Seed Gifts – New for 2019!
The Enchanted Garden Collection
Seed balls are an ancient method of protecting seeds, practiced by various cultures throughout time. Our seeds are hand rolled in a mixture of clay, compost, and Bokashi microbes, before drying. This allows seeds to stay protected from the elements, as well as birds and animals, until the optimal conditions for germination occur. Seed balls can be cast onto the soil anytime of year or pressed gently into the soil, two-thirds covered.
Seed Ball varieties:
- Wildflower Mix – a mix of 24 northern adapted annuals and perennials. Best spring sown broadcasted then raked and watered.
- Milkweed & Cabbage – Milkweed is the only food of juvenile monarch caterpillars. Seed requires a cold treatment to germinate so sow late winter 4 balls/sq. ft. Cabbage added as a marker.
- Four Sisters – Milpa inspired blend of peptic (hulless squash), corn (flour), beans (pinto) and milkweed. Plant 1 ball/sq.ft.
- Melon Party – A diverse melon mix in every ball! Sow 1 ball to a hill set at least 1m apart. Thin seedlings to 2-3 per hill.
- Sunflower & Milkweed – Milkweed is the only food of juvenile monarch caterpillars and sunflowers are nectar powerhouses. Sow 1 ball/sq.ft. and have sunflowers this year and milkweed the next.
- Sweet Four Sisters – This three sisters blend has the peptic hulled squash, pinto bean, sweet corn and milkweed and in one ball. Plant 1 ball/sq. ft.
- Three Sisters – Milpa inspired blend of peptic (hulless squash), corn (sweet), and beans (pinto). Plant 1 ball/sq.ft.
Cover Crop Seed
Cover Crop Seed Varieties
- Soybean Cover Crop – Hand harvested mix of soybean varieties. Drill or broadcast late spring to mid-summer to add nitrogen.
- Buckwheat – Quick growing cover crop. Best sown during the summer months. <1in deep, 1-2 inches apart. Cut at flower or leave for the pollinators and beneficials.
- Winter Rye – Quick growing cover crop. Sow anytime but mid-summer. <1 inch deep, 1-2 inches apart. Cut or roll parenthesis for best results.
- Barley Cover Crop – Hand harvested mix of barley varieties. Drill or broadcast early spring or fall for a quick cover and plough down.
- Hairy Vetch Cover Crop – Winter hardy legume for improving nitrogen availability. Sow <1 inch deep, 1-3 inches apart in October. Chop at full bloom for highest N to C ratio.
- Common Vetch Cover Crop – Fast growing spring sown legume for improving nitrogen availability. Sow <inch deep, 1-3 inches apart. Chop at full bloom for highest N to C ratio. Late summer sowings also work.
- Chickling Vetch Cover Crop – Fast growing spring sown legume for improving nitrogen availability. Sow <inch deep, 1-3 inches apart. Chop at full bloom for highest N.
- Lathyrus Cicera Cover Crop – Lost legume crop used by farmers on low fertility soils. Hardy and vigorous. Sow <inch deep, 1-3 inches apart early spring.
- Wrinkled Pea Cover Crop – Fast growing cover. Ideal for short windows or a fast shelling pea crop. Sow <inch deep, 1-3 inches apart early spring through summer.
- Yellow Pea Cover Crop – Fast growing cover. Ideal for longer windows or for grazing the low tannin foliage. Sow <inch deep, 1-3 inches apart early spring or early fall.
- Wheat Cover Crop – Hand harvested mix of oat varieties. Drill or broadcast early spring or fall for a quick cover and plough down.
- Safflower – Hand harvested mix of safflower varieties. Drill or broadcast late spring to mid-summer for pollinator and bird habitat.
- White Lupin – Slow growing spring sown legume improves nitrogen availability and taproot aerates soil. Sow 1-2 inch deep, 1-3 inches apart.
The Edible Harvest Collection
Sprout Seed Varieties:
- Sunflower – Black Oil – Best as a micro green. Soak or sow directly in flats and germinate on a windowsill or under a grow light for 1-2 weeks. Sample as they grow!
- Sandwich booster – Sprout mix of clover, alfalfa, radish and mustard. Easy 5-day sprout that grows well in a jar or bag.
- Red Clover – Soak and sprout on a windowsill for 7 days. Rinse daily. Can also be used a perennial cover crop.
- Ancient Eastern Blend – Contains Fenugreek, Lentils, Kamut, and Adzuki beans. Soak and sprout for 3 days, shoots in 7.
- Mung Bean – A familiar sprout found in most grocery stores. Soak and sprout in the dark for 3 days or 7 for longer crunchy radicals.
- Fava Bean – Great grown as a large micro green 1-2 weeks from sowing. 3 day old sprouts are excellent cooked in soup.
- Coriander – Best as a microgreen. Soak or sow directly in flats and germinate on a windowsill or under a grow light for 2-3 weeks. Sample as they grow!
- Radish Daikon – Excellent choice for those looking for that fresh mild radish tang. Soak and sprout for 3 days or germinate and harvest microgreens no later than the cotyledon stage.
- Flax – A bit tricky but great for making your own sprouted flax crackers or as a powerful microgreen.
Seed Sprouting Guide
Sprouting Bags and Sprouting Jars are also available.
Golden Popcorn is an ancient and wholesome snack, long known and loved for its tantalizing aroma and subtle nutty flavours. Cooked either on stovetop or popper of your choice, and then lightly seasoned – golden popcorn is a treat everyone in the family will enjoy helping to make and eat.
You may want to save some of the kernels for planting in your backyard garden and enjoy your edible harvest next year too!
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Choose from a wide selection of our seed varieties and one or more of our seed gift items for a unique and meaningful gift.