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Basil growing methods  Follow Greta – Herbs in Annascaul

Greta has asked that we post this regarding Basil growing which she wrote last week
Greta’a tel no is 086 3169716 and email is gretasherbs@yahoo.com. See also http://www.annascaul.net/gretasherbs.php and http://www.discoverireland.ie/Activities-Adventure/greta-s-herbs/88295
Greta is a constant blog writer.

Basil is a much loved herb which is finally reaching its prime.

If  getting involved with basil growing methods,   please follow these patterns

This precarious plant requires special attention. Though easily grown from seed sown May onwards, the difficulty arises at the potting stage and this is usually due to overwatering and fluctuating temperatures. Sow seed every two weeks until the end of July to secure cropping until late autumn.

The three varieties I have grown this year are Sweet Genovese (which sounds like the name of a song), its cousin Red Basil (which is an attractive maroon version), and Greek bush (a superb variety with tiny leaves and a delicate flavour). If we get a sunny summer they will all happily thrive in pots inside on a windowsill.

There are several tricks to maintaining healthy plants. Basil abhors water on its leaves so water the compost only. Use water that is at room temperature; ideally collect rainwater which carries lovely nutrients and will invigorate these plants. Never water later than mid-afternoon as the plant may suffer an overnight chill. Always allow the compost to dry out almost completely between waterings. Do not water on dull days. Applying a little water every day is not the way to go. Basil dislikes having roots which are constantly wet.

Though we associate this herb with Italy, its origins are actually in dusty India. Its famed flavour has found its way all around the globe and it is used extensively in worldwide cuisine. There are over 100 varieties and flavours greatly vary!

Its appealing aroma on a hot summer’s day should get us reaching for the scissors to snip a (maximum) 2″/ 5 cm sprig from the top. This promotes bushy growth and will prevent greenfly attack: these pests first land on the tips to suck the sap. Treat Basil – the ‘King of Herbs’ – kindly and be rewarded with a bounty of delicious leaves!


June 23rd, 2016

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Source: A Dedicated Mountain, Hill and Road Walking Club.

 

The following  is a  link to Annascaul  walks and is  for those  who  need more  information about the wide  gamut  of  walks  on the  surrounding mountains  surrounding Annasucaul


June 15th, 2016

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Annascaul Weather

 

Please  click on the link  here or the map below  for today’s  weather  from Accuweather

http://www.accuweather.com/en/ie/anascaul/209443/hourly-weather-forecast/209443

 

Weather in Annascaul


June 15th, 2016

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Smokin Brew Barbecue, Hanafin’s Bar, Annascaul, Co Kerry.Hanafins BBQ

Craft Beer & Smoked BBQ, Local & Fresh, Slow & Low.

This Saturday @ 8pm

Passion & Quality

€12.50 for a plate of BBQ and beer tokens behind the bar.


June 10th, 2016

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kgcbicyclesaleskerryAs this week is National Bike week.

Annascaul.ie have organised Killorglin Cycle Repairs to visit the community to repair bicycles in the Annascaul/Inch/Camp and Lispole area.

Bring you bicycle along to & have any repair job done. There is a fee for service.

They will be located outside Annascaul House B&B, Main Street, Annascaul. Tuesday 14 June from 3.30pm.


June 10th, 2016

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Another great barbecue at Hahanafinsnafins on Saturday next at 9pm in Annascaul.

The weather will be great and we look forward to seeing all walkers and tourists to the area on the evening. Beal ban Beer AnnascaulGreat Craft beers from Graham where he created his Ambush Beer for this years’s 1916 rising and launched in March this year. The Ambush Beers will be available on the night .

Other  craft  beers  that John at  Hanafins is reselling  include Beal Ban  and Creans  beer from Dingle.


June 1st, 2016

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Putting on an Inch in Kerry

A play on drums – Drum Ireland put this  on yesterday on Inch  beach

Annascaul and Inch and Morocco dancing with Dance Drum Ireland

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Woh !  “Putting on an Inch”  We  are  not  in Morocco but it  definitely  seems  like  it .   What  great  weather in Annascaul and  Inch and in Kerry in general

A  long  way  from the Siege of Enis but still great  fun was  had  by all.   This was  taken  from our  twitter  feed  @annascaul_Inch



May 30th, 2016

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Annascaul Singing Club video – YouTube.


May 24th, 2016

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A very nice  introduction to Annascaul. Hope  you  enjoy  your  stay  in Annascaul

Annascaul Heights Holiday Homes – YouTube.


May 24th, 2016

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Annascaul Singing Club video – YouTube.


May 24th, 2016

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