Provides quality forage for livestock and wildlife. It tends to be short-lived but provides quick stabilization for erosion control seedings, and it makes a good, early successional component of prairie mixtures.
Can reach up to 5 feet! Uses: Erosion Control, Green Manure, Nitrogen Scavenger, No Till, Organic Matter (Biomass), Weed suppression Captures soil nutrients in the fall to release in spring when worked into the soil.
Uses: Chicken Forage, Deer Attractant, Forage, Green Manure, Nitrogen Fixation, No Till, Organic Matter (Biomass), Weed Suppression In more northern climes, an early spring plant will give high dry matter yields of excellent forage.
Use: Erosion Control, Green Manure, Nitrogen Scavenger, No Till, Weed Suppression Winter hardy nearly anywhere, and won't go to seed until its second year of growth. Cool wheat grain is quick to germinate and cold tolerant! Adaptable to a wide range of...
A good nitrogen fixer (70-150 lbs per acre per year). Inter-seeds well with grass. Showy crimson blooms in late spring are an excellent source of nectar for bees. Winter annual protects and improves soil! Plant fall or early spring.
Piper Sudan grass is a great catch crop for excess nitrogen. Great for livestock forage, but should be grazed only when mature and never after a frost as it turns toxic. It grows quickly at heights up to 7 feet.
It is also known as tropical milkweed because it is native to the tropics of South America. 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.
Large plant with big leaves makes it an ideal grazing crop. The long tap roots loosen soils and mine phosphorus and other nutrients from deep in the soil. Nitrogen per acre. Mammoth Red clover will fix up to 70-110 lbs.
Uses: Chicken Forage, Deer Attractant, Forage, Green Manure, Nitrogen Fixation, No Till, Organic Matter (Biomass), Weed Suppression Packer forage pea is a low-growing, viny legume which has been shown to fix over 200 pounds of nitrogen per acre per year.
Plant and watch beautiful Monarchs visit on a daily basis. Common Milkweed is one of the easiest and fastest to establish of the Milkweeds. The only plant that Monarch butterflies lay their eggs! Common milkweed use to be an abundant food source for Monarch's...
Ht. 40-45cm/16-18”. The effect is striking, as if masses of butterflies have gathered in the garden. Impressive French stoechas lavender with elongated wing-like magenta petals extending from dark bracts on slender stalks.
Compounds extracted from the leaves are at least as effective as the antibiotics ampicillin, gentamycin and tetracycline. The plant also has potent herbicidal properties, and new herbicides now on the market were inspired by compounds found in it.
Flowers are edible. Used for dropsy, respiratory catarrh and skin eruptions. (Johnny jump up) Old English favourite with charming small purple, lavender and yellow flowers. Was once a potent symbol of romance for courting couples.
In Chinese medicine, it calms the spirit and opens the flow of in the heart, which in western terms may be related to its sedative and tranquilizing properties. Much easier to grow than the North American species.
Fennel tea is given to infants for its calming and anti-flatulent effects. Also in soups, salads and stews. Chopped leaves are excellent with oily fish, such as mackerel, eel and salmon, for they improve digestibility.
It is earlier to flower and more uniform than the standard form. Impressive in fresh floral arrangements! Casablanca is also a fine garden flower for tall borders. Flowers look like white umbrellas mounted on strong, straight stems.
Found mainly in the English and Scottish limestone areas. Used for gout, rheumatism, asthma, bronchitis, dropsy and cardiac ailments. All parts are bitter. Attractive British wildflower with masses of milky white or purplish flowers.