• 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

  • vege-handbook

    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
  • tomato-sungold

    Tomato – Sungold F1

    The ultimate tomato.  Any taste comparison of different tomato varieties will always have Sungold on top.  It produces hundreds of golden yellow cherry tomatoes.  You can’t miss out on them! Sowing: February to March Sow 5 seeds into a small pot (7cm) and keep in a warm place.  Pot on into individual 7cm pots when … more information

    €2.80 Add to cart
  • parsnip-javelin

    Parsnip – Javelin F1

    Javelin is just amazing.  I will never grow another variety again.  It produces delicious and reliable roots with some tolerance to canker. Sowing: Sow directly outside in a well prepared seed bed in shallow drills (1.5cm deep).  The best sowing date is in late April/late May.  Any earlier sowings are very unreliable and the plants … 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growing their own food again and the perception that organic gardening is only for hippies and aristocrats, is quite outdated.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