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. Wheat (Triticum aestivum L.): Cool season, Grain, Annual, Upright growth habit, Crude protein:...
Captures soil nutrients in the fall to release in spring when worked into the soil. Can reach up to 5 feet! Cereal Rye (Secale cereale L.): Cool season, grass, Annual or perennial, Upright plant growth, Crude protein: straw 4%, grain 14%, C:N ratio: 40-48,...
Buffalo Grass is a warm-season grass and predominant component of the shortgrass prairies of the Great Plains. Once established, it is extremely drought tolerant and tough. Plants are stoloniferous and can invade flower beds if an edging or barrier is...
Sow with or without grain, grass or field peas! When sown late summer, spring regrowth is vigorous and nitrogen-producing, for tilling in before planting the spring garden crops. Typical nitrogen produced is 100 lbs.
Winter annual protects and improves soil! Plant fall or early spring. A good nitrogen fixer (70-150 lbs per acre per year). A great way to ready your vegetable garden for the spring or beautify a landscape! Also a great way to attract bees! Uses: Bees...
It is late maturing and was developed as a renewable biofuel resource for the southern U.S. Recommended for pasture mixes, erosion control and soil stabilization. It also provides good nesting habitat, cover and food for many different types of wildlife.
Indiangrass is a warm-season bunchgrass that is native to central and eastern North America. It can reach up to seven feet tall and is a common species of the Tallgrass Prairie. Provides cover and food for wildlife.
Great way to fix nitrogen and add organic matter to the soil! A great ratio of grass and legume cover crop for fixing nitrogen, winter cover, weed suppression and more. Should be sown from early spring to late summer.
It is a bitter tonic and alterative useful for menstrual disorders and fevers. Prefers moist conditions but will tolerate a wide range of soils. It was used by the Cherokee for pain, toothache, ulcers, and hemorrhage.
Botanical Name: Vernonia noveboracensis
Ease of Germination: Difficult/Special Treatment Required
An important commercial spice crop in India where the pungent, aromatic seeds are in great demand in curries, pickles, confectionery and beverages. Used medicinally for sore throat, bronchitis and cough.
Very easy to grow. Fast grower; successive sowings every two weeks will ensure continuous supply. Leaves are cooked like spinach or in soup, or raw in salads. (Garland chrysanthemum; Chopsuey green) Popular Oriental green with an unusual strong flavour.
Attractive New Zealand shrub called the Tea Plant by Captain Cook because of the agreeably bitter tea his men made from the leaves. Traditional Maori remedy for kidney and bladder complaints, and to combat the miseries of the common cold.
Yellow, droopy daisy-like flowers in summer. Height 30-100cm/12-40”. Also used as a treatment for poison ivy. Native wildflower used by the Navajo and Cheyenne Indians as an analgesic for chest pains, wounds and fevers.
Brilliant red tubular flowers. Considered a ‘life medicine' by the Navajo people who have used it for menstrual pain, stomach ache, wounds, swellings and coughs. Prefers sandy or gravelly soil on a slope.
Akarkara is also a powerful aphrodisiac traditionally recommended for men who are losing interest in sex or are suffering from poor sexual performance. Recent animal studies have confirmed that improves penile erection and sexual desire, and that the...
The back of the border will come to life when these tall spires of luscious colour erupt in mid-summer. A soothing herb for irritations of the skin and mouth. Nice when paired with bergamots and coneflowers, its pastel blooms bring the colours of an Impressionist...
Pharmaceutical source of aloe used as a purgative. Contains anthraquinone glycosides, principally barbaloin, which are responsible for the purgative action. Adapts well to home or greenhouse environment.
Used by South American Indians to paint their bodies red. Seeds are source of natural bright-yellow food colouring, used in butter, margarine, cheese and other foods. Easy to grow shrub or small tree; nice compact bushy habit.
Forms dense globular little bushes 50-70cm/20-28” across so perfectly uniform they look pruned. A spectacular refinement of bush basil from Italy where the variety is known as (“very fine green, like a ball or globe”).