Can be used as a host plant for monarch butterflies. Plants are 3 to 4 feet tall and have clusters of red and yellow flowers. It is also known as tropical milkweed because it is native to the tropics of South America.
Hairy Vetch has rapid growth that makes it a good weed suppressant. Typical nitrogen produced is 100 lbs. Sow with or without grain, grass or field peas! When sown late summer, spring regrowth is vigorous and nitrogen-producing, for tilling in before...
This feature makes the plants very easy to identify in all stages of growth. * The leaves of fireweed are unique in that the leaf veins are circular and do not terminate on the edges of the leaf, but form circular loops and join together inside the outer...
Nitrogen per acre. The long tap roots loosen soils and mine phosphorus and other nutrients from deep in the soil. Red clover may be the best choice for frost seeding; it is extremely cold hardy and does well in most soils and growing conditions.
One of the most beautiful milkweeds for gardens! Swamp Milkweed red blooms that are beautiful and attract butterflies and hummingbirds. A perennial in zones 3-8 that produces willowy foliage and cherry-red blooms.
Inter-seeds well with grass. 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). Winter annual protects and improves soil! Plant fall or early spring.
Begins taproot growth upon germination. Do not allow to become pot bound at any time as plants will deteriorate rapidly. Attracts butterflies and bees. Also known as milkweed, butterfly weed, butterfly milkweed, and butterfly-weed.
Ladino is the most popular white clover in the USA! Ladino clover has a high nutritive value and palatability make it a popular choice in pasture mixtures. It is two to four times as large as common white clover.
Easy to grow -- rather like tomatoes. Tomatillos will keep well through the winter if stored loose in a cool place. Resembles green tomatoes and ground cherries, but neither is a substitute for the tomatillo.
The foliage is pale green, and the flowers are colored, usually purple, pink or reddish. It has hollow, slender and succulent stems, 2 to 4 feet long. Austrian winter pea is a low-growing, viny legume which has been shown to fix over 200 pounds of nitrogen...
(Alehoof) The balsamic leaves make an excellent cooling tea, known as "Gill tea," for the dog days of summer. Alcoholic drinks made with a variety of herbs such as fennel, costmary and rosemary were commonplace in Medieval Europe, and hops were not considered...
Seeds should be soaked for 24 hours before sowing. Germination best at 20-25C/70-80F. Fruits are used in Chinese medicine for fever, high blood pressure, insomnia, hepatitis and for sprains, swellings and bruises.
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 common component in range mixtures.
It is a rich source of vitamins, minerals and amino acids. It helps to protect the brain, the liver and the cardiovascular system. Roots are used like horseradish, and the leaves are eaten as greens, in curries, pickles and as seasoning, and the large...
Sowing successively every ten days will produce a regular supply of tasty salad greens. -- Richters special mesclun contains Kagraner lettuce, red leaf lettuce, roquette, radicchio, cornsalad, borage, mizuna, mustard spinach, chervil and curled cress.
(Da qing; Qiug dai) Contains indican and isatin B, both of which can be converted to indigo. Considered antibacterial, antiviral, and anti-inflammatory. Leaves and roots are effective against flu, encephalitis, measles, hepatitis, and mumps.
Grow in good soil in full sun. One triterpenoid glycoside has been shown to have an antifungal effect against candida. A 700 year history of use in Europe and numerous modern labs studies attest to the safety and efficacy of European goldenrod.