy your garden too.

The good weather is really working to our benefit. Looks like the start of a good harvest with these guys in particular.

Momo

Momo visited Ballybeg Greens as our yearly tradition.
Jack and the team achieved so much since last year.
It was amazing as always to see how the vegetables, leaves and herbs we are getting in to the restaurant grow. Jack is doing incredible work. Growing organically is not an easy task, but Jack has his little helper “the frog” who is really happy to look after the tunnels. Please support local growers- we eat well thanks to them.
Thank you so much 😊 ❤️🐝

Our gardens are really coming to life and bursting with colour. Here is a few pictures of our vibrant colours dotted around the place during the weekend.

Our beans and our purple peas are really shooting up with this weather. It wont be long before we are harvesting these.

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A huge thank you to Oakwood Tree Care to giving us much needed mulch for our grounds. We'll we kept busy the weekend sprucing up the place

[05/07/19]   With the weather beginning to improve and lawns beginning to flourish the growing season is truly in full swing. May is the time of the year to really get your hands dirty and get into the garden. Here are a few tips to help you around the garden.

• Remove the now dying flowers from spring bulbs and keep the foliage. This will prevent the bulb using energy to produce seed and put its energy into the bulb for the following year.
• With temperatures beginning to rise, begin to harden off half hardy plants such as Verbena and Petunias.
• Take soft wood cuttings from perennials such as fuchsias, geraniums and argyranthemums.
• Early flowering clematis can now be pruned and kept tidy for the rest of the year.
• As the weather warms up begin to mow grass regularly. Start off with the lawnmower blades on a high setting and gradually lower them as the season progresses.
• If there is minor frost damage on plants, try prune back to the next healthy bud and see if it recovers instead of disposing of the plant.
• With all this new, soft growth, it’s a good idea to keep an eye out for snails and slugs, particularly after rain.
• Earth up potatoes and avoid any of the tubers being exposed.
• Water plants early in the morning and late in the evening. Watering in the middle of the day may cause the leaves to be scorched.
• When clipping hedges keep an eye out for nesting birds.
• Tie in any new growth on climbers while the shoots are still young and manageable. This is particularly important when it comes to training climbing roses.
• Get hanging baskets ready for the summer by planting them up now and hanging them in a greenhouse to mature for the oncoming summer.
• As the weather the gets warming vine weevils become very active. Keep an eye out for them on leaves or their angular bites on the leaves.
• Pinch out any runners that form on strawberries. This will redirect energy from the runner to the fruit. Also closer to the end of May, protect strawberries from birds by placing netting over them.
• Consider shading greenhouses as the weather begins to heat up later on in the month.
• Don’t forget to sit back and enjoy your garden too.

It really feels like the first of May here with the great weather. The gardens are literally buzzing with activity.

Its been a very busy week here at Ballybeg Greens. With new herb beds laid out and our peas and beans ready to race up their supports we are kept going. Here is a sample of what we have been up to.

[04/05/19]   April is an important time for gardeners with April showers and mild weather encouraging growth however, gardeners still need to be aware of the threat of frost during the night. Here are a few recommendations to keep us going in the garden this spring.

• Cabbage plants that were raised indoors and have been hardened off can now be planted out (Maybe protected for the week or two from the frost).
• Start topping up and forming a mound around your potatoes. Repeat every time your potato plants reach between 10 cm to 15 cm.
• Weeds become more of a nuisance this month. Remember to remove them before they flower and disperse further seeds.
• Feed your roses and shrubs. This will be of great benefit as the year progresses.
• Rhubarb should be ready to harvest this month. Just remember not to over harvest and allow the plant to get ready for next year.
• Any sign of a frost warning should have you running to the garden shed for fleece to cover your potatoes and new blossoms and spurs on your fruit trees.
• Any patches or damage to your lawn can now begin the repair process for that desired lush lawn for the summer. Seed over bare patches, begin to fertilize and cut regularly.
• Bamboo can also be divided and thinned out giving the plant room to breathe and get that much needed light to encourage new growth.
• Begin to increase watering of your indoor plants as wells as the longer days mean more opportunity to grow and flourish.
• Don’t forget to like and share this post to all of your green fingered friends.
• Happy Spring from all here at Ballybeg Greens.

As our growing season is really kicking off, our rhubarb beds are brimming with stakes. Why not pop into us and grab a bunch? We are selling at €3.50 a kilo. Prefect for a good crumble or tart in this spring weather. Feel free to show us your rhubarb creations as well.

Getting the supports up are ready for our peas and beans in one of our tunnels. Hopefully the weather will continue to improve and we will see all these guys flying up.

We would like to wish all our customers and supporters a Happy St Patrick's Day from all our Green fingered staff here at Ballybeg Greens.

[03/13/19]   March is known for its unpredictable weather. However, seedlings begin to sprout and there is plenty to do in the garden. Here are a few bits and pieces that you can be doing around the garden this month.

• Plant shallots, onions and early potatoes.
• With the wet weather protect the new shoots from slugs.
• Begin to plant your summer flowering bulbs.
• Keep an eye on seedlings with the lingering threat of frost early in the month.
• Top dress your containers with fresh compost.
• If your perennials have become overgrown now is the time to lift and divide them.
• Mulch and hoe any weeds to get an early advantage on keeping them under control.
• Mulch your fruit trees with well-rotted manure. Ensure that you don’t mulch up to the tree trunk as this will damage the trunk.
• If you want early fruiting strawberries this year, cover them with cloche to encourage this.
• Finish of pruning wisteria, summer flowering clematis and late flowering shrubs.
• Get your tools ready for the year ahead. Clean, sharpen and replace your tools as you see fit.
• Clean off the moss and the algae that has accumulated over the winter on hard surfaces, driveways and patios.
• Any of your spring bulbs that have begun to die off, now is the time to deadhead them and save the much energy that will be needed for next year. Note to only cut the stalks that have died off completely.

Happy gardening from all here at Ballybeg Greens.

We know that the weather has been very odd the past few weeks. However, our new salad crop is sprouting up very well. Also we have transplanted our garlic into a prepared tunnel and has gotten used to its new home very fast.

A very satisfying picture taken by Jack as he was planting these guys into our tunnels.

With the good weather that's out here, were giving our garlic a day in the sun. The chill in the air is a benefit for recently sprouted garlic cloves and will get the ready for planting one into the tunnels.

The ponds are buzzing with life this time of year, dare we say spring could be on it's way.

Getting ready for the growing season ahead of us with Jack starting a new salad crop in one of our seven poly tunnels and planting over two thousand garlic cloves. We have plenty of company too with the frogs getting a spring in their step.

[02/04/19]   As usual January seems to fly by here a Ballybeg Greens. With the unpredictable weather and all of us itching to get out into the garden and tidy that winter look off our gardens here is a few things that can be done during this February.
• Cut back shrubs such as Cornus and Salix cultivars (grown for their colourful winter stems) down to their bases.
• Prune overwintered fuchsias back to one or two buds on each shoot.
• Prune winter flowering shrubs such as Mahonia and Viburnum x bodnantense after their colourful display has finished.
• If you didn’t do it during the summer now is your chance to prune back your roses and other summer flowering shrubs.
• Lilies and alliums can be planted now but keep them in a sheltered place in the garden.
• A light feed to your plants as the weather begins to get milder later on during the month isn’t a bad idea, your plants are about the have a great growth spurt and will benefit from a feed.
• Onions and shallots and be planting too, once planted in trays and kept in a warm place before being planted into the ground.
• Tomatoes can be sown in trays and covered with a clear plastic (cling film will do) and placed on an indoors windowsill. Types ideal for early plants would be Moneymaker and Golden Sunrise.
• Clean up and wash you shed or greenhouses for the coming year. Using a mild disinfectant will help kill off any bug, eggs and diseases that may that overwintered in them.

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[01/21/19]   An interesting definition on Food Sovereignty found by Jack during his research.

Food Sovereignty
“Food sovereignty is the peoples right to healthy and culturally appropriate food produced through ecologically sound and sustainable methods, and their right to define their own food and agriculture systems”

Food sovereignty puts the needs and aspirations of the produce first. It is a concept that aims to empower the producer and the customer and connect them respectfully by providing and purchasing produce locally. This in turn reduces the corporate run food systems seen in today’s world. This provides just incomes for producers and fair pricing for customers.
Quality of food is a producer focus as the consumer is the priority rather than meeting the tight profit margins that corporate food systems create.
So next time when you are food shopping think about the 69c bag of carrots that had to be grown, picked, washed, packed and transported to a depot and then transported to your local supermarket.

Our Story

Ballybeg Greens is innovative in the way it brings new ideas of healthy living and sustainable living to a community of people. These projects are important in the sense that, it brings together a community, it strengthens and develops a sense of community identity and spirit.

Ballybeg Greens has a uniqueness. Individual in representing the people of that area, and having a space to build a community garden develops shared values and interests can be life changing to people.

The garden provides a common belief, interest. It allows the community to see how nature thrives. The garden gives a free & open space for friendships to begin. The community cultivates produce for people and businesses within the local community, this establishes a sense of pride and fulfilment. The garden also gives people the opportunity to grow produce that will sustain them and provide their own homes with a healthy lifestyle.

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