Jackhammer radish is a fast growing daikon radish that is a great scavenger. Radish (Brassica): Cool Season, broadleaf, Annual, Upright and spreading habit, Root Crop Uses: Nitrogen Scavenger, Green Manure, Forage, Organic Matter, Weed Suppression
Produces heavy amounts of organic matter and suppresses weeds. Great for livestock forage, but should be grazed only when mature and never after a frost as it turns toxic. Uses: Erosion Control, Green Manure, Nitrogen Scavenger, No Till, Organic Matter...
Austrian Winter is a great cool season legume for cover crops, wildlife and winter grazing! Sometimes called “black pea” and “field pea” is a cool-season, annual legume with good, nitrogen-fixing capabilities.
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. Hairy Vetch has rapid growth that makes it a good weed suppressant.
Switchgrass is a rhizomatous, warm-season bunchgrass that is native throughout most of the U.S. It is a major component of the Tallgrass Prairie ecosystem. It also provides good nesting habitat, cover and food for many different types of wildlife.
The oats stay green into November and form a mulched bed for spring planting. 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.
Uses: Compaction Control, Erosion Control, Green Manure, Nitrogen Fixation, Organic Matter (Biomass), Weed Suppression Plant Sunn hemp at least 8 weeks before first frost. Excellent for Nitrogen fixation and nematode resistance.
Prevents erosion and builds organic matter in the soil! Plant early to late fall; in mild climates fall through early spring. Uses: Erosion Control, Green Manure, Nitrogen Scavenger, No Till, Organic Matter (Biomass), Weed Suppression<
Buffalo Grass is a warm-season grass and predominant component of the shortgrass prairies of the Great Plains. White Tailed Deer, Bison and Prairie Dogs utilize it for forage, and it is a larval host for the Green Skipper.
(Love-in-a-mist) Finely divided leaves create a mist effect surrounding the lovely blue flowers. Valued in perfumery trade. Seeds stored with clothing repel insects. Seeds used in curries and bread, although its close cousin black cumin is better.
Here is a flower-herb-veggie that cuts across the genres, with its white-flecked leaves and showy edible red-burgundy flowers. Easy from seeds; for gardens or in containers. The leaves and flowers have a hot watercress flavour and are great in salads;...
Botanical Name: Tropaeolum minus 'Tip Top Alaska Red Shades'
Hull-less seeds yield a medicinally-active oil used in Central Europe for inflammations, hypertrophy of the prostate, and for arteriosclerosis. Culture like other pumpkins. Has high vitamin E content, and like evening primrose stimulates the synthesis...
Height 30-60cm/1-2ft. Does best in sandy or gravelly soil. Herbalists have long extolled the beneficial effects of pickled samphire on the digestive system. Succulent leaves are delicious boiled with salt and pickled in vinegar and spices.
A woody climbing vine native to the eastern and central United States. Can cause dermatitis or stomach upset in some sensitive people. Sometimes used to make ointments for sores, skin ulcers and itchy skin.
Sometimes the texture of modern curled parsleys can be tough, a feature added by design to withstand long shipping and to extend shelf-life. It is a tad sweeter too, making it one terrific parsley for all around use.
One or two drops of fresh juice dropped into the eye are said to remove cataract. Thin out seedlings as they appear and pinch young plants back to encourage fullness. A Mediterranean native, it is naturally salt and drought tolerant, withstands heavy...
Excellent nectar sources for Monarchs and Queen butterflies! Showy milkweed is similar to Common Milkweed, but its pinkish-purple flowers have longer petals that taper more and are covered with fine hairs.
(New York ironweed) Tall native flower with masses of deep purple fluffy flowers. Prefers moist conditions but will tolerate a wide range of soils. It is a bitter tonic and alterative useful for menstrual disorders and fevers.
Botanical Name: Vernonia noveboracensis
Ease of Germination: Difficult/Special Treatment Required
(Paracress; Electric daisy) Trendy chefs and bartenders love to play with this fun new ingredient! The striking button-like flowers can be added to salads and cocktails for a surprising but delightful "electric" tingling effect.