A good choice for underseeding with a legume. For winter cover, sow by early Sept. Oats are a quick-growing green manure. Organically grown. For grain production, sow seeds in early spring for a late summer harvest.
Hairy vetch prefers well-drained soils with a Ph of 6.0-7.0, and will do poorly in clay or wet fields. All legumes should be planted 1/4 to 1/2" deep.Planting rates are listed within each product description.
It is biennial, self-seeding to come back year after year. The plant is very easygoing in the garden, requiring only full sun and well-drained soil. The back of the border will come to life when these tall spires of luscious colour erupt in mid-summer.
Large stemless flower with creamy-yellow centre and silver bracts is excellent for dried arrangements. (Carline thistle) Root is used as a liver, gall bladder and kidney tonic, and an ingredient in Swedish Bitters.
A potent plant with many possibilities to professional researchers. All parts of the plant contain high levels of tropane alkaloids, which can cause delirium, uncontrolled rise in body temperature, elevated heart rate, brain damage and death.
Juice of plant can be added to soaps to make an effective poison ivy-fighting soap. When applied liberally to affected skin, it works almost immediately to soothe and help to reduce the itchy rash caused by poison ivy's irritant oils.
Standard variety. 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. Roots 20-25cm/8-10 long; flat leaves.
Specific charges will be displayed during checkout.Growing Information: Peas like well-drained, clay loam soils with a neutral pH (6.5-7.5) and average fertility. In spring or fall, sow alone at 3 lb./1,000 sq.ft.
Said to be effective when applied topically for ulcers and injuries to the skin. The root decoction was thought to have blood cleansing action. Hardy through a wide range of zones and generously self-seeding, an individual plant can produce 900 seeds.
Flowers mixed with alum are used to paint fingernails. (Tou gu) Familiar garden annual. A medicinal herb in China where it is used to clear obstructions in the throat. Double and semi-double flowers in a wide colour range.
Hardy climbing vine, to zone 5. (Wu-wei-zi) Chinese medicinal; astringent and demulcent berries are used to treat nervous conditions, chronic cough, asthma, thirst, too frequent urination, and diarrhea.
Botanical Name: Schisandra chinensis
Ease of Germination: Difficult/Special Treatment Required
Very easy to grow. (Garland chrysanthemum; Chopsuey green) Popular Oriental green with an unusual strong flavour. Leaves are cooked like spinach or in soup, or raw in salads. Fast grower; successive sowings every two weeks will ensure continuous supply.
The juice mixed with vegetable oil has been used to heal burns. (Orpine stonecrop) Fleshy leaves boiled in milk are used to stimulate the kidneys. Also used for diarrhea, piles, hemorrhages, and has a reputation as an anti-cancer herb.
(Che qian) Very similar to greater plantain (P. Major), having the same broad leaves. Also useful for diarrhea and in obstetics to reposition the fetus before birth. Seeds are used to promote urination and to clear heat.
Compact variety with leaves larger than bush basil but not as large as Genovese. ‘Medinette' is slow to bolt, especially in hot conditions, and because of this trait it is often preferred over Genovese varieties where the summers are hot or in hot greenhouses.
Yields are heavy! Excellent for both home gardens and for the fresh-cut and processing markets. A new improved form of Gigante d'Italia, the old favourite of Italy. The growth is uniform, dark green in colour, and the leaves are bigger than the original.
(Akashisho) Decorative green foliage reminiscent of coleus. Cinnamon-scented leaves are popular in Japan for flavouring raw fish, bean curd, pickles and tempura. Purplish red leaves; preferred variety for pickling.
Also seeds do not shatter when mature making them much easier to harvest. Seeds used like regular caraway except this annual strain is superior for commercial production. High yielder, producing double the crop of the common biennial variety.
Cool wheat grain is quick to germinate and cold tolerant! Adaptable to a wide range of soils, Winter Wheat is sown in late summer for erosion control and tilled under in early spring to add organic matter.
Specific charges will be displayed during checkout.Sow the seeds at the time and rate specified in the product description. Where winter is above -10°F (-23.3°C), it is sown in late summer, is dormant in winter, resumes growth in spring, and flowers...