A multipurpose cover crop blend that is sowed in fall! This wonderful blend will help with nitrogen fixation, adding organic matter and weed suppression. Contains a blend of Austrian Field Peas, Crimson Clover, Hairy Vetch, Annual and Winter Rye.
Austrian winter pea is a low-growing, viny legume which has been shown to fix over 200 pounds of nitrogen per acre per year. The foliage is pale green, and the flowers are colored, usually purple, pink or reddish.
A relatively new forage pea that has a wide range of applications! Secada forage pea is highly palatable, self-climbing, with high dry matter yields. A fast growing, cool-season annual legume, Secada peas perform very well during the fall, winter, and...
Uses: Bees & Beneficial Insects, Chicken Forage, Deer Attractant, Erosion Control, Forage, Green Manure, Nitrogen Fixation, No Till, Weed Suppression A perennial clover to control erosion and protect soil! A living mulch of permanent cover.
Use: Erosion Control, Green Manure, Nitrogen Fixation, No Till, Weed Suppresion A tall growing wheat that is great cover for game birds! Egyptian Wheat is a tall growing wheat that bears loose seed heads containing an abundance of seed.
Typical nitrogen produced is 100 lbs. Hairy Vetch has rapid growth that makes it a good weed suppressant. Uses: Bees & Beneficial Insects, Chicken Forage, Deer Attractant, Erosion Control, Forage, Green Manure, Nitrogen Fixation, No Till, Weed Suppression
Over seeds well at higher rates. When used as a spring cover crop the grass should be killed before reaching seed formation stage. Fibrous roots prevent soil erosion and build organic matter! Plant early fall to late fall, or early to mid-spring.
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. Long taproots break up compacted soil and bring up subsurface minerals.
Uses: Erosion prevention, Green Manure, Nitrogen Scavenger, No Till, Organic Matter, Weed Suppresion Oats will kill off winter weeds and hold soil with a mat of vegetation! A high yielding oat that can produce over 100 bushels per acre.
Once established, it is extremely drought tolerant and tough. White Tailed Deer, Bison and Prairie Dogs utilize it for forage, and it is a larval host for the Green Skipper. It can be used as a xeriscape lawn grass for water conservation, and it is a...
Contains 210,000 seeds/lb. It is not deep rooted, and will not tolerate much drought. It is two to four times as large as common white clover. Uses: Bees & Beneficial Insects, Chicken Forage, Compaction Control, Deer Attractant, Erosion Control, Forage,...
A 700 year history of use in Europe and numerous modern labs studies attest to the safety and efficacy of European goldenrod. The European species is officially recognized in the German Pharmacopoeia for the treatment of kidney and bladder disorders and...
(Honeyball; Honey bells) A handsome native shrub found growing in wet areas of eastern North America. The First Nations people of America used the bark for sore eyes, dysentery, toothache, headache, and as a tonic.
(Flue-cured Tobacco; Bright Tobacco) A leading commercial variety in Ontario. It was developed by crossing Canadian and American varieties to improve quality and disease resistance and to lower nicotine.
(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, cough and asthma. Produces white flower umbels July to October.
Prevents erosion and builds organic matter in the soil! Plant early to late fall; in mild climates fall through early spring. The best choice for fast, cool-season germination. Captures soil nutrients in the fall to release in spring when worked into...
Has large maroon leaves, red stems, and spiky red seedpods. Large tropical-looking foliage. Oil extracted from the seeds of the green form is a commonly used laxative for temporary constipation and acute diarrhea.
A very hot and prolific, early maturing bird pepper developed in Vietnam for the commercial production of fresh and dried chillis. The small and thin fruits, about 5cm/2" long, can be picked green or red.
(Butterfly weed) Bright orange-red flowers are worthy of attention as an ornamental. Roots act specifically on the lungs as an expectorant and anti-inflammatory. Valuable for all chest complaints, including pleurisy.
A wonderful for cutting and bringing inside. Fewer flowers offer the gracefulness of Cosmo Bright Lights. Few plants grow as rapidly as these colorful cosmos. Proven tops for performance and adaptability.
This strain of the lowly dandelion boasts tender fleshy leaves, topping all other fruits and vegetables for iron content. Enjoy in a spring salad, or cooked like spinach. Treat as a biennial -- sow one year, pick the next.
They are self-fertilizing, producing small purple-red fruits after they flower. They may be bothered by fruit flies, but are generally disease-free. The trees are native to the South and Central America, have shedding, cinnamon-coloured bark and scented...
Sow direct in the garden in spring. In Jamaica and in Guyana the preferred leaf is from the amaranth. 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.