Flax has the same performance benefits of other grasses and grains, of quick germination and a highly fibrous root mass. The multiple stems or branches of a flax plant are slender and flexible, bearing attractive blue flowers.
Can produce up to 170 lb. Sweet clover is slow to establish the first year but comes on fast the following year. Exceptional for honey bees and creating green manure! Sweet clover can grow nearly anywhere under most conditions.
Does well in most climates. Try with for maximum Nitrogen fixation. If using for Nitrogen fixation we highly recommend using a cowpea inoculant. Easy to grow and shell. Pods average 6-7 ” long, and are silver colored, occasionally streaked with rose.
Mammoth Red clover will fix up to 70-110 lbs. Red clover may be the best choice for frost seeding; it is extremely cold hardy and does well in most soils and growing conditions. A fast growing clover that can be sowed in spring, summer or fall! Mammoth...
The green pods are easy to shell. Try with for maximum Nitrogen fixation. Black Crowder cowpea is a high yielding variety of long pods. The peas themselves have a deep purple color when first shelled which then turn black when dried.
In traditional Chinese medicine it is used as a tonic and for the treatment of dysentery, bloody stools and ‘summer heat disorders'. Tall twining vine matures in about 75 days. (Lablab) Most of this legume vine from India is edible: the pods, leaves,...
Gaining a well-deserved reputation as a highly effective remedy for colds and flus. It has been introduced successfully in many parts of the world including North America, East Asia, Australia and New Zealand.
Ease of Germination: Difficult/Special Treatment Required
There is hint of a bitter, grassy flavor but that is really secondary to the sensation. This European variety has bright gold button flowers with red "eyes" that look like they might be from a raging bull!
They can even be candied. Borage, Calendula, Heartsease, Nasturtium, Citrus Marigold. Feast for the eyes -- pleasing to the palate. Herbs with edible flowers to add to salads, omelettes, desserts, and drinks.
Excellent addition to green salads, and very palatable with butter. Do not disturb roots when transplanting. Cultivated in India and China since remote times for the oil used in cooking, medicine and as fuel for lamps.
Easy from seeds; for gardens or in containers. Here is a flower-herb-veggie that cuts across the genres, with its white-flecked leaves and showy edible red-burgundy flowers. The leaves and flowers have a hot watercress flavour and are great in salads;...
The Shoshoni Indians of Nevada used the leaves for coughs and colds. The black sagebrush is one of the most common shrubs of the United States. The low grey-green shrub is found from California to New Mexico north to Montana.
Standard variety. Roots 20-25cm/8-10 long; flat leaves. Both leaves and its slender, parsnip-like root are used. Roots are excellent for flavouring soups, stews, or steamed to serve with butter or sauce.
A safe and effective hair dye, it covers hair with fiery copper or red tones. The white and pink flowers are very fragrant, and are used in the production of perfumes. It yields shades of orange and tan depending on the mordant used when dyeing cloth.
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".
Found throughout India where its seeds are used to make a popular milkshake called . Has religious significance to Muslims in India ever since the great Moghul emperor Aurangzeb decreed that this basil be planted on his tomb.
Will flower the first season if started early. Ht. 25cm (10in). Compact and uniform variety with deep purple-blue flowers. The branching habit is very tight, close to the base and produces a rich flush of attractive flower spikes.
They are also used externally in the form of poultices or ointments for the treatment of aches, pains, arthritis, and rheumatism, All parts of the plant are poisonous if used improperly, especially if ingested.
Forsythiaside found in the fruits is effective against a wide spectrum of bacteria and fungi. Hardy to zone 5; prefers full sun and shelter from the wind. Ornamental hybrids and cultivars are common throughout North America; however our seed is from authentic...
The young leaves are sweet and slightly tangy to the taste and are used like spinach in soups, salads and in meat and fish dishes. The association between the dish and amaranth is so strong that the plant itself is often called “callaloo”.
Cinnamon-scented leaves are popular in Japan for flavouring raw fish, bean curd, pickles and tempura. Purplish red leaves; preferred variety for pickling. Also used to give scarlet colour to pickled plums and preserved ginger.