Perennial - Anise Hyssop (Agastache Foeniculum) This uplifting little plant grows about 2" tall and will welcome many pollinators to your garden, especially bumble bees! Anise Hyssop is native to North America and has a "charming" history. Bundles of this plant were hung in entrance ways to protect a home & to warm the hearts of its dwellers. Anise Hyssop is also a fabulous addition to tea blends & potpourri. Packet contains approximately 200 seeds
120 days – Perennial. Arctium lappa Burdock has a long history as a medicinal and is popularly used for cooking in Japan. Small roots can be used in salads and larger ones in stirfrys and soups. Takinogawa burdock roots are mild and earthy in flavour and reach a size between one and two feet long. Each seed packet contains approximately 100 untreated open pollinated burdock seeds.
Goji (Lycium chinensis) – Perennial Shrub. The goji berry has gained quite the reputation in recent years; it’s high antioxidant content has earned it the “superfood” title in many a headline. It also sells for a pretty penny at most health food stores. Save your pennies and grow gojis home! Said to be hardy to -40C. Each seed packet contains approximately 50 untreated open pollinated goji berry seeds.
(Hyssopus officinalis) – Perennial. 85-90 days. Hyssop produces lovely sprigs of bright blue flowers, that are just irresistible to pollinators! If you grow any fruit or a vegetable garden, hyssop will welcome a plethora of beneficial insects who will help increase crop yields. Flowers and leaves can be brewed to make an immune system boosting tea. Each seed packet contains approximately 200 untreated open pollinated Hyssop seeds.
(Levisiticum officinalis) – 90 days. Perennial. Lovage is a great perennial herb whose signature flavour sits somewhere between celery and anise. Whole plant can be used when young and tender. Place wisely in your garden; lovage averages at around five feet tall! Each seed packet contains approximately 100 untreated open pollinated Lovage seeds.
Osage Orange (Maclura pomifera) Zones 4-10 This prickly plant is awesome for living borders! The tree grows to 30 feet and grown as a thick hedge it can keep livestock in the pen, or deer out of your garden. Ideal for woven fences, but wear heavy gloves while working with these thorns! Decorative fruit is inedible, however the seeds can be dried and eaten as one might use sunflower seeds. The wood of osage orange is rot resistance and unappealing to wood boaring insects, making it ideal for long lasting building projects. Seeds require 30 days of cold moist stratification to awaken. Each packet contains 20 open pollinated seeds.
Schisandra (Schisandra chinensis) Perennial vine. Schisandra is something we are very excited about offering! The berries of this vine are used medicinally to nourish the immune system and bring overall balance to the body and spirit. Schisandra is native to north-eastern China, where it is called wu-wei-zi, meaning “five flavoured berry”. As the saliva in your mouth breaks down the berry, you get to taste all the five flavours; sour, sweet, pungent, salty and bitter. Each seed packet contains approximately 5 whole berries for planting. Growing Schisandra: Starting schisandra requires a little extra care & oscillating temperatures. Seeds must be soaked for 24 hours and then cold treated for at least 2 weeks. For this, moist peat moss in a sealed bag placed in the refrigerator works well. After time spent in the fridge, plant out in Spring. Seeds can also be planted outside in Autumn (after 24 hours soaking!) and will germinate in the spring. When well established, Schisandra vines require moist soil and dappled shade.
Sea Buckthorn (Hippophae rhamnoides) A perennial shrub and nitogen fixer. A very heavy producer of bright orange berries that make highly nutritious juice. Grows in sandy and well drained areas. Stratification is required to achieve good germination. Place seeds in moist sand or peat moss within a sealed container and place in the fridge for 90 days to break dormancy before planting seed in spring or early summer. 50 seeds
Siberian Pea Shrub – (Caragana aborescens) The quintessential permaculture nitrogen fixer! This member of the pea family supports the plants around it by fixing nitrogen through its roots and adding high nutrient organic matter as mulch with the fall of its leaves. A member of many permaculture guilds. Shrubs can reach 10-15 feet tall. Each seed packet contains approximately 30 untreated open pollinated Siberian Pea Shrub seeds.
Perennial. Common Valerian Root is one of the most well known herbal sedatives. It is commonly found in calming and sleepy time teas. This is an easy to grow plant that will establish itself in your garden and be available for you year after year. Each seed packet contains approximately 200 valerian seeds.