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New RTÉ series ‘GROW COOK EAT’ visits Grantstown Nurseries in Waterford for next show

The first programme in the brand new GIY (Grow It Yourself) TV series ‘GROW COOK EAT’ presented by the founder of GIY Michael Kelly and the GIY Head of Community Development Karen O’Donohoe aired last week. This Wednesday evening, the second programme focuses on tomatoes including a visit to Grantstown Nurseries in Waterford.

During the programme which will air on RTE 1 on Wednesday, March 21st at 7.30pm, Michael Kelly heads to meet the team at the nurseries located in Ballygunner, who have been growing tomatoes for the last 40 years. Managing director of Grantstown Nurseries David Currid ensures that the Ballygunner nursery is at the forefront of tomato growing in Ireland. David inherited his passion for tomato growing from his father Pat, who has been in the business since the 1960s.

‘GROW COOK EAT’ is a very practical series, aimed at helping people with little or no knowledge to grow their own food. As well as the step-by-step guides to growing vegetables, the series showcases features on building raised beds and improving soil fertility.

Following his visit to the tomato-growing nursery, Michael and Karen also show viewers how to grow their own tomatoes successfully at home, plus there are some delicious tomato based recipes demonstrated by Jack Kirwan owner of the Sprout and Co. food chain in Dublin.

The show is anchored at the home of GIY, at Grow HQ in Waterford City and each week the TV show also sees presenters Michael Kelly and Karen O’Donohoe travel to meet and visit expert food producers, chefs, and community food growing projects all across the country, plus delicious menu ideas will be shared weekly by Jessica Murphy of Kai Restaurant in Galway and Jack Kirwan owner of the Sprout and Co. food chain in Dublin.

GROW COOK EAT airs each Wednesday evening at 7.30pm on RTE 1 from March 14 until April 25th; the show is sponsored by Bord Bia and For further details see


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