• Klause Laitenberger at Milkwood Farm

    Grow Your Own Vegetables From Seeds

    Ireland has a unique climate. It takes time, patience and a lot of practice to grow vegetables here! Our seeds and books can help you learn the best ways to effectively grow vegetables in Ireland.

GreenVegetableSeeds.com: seeds, books and courses from master gardener: Klaus Laitenberger

Seeds of the Month

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    New: A Vegetable Growers Handbook

    A clear and concise guidebook for growing a wide range of vegetables both outdoors and with protection.  It is written in a way that is designed to give the reader a visual guide to growing vegetables.  It can be taken out into the garden and is packed with practical information on how to grow all … more information

    €7.95 Add to cart
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    Spinach, Annual – Chevelle F1

    An excellent spinach variety with dark green, glossy leaves. Ideal for summer cropping. It is high yielding, has excellent taste, slow to bolt, very attractive and mildew resistant. Sowing: Late March until July Spacing: Between plants: 10cm Between rows: 20cm Approx. seed count: 200

    €1.80 Add to cart
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    Scallions (Spring Onions) – Ishikura Bunching

    An outstanding variety, perfect for bunching.  Leaves are upright and dark green with straight long white stem. Perfect. Sowing:  Sow small amounts every 2 weeks from late March until July.  Sow 8-10 seeds per cell in modular trays and plant out 4 to 5 weeks as bunch. Spacing: Between rows: 25cm Between plants in the … more information

    €1.80 Add to cart
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    Oriental Brassica Salad – Pak Choi ‘Joi Choi F1′

    A brilliant Pak Choi with bright white stems and dark green leaves.  Excellent taste. Oriental brassicas are excellent from late summer onwards right through the winter if grown under protection.  In spring they are very prone to fleabeetle attacks and are best avoided unless grown under a fleece. Sowing: Sow small amounts every 3 weeks … more information

    €1.80 Add to cart

Our Story

Milkwood - Green House

When I came to Ireland in 1999, organic vegetable growing at home was just starting to become popular even though it was only a small number of people who took it up. This has completely changed in recent years. More and more people are now growing their own food again and the perception that organic gardening is only for hippies and aristocrats, is quite outdated.

As we all know, Ireland has a unique climate. It took me a few years to adjust the growing techniques I learned to this climate and soil. The main changes I made was to be patient, to delay sowing and planting and to grow on raised beds.

Vegetable Growing in Ireland

Books By Klaus Laitenberger

 

‘I was brought up short when I came across an inspiring new book this week ‘Vegetables of the Polytunnel and Greenhouse’ by Klaus Laitenberger. Formerly the Head Gardener at the Organic Centre at Rossinver, Co. Leitrim he has been growing vegetables organically for 20 years in the UK and Ireland. He lays out a successional growing programme, month-by-month, vegetable-by-vegetable which will almost double the productivity of the plot and really keep you in vegetables all year round.’    Caroline Foley – The Guardian

 

“Klaus Laitenberger has already written a general book on vegetable gardening and started a seed company. Now he’s produced a new book called “Vegetables for the Polytunnel and Greenhouse”. What makes it unusual, if not unique, is that it’s firmly based on hands-on experience gained in one of the more difficult parts of the country for growing things.

The approach is strictly organic, although most of the information is also relevant to gardeners who are not as purist. It’s self-published but excellently laid out and beautifully illustrated. He writes in a clear and orderly way in English that is fluent but occasionally has a turn of phrase that reminds you that it’s not his first language. And, although it’s aimed at beginners I learnt a lot from it, and I’m hardly a beginner at this stage.”    Dick Warner – Irish Examiner