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Organic cover crops and bulk green manure seeds for Australia

My research for bulk cover crop seeds, edible Grasses, organic wholesale seeds and regenerative green manure farming species.

Syntropic, permaculture, Regenerative farming, whatever you do, were working with nature and enhancing life and biodiversity, under the soil and in our gardens.


> You can read an introduction to Green Manure here.
> you looking for books on Green Manure?


cover crops for regenerative farming and gardening.

Restoring degraded soils and intercropping between syntropic tree rows.

Microgreens sprouting seeds – green harvest

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Buckwheat, millet,

Mung BeanHOG
Vigna radiata
Quick growing and hardy, adds nitrogen, builds organic matter; combine with buckwheat or Japanese millet; produces edible seeds. Sow in temperate areas November – February; in subtropical areas September – March and tropical areas during the wet season.

SM130 Mung Bean 10m2 Organic $5.95Buy nowI
SM131 Mung Bean 1000m2 OG (Q,NSW,V) $39.95Buy now2.5kg INo TAS
SM192 Mung Bean 1000m2 OG (SA,WA,NT) $44.95Buy now2.5kg INo TAS
SM167 Mung Bean 4500m2 OG (Q,NSW,V) $99.95Buy now10kg INo TAS
SM187 Mung Bean 4500m2 OG (SA,NT,WA) $109.95Buy now10kg INo TAS

Are you looking for Organic Mung Bean seed for sprouting?


Buckwheat

Amazingly healthy and easy for breakfast

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Fagopyrum esculentum
Buckwheat is an ancient food plant that has been in use for over 9,000 years; it gives a whole new meaning to the word ‘heirloom’. It is an annual warm season crop to 50 cm high. It has some drought tolerance and is frost tender. It germinates in 3 – 4 days, with a soil temperature of 20°C. Sow it 2.5 – 3.5 cm deep. The soil should be moist before sowing but do not over-water, buckwheat doesn’t tolerate being waterlogged at any stage of growth. It will grow in a wide range of soils, including infertile ones, with a preferred pH range of 6 – 7.

It has a wide range of uses including:

  • It makes a useful, fast growing, warm season, green manure that accumulates phosphorus and builds organic matter quickly. Use it as a fill-in between other crops.
  • The young sprouts can be harvested for salad.
  • The high protein leaves can be used like spinach.
  • The seeds are ground for a high-protein, gluten-free flour.
  • The white flowers attract beneficial insects including hoverflies, lacewings and bees.

Growing as a grain crop:
A buckwheat grain crop requires a temperature during the growing season of between 13°C – 26°C. It takes 8 – 12 weeks from sowing to finished grain. Suitable areas are the cool highlands during summer and autumn to winter in southern Qld.
Growing as a green manure:
Flowering begins 4 weeks from sowing; dig the green manure whilst still flowering. If allowed to set seed it will often self-sow readily. Buckwheat used as a green manure has much wider sowing times than grain crops. In temperate areas sow September – February. In subtropical areas sow any time avoiding frost periods. In tropical areas other green manures are a better choice.

SB392 Buckwheat 10m2 $4.95Buy now
SB393 Buckwheat 1000m2 (Q,NSW,V) $39.95Buy now3kg No TAS
SB394 Buckwheat 1000m2 (SA,WA,NT) $49.95Buy now3kg No TAS

Are you looking for Buckwheat seed for sprouting?


Alfalfa/Lucerne Seed for Sprouting UT

Medicago sativa
Alfalfa is the most popular sprout with a delicious nutty flavour. It is highly nutritious and rich in vitamins B1, B2, C, E, K, D and especially vitamin A; minerals such as phosphorus, calcium (five times more than milk), magnesium, iron, potassium, sulphur, zinc; and a good quantity of protein (35%) and fibre. Alfalfa sprouts are used to support convalescence, and to prevent anaemia and osteoporosis. Expose the sprouts to full sunlight on the 5th day to make them more nutritious. Try to avoid sprouting alfalfa during very hot weather; a germination temperature between 16 – 25°C works best. Lucerne seed with inoculant is also available for green manure and cover crops.
SL212 Sprouting Alfalfa Food Grade 25g $6.95Buy nowAlso available as part of a Jar Sprouting Kit
SL251 Sprouting Alfalfa Food Grade 250g $14.95Buy now
SL205 Sprouting Alfalfa Food Grade 1kg $44.95Buy now
SL263 Sprouting Alfalfa Food Grade 5kg $177.95Buy nowNo TAS

Please note: This alfalfa seed is not organically certified, it is supplied as untreated, food grade seed.Barley seed for growing Barleygrass can be found with the Microgreen Seeds.



Broccoli Seed for SproutingOG
Brassica oleracea var. italica
This sprout has a distinctive broccoli taste which is quite hot and strong;

U> it is also highly nutritious. The tender leaves are rich in vitamins A, B, C, E; minerals such as potassium, calcium, iodine, magnesium, sulphur; enzymes, protein (35%) and chlorophyll. It is believed to stimulate the immune system and have a tonic effect.

Sprout:

It can be sprouted in a jar or dome sprouter.

> Try to avoid sprouting broccoli during very hot weather; a germination temperature between 16 – 28°C works best. 

Broccoli seed is also available for growing.
SB154 Sprouting Broccoli 25g Organic $13.95Buy now
SB155 Sprouting Broccoli 100g Organic $39.95Buy now


Broccoli and Friends Sprouting Mix

OG
No TAS / WA
Brassica oleracea
Meet the colourful, easy to grow brassica sprouts, believed to stimulate the immune system and have a tonic effect. A great combination of taste and nutrition; includes broccoli, kale, red mustard and red cabbage. Also grown as a microgreen.
SB306 Sprouting Mix Broccoli – Friends OG 25g $15.95Buy now
SB307 Sprouting Mix Broccoli – Friends OG 100g $47.95Buy nowBuckwheat seed (unhulled) to grow buckwheat ‘lettuce’ can be found with the Microgreen Seeds.



Chickpea Seed for Sprouting

OG
Not to TAS
Cicer arietinum
This sprout has a nutty flavour and crunchy texture, it can also be cooked, in casseroles or hommos, to bring out the flavour.

Chickpea sprouts have a high content of carbohydrates and protein (20%) and contain

> vitamins A, C, B, B17 and E;

> folic acid; and minerals calcium, magnesium, iron and potassium.

They are recommended to prevent heart disease, hypertension and other circulatory system illnesses, as they help to regulate cholesterol and insulin. Try to avoid sprouting chickpeas during very hot or cold weather; the best temperature for germination is between 20 – 25°C. Chickpea can also be grown in a tray as a nutritious microgreen and an alternative to pea shoots.
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Sprouting Chickpea 250g Organic $9.95Buy now
SC318 Sprouting Chickpea 1kg Organic $22.95Buy now
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Sprouting Chickpea 5kg Organic $85.95

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