Seed Crop, Grain & Pseudocereal Seeds
Buckwheat is a pseudo-grain that can be hulled and cooked as a staple or eaten as sprouts. Annual with white flowers. Attracts ladybirds, hoverflies and caterpillar-parasitic tachinid flies. Can be used as a green manure. Rich in vitamins and minerals. 7-9 weeks to harvest. 300 un-hulled seeds per packet.
Black seeded variety of chia. Chia seeds can be soaked in water to create a gel that can be used as a thickening agent in dips, salads dressings and spreads. Dry seeds can also be used a poultry forage. Chia seeds are rich in omega 3 fatty acid, thiamine, niacin, calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus and zinc. 2000 seeds per packet.
Flax or linseed is a annual flowering plant that produces masses of brilliant blue flowers. The seeds are high in Omega 3 oil and can be added whole to baked goods, ground and mixed with water to use as an egg substitute, or used as poultry forage. Fibres from this plant traditionally used in linen and bowstring production. 500 seeds per packet.
Millet is a high-yielding, drought-resistant cereal crop that produces long plumes of small round grains. Excellent highly-nutritious grain for adding to bird seed mixes. Can be planted as a green manure crop. Millet seeds can be puffed and formed into snack bars or made into porridge. Approximately 2000 seeds per packet.
Sunbird is a large, yellow-flowered, heirloom Sunflower variety. Produces large numbers of good quality seeds for eating or poultry forage. Can be used as a living trellis for smaller climbing plants or as a windbreak for plants requiring shelter. Drought tolerant variety with good disease resistance. 9-10 weeks. 60 seeds per packet