The Sodshow

Irelands Best Podcast 2012 and 2013 and Only Garden Radio Show. With love from Greensax.ie – every Friday @ 3pm

21 November, 2014
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The Sodshow meets Mary Minnock of Soil Renew Ireland

On this week’s show:

 

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Peter Donegan talks to Mary Minnock of Soil Renew Ireland, about how her life journey brought her to working with soil renewal products. So what are soil renewal products? Mary explains it better than I could.

Soil Renew is a combination of organic plant matter and an ecosystem of microorganisms which creates humus in the soil. It will continue to improve the quality of soil over time. It is in pellet form and should be applied on the surface of the soil once a year. It is easy to use and should not be dug into the soil.

Very interesting. I can see where we’d use it!

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The Sodshow was Ireland’s Best Podcast in 2012 and again in 2013. It’s also Ireland’s only garden radio show and is brought to you with thanks to the very lovely Greensax.ie

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14 November, 2014
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The Sodshow Talks About The Rain

On This Week’s Show:

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Peter and Brian have a grand natter about the water, the rain, how it’s affecting gardens nationally. Peter has been working on a project over the past number of weeks and the heavy rain has seriously impacted his ability to work. It’s refreshing to hear the lads chatting together. No interviews this week, just the pair of them shooting the breeze. It’s light, it’s refreshing and yes, it’s an Irish Garden Radio Show talking about the weather. How’s that for a national stereotype?

Peter has some interesting comments about how garden design has changed due to the more extreme weather that Ireland has been experiencing and some planting recommendations.

As for the Sodshow team, Brian is doing his best to stay dry, Peter has won the wettest t-shirt in Ireland contest (no joking) and I’m (Caitríona) wringing my gardening gear out. The top image is our new “hall feature” borne out of necessity!

The very appropriate song of the week:


The Sodshow was Ireland’s Best Podcast in 2012 and again in 2013. It’s also Ireland’s only garden radio show and is brought to you with thanks to the very lovely Greensax.ie

Listen to The SodShow:

The Sodshow airs every Friday and is available in iTunes and all good podcast stores around 3.30pm the same day. Thoughts or comments ? @sodshow on twitter or on facebook as The Sodshow.

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7 November, 2014
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The Sodshow Talks Coffee With Nathanial Charis From Indonesia

On This Week’s Show:

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Peter Donegan talks to Nathanial, a coffee farmer from Indonesia. He talks about how Rangoon is perfectly situated to grow coffee, how Java coffee comes from the area of Java and that’s where the name originates. Would you believe that it takes a long, long time for coffee plants to mature? He has some 300 year old coffee trees, wow!

He describes how he started out growing coffee, and it’s not the most conventional of routes that he has taken. This is a great interview, packed with beans (scuse the coffee pun) of information. I’m off to put the kettle on!

With thanks to Trisari Dyah Paramita and Dr Catur Sugiyanto [Agricultural Attaché] of The Embassy of The Republic of Indonesia to Belgium, Luxembourg and the EU.

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31 October, 2014
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The Sodshow meets Paul O’Sullivan and Adam Whitbourn of Blarney Castle and Gardens – Part 2

On This Week’s Show:

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It’s the second half of the interview that Peter started last week on The Sodshow with the team from Blarney Castle and Gardens. It’s another great one. We think he went back for a second go at the Blarney stone though!

Here’s Peter’s notes on how to grow pumpkins from seed for the day that’s in it! http://doneganlandscaping.com/blog/2008/07/16/growing-pumpkins-from-seed/

And of course here’s my pumpkin recipes for breakfast, lunch & dinner! Pumpkin Recipes

Please do take note of Brian’s advice on staying safe tonight.

Happy Hallowe’en/Samhain!

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The Sodshow was Ireland’s Best Podcast in 2012, then 2013. It’s Ireland’s and only garden radio show and is brought to you with thanks to the very lovely Greensax.ie

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The Sodshow airs every Friday and is available in iTunes and all good podcast stores around 3.30pm the same day. Thoughts or comments ? @sodshow on twitter or on facebook as The Sodshow.

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24 October, 2014
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The Sodshow meets Paul O’Sullivan and Adam Whitbourn of Blarney Castle and Gardens – Part 1

On This Week’s Show:

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Peter Donegan chats to Adam Whitbourn, head gardener at Blarney Castle and Gardens who discusses how he and his team have taken on the massive task of changing the gardens from an accompaniment to the Castle, to being a stand-alone feature for visitors. His work-in-progress list is, as you might guess, long!

In case you’re wondering about the Blarney Stone…. yes it is there, yes you can kiss it. Paul says it was brought back to Blarney after the crusades and put into the castle wall for safekeeping. There are a number of myths and stories about how it arrived there and why it has special properties.

Have you kissed the Blarney Stone?

We reckon Peter may have visited it more than once….

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The Sodshow was Ireland’s Best Podcast in 2012, then 2013. It’s Ireland’s and only garden radio show and is brought to you with thanks to the very lovely Greensax.ie

Listen to The SodShow:

The Sodshow airs every Friday and is available in iTunes and all good podcast stores around 3.30pm the same day. Thoughts or comments ? @sodshow on twitter or on facebook as The Sodshow.

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