Try with for maximum Nitrogen fixation. Broadcast up to 120 lb./acre, 1/2 to 1″ deep. High organic matter production. Iron and Clay cowpeas are grown just like soybeans. Great cover crop for smothering weeds and adding Nitrogen to soil.
White-tailed deer eat the acorns and the stems and foliage. * This oak has been used in revegetation projects on the Fresh Kills Landfill on Staten Island. Many birds depend on them; Wild Turkeys prefer them over other types of food.
Long taproots break up compacted soil and bring up subsurface minerals. As an annual green manure, “Summer” alfalfa can produce up to 10 tons of organic matter per acre. High nitrogen fixation and great bee forage.
Stays green a long time. Rather slow to establish. Thrives in deep rich soil, but also grows well on poorer sandy soils providing they are moist. It has a short ligule compared to other grasses, and is an important forage crop.
The cultivar 'Tallhedge (syn 'Columnaris') is very suitable for this purpose. * The cultivar 'Tallhedge' has been selected for hedging. * Plants can be grown as an informal (untrimmed) hedge, though they are also amenable to trimming.
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). Inter-seeds well with grass. Winter annual protects and improves soil! Plant fall or early spring.
Rudbeckia works well planted into a mid or rear garden bed filler. Ht 2-3ft (60-90cm). Situate in full sun, and divide roots every 3 years. Tall stems bloom with radiant golden-yellow sunflowers and distinct black centers.
Forms dense globular little bushes 50-70cm/20-28” across so perfectly uniform they look pruned. Good spicy flavour. A spectacular refinement of bush basil from Italy where the variety is known as (“very fine green, like a ball or globe”).
The yellow fruits form in hanging clusters somewhat like bananas and have a sweet custard-like flesh with an exotic mango-banana like flavour. But there is renewed interest in this, North Americas largest native fruit.
When to Sow: Spring/Late Summer/Early Fall
Ease of Germination: Difficult/Special Treatment Required
* White or rosy-lilac flowers in 3-7" clusters, often several to each branch tip, in May; flower fragrance, not intense, resembles privet; very hardy; forms a dense, arching shrub with substantial branches; does well in the U.S. Midwest; native to China.
If you live in such circumstances and deer are using your garden as a cafeteria, then this mix is for you. A diverse combination of annual and perennial wildflowers, this seed mix will keep the deer away and the flowers blooming! Suitable for all regions...
✓ Prefers full sun exposure; Suitable for ALL USDA Zones.
✓ 65% Perennial Species, 15% Biennial, 20% Annual; 100% Pure Seed, No Fillers.
They can be dried like peppercorns or used fresh in salsa. Heat: 50,000-100,000 Scoville units. Ripens to a brilliant red colour and packs serious concentrated heat. It is still a popular tradition in Mexico to gather them in the sierras.
But as much as this heirloom belongs among the vegetables, its lush dark green leaves are also terrific as a fresh herb. Ht. 50-60cm/20-24". Added at the last minute, the fresh-chopped leaves add a seductive nutty flavour to soups, stews, and salads.
Large roots, roasted and ground, can be adulterated with your favourite brand or enjoyed alone as a nourishing caffeine-free drink. Roasting directions included with each order. Coffee substitute costing pennies a pound.
Fleshy roots, dug in autumn and boiled and roasted, taste like chestnuts. Was prescribed for chronic nervousness and kidney and bladder disease. (Eryngo) Grown for its roots which are both edible and medicinal.
Get all the fiber you need by eating chia. Whether you sprout them, grind them or bake with them, chia seeds from Food to Live are a nutritional powerhouse in a tiny package. These healthy fats are great for inflammation, reducing cholesterol, and enhancing...
Seeds used in curries and bread, although its close cousin black cumin is better. Valued in perfumery trade. (Love-in-a-mist) Finely divided leaves create a mist effect surrounding the lovely blue flowers.
Seeds are darker and hotter than white mustard ( ). Now commonly used in place of black mustard ( ) because it is easier to harvest. Condiment mustard most used in commerce for commercial prepared mustards and mustard powder.
Enjoy in a spring salad, or cooked like spinach. Treat as a biennial -- sow one year, pick the next. This strain of the lowly dandelion boasts tender fleshy leaves, topping all other fruits and vegetables for iron content.
The roots were regarded by the Navajo and Pawnee Indians as a ‘life medicine' and a panacea. The leaves were used for teas. Easy to grow in well-drained soils in full sun. Navajo remedy for stomachache, abdominal pain, diarrhea and fever.
Well suited for home gardens and commercial fresh herb production. Like all chervils the fresh leaves are sweet with a hint of anise and are delicious chopped in salads, soups, on tofu, fish -- or anywhere where parsley is used.