Barkant turnips are an improved, early maturing, diploid turnip with a large purple tankard shaped bulb. Turnips have a high leaf to stem ratio and and provide very high concentrations of protein, sugar content and leaf yields.
A bush southern pea with early maturity and good disease resistance. The pods are dark-purple and about seven to eight inches long containing nine to eleven, kidney-shaped seeds with large, maroon colored eyes.
It is two to four times as large as common white clover. Ryegrass and orchardgrass work well with ladino clover in mixtures. Broadcast at 25 lbs. It is not deep rooted, and will not tolerate much drought.
Grows best in dry alkaline soil. Produces white flower umbels July to October. 15-50cm/6-20” (Lesser burnet) A tea made from the root and sweetened with honey was recommended for the bubonic plague! Used for stomach and intestinal inflammations, catarrh,...
Can be direct sown outside. Berries are very sweet, with a faint pineapple tang, excellent for eating fresh out of hand, or for use in jams. A perfect border plant for the garden, it does best in part shade.
For ages the main source of blue dye in Europe, until the introduction of indigo in the 17th century. Contains the same dyestuff as indigo, though in lower concentration. Because it is hardy (unlike indigo) woad is still grown for natural dyeing.
Red clover may be the best choice for frost seeding; it is extremely cold hardy and does well in most soils and growing conditions. Uses: Bees & Beneficial Insects, Chicken Forage, Compaction Control, Deer Attractant, Erosion Control, Forage, Green Manure,...
This is the flower of deceit, giving off its lovely perfume only in the evening. When in flower, it is used as a gland stimulant and an aphrodisiac. Leaves picked before the flowers appear are nutritious salad greens.
(Cancerweed) Medicinal herb with impressive horticultural potential! Its rich bronze-purple foliage can be used for season-long contrast in virtually any garden setting. Try it in low borders or flower beds next to green or grey plants.
And The flavour is so very good. (Oxheart tomato) For the true dirt cognoscenti this is the only tomato worth growing. This Italian classic is unsurpassed in salads such as , and it is great for sauces, salsas and canning.
Botanical Name: Solanum lycopersicum 'Cuore di Bue'
Found throughout the American West, from Washington to California and Colorado, growing on rocky or thin soil, or in very dry sites. (Low sagebrush) A low gray-green sagebrush, no higher than 40cm/16".
Ease of Germination: Moderate/Special Treatment Required
Plants raised from seeds will be half male and half female. It is a nitrogen fixer and a good bee plant. North Eurasian small tree of increasing economic importance. Orange berries are rich source of vitamins A and C.
Easy to grow from seeds in the garden or in containers. The leaves and flowers have a hot watercress flavour and are great in salads; and the young seed pods are hotter and can be pickled and used like capers.
Botanical Name: Tropaeolum minus 'Tip Top Alaska Deep Orange'
More potent than cultivated tobaccos, with more nicotine, it is a source of nicotine sulfate, an insecticide for the control of aphids, thrips, whiteflies and mites. Click for instructions for growing tobacco in home gardens.