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Novelties of heirloom seeds for the fifth week of December 2017



The assortment of goods of our store has been replenished, - novelties of heirloom seeds. All the seeds before packaging are tested for germination and variety, so you can be sure that the plant that is mentioned in the description will grow.
 

Vegetables

A unique, sweetly flavoured Ukrainian Salad Onion. Sown at wider spacings it produces thicker stems (almost like mini leeks!) and pungent tubular leaves. Small spaces made easy! Are you feeling left behind by the “grow-your-own” revolution.
 
Compact and uniform. Leaves are thick and have an excellent, crisp texture. Heads are very dense, hold well in the field, and can be attractively marketed with mini red romaines. Bolting and tipburn tolerant. For spring, summer, and fall.
 
One of the most easily grown home garden vegetables. Radish 'White Icicle' is a uniform strain which forms long pure snow-white roots. Growing to around 15cm (6in) long, they are the shape of an icicle. The white flesh is crisp and mild.
 
This graceful vegetable with Chinese origins has spread throughout Asia and beyond, developing a wide range of varieties. The most typical Pak Choi features dark green leaves atop white spoon-shaped upright stems.
 
Carrot Seeds is a generously sized early season Chantenay carrot with broad shoulders, blunt tips, and strong, tall tops. Perfect for both long term storage and fresh eating. Your kids will love pulling Vitamin carrots up by their strong tops.
 
Mid-early, fruitful, large-fruited tomato variety. The plant is determinant, height up to 80 cm. Fruits are crimson in yellow stripes, plum, weighing up to 90-100 grams. The variety is ideal for market sales, juice and salads.

 

Herbs

 Flax (also known as common flax or linseed) (binomial name: Linum usitatissimum) is a member of the genus Linum in the family Linaceae. It is native to the region extending from the eastern Mediterranean to India.
 
Milk Thistle (Silybum marianum) is an annual or biennial plant which belongs to the Asteraceae family. It is native to the Mediterranean region, but is now found throughout the world. It grows 30-200 cm tall, has red purple flowers.
 
Not just for cats! Tall pink and white flower spikes are great in fresh and dried arrangements. Use the leaves in salads, sauces, teas, and soups – and of course fresh or dried for the cats! Catnip seeds are a good choice for a bee attractor.
 
 

Flowers

From Western China, this rare and delightful species bears in July drumsticks of delicate rose-lilac flowers with dark red filaments. These honey-scented heads look to be made of pink velvet.
 
This rare British native plant hold sprays of beautiful, fragrant, lavender-pink flowers from early summer onwards. Grey-green, flowering stems arise from an impressive rosette of grey, scallop-edged leaves.

 

Corn

What you lose in cob size the plant makes up in numbers. This is one of those corn varieties that just surprises. They are best picked as either a sweetcorn in the milk stage before they colour up or allow to dry for maize meal.
 
Size of ears range from 3-8 inches. Height of plants depend upon water, but can reach up to 9 feet, typically 6 feet. The kernels may be ground into cornmeal or popped. Glass Gem can be harvested approx. 110-120 days after planting.
 
120-140 days. The length of the ears is 15 cm. The plant is 150-180 cm high. The ears are cylindrical, with small grains of yellow color. Grow your own popcorn with this value priced heirloom strain. Just as easy to grow as sweet corn.
 
70-75 days. A delicious sweet white corn perfect for market. Devotion is a high quality white with superb eating quality. It has 18-20 cm ears with a nice husk package and good tip cover. Devotion has 16 to 18 rows of attractive, bright white kernels.
 
85-90 days. The length of the ears is 18-21 cm. The plant is 150-180 cm high. The ears are cylindrical, with small grains of yellow color. Grow your own popcorn with this value priced heirloom strain. Just as easy to grow as sweet corn.
 
 

Ornamental & Lawn Grass

This distinctive evergreen forms tidy bright-blue bunches, which make this plant one of the most ornamental of the drought-tolerant, fine textured, cold-country grasses. Blue Festuca will be a real attention-getter in your lawn.
 
Ornamental Grass Briza maxima 'The Greater Quaking Grass' has blue green leaves and flower heads that hang like scaly heart shaped lockets that are tinged with pink from late spring to mid summer.
 
Short-term, legume green manure for nitrogen fixation. Sow spring to late summer 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.
 
Introduced, perennial, nitrogen-fixing legume with stout, erect to nearly-erect, hollow, succulent stems, up to 4 ft. in height. Sainfoin is quickly gaining popularity in the U.S. and Canada as a non-bloat forage alternative to alfalfa.
 
Buckwheat is widely grown as a grain crop, bee pasture, soil improving cover crop and as wildlife cover. It is a warm season grain which grows rapidly during the summer and several crops per year may be had with proper management.
 
Biennial sweet clover thrives under a wide range of soil and climatic conditions. However, it will not tolerate acid soils. It is drought resistant, winter-hardy and productive throughout all 50 states. Sweet clover is native to Europe and Asia.
 
Ladino clover is very winter hardy and prefers well drained silt loam and clay soils with a pH of 6-7. It will not thrive in saline or alkaline soils. It spreads by surface runners with roots growing down from each node.
 
Wild Red Clover - grows best in well drained grassland and is well suited to poor soils on sites where there is plenty of sunlight. In the wild, plants occur on roadsides and in old meadows.
 


Trees

Rosa canina hips can be used to make jam, jelly, syrup, marmalade and wine. Homemade rose-hip syrup is delicious and well worth making. It is an excellent natural source of vitamin C. It also contains vitamins A, D and E, and antioxidants.

 

Microgreen Seeds (NEW!)

Panic Grass (Panicum violaceum) also known as Switch Grass. Fountain-like sprays of yellow 6 to 8 inch plumes with hints of red on 36 to 42 inch stems. Perennial or treat as annual. Panic grass seeds at wholesale prices.
 
Alfalfa (Medicago sativa) In Arabic, alfalfa translates to ‘the father of plants’ and is often dubbed the ‘king of foods’. Widely regarded as the richest terrestrial source of trace minerals, the use of alfalfa as a food and medicine.
 
Just like juicing raw cannabis leaves for their nutritional benefit, eating shelled hemp and raw cannabis seeds is also becoming more popular. “Hemp hearts” tend to have a light, nutty flavor and are extremely nutritious.
 
A delightful salad plant either by itself or tossed with other salad ingredients and delicious with cheese sandwiches or with a cheese dip - it even makes superb cold soups. The dark green peppery flavoured leaves of Water Cress are rich in vitamins.
 
Watercress is another bonafide superfood. This peppery little leaf is a nutritional marvel and delicious! Used for centuries to promote health, longevity and to combat innumerable ailments, ranging from head-colds all the way to tuberculosis.
 
Chia is an annual herb that belongs to the mint family. It is popularly known from the “Chia Pet” products. When moistened the chia seeds will stick to surfaces where they can then germinate.
 
Rye requires just two days of sprouting, and can be added to our cereal breakfast that includes hulless oats, kamut, buckwheat groats, chia, and almond milk. It just doesn’t get better than this in terms of health, nutrition and taste!
 
Wheat grass is considered a highly nutritious and cleansing food source, rich in protein (up to 30%), carbohydrate; vitamins C, E, B, B17; minerals such as calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, sodium, potassium; amino acids, antioxidants, chlorophyll.

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