Seed Shop

Over 110 Varieties In Alphabetical Order

Our seed shop stocks all our varieties which have been selected for flavour, reliability and disease resistance.  They have been tried and tested by myself and there are some real gems amongst them. 

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  • Aubergine – Black Beauty

    An old heirloom variety but still very popular.  Produces long, smooth purplish-black fruits with a good flavour. Sowing: February to late March Sow 5 seeds into a small pot (7cm) and keep in a warm place.  Pot on into individual 7cm pots when ready.  Plant into greenhouse or polytunnel. Spacing: Between rows: 50cm Between plants … more information

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  • Basil – Sweet Genovese

    The best basil with relatively large leaves and excellent flavour, ideal for pesto.  Only grow indoors or in summer in a very warm garden. Sowing: Sow 4-6 seeds in each cell of a modular tray from early April until late June.  Plant into a tunnel or greenhouse about 5 weeks after sowing. Approx. seed count: … more information

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  • Bean, Broad – Aquadulce Claudia

    An excellent variety for autumn sowing, very hardy. Compact plants. Sowing: Sow directly 5cm deep in drills outdoors from late September until early November. Spacing: 20cm x 30cm Approx. seed count: 50

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  • Bean, Broad – Witkeim Manita

    An excellent, high yielding variety with a large number of medium sized pods.  Suitable for spring sowing. Sowing: Sow directly in drills outdoors (5cm deep) from late February until late April. Spacing: 20cm x 30cm Approx. seed count: 50

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  • Bean, French (climbing) – Cobra

    Cobra produces a huge yield of delicious stringless beans over a long period.  This variety is very hard to match.  It is suitable for indoor cropping as well as outdoors in sheltered gardens. Sowing: Sow 5 seeds into 9cm pots in mid May and plant out about 4 weeks later around each bamboo cane Sow … more information

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  • Bean, French (dwarf) – Purple Teepee

    My favourite Dwarf French Bean variety.  You really can’t miss the beans as they are produced above the leaves and are a lovely purple colour.  But don’t worry – they turn green when cooked. Sowing: Sow directly into the ground (4cm deep) in May to June (or in April indoors) or Sow 3 seeds into … more information

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  • Bean, French (dwarf) – Safari

    A modern quick maturing stringless French bean with good disease resistance. Sowing: Sow directly into the ground (4cm deep) in May to June (or in April indoors) or Sow 3 seeds into a 9cm pot indoors (April –June) and plant out about 4 weeks after Spacing: Between rows: 40cm Between plants in the row: 15cm … more information

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  • Bean, Runner – Enorma

    A fantastic runner bean – beautiful flowers, delicious beans and with ‘no strings attached’.  You can’t go wrong. Sowing: Sow 5 seeds into 9cm pots in mid May and plant out about 4 weeks later around each bamboo cane.  Or Sow directly into the ground (4cm deep) roughly 5 seeds next to each cane. Approx. … more information

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  • Bee & Butterfly Mix

    Bee and Butterfly mix is an Amazing mix of 45 annual flowers and herbs that attract bees and butterflies into your garden.  The seeds can be sown directly onto a well prepared seed bed and raked in.  Alternatively if you want to be more efficient with seeds you can sow the seeds into trays or … more information

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  • Beetroot – Detroit Globe

    Beetroot – Detroit Globe is a very old maincrop beetroot variety that still performs extremely well.  It is highly recommended by Kylemore Gardens Sowing: Sow directly outside in a well prepared seed bed in shallow drills (1.5cm deep) from mid April until June. Between rows: 25cm Between plants in the row: 10cm Approx. seed count: … more information

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  • Beetroot – Bulls Blood

    Beetroot – Bulls Blood is a dual purpose variety known for its blood red leaves.  The leaves can be used in salads or steamed like spinach and the roots cooked like any other beetroot Sowing: Sow directly outside in a well prepared seed bed in shallow drills (1.5cm deep) from mid April until June. Spacing: … more information

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  • Beetroot Cylindra

    Beetroot – Cylindra

    Beetroot – Cylindra is a delicious and very high yielding cylindrical shaped beetroot.  Can become quite large and yet remains tender.  Ideal for pickling. Sowing: Sow directly outside in a well prepared seed bed in shallow drills (1.5cm deep) from mid April until June. Between rows: 25cm Between plants in the row: 10cm Approx. seed count: … more information

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  • Beetroot – Pablo F1

    Beetroot – Pablo F1 is the one to get excited about.  You really can’t go wrong with Pablo.  It is absolutely delicious, reliable and high yielding and you’ll never get that bitter taste that can put people off beetroot. Pablo is an all round variety suitable for early sowings as well as for storing. Sowing: … more information

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  • Beetroot Mix

    Beetroot Mix -in this mixture there are five different types of beetroot including a white and yellow type, a long elongated variety, a striped Italian variety – and a normal red heritage variety.  I hope you enjoy the diversity. Growing Beetroot Family: Chenopodiaceae (Goosefoot Family) Related to: Chard, perpetual spinach, sugar beet and annual spinach. … more information

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  • Borage

    Borage is a bushy plant with attractive sky blue flowers ideal for salads.  You only need to sow it once as it self seeds. Sowing:  From March to June. Sow one seed per module and plant out 4 weeks later.  Alternatively sow direct. Spacing: 20cm x20cm Approx. seed count: 30 In the early part of … more information

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  • Broccoli – Purple Sprouting Mix

    Don’t mix this one up with the green ‘broccoli’ you know from shops.  These are called calabrese in the gardener’s language!  This one is the purple sprouting broccoli – our own blend of 5 varieties – that will yield delicious and healthy spears from February until May. Sowing: The best time to sow Sprouting Broccoli … more information

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  • Broccoli – Romanesco

    Brocoli – Romanesco is a most unusual and attractive summer broccoli with conical shaped heads. Sowing: Make successional sowings every 3 to 4 weeks from April until mid June. Sow one seed per module about 1.5cm deep and about 4 weeks later plant out. Spacing: Between rows: 45cm Between plants in the row: 30cm Seed … more information

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  • Brussels Sprout – Brigitte F1

    Brussels Sprout – Brigitte F1: I could never grow Brussels sprouts until I met Brigitte!  This is such an excellent variety with excellent disease resistance and flavour and also the buds don’t open up prematurely. Sowing: Mid April until June. Sow one seed per module about 2cm deep and about 4 weeks later plant out the … more information

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  • Burdock

    Burdock is a Japanese root vegetable -a cultivated variety of our native burdock.  A biennial with large leaves and delicious edible roots. Sowing:  March to May.  Sow one seed per module about 2cm deep and plant out 4 weeks later. Harvesting: In Winter. Spacing: 1 square metre per plant. Approx. seed count: 15 Burdock root is … more information

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  • Cabbage, Red – Rodynda

    The best red cabbage ever, bio-dynamically bred.  The flavour and texture is outstanding and the yield is fantastic.  Matures in late Autumn for storage. Sowing: In modules April to May Approx. seed count:20

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  • Cabbage, Savoy – Vertus

    A very frost hardy savoy cabbage with finely blistered dark green leaves for harvesting from October until February. Sowing: April to early June Sow one seed per module about 1.5cm deep and about 4 weeks later plant out. Spacing: Between rows: 50cm Between plants in the row: 50cm Approx. seed count: 100

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  • Cabbage, Spring – Hispi F1

    A delicious early pointed cabbage.  One of the most tender cabbages especially if grown in early spring in a tunnel.  Be aware though that once it is ready it will crack, so only sow a few seeds at a time. Sowing: March to April on propagator Sow one seed per module about 1.5cm deep and … more information

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  • Cabbage, Summer – Stonehead F1

    An excellent summer cabbage producing a dark green head with a solid heart with an excellent flavour. Sowing: March to April on a propagator Sow one seed per module about 1.5cm deep and about 4 weeks later plant out. Spacing: Between rows: 40cm Between plants in the row: 40cm Approx. seed count: 30  

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  • Cabbage, Winter – January King Late No.3

    A very hardy, frost resistant variety with red –tinged leaves.  The colder it gets the redder the leaves.  Matures from November until January.  Harvest as required. Sowing: April to early June Sow one seed per module about 1.5cm deep and about 4 weeks later plant out. Spacing: Between rows: 45cm Between plants in the row: … more information

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  • Calabrese – Chevalier F1

    Calabrese is the broccoli from the shops with the dark green head.  Chevalier is an excellent variety suitable for early main and late sowings.  Has good cold and disease resistance. Sowing: Make successional sowings every 3 to 4 weeks from April until mid June. Sow one seed per module about 1.5cm deep and about 4 … more information

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  • Calendula – Pot Marigold

    Calendula – Pot Marigold is a semi double variety of this amazing edible orange flower.  It has also many medicinal benefits and can be made into herbal preparations. Sowing:  From March to June. Sow one seed per module and plant out 4 weeks later.  Alternatively sow direct. Spacing: 20cm x20cm Approx. seed count: 80 Although … more information

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  • Carrot – Autumn King

    One of the most reliable varieties.  Well suited to heavy soils, but maybe not the best for flavour.  Harvest in October for storing through the winter. Sowing: Sow directly outside in a well prepared seed bed in shallow drills (1.5cm deep).  The best sowing date is in late May/early June to avoid the carrot root … more information

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  • Carrot – Chantenay Red Cored

    A delicious stump rooted carrot with smooth roots. Harvest from late August onwards. Sowing: Sow directly outside in a well prepared seed bed in shallow drills (1.5cm deep).  The best sowing date is in late May/early June to avoid the carrot root fly. Spacing: Between rows: 25cm Thin to 3cm between plants. Approx. seed count: … more information

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  • Carrot Rocket F1

    Carrot – Rocket F1

    Carrot – Rocket F1  is my favorite carrot variety.  One of the most delicious and versatile varieties. Sowing: October, February and March under protection. April and May outdoors. Approx seed count: 250 sds Growing Carrots: Family: Apiaceae (Umbelliferae) Related to:  Parsnip, celery, celeriac, parsley, coriander, dill. Botanical classification:  Daucus is the ancient Greek name for … more information

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  • Carrot – Romance F1

    Carrot – Romance F1 Carrot – Romance F1 is a very popular and most attractive carrot.  It grows very uniformly and performs well in most soil conditions. Carrot – Romance F1 yields blunt tipped carrots with deep orange roots.  Resists cracking and is very sweet tasting.  It is an early Nantes type and stores well. Sowing: … more information

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  • Carrot – Rothild

    One of the nicest tasting carrots with a very high vitamin content.  An excellent performer in our climate.  Harvest in October for storing through the winter. Sowing: Sow directly outside in a well prepared seed bed in shallow drills (1.5cm deep).  The best sowing date is in late May/early June to avoid the carrot root … more information

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  • Cauliflower – Flamenco F1

    A very reliable variety with a heavy compact white curd.  Very vigorous and well suited to the Irish climate. Sowing: In modules April – mid June.  Plant out about 4 weeks later. Spacing: Between rows: 60cm Between plants in the row: 60cm Approx. seed count: 15

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  • Celeriac – Giant Prague

    An excellent variety that produces large roots with an excellent flavour. Sowing: Celeriac isn’t the easiest vegetable to grow from seed.  In late March to mid April, sprinkle the small seeds thinly onto a filled 9cm pot containing fine seed compost and place on a propagator.  About 3 to 4 weeks afterwards prick out the … more information

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  • Celery – Victoria F1

    If you have tried to grow crunchy celery before and have failed, Victoria will come to your rescue.  It is absolutely fantastic, producing strong upright stalks that are crisp and succulent Sowing: In late March to early May, sprinkle the small seeds thinly onto a filled 9cm pot containing fine seed compost and place on … more information

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  • Chard – Rainbow Chard

    Each plant has different coloration ranging from white, yellow, pink, orange and red.  You can easily plant it in your flower border.  The whole leaf can be used and cooked like spinach or chard. Sowing: April – June It can either be sown directly into the garden or first raised in modular trays.  The seeds … more information

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  • Chard – Swiss Chard

    Swiss Chard is also known as Silver Beet or Seakale Beet.  It is a very popular vegetable in Italy where the white leaf stem is used as the vegetable.  The whole leaf, however, can be used.  Delicious if lightly steamed or stir-fried. Sowing: Make two successional sowings, the first one in April and the second one in … more information

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  • Children’s Seed Tin (5 packs)

    We selected 5 really easy and fun crops for children to grow.  They are beautifully presented in a seed tin and growing instructions are enclosed.  The tin contains the following seeds: Giant Sunflowers, Big Ugly Pumpkins, Bee & Butterfly Flower Mix, Cress and Radish. Sunflowers – Tall and Small Have you ever grown giant sunflowers?  … more information

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  • Claytonia – Winter Purslane

    Claytonia is also known as winter purslane or miner’s lettuce.  It is one of my favourite winter salads. Sowing: August to September for outdoor growing September for indoor growing Sow 5 – 7 seeds per module about 1cm deep and about 5 weeks later plant out. Spacing: Between rows: 25cm Between plants in the row: … more information

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  • Coriander – Leisure

    Coriander is becoming a very popular herb.  This variety ‘Leisure’ is specially selected for leaf production.  If you buy plain coriander seeds they are likely to bolt much quicker as the plants are meant for producing coriander seeds. Sowing:  Sow small amounts every 3 weeks from late March until August.  It can be sown directly … more information

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  • Corn Salad – Vit

    Vit is a fantastic variety which produces dark green relatively upright leaves.  Only sow corn salad in late summer/autumn for harvesting in late autumn to late winter. Sowing: Sow directly outside in a well prepared seed bed in shallow drills (1.5cm deep).  The best time to sow is in August/ September Spacing: Between rows: 15cm … more information

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  • Courgette – Ambassador F1

    A very good early variety dark green leaves.  Very reliable.  Harvest regularly throughout the summer. Sowing: Mid April until late May Sow individual seeds into small pots (7cm) or large modules and keep in a warm place.  Pot on into a 10cm pot when ready.  Plant out in late May-June after hardening off.  Initial protection … more information

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  • Courgette – Nero Di Milano

    Nero Di Milano is an open-pollinated variety with dark green fruits from Italy. Sowing:  Mid April until late May Sow individual seeds into small pots (7cm) or large modules and keep in a warm place.  Pot on into a 10cm pot when ready.  Plant out in late May-June after hardening off.  Initial protection with a … more information

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  • Courgette – Parador F1

    Attractive, shiny golden-yellow fruits with a wonderful nutty flavour and texture.  Harvest regularly throughout the summer. Sowing: Mid April until late May Sow individual seeds into small pots (7cm) or large modules and keep in a warm place.  Pot on into a 10cm pot when ready.  Plant out in late May-June after hardening off.  Initial … more information

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  • Cress – Fine Curled

    Cress – Fine Curled is the easiest and fastest salad to grow with a slightly spicy taste. Sowing: Sprinkle seeds thickly over a thin layer of compost. Do not cover the seeds.  Grow indoors in a pot all year round. Ready to harvest in two to three weeks. Approx. seed count: 1500 sds Botanical name: Barbarea … more information

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  • Cucumber – Passandra F1

    Passandra produces high quality medium sized (15cm) cucumbers.  It is also tolerant of mildew.  My favourite. Sowing: Late April until mid June Sow individual seeds into small pots (7cm) or large modules and keep in a warm place.  Pot on into a 10cm pot when ready.  Plant into greenhouse or polytunnel.  Two plants should be … more information

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  • Cucumber Bella F1

    Cucumber- ‘Bella F1’

    Cucumber – Bella F1 is an  all female greenhouse variety which produces good yields of long, 35cm (14”) fruits with a superb cucumber flavour and no bitter aftertaste. With a vigorous habit and good tolerance to powdery mildew, Cucumber ‘Bella F1’ makes a reliable variety when grown in a greenhouse or polytunnel against supports. Sowing: Late … more information

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  • Dill – Dukat

    Dill is ‘dillicious’.  Dukat is the best variety for leaf production.  If you buy plain dill seeds they are likely to bolt much quicker as the plants are meant for producing dill seeds. Sowing:  Sow small amounts every 3 weeks from late March until August.  It can be sown directly into the ground or into … more information

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  • Fennel, Florence – Rondo F1

    Florence fennel should be grown more often.  Rondo is an early, high yielding variety.  Very high quality with rounded white bulbs. Highly resistant to bolting.  Performs well under glass or polytunnel.  If you Sow one seed per module about 1cm deep and about 4 – 5 weeks later plant out. Sowing: May to June Spacing: … more information

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  • Gift Box

    An ideal gift for any gardener.  The book “Vegetables for the Irish Garden” and 10 seed packets selected by Klaus wrapped in a gift box.

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  • Green Manure – Phacelia

    Phacelia is my favourite summer green manure.  As the German name ‘Bee’s Friend’ shows it is also one of the best plants for attracting beneficial wildlife. Sowing:  From late March to September. Sprinkle the seeds over a finely raked soil. Cover 7 square metres. More on summer green manures In nature bare soil doesn’t exist.  … more information

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  • Kaibroc F1

    Kaibroc F1 is a new development in broccoli.  It is a unique and delicious vegetable which has been brought about by crossing Broccoli with Kailan.  This produces a crunchy vegetable with slender, long shoots which are sweet tasting. Grown for it’s delicious crunchy and slender stems with small edible florets. Sowing: Early April – late … more information

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  • Kale - Nero Di Toscana

    Kale – Nero di Toscana

    Kale – Nero di Toscana is the kale that chefs rave about.  It has dark green lanceolate shaped leaves.  Looks a bit like a palm tree.  Can be harvested throughout the winter. Sowing: April to early June Sow one seed per module about 1.5cm deep and about 4 weeks later plant out. Spacing: Between rows: … more information

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  • Kale – Red Russian

    A very attractive and frost hardy kale.  Crops over a long period with purple/green leaves.  Can be harvested throughout the winter.  Highly recommended by Fionnuala Fallon from the Irish Times. Sowing: April to early June Sow one seed per module about 1.5cm deep and about 4 weeks later plant out. Spacing: Between rows: 50cm Between … more information

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    Kale – Redbor F1

    Redbor is definitely the most beautiful vegetable in your garden and of course you can eat it as well.  It has densely curled red leaves. Sowing: April to late June Sow one seed per module about 1.5cm deep and about 4 weeks later plant out. Spacing: Between rows: 60cm Between plants in the row: 50cm … more information

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  • Kohlrabi – Azur Star

    A very attractive and delicious purple kohlrabi.  Very easy to grow and very versatile.  Kohlrabi is the queen of the cabbage family. Sowing: Late March (in mild areas) to late June Sow one seed per module about 1cm deep and about 4 weeks later plant out. Spacing: Between rows: 30cm Between plants in the row: … more information

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  • Leek – Blue Solaise

    Leek – Blue Solaise is a traditional French variety that is extremely hardy.  Deep blue/purple leaves.  Plants are ready to harvest in March to May the following year. Sowing: May to June Sow 2 seeds per cell in modular trays and plant out 8-10 weeks after sowing without splitting up the seedlings. Spacing: Between rows: … more information

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  • Leek – Bluegreen Winter

    A truly winter hardy leek with attractive blue green leaves.  They are ready for harvesting from November until February.  An improved bluegreen winter type. Sowing: February to March Sow 2 seeds per cell in modular trays and plant out 8-10 weeks after sowing without splitting up the seedlings. Spacing: Between rows: 45cm Between plants in … more information

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  • Leek – Hannibal

    Hannibal is a very strong growing leek with a great root system making it ideal for organic production.  It’s also very delicious.  You can harvest it from September until late November Sowing: February to March Sow 2 seeds per cell in modular trays and plant out 8-10 weeks after sowing without splitting up the seedlings. … more information

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  • Lettuce – Lakeland (Iceberg)

    Lettuce – Lakeland is a crunchy and crisp ‘Iceberg’ lettuce which has heavy dark green heads and is ideal for the Irish climate.  Lakeland is very reliable with large well wrapped heads and has few outer leaves.  Resistant to mildew and bolting.  Iceberg lettuce often has a bad reputation, however, if grown organically it can make quite … more information

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  • Lettuce – Red Salad Bowl

    Lettuce – Red Salad Bowl is a traditional oak-leaf  lettuce with attractive burgundy/green leaves.  It’s very high yielding and will produce succulent leaves over a long period of time. Sowing: March until July in modules, plant out about 4 to 5 weeks later. Spacing:  Between rows: 35cm Between plants in the row: 35cm Approx seed … more information

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  • Lettuce – Salad Bowl

    Lettuce – Salad Bowl is the green version of red salad bowl.  A high yielding attractive oak-leaf lettuce with delicious succulent leaves. Sowing: March until July in modules, plant out about 4 to 5 weeks later. Spacing:  Between rows: 35cm Between plants in the row: 35cm Approx seed count: 200 Lettuce: Latin name:  Lactuca sativa … more information

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  • Lettuce – Surprise Mix

    Lettuce – Surprise Mix is my own mixture of the best lettuce varieties.  Expect a surprise. Sowing:  Sow small amounts every 2 weeks from late March until July.  Sow 1-3 seeds per cell in modular trays and plant out 4 to 5 weeks after sowing.  Do not cover the seeds! Spacing: Between rows: 25cm Between … more information

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    Lettuce, Batavia – Red & Green Mix

    Lettuce, Batavia – Red & Green Mix is an interesting mix of red and green batavia lettuce.  Delicious crunchy leaves.  One of my favourites. Sowing: Sow small amounts every 2 weeks from late March until July.  Sow 1 seed per cell in modular trays and plant out 4 to 5 weeks after sowing.  Do not … more information

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  • Lettuce, Butterhead – Marvel of Four Seasons

    Lettuce, Butterhead – Marvel of Four Seasons is a very attractive red green butterhead.  A delicious and tender variety, easy to grow. Sowing: Sow small amounts every 2 weeks from late March until July.  Sow 1 seed per cell in modular trays and plant out 4 to 5 weeks after sowing.  Do not cover the … more information

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    Lettuce, Cos – Little Gem

    Lettuce, Cos – Little Gem is one of the most delicious and popular types of lettuce with a lovely flavour. Sowing:  Sow small amounts every 2 weeks from late March until July.  Sow 1 seed per cell in modular trays and plant out 4 to 5 weeks after sowing.  Do not cover the seeds! Spacing: … more information

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    Lettuce, Cos – Red Cos

    Lettue, Cos – Red Cos is a special red cos type specially selected for baby-leaf production.  The leaves remain dark red even if grown under protection. Sowing: Sow small amounts every 2 weeks from late March until July.  Sow 1 seed per cell in modular trays and plant out 4 to 5 weeks after sowing.  … more information

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  • Lettuce, Crisphead – Lakeland

    Lettuce, Crisphead – Lakeland is a traditional iceberg variety.  Very reliable with large well wrapped heads.  Resistant to mildew and bolting. Sowing: Sow small amounts every 2 weeks from late March until July.  Sow 1 seed per cell in modular trays and plant out 4 to 5 weeks after sowing.  Do not cover the seeds! … more information

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  • Lettuce, Loose Leaf – New Red Fire

    Lettuce, Loose Leaf – New Red Fire is a dark red lollo type with high resistance to bolting.  Delicious sweet, crisp leaves with wine red tinges. Sow small amounts every 2 weeks from late March until July.  Sow 1 seed per cell in modular trays and plant out 4 to 5 weeks after sowing.  Do … more information

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  • Lovage

    Lovage

    Lovage is an upright, herbaceous, perennial plant growing to 1.8–2.5 m (5.9–8.2 ft) tall, with a basal rosette of leaves and stems with further leaves, the flowers being produced in umbels at the top of the stems. The stems and leaves are shiny glabrous green to yellow-green and smell somewhat similar to celery when crushed.  The flowers … more information

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  • Melon – Emir F1

    An excellent melon that is tolerant to low temperatures.  Round to oval shape, slightly ribbed fruit.  Very tasty and sweet. Sowing: Late April until mid June Sow individual seeds into small pots (7cm) or large modules and keep in a warm place.  Pot on into a 10cm pot when ready.  Plant into greenhouse or polytunnel. … more information

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  • Microgreens - Gourmet Mix

    Microgreen Mix – Gourmet

    Mircrogreen Mix – Gourmet is a gourmet blend of delicious varieties of vegetables, salads and herbs suitable for eating as baby leaves. If grown in a bed, loosen the soil and rake it smooth and level, scatter the seeds about 0.5cm apart.  Rake it over again.  If sown in trays you’ll need a minimum of … more information

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  • Microgreens Mild Mix

    Microgreens ‘Mild Micro Mix’

    Microgreens ‘Mild Micro Mix’ contains broccoli, kohlrabi, red cabbage, kale, leaf radish ‘Sangria’, cabbage ‘January King’. Microgreens are very easy to grow. They can be grown in a garden bed, in containers, or inside on a sunny windowsill.  If grown in a bed, loosen the soil and rake it smooth and level, then scatter the … more information

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  • Microgreens ‘Spicy Mix’

    Microgreens ‘Spicy Mix’ contains mizuna, mibuna, mustard ‘Red Frills’, rocket ‘Dentallata’, mustard ‘Red Lace’, Pak Choi ‘Golden Yellow’, mustard ‘Pizzo’, tatsoi, mustard ’Red Zest’, Pak Choi ‘Canton White’, rocket ‘Napoli’. Microgreens are very easy to grow. They can be grown in a garden bed, in containers, or inside on a sunny windowsill.  If grown in … more information

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  • Nasturtium – Alaska

    Nasturtium – Alaska: A bush type nasturtium which is quite well behaved! Red and yellow flowers with variegated leaves.  Height 30cm. Sowing: From late March to June. Sow one seed per module and plant out 4 weeks later.  Alternatively, sow direct. Spacing: 30cm x 30cm Approx seed count: 25  

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  • New: A Vegetable Growers Handbook

    ‘A Vegetable Growers Handbook’ is 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 … more information

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  • Onion – Golden Bear F1

    This is the one to grow if you have ever had White Rot on your onions as this variety is resistant to it.  It also has good resistance to grey mould and some tolerance to downy mildew.  Matures early and has a very high yield of perfect onions. Sowing: Late January to March (with heat) … more information

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  • Oriental Brassica Salad – Leaf Radish ‘Sangria’

    A pink – red stemmed leaf radish with a delicious radish flavour.  Very fast growing with green lobed leaves.  Grows well outdoors and under protection. 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 … more information

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  • Oriental Brassica Salad Mizuna

    Oriental Brassica Salad – Mizuna

    A very special selection of Mizuna, consistently reliable.  Dark green, glossy, jagged leaves, ideal for a mixed salad. 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 … more information

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  • Oriental Brassica Salad - Green Frills

    Oriental Brassica Salad – Mustard ‘Green Frills’

    An amazing salad ingredient, very serrated green leaves with excellent flavour and texture. 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 from … more information

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  • Oriental Brassica Salad – Mustard ‘Red Frills’

    A wonderful frilly red mustard.  Definitely one of my favourites.  Very easy to grow with a mild flavour. 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 … more information

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  • Oriental Brassica Salad - Pak Choi 'Joi Choi F1'

    Oriental Brassica Salad – Pak Choi ‘Joi Choi F1’

    Pak Choi ‘Joi Choi F1’ is 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: … more information

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  • Oriental Brassica Salad – Salad Rocket ‘Victoria’

    The classic salad rocket with a rounded leaf blade and attractive dark green colour.  Very vigorous and fast growing. 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 … more information

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  • Oriental Brassica Salad – Surprise Mix

    Our own selection of the best Oriental Brassicas.  You’ll get the best of everything.  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

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  • Oriental Salad – Wild Rocket

    Oriental Salad – Wild Rocket -the plants are vigorous, uniform and dark green. 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 from … more information

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  • Parsley – Hamburg (Root)

    Parsley – Hamburg (Root) Hamburg Root Parsley is a unique dual-purpose parsley.  You can use the leaves as well as the roots for cooking. Sowing: March to June Sow 4 seeds per cell in modular trays and plant out 6-7 weeks after sowing.  Keep the tray in a warm place. Spacing: Between rows: 25cm Between … more information

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  • Parsley – Moss Curled

    An excellent and reliable variety with curly leaves.  Absolutely delicious. Sowing: March to June Sow 4 seeds per cell in modular trays and plant out 6-7 weeks after sowing.  Keep the tray in a warm place. Spacing: Between rows: 25cm Between plants in the row: 25cm Approx. seed count: 100 Parlsey Family: Umbelliferae (also known as … more information

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  • Parsley, Flat Leaf – Italian Giant

    A vigorous, flat leaved parsley with brilliant green leaves and serrated edges.  Excellent for cooking. Sowing:  March to June Sow 4 seeds per cell in modular trays and plant out 6-7 weeks after sowing.  Keep the tray in a warm place. Spacing: Between rows: 25cm Between plants in the row: 25cm Approx. seed count: 200 … more information

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  • Parsnip Javelin F1 selected by Klaus Laitenberger

    Parsnip – Javelin F1

    Parsnip Javelin F1 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 … more information

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  • Pea – Mangetout, Dwarf Sweet Green

    Pea – Mangetout Dwarf Sweet Green  is a low crop, which is self supporting and compact.  It is an early variety. Sowing:  April to June Sow directly outside in a well prepared seed bed in trenches 5cm deep and 15cm wide.   The seeds should be spaced evenly in the trench about 3-5cm apart. A single … more information

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  • Pea Mangetout- ‘Shiraz’

    Pea Mangetout- ‘Shiraz’ The attractive bicoloured flowers of Mangetout Pea ‘Shiraz’ form stunning flat, purple pods that are best harvested young and eaten raw, steamed or added to stir fries. The purple pods are rich in healthy anthocyanin (antioxidant) pigment, although the colour will fade to dark green when pods are steamed or boiled. With … more information

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  • Garden Pea - Greenshaft

    Pea, Garden – Greenshaft

    Pea, Garden – Greenshaft is my favourite garden pea.  To my knowledge there is no other that can come anywhere near it.  Very high yielding, excellent flavour, up to 10 seeds per pod and on top of it is mildew resistant. Sowing: April to June Sow directly outside in a well prepared seed bed in … more information

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  • Pea Sugar Snap Delliket

    Pea, Sugar Snap – Delikett

    Pea, Sugar Snap – Delikett is an excellent sugar snap pea with a compact plant habit, approx. 65cm tall.  Pods are carried in clusters of two and can be harvested over a longer period of time.  Excellent taste and very high yield. Sowing: April to June Sow directly outside in a well prepared seed bed … more information

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  • Pepper (chilli) – Ring of Fire

    Pepper (chilli) – Ring of Fire produces masses of long (9cm), small tapered chillies that start dark green and get hotter as they turn red. A very early variety. Plant height: 90cm. Be careful, it is very hot. Sowing: February to mid March Sow 5 seeds into a small pot (7cm) and keep in a … more information

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  • Pepper, Chilli – Hungarian Wax

    Pepper, Chilli – Hungarian Wax is not the hottest chilli, but an easy one to grow.  Very vigorous plant with long pointed yellow fruits.  Will turn red when fully ripe. Sowing: February to mid March Sow 5 seeds into a small pot (7cm) and keep in a warm place.  Pot on into individual 7cm pots … more information

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  • Pepper, Sweet – Bell Boy F1

    Pepper, Sweet – Bell Boy F1 is a prolific thick walled pepper with a sweet flesh and good disease resistance.  Best used when green.  Only grow with protection. Sowing: February to mid March Sow 5 seeds into a small pot (7cm) and keep in a warm place.  Pot on into individual 7cm pots when ready.  … more information

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  • Pepper, Sweet – Roberta F1

    An early maturing bell fruit pepper with a compact and robust plant habit.  Can be grown in pots.  Best used when green.  Only grow with protection. Sowing: February to mid March Sow 5 seeds into a small pot (7cm) and keep in a warm place.  Pot on into individual 7cm pots when ready.  Plant into … more information

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  • Poppy – Hungarian Bread Seed

    Poppy – Hungarian Bread Seed was one of the biggest successes in 2015 especially for children. A friend brought me back the seeds from Hungary.  Beautiful plants with white flowers and purple margins.  The seeds can be eaten fresh or used for baking. Sowing:  Late February to May. Sprinkle the small seeds thinly onto a … more information

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  • Pumpkin – Baby Bear

    Pumpkin – Baby Bear is a fantastic variety. Produces up to 5 delicious mini pumpkins, each weighing about 1.5kg. You can serve your pumpkin soup in the pumpkins themselves. The naked seeds can be toasted as a nutritious snack. Sowing: Mid April until late May Sow individual seeds into small pots (7cm) or large modules … more information

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  • Pumpkin – Rouge Vif d’Etampes

    A large, flat, heavily ribbed pumpkin with bright orange-red skin.  The fruit can weigh 10kg and stores well.  Very unusual variety. Sowing: Mid April until late May Sow individual seeds into small pots (7cm) or large modules and keep in a warm place.  Pot on into a 10cm pot when ready.  Plant out in late … more information

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  • Radish - Cherry Belle

    Radish – Cherry Belle

    Radish – Cherry Belle is a variety which produces top quality delicious radishes with bright red skin.  Suitable for growing outside as well as for early production in a tunnel or greenhouse.  Very reliable. Sowing: Sow directly outside in a well prepared seed bed in shallow drills (1.5cm deep).  Make successional sowings from April until … more information

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  • Scallions or Spring Onions - Ishikura Bunching

    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

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  • Spinach – Perpetual Spinach

    Very easy to grow, extremely high yielding and also very healthy.  You will only need a few plants (3-5) to supply you with regular meals of spinach. Sowing: March until July. It can either be sown directly into the garden or first raised in modular trays.  The seeds are actually clusters of seeds and as … more information

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  • Tree Spinach

    Spinach – Tree Spinach

    Spinach – Tree Spinach is an amazing plant that grows up to 2m.  The leaves have a red tinge.  Most unusual and attractive.  You may grow it more as a curiosity than as a vegetable. Sowing: Late March- May Sow 1 seed per module and plant out about 4-5 weeks after sowing. Spacing: Between rows: … more information

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  • Spinach, Annual - Corvair F1

    Spinach, Annual – Escalade F1

    Spinach, Annual – Escalade F1 is 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 Spinach, Annual  Latin name:  Spinacia oleracea … more information

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  • Squash – Crown Prince

    Squash – Crown Prince is one of the best squashes for taste.  Steel grey skin and orange flesh. Highly recommended by Joy Larkcom. Sowing: Mid April until late May Sow individual seeds into small pots (7cm) or large modules and keep in a warm place.  Pot on into a 10cm pot when ready.  Plant out … more information

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  • Squash – Delicata

    Squash ‘Delicata’ is a most delicious squash, even better than the butternut squash. Cream colour with green stripes. Sowing: Mid April until late May Sow individual seeds into small pots (7cm) or large modules and keep in a warm place. Pot on into a 10cm pot when ready. Plant out in late May-June after hardening … more information

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  • Excellent summer squash

    Squash – Sunburst F1 (summer)

    Squash – Sunburst F1 is a summer squash with unusually shaped fruits resembling yellow UFO’s. It produces a large amount of fruit that can be harvested throughout the summer. Sowing: Mid April until late May Sow individual seeds into small pots (7cm) or large modules and keep in a warm place.  Pot on into a … more information

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  • Squash – Turks Turban

    Squash – Turks Turban is a brightly coloured squash usually grown for ornamental purposes.  Very tasty when picked young and stuffed with rice or meat. Sowing: Sow individual seeds about 2-3 cm deep into pots (9cm) filled with good compost between late April to early May.  Plant out in late May/June.  Ideally protect the new … more information

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  • Squash – Uchiki Kuri

    Squash – Uchiki Kuri is one of the most reliable squashes to grow. Orange/red pear shaped fruits with a nutty flavour.  Well worth trying.  Highly recommended for its taste and reliability. Sowing: Mid April until late May Sow individual seeds into small pots (7cm) or large modules and keep in a warm place.  Pot on … more information

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  • Squash – Vegetable Spaghetti

    Squash – Vegetable Spaghetti is a delicious squash with stringy flesh that separates into ‘spaghetti’ type pieces when cooked. Sowing: Sow individual seeds about 2-3 cm deep into pots (9cm) filled with good compost between late April to early May.  Plant out in late May/June.  Ideally protect the new plants with a cloche for the … more information

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  • Sunflowers – Giant Yellow Single

    Sunflowers – Giant Yellow Single are tall branching plants with large flower heads of soft yellow with dark centres. Sowing:  In Spring sow one seed per pot and plant out 4 weeks later. Approx. seed count: 35sds Growing Sunflowers: An annual plant, sunflowers have large, daisylike flower faces of bright yellow petals (and occasionally red) … more information

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  • Swede - Gowrie

    Swede – Gowrie

    Swede – Gowrie is a purple skinned variety with excellent disease resistance and excellent taste.  The one to try if you haven’t had success with swedes in the past. Sowing: April to June Sow one seed per module about 1cm deep and about 4 – 5 weeks later plant out. Note: I found module grown … more information

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  • Sweetcorn – Sweet Nugget F1

    Sweetcorn – Sweet Nugget F1 produces super-sweet sweetcorn.  Produces very long, delicious cobs. A very early variety so performs well under cooler conditions. Sowing: April to May Sow individual seeds into small pots (7cm) or large modules and keep in a warm place.  Pot on into a 10cm pot when ready.  Plant out in late May-June … more information

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  • Tomato – Bite Size

    Tomato ‘Bite Size’ -I promise that children will adore these bite size sweet tomatoes.  You’ll also get hundreds of fruits per plant. 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 ready.  Plant into greenhouse or polytunnel. Spacing: Between … more information

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  • Tomato – Indigo Rose

    Tomato – Indigo Rose is the darkest tomato bred so far, exceptionally high in anthocyanins.  Anthocyanins are powerful antioxidants.  The fruits have a dark purple to black skin like nobody has ever seen before.  A tomato with very dark purple/black skin. Sowing: February to March.  Sow 5 seeds into a small pot (7cm) and keep … more information

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  • Tomato – Rosella

    One of the successes in 2014 in our greenhouse.  It was voted one of the top varieties alongside Sungold for flavour.  Dark purple colour and very high yielding. 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 ready.  Plant … more information

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  • Tomato – Sungold F1

    Tomato – Sungold F1 is 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 … more information

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  • Tomato – Sweet Aperitif

    Tomato – Sweet Aperitif has beaten Sungold tomatoes for taste in two separate tomato taste trials – one held at the Organic Centre in Co. Leitrim in 2013.  I never thought that this was possible. Sowing:  February to March.  Sow 5 seeds into a small pot (7cm) and keep in a warm place.  Pot on … more information

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  • Italian Tomato Gourmet Mix

    Tomato Italian Gourmet Mix

    Italian Gourmet Tomato Mix is a classic selection of the best Italian tomatoes.  This packet includes one seed of the following varieties: Fragolino (oblong pointed), Apricot Salex (peachy orange, triangular), Yellow Egg (eggshaped), Black Ethiopian (dark round) and Pantano Romanesco (best beef tomato) Sowing: February to March Sow 5 seeds into a small pot (7cm) and … more information

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  • Tomato, Beefsteak – Pantano Romanesco

    Tomato, beefsteak – Pantano Romanesco is, according to well- known tomato expert Nicky Kyle, the best beefsteak tomato of all times. 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 ready.  Plant into greenhouse or polytunnel. Spacing: Between rows: … more information

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  • Turnip – Purple Top Milan

    Turnip – Purple Top Milan is a delicious and very reliable variety with purple tops and white skin. Sowing: Sow small amounts every 3-4 weeks from late March until July.  Sow 1 seed per cell in modular trays and plant out 4 to 5 weeks after sowing or sow direct into a well prepared seedbed … more information

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  • Vegetables for the Irish Garden

    A comprehensive book on how to grow all vegetables that suit the Irish climate and growing conditions.  It also covers organic growing techniques such as how to create a healthy soil (green manuring, composting), how to prevent problems (weeds, pest and diseases), and is has a concise month by month guide of when to do what in … more information

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  • Wild Bird Seed Mix – Grow your own Bird Feed

    A Wild Bird Seed Mix which contains over 10 types of plants, which produce an abundance of delicious feed for a whole range of birds.  Barley, triticale, linseed, white millet, red millet, quinoa, radish, sunflower, teasel, poppies, great mullein and buckwheat – all packed in a decorative tin box. Sowing: March to May.  The seeds … more information

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