Canola (Brassica napus): Cool season, broadleaf, upright and spreading growth habit Uses: Chicken Forage, Deer Attractant, Forage Ready to pasture 6-8 weeks after sowing. A cabbage related plant that is a perfect grazer! Dwarf Essex Rape is a perfect...
California Blackeye #46 plants are more erect than California Blackeye #5. Try with for maximum Nitrogen fixation. Bred by the UCLA and released in 1987. Similar to California Blackeye #5 but with smaller seeds.
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,...
Ideally suited for grazing and it is common to obtain 4-6 tons of dry matter per acre of this high-energy feed. Turnips have a high leaf to stem ratio and and provide very high concentrations of protein, sugar content and leaf yields.
Austrian Winter is a great cool season legume for cover crops, wildlife and winter grazing! Sometimes called “black pea” and “field pea” is a cool-season, annual legume with good, nitrogen-fixing capabilities.
Winter annual protects and improves soil! Plant fall or early spring. Inter-seeds well with grass. Showy crimson blooms in late spring are an excellent source of nectar for bees. A good nitrogen fixer (70-150 lbs per acre per year).
Try with for maximum Nitrogen fixation. Black Crowder cowpea is a high yielding variety of long pods. The green pods are easy to shell. The peas themselves have a deep purple color when first shelled which then turn black when dried.
Ht. 30-90 cm/1-3 ft.X5385 (Jue-ming-zi) Excellent laxative: safe and effective for chronic constipation. Also used for high blood pressure, headaches, and dizziness. Promotes clear vision, and relieves swelling, soreness and redness of the eyes caused...
(Mexican tarragon; Mexican marigold) Sweet-smelling leaves and flowers with a flavour similar to tarragon. Golden yellow flowers. Makes a stimulating tea. In warm areas where French tarragon will not grow, this is an excellent substitute.
(Common Elderberry) Source of fruit for elderberry wine, pie and jelly, possesses extraordinary powers as a virus and bacteria fighter. It is hardier than its American cousin, surviving in the far north, and throughout Europe and even parts of north Africa.
Botanical Name: Sambucus nigra
When to Sow: Spring/Late Summer/Early Fall
Ease of Germination: Difficult/Special Treatment Required
Ht. 20-30cm/8-12in. (Pot marigold) Compact variety with bicolored flowers ranging from pale creamy orange to deep gold. Fresh flower petals are excellent in salads and can be used to make medicinal creams.
Poultice of fresh leaves helps reduce swellings and boils and relieves pain. Tropical fruit and timber tree used widely in the food, chemical, and pharmaceutical industries. Cooling tea made from leaves is useful for fevers, dysentery and morning sickness.
Well known as a grain, cover crop and beeplant; not so well known is its medicinal value. The infusion made from the flowering tops is high in rutin which combats arteriosclerosis (hardening of the arteries and veins).
Something different to try in the garden. Hill up the soil around the beets as they grow to keep them from turning green. The completely white beets won't ever stain your clothes or your tablecloth! This heirloom beet from Holland has a delicious, sweet...
Delay the aging process. Some plant steroids found in the sprouts have anti-irritant characteristics which help to lessen arterial lipidosis. You can sprout alfalfa seeds by following 5 simple steps: Enjoy your home-made sprouts! Protect from cancer.
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Ladino is the most popular white clover in the USA! Ladino clover has a high nutritive value and palatability make it a popular choice in pasture mixtures. It is not deep rooted, and will not tolerate much drought.
Flowers and stems are used to produce greenish-yellow and olive dyes. Restores normal rhythm to feeble, irregular heartbeat but large doses cause respiratory paralysis. Infusion of the dried tops is recommended for dropsy as well as bladder and kidney...
Ancient dyeplant known for the clarity and fastness of the blue produced. A blue sediment will form which is the dye. Fresh herbage (strongest when in flower) is steeped in water for 12-48 hours with frequent stirring.
Henbane has been used as an instrument of assassination and murder since antiquity, most famously in Shakespeare's play Hamlet: “Upon my secure hour thy uncle stole,/with juice of cursed hebona in a vial.” Gerard's (1633) says “the leaves, seed...
Young seedlings as fresh greens with oil and salt.X6554 Near relative of fenugreek. Also to flavour bread, soups, potato dishes and to make an aromatic tea. Powdered leaves and flowers used in Switzerland to flavour and colour Schabzieger or Sapsago cheese.
Requires a long warm growing season; should be started indoors in colder climates. Seeds are important in many international cuisines, including those of India and Mexico. Used in soups, cake, bread, cheese, and is a standard ingredient of commercial...
Young leaves make a pleasant pepper substitute in pepper-restricted diets. Climber with strong vines up to 2m/6ft high; for trellises, fences or poles. Immature green seeds can substitute for capers, and in tossed salads flowers add an interesting touch.