September 19, 2021

Fridays on the Fly | 3 Tips for Trout Fishing in High Water

first_imgWhat are you supposed to do when you have the whole day to go fish, but your favorite stream is about twice as high as you’re used to seeing it? Well, you can always stay home and tie more flies, but there’s no reason why you can’t get out there and hook into a few, maybe even a big one. While many fly-fishers consider fishing high water to be hopeless, in actuality this situation can grant you the opportunity to catch trout you may rarely get a crack at otherwise. These three tips can help you turn the tables to your advantage during high water flows.nick41. When nymphing in high, off-color water, lengthen your leader and increase the diameter of your tippet.A longer leader will enable you to reach trout that are holding deep, and heavier tippet will help you fight and land fish in currents that are stronger than usual. Since trout can’t see as well when the water is off-color water, there is usually no need to fish 5x or 6x. Try using 4x instead, or even 3x, if you’re fishing a big weighted girdle bug or other type of stonefly nymph. If the water is high but still clear—these conditions have been common on the Davidson recently—you may want to stick to the diameter of tippet you usually use. But don’t forget to lengthen your leader to help your nymphs get down to where they need to be.2. Fish the banks, secondary currents, and eddies.When the water is up, the main current is often too strong for the trout to hold in. As a result, they tend to push toward the banks, where the flow isn’t as strong and the water isn’t as deep. Here, they can comfortably face upstream and can easily move back and forth through the softer current as they feed. Trout also seek refuge in eddies, where you may find them facing downstream as they pick off insects in the swirling current. In large rivers, you can also try fishing braids and back channels when the water is up. You may be surprised by how many fish can stack up in what looks to be just a small riffle or foam-line near the bank.nick33. Give the fish a good meal.When the water rises, the proverbial trout buffet opens for business. All kinds of goodies are washed into the river for the fish to eat, not to mention the various hatches that a rise in water level will sometimes set off. High water days are a great time to fish a streamer, either by dead-drifting it under a strike indicator or by stripping it on a sink-tip. A few of my favorites are Slump Busters, Meat Whistles, and Zonkers. Weighted general-purpose nymphs, as well as San Juan worms and egg patterns, can also be very effective. When nymphing, make sure to use enough split shot, and put your indicator way up on your leader to adjust for the change in the river’s depth. Then go find an eddy or a secondary current along the bank and fish away. When you see your indicator twitch, set the hook and hang on tight; the high water often brings the big fish out to play…last_img read more

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FA PREZ: We remain focused despite points to Zambia

first_imgPresident of the Ghana Football Association Kwasi Nyantakyi is calling for calm after FIFA awarded African champions Zambia three points and three goals in the 2014 World Cup qualifying Group D.Zambia won a protest against Sudan for fielding an unqualified player during their world cup qualifying game which Sudan won 2-0 in June.This means that the Black stars are now three points behind leaders Zambia and must now win their remaining four matches to make it a third successive appearance at the World Cup finals to be hosted by Brazil.According to Mr. Nyantakyi the Black Stars faces a tough task ahead but is optimistic they can surmount the challenge. “We want to remain as focus as ever and try to win all the games ahead of us. We win all our matches and then we are on top of our group with good scoreline”.“The players thought it wasn’t fair. They thought that winning points in the boardroom was not the best way of deciding winners in football and that we must all win points from the field of play”. “Unless the facts are overwhelmingly in favour of such a position, they will not welcome it.“They also thought that it was going to give free points to a team because they haven’t worked for the points and that doesn’t appear to be fair.He added: “That notwithstanding we’ve discussed and explained to the players that we must just go ahead and win our games. ““They must all redouble their efforts. They have to tune their minds and build their psyche stronger than before because the obstacles ahead are now going to be more difficult than we previously knew.”The Black Stars next assignment in the 2014 World Cup qualifier will be against Sudan at home on March 3, 2012.last_img read more

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Bruins vs. Blues results: St. Louis evens series on Ryan O’Reilly’s pair of goals in Game 4

first_img17:17 – Oskar Sundqvist is already throwing his body around. No fear after serving his one-game suspension.19:17 – 🚨 GOAL 🚨 The Blues have jumped out to a very early lead as Ryan O’Reilly completes a wraparound. Blues 1, Bruins 0.CAN YOU HEAR US???!!!!!! #stlblues #WeAllBleedBlue pic.twitter.com/YTqUT2YmVg— St. Louis Blues (@StLouisBlues) June 4, 201920:00 – Here we go. This is a massive game for both teams. MORE:  Watch the Stanley Cup Final live with fuboTV (7-day free trial)St. Louis scored inside the first minute, with O’Reilly getting his first of two goals on the night and setting the tone for the rest of the game. The Bruins, who were second-best all game long, didn’t go down easily as they equalized from two deficits to put a scare into the home crowd despite the Blues’ better play.Ultimately it was the Blues’ quality that shone through, as Boston faded in the third period and couldn’t withstand a St. Louis attack that ended the game with a 38-23 shot advantage.Sporting News tracked live scoring updates and highlights from Game 4 between the Blues and Bruins. Check out how it all went down:Blues 4, Bruins 2: Updates, highlights from Game 4Third period#PlayGloria , St. Louis.The @StLouisBlues have tied the series at 2-2 on the strength of their first-ever home win in the #StanleyCup Final. pic.twitter.com/CogysTyvku— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) June 4, 20190:00 – Game over! The Blues tie the series 2-2. And now it’s time to play ‘Gloria.’0:25.7 – It’ll be 4-on-4 for the remainder of the game as the teams got offsetting minors in a scuffle.1:29 – 🚨 GOAL 🚨 There’s the insurance marker. Brayden Schenn slots it into the empty net. Blues 4, Bruins 2.Make that 4-2. pic.twitter.com/duNkEOHg1I— St. Louis Blues (@StLouisBlues) June 4, 20191:39 – Rask is out of the net as the Bruins put on an extra attacker.3:13 – The crowd is now singing along with every song as the clock ticks down.5:45 – Things are heating up now as the Bruins try to get the equalizer. 9:22 – 🚨 GOAL 🚨 O’Reilly gets his second of the night, knocking in a rebound. he Blues have the lead once again. Blues 3, Bruins 2.GO CRAZY, ENTERPRISE CENTER!!!!! #stlblues #WeAllBleedBlue pic.twitter.com/w950t2Ux06— St. Louis Blues (@StLouisBlues) June 4, 201911:18 – St. Louis kills off the penalty.13:18 – PENALTY. Jay Bouwmeester goes to the box for high-sticking, and Boston heads to the power play.15:52 – And the penalty is over. St. Louis is 0-3 on the PP tonight.15:53 – O’Reilly and Schwartz crash the net but Tuukka Rask stands tall.17:52 – PENALTY. The Blues get their third power play of the game after Danton Heinen is called for tripping.20:00 – Here we go. 20 minutes of regulation time left and neither side with the advantage.Second periodAll even after 40. #NHLBruins pic.twitter.com/teB48m7y5d— Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) June 4, 20190:00 – We’re all even after 40 minutes.1:00 – Bruins are still playing without Zdeno Chara, who left the game after taking a puck to the face.4:07 – Penalty over. The Blues have seen all their momentum disappear after that shorthanded goal.5:41 – 🚨 GOAL 🚨 Boston gets a shorthanded goal after Brandon Carlo is somehow wide open to knock in a big rebound. Blues 2, Bruins 2.Brandon Carlo shorty to tie it. 👌 #StanleyCup pic.twitter.com/vDHdMyg6if— Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) June 4, 20196:07 – PENALTY. Now the Blues will have a chance to go on the power play after Connor Clifton penalized for an illegal check to Tarasenko’s head.8:00 – It’s not a power play, but the Blues are camped out in the Bruins’ end. The crowd is absolutely eating it up as St. Louis pours it on.9:29 – The penalty is killed off.11:15 – Off the post! Ryan O’Reilly nearly scores a shorthanded goal but he hits iron.11:29 – PENALTY. Colton Parayko goes off for a silly delay of game after flipping the puck over the boards in the defensive zone.12:13 – That penalty flew by without anything happening, and St. Louis is now 1-11 on the PP in the series.14:13 – PENALTY. Charlie Coyle is nabbed for high-sticking, and the Blues will get the first power play of the game.15:09 – The Bruins definitely have a bit more jump in this period, and the Blues aren’t able to physically dominate them like they did in the opening frame. Things could change, but this is a much better stretch for Boston.18:29 – Pastrnak stuffs the puck underneath Binnington, who doesn’t know if it’s behind him, but the St. Louis goalie manages to squash it before it trickles into the net.20:00 – And we’re back!First periodWe like that start. #stlblues pic.twitter.com/4VUMRQypvC— St. Louis Blues (@StLouisBlues) June 4, 20190:00 – The Blues have been energetic and physical this period, throwing 22 (!) hits in the first period without taking a penalty. Fun opening 20 minutes.You have a seat, too, Carlo. #stlblues pic.twitter.com/WiDk5N4TdA— St. Louis Blues (@StLouisBlues) June 4, 20194:30 – 🚨 GOAL 🚨 A quick transition leads to a Vladimir Tarasenko goal. The Blues are back in front. Blues 2, Bruins 1.We’re just gonna keep on bringin’ it. #stlblues #WeAllBleedBlue pic.twitter.com/ThwSbNGsZR— St. Louis Blues (@StLouisBlues) June 4, 20196:46 – 🚨 GOAL 🚨 Tie game after Charlie Coyle follows up on a rebound and pokes it home. Blues 1, Bruins 1.. @CharlieCoyle_3 ties the game! #StanleyCup pic.twitter.com/iuNYoMnD0v— NHL GIFs (@NHLGIFs) June 4, 201910:08 – Binnington is forced into a point-blank save after a bad giveaway by St. Louis. The Blues’ netminder’s confidence was rattled last game, so that may be what he needed.14:07 – The Blues are swarming the Bruins at the moment. Shots are 6-2 for St. Louis, but it feels like much more. It’s all evened up.The St. Louis Blues defeated the Boston Bruins 4-2 in Game 4 of the 2019 Stanley Cup Final on Monday night, tying the series up at 2-2. Powered by a pair of goals from Ryan O’Reilly, the Blues were energized from the opening puck drop and withstood two Boston surges to claim their first-ever home win in a Cup Final.last_img read more

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‘Caregiver’ presentation to be given across Sumner County

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments by Janet Donley, Sumner County Director of Senior Services  — A “Caregiver” is a person who provides needed help to a loved one, a neighbor, friend and in our situation the person being taken care of needs to be 60 years of age or older.In August, I will be giving presentations about the services and programs that may help you as a Caregiver. The schedule is as follows, and if you can’t attend the one in your town on the date scheduled you may attend any of the other presentations throughout the county.Aug. 19th-Conway Springs Senior Center —————-  11:45 a.m.Aug. 20th-Belle Plaine Barner Center————————11:30 a.m.Aug. 21st-Argonia Senior Center—————————–11:30 a.m.Aug. 22nd-Mayfield Senior Center—————————12:00 a.m.Aug. 23rd-Oxford Senior Center——————————12:00 p.m.Aug. 27th-Caldwell Senior Center—————————-12:00 p.m.Aug. 28th-South Haven Senior Center———————–12:00 p.m.Aug. 29th-Wellington Senior Center————————-12:00 p.m.I will also be providing information on Medicare Part D (Prescription Drug Coverage) for the 2014 year. last_img read more

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Cerro Gordo County tops 500 COVID-19 cases

first_imgMASON CITY — Over the weekend, Cerro Gordo County became the 19th county in the state to have 500 individuals test positive for COVID-19.As of this morning, 534 cases of coronavirus have been reported in the county. 432 of those cases have come in the month of July.  16 people in Cerro Gordo County have died, while 138 of those cases have recovered. No new deaths were reported in our listening area over the weekend.As of this morning, 829 people statewide have died from COVID-19; 42,358 individuals have tested positive; while 29,728 of those individuals have recovered.last_img read more

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Mourinho set to take control at United

first_imgLondon, United Kingdom | AFP |Jose Mourinho was expected to join Manchester United on Friday after drawn-out negotiations, marrying one of the world’s richest clubs with one of the most successful — and outspoken — managers.Mourinho has been in talks with United since Louis van Gaal’s sacking on Monday and British media claimed an agreement is now in place for the former Chelsea boss to fulfil his long-held ambition to manage the Premier League club.United are now set to officially confirm the 53-year-old’s appointment after the deal was delayed due to discussions over Mourinho’s image rights.The 20-time Premier League champions have turned to Mourinho after a frustrating spell since the retirement of Alex Ferguson, with first David Moyes and then van Gaal failing to restore former glories.Mourinho, who has won the Champions League with both Porto and Inter Milan, is said to have been offered a three-year contract that will pay him between £10 million ($14 million, 13 million euros) and £15 million per season.It was also reported Mourinho, who was sacked by Chelsea in December, is set to be given bonuses that will pay £5 million and £2.5 million respectively if he leads United to the Champions League or Premier League title.Talks between Mourinho’s agent Jorge Mendes and United’s executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward have resolved problems with Chelsea’s control of his image rights, paving the way for the charismatic but controversial boss to fulfil his long-held dream of managing the Manchester giants.Carry-out wineMourinho was seen strolling back to his town house in the upmarket London district of Belgravia wearing a smart black suit and carrying a bag from a wine shop on Thursday, shortly before reports emerged that he had agreed the deal.Mourinho, always conscious of his public persona, was said to have spent part of Thursday crafting his message to United fans in a statement which will accompany the club’s announcement of the deal.The former Real Madrid, Inter Milan and Porto boss will take charge of United for the first time when the club face Borussia Dortmund in Shanghai on July 22 on the first leg of a two-game tour of China.However, Mourinho should appear on the home bench at Old Trafford before then because he is due to take charge of an England XI in a charity game for Unicef against a Rest of the World XI on June 5.One of the main obstacles to Mourinho’s pursuits of silverware with United will be found across Manchester where his old rival Pep Guardiola is due to start work as City manager next week after moving to Eastlands from Bayern Munich. Mourinho and Guardiola exchanged barbs throughout their time at Real Madrid and Barcelona respectively and the renewal of their bitter feud promises to be one of the most fascinating aspect of the coming season.Although United legend Eric Cantona this week claimed Mourinho, renowned for his negative tactics, was not a good fit, former defender Rio Ferdinand was quick to welcome his impending arrival.‘Mourinho way’“I have heard many say the ‘Mourinho way’ is not the Manchester United style of playing football,” Ferdinand said.“However, the Chelsea team that Jose put together first time round when he entered the Premier League played with wingers and hurt teams with quick attacking play.“One thing I can tell Manchester United fans is that they have got themselves a true winner in all aspects. His CV shows success.”United icon Cristiano Ronaldo, now at Real Madrid where he played under Mourinho, added: “I hope United get back to being what they were because it’s an impressive club but in the last years they lacked an identity a bit.”Mourinho is reported to already be lining up new signings as he seeks to bolster an unbalanced squad that limped to a fifth place finish in the Premier League before ending the unlamented van Gaal era by beating Crystal Palace in the FA Cup final on Saturday.Even without the lure of Champions League action next season, Mourinho is hopeful of making several top-class additions.Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who worked with Mourinho at Inter Milan, is one target and on Thursday he hinted a move to Old Trafford could be on the cards.The Sweden striker has left Paris Saint Germain and, asked if there had been an offer from United, Ibrahimovic said with a smile: “I think it’s a great move (by United) — you want action, you bring in Mourinho.“I don’t give guarantees but there are concrete offers from the Premier League, so let’s see what happens.”Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

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County Launches Online Cultural and Heritage Tours

first_imgThe County Division of Planning has announced the launch of its Cultural and Heritage Virtual Tour series, an interactive platform that includes eight digital tours of interconnected historical, natural, cultural and arts attractions in Monmouth County. Monmouth County is offering local history buffs an early holiday gift. These virtual tours can be viewed by visiting bit.ly/monmouthmap. The Cultural and Heritage Virtual Tours program was designed to increase public awareness about the natural, cultural, historic, scenic, architectural, institutional and commemorative sites located in Monmouth County. Each tour has a unique theme which showcases attractions throughout Monmouth County, in categories such as: scenic, historic, architectural, art, cultural, science and technology, military, civic spaces, neighborhoods, crossroad/downtowns/commercial districts, pop, culture, myth/folklore/legends, unique or unusual and more.  Recommended in the 2016 Monmouth County Master Plan and modeled after the federal and state scenic byway programs, the complete series results in a network of tours featuring all 53 municipalities within county lines. Additional sites are currently being considered for inclusion on the byway tours. To nominate a site, email the name, location, a brief description and photo (if possible) of the site to [email protected] MOCO Cultural Byway: The trail begins in Matawan before winding through the heart of the Two River area and down the shoreline to Asbury Park, documenting artistically and culturally significant sites along the way. From the massive satellite installations atop Telegraph Hill in Holmdel, which were once used as an anti-aircraft defense system during the Cold War, to the Count Basie Center for the Arts in Red Bank, to Monmouth Park in Oceanport, this tour best defines the Jersey Shore experience. The Historic Monmouth Crossroads: A 4-century-old path that winds from the Sandy Hook Bayshore in Highlands through Middletown, Holmdel and Colts Neck, all the way to Millstone. It was a prominent thoroughfare for Colonial and British troops during the Revolutionary War, but there are other surprises along the way, like the Evil Clown of Middletown on State Route 35.center_img Two River-area educators and enthusiasts can tap into local circuits like: Two River Tri-way: This is the shortest tour in the byway series, but it provides historic context regarding the importance of the Two River peninsula in the overall countywide narrative. Beginning in Red Bank, the tour travels to points east along River Road where a trolley once carried passengers between Red Bank and Rumson. Some sites noted on the tour are privately held and not open to the public. “We are bringing residents a new way to discover our county,” Freeholder Deputy Director Lillian G. Burry said. “These eight interactive story maps take you across the county, encompassing every imaginable point of interest, from Revolutionary War sites to space exploration; from natural landscapes to happenings in downtowns. And from solemn memorials to iconic pop culture landmarks.” Visitors can also take the Ocean Drive tour, which begins on Sandy Hook and heads south along the Atlantic Coast, the County to Coast Byway tour, which extends out from Sea Bright and explores 350 years of local settlement, the South Monmouth Emerald Byway, an exploration of wildlife from Point Pleasant to Manasquan, and Upper Freehold’s Historic Farmland. Bayshore Drive: The tour allows residents and visitors to travel along local streets to explore the region’s downtowns and waterfront destinations. Once comprised of colonies of summertime bungalows and maritime industries, the area is now active year-round. The Bayshore region is characterized by traditional downtowns and denser residential neighborhoods set against the natural beauty of the Raritan and Sandy Hook Bay coastline.last_img read more

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$2 million Sentient Jet Breeders’ Cup Juvenile – Quotes and Recap – Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016

first_imgThe victory was the second World Championships triumph for Oxley, whose Beautiful Pleasure won the 1999 Distaff at Gulfstream Park. It was the third Breeders’ Cup win for Casse and seventh for Leparoux and first in the Juvenile for both. Winning Jockey Julien Leparoux (Classic Empire) – “He broke sharp and I put him in the race right away. He took second very nice. I tried to open up coming to the quarter pole, which he did and held off Not This Time (second). He is a nice colt. We really love him and we knew he was going to run good, so I’m glad we got the win.” Third-place jockey Joel Rosario (Practical Joke) – “I had a good trip. On the first turn I had to take hold just a little bit, not much.  Turning for home we went for it but the two in front were probably best today. In the last sixteenth they kind of got away from me.” Second-place jockey Robby Albarado (Not This Time, favorite) – “He was not all out today, but he galloped out well. He is an improving horse as this was just his fourth start. I look forward to the future. He’ll be a nice horse next year.” Second-place trainer Dale Romans (Not This Time, favorite) – “There’s no excuses. Perfect trip, the horse ran well, we just got beat by a real good horse in a fast time.” ARCADIA, Calif. (Nov. 5, 2016) – John Oxley’s Classic Empire ($11) disposed of Syndergaard at the head of the stretch and then held off a bid from favored Not This Time by a neck to win the 33rd running of the $2 million Sentient Jet Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1) for 2-year-olds on Saturday afternoon at Santa Anita Park. Third-place trainer Chad Brown (Practical Joke) – “No excuses.  He had good position throughout.  Joel gave him a good trip.  He seemed to handle the track fine.  We were simply third best today.”center_img Fourth-place trainer Steve Asmussen (Lookin at Lee) – “He tried. I thought he ran well. Two horses we’ve chased the last two times finished 1-2, so he’s been keeping good company. Obviously, he looks like a horse where more distance will help him. We’ll evaluate how he’s doing and try to figure out how to get a good 3-year-old.” Trained by Mark Casse and ridden by Julien Leparoux, Classic Empire covered the mile and a sixteenth on a fast track in 1:42.60. A Kentucky-bred son of Pioneerof the Nile, Classic Empire has won four of five starts with the lone blemish coming in the Hopeful when he wheeled at the start of the race and lost his rider. CLASSIC EMPIRE HOLDS OFF NOT THIS TIME TO WIN SENTIENT JET BREEDERS’ CUP JUVENILE Winning Trainer Mark Casse (Classic Empire) – “I thought at the top of the lane he was going to win easily. Then it got pretty close, but Dale (Romans) said all along it was going to be us two and it was quite a deal. We got a little unlucky with Valadorna, but maybe we got lucky this time. We have a lot of wonderful people that we work for and we have a great team. I have been doing this 37 years and I thought his race in the Bashford Manor was as good as any 2yo I’ve ever trained. Then his deal he did in the Hopeful up at Saratoga, so this is maybe even a little more rewarding because it hasn’t been easy. He’ll try you.” SENTIENT JET BREEDERS’ CUP JUVENILE QUOTESlast_img read more

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DD Gardening: Growing garlic couldn’t be easier!

first_imgThis week Donegal Daily’s gardening columnist Gareth Austin explains that growing garlic is a lot easier than you might think!This past week we’ve been buy planting our Garlic bulbs in Ballyholey Farm, our target this year is 3000 bulbs for planting, but I also grow around 70 in the back garden for our use as a family, and recently I was up helping a family in Sligo design and start planting out garlic in their new family vegetable garden.For years now I’ve been self-sufficient in Garlic, growing as much that our family can eat in a year – and having enough to use as seed for the following year. But commonly when I mention about growing your own garlic I’m met with a puzzled look, almost astonishment from people that you can actually grow Garlic here.Many folks think of Garlic as growing in sunny Italy or like the majority of Supermarket bought Garlic – grown in China.Garlic is a member of the Onion family, and is ideal for growing in our part of the world, why? – because it needs a cold weather snap to get it to grow properly, this is why it needs to be planted in the Autumn.But don’t get the garlic bulb grabbed from beside the cooker yet, there is a wee bit of planning first. First and foremost you need to get varieties of Garlic which are suited to our climate, for years I’ve grown the variety Messidor – a good sized Garlic bulb which dries quickly in the Autumn and stores well in my hammock in the shed for many, many months.Suitable varieties for planting will be available now at your local garden centre, you may come across other varieties such as Valleledo, Morado and the likes. What I’ve had success with over the years is these Softneck varieties.For planting you’ll need some well worked soil, rich in compost and fertility and soil which doesn’t waterlog, so create ridges, or raised beds, and plant your Garlic raised above any wet soil.It’s a myth that Garlic are low nutrient crops, to get good sized bulbs you will need lots of fertility for the many fibrous roots to gather. So a good handful of chicken manure pellets per m2 is ideal, and then a few waters with liquid comfrey in the late spring.Take your bulb, split it into Cloves – you should get 8-10 cloves per bulb, and plant these Cloves into your conditioned soil 6-12” apart (the further you plant the bigger the bulbs will get), you only push the clove gently into the soil until its at most 1” below the soil level. Then sit on your hands and let them grow. Over the winter the shoots will appear and this will continue until early next summer, then these stems will start to turn yellow and fold over- Voila!Your garlic is ready to be lifted and either dried for storage or washed, chopped and used right away as desirable Wet Garlic.Even if you have no vegetable garden, get some garlic bulbs from your garden centre are plant these through shrub beds, between roses – wherever you have some space and you’ll reap an immensely flavourful harvest!When I mentioned before about saving seed, when you’re using your bulbs next year just pick out the odd big clove and keep this aside for re-planting next autumn. So you’ll only have to buy your stock bulbs once and the rest of the time you can be replanting from harvested stock!So, what are you waiting for?DD Gardening: Growing garlic couldn’t be easier! was last modified: October 9th, 2016 by Gareth AustinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Empty homes in Donegal reaches 97 while over 500 remain on housing list

first_imgMore than 97 homes in Donegal have been unoccupied for more than three months while over 500 remain on the housing list, it was revealed on Monday. There have now been calls for Donegal County Council to speed up its housing allocation process after receiving confirmation that 32 houses in the Inishowen peninsula have been vacant for more than three months – despite 588 families remaining in housing need across the county.Commenting on the figures, Cllr Jack Murray said: “Despite the crisis in housing in Donegal, 97 council houses have remained unoccupied for more than three months – with, by far, the largest allocation of those being in Inishowen. “The level of housing need in Inishowen is a massive 588. Given that most of those applicants are families, it means that thousands of citizens are affected.“Therefore it is unacceptable that 32 houses can lie vacant while people are crying out for them.“So I am calling on Donegal County Council to make every effort to turn around houses once they become vacant and allocate them to families in need.“Every effort we take to help families off the housing list will have a positive and lifelong impact.” Empty homes in Donegal reaches 97 while over 500 remain on housing list was last modified: March 25th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:housing marketInishowenlast_img read more

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