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TOUGH AS NAILS LAWN SEED, FORMULATED WITH SOIL WETTER AND FERTILISER – SOMETIMES YOU JUST NEED A SMALLER AREA COVERED, PATCHES IN YOUR LAWN CAN BE COVERED QUICKLY WITH THIS, DROUGHT, HEAT NO PROBLEMS! PERFECT FOR INDOOR CATS TOO!

Tough as nails lawn seed contains a soil wetter and lawn fertiliser so all you need to do is to spread it over bare patches or open soil in your lawn.

Also great for a tray so you can give your indoor cat somewhere soft to lay! Just bring it in when needed!

Tough Lawn Seed is a quick-germinating, hardy lawn seed blend suitable for fast patching and the thickening up of existing lawns.

Hardwearing, evergreen lawn!

Great for high traffic areas such as nature strips and back lawns

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Prefers full sun and grows in most soil or climate conditions including clay or sandy soils.

Lawns sown in late Spring or Summer need frequent watering during the first summer.

Mow when grass is about 5cm high, removing only the top 2cm.

Sow
Rake over bare patches to remove bits and pieces, spread seed evenly. firm down or tread seed into surface.

Spread seed over area to be covered. Cover with a thin layer of sand and water till the soil is moist, not wet with fine spray.

Water and keep damp until lawn is established.

Keep the soil moist, never wet.

Germination
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Maturity
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Lucerne is a versatile and valuable crop. Its adaptability to various climates, ability to improve soil health, and high nutritional value for livestock make it a crucial component of sustainable farming practices. As a cover crop, lucerne offers significant environmental benefits, including erosion control, improved soil fertility, and enhanced biodiversity.See more...

Lucerne is a versatile and valuable crop. Its adaptability to various climates, ability to improve soil health, and high nutritional value for livestock make it a crucial component of sustainable farming practices. As a cover crop, lucerne offers significant environmental benefits, including erosion control, improved soil fertility, and enhanced biodiversity. Lucerne, is also known as alfalfa (Medicago sativa).

Climate and Soil Requirements

  • Climate: Lucerne thrives in a temperate climate but can also adapt to sub-tropical conditions. Ideal growth occurs in regions with cool winters and warm summers. The optimal temperature range for lucerne is between 15°C and 25°C.

Uses and Properties

  • Forage Crop: Lucerne is primarily grown as a high-protein forage crop for livestock, including cattle, sheep, and horses. It can be grazed directly, made into hay, or used as silage.
  • Soil Improvement: Lucerne is known for its deep-rooting system, which helps improve soil structure and reduce erosion. The roots also bring up nutrients from deep within the soil profile.
  • Nitrogen Fixation: As a legume, lucerne has a symbiotic relationship with Rhizobium bacteria, which fix atmospheric nitrogen into the soil. This natural fertilisation process enhances soil fertility and reduces the need for synthetic nitrogen fertilisers.

Benefits as a Cover Crop

  1. Erosion Control: The extensive root system of lucerne stabilises soil and prevents erosion, making it an excellent choice for sloping lands and areas prone to soil loss.
  2. Soil Health: Lucerne improves soil structure and organic matter content. The plant’s residues, when decomposed, add valuable organic material to the soil.
  3. Weed Suppression: Dense lucerne stands can suppress weeds by outcompeting them for light, nutrients, and space.
  4. Biodiversity: Lucerne fields support a variety of beneficial insects and microorganisms, contributing to overall farm biodiversity.
  5. Water Management: Although lucerne requires significant water initially, its deep roots make it efficient in accessing water from deeper soil layers, potentially reducing irrigation needs over time.

Planting lucerne (alfalfa) in a home garden can be a rewarding experience, providing nutritious forage for pets, improving soil health, and even serving as a cover crop. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to plant lucerne seeds in a home garden:

Step-by-Step Guide to Planting Lucerne Seeds in a Home Garden

1. Site Selection and Soil Preparation

  • Location: Choose a sunny spot in your garden. Lucerne needs full sunlight for optimal growth.
  • Soil Testing: Test the soil pH and nutrient levels. Lucerne prefers slightly acidic to neutral soil (pH 6.0-7.5).
  • Preparation:
    • Weeding: Clear the area of all weeds. This is crucial as lucerne seedlings are sensitive to competition.
    • Tilling: Loosen the soil to a depth of about 15-20 cm. This helps with root penetration and soil aeration.
    • Levelling: Rake the soil to create a smooth, firm seedbed. Remove any large clods or stones.

2. Sowing Time

  • Timing: Sow the seeds in early spring or autumn when the soil temperature is between 15°C and 25°C. In cooler climates, spring is preferable; in warmer regions, autumn is ideal.

3. Sowing Method

  • Depth: Sow the seeds shallowly, about 0.5 to 1 cm deep. Planting too deep can impede seedling emergence.
  • Spacing: Aim for an even spread of seeds. You can broadcast the seeds by hand or use a small hand-held seeder. After sowing, lightly rake the soil to cover the seeds.

4. Watering

  • Initial Watering: Water the area gently to keep the soil moist but not waterlogged. Ensure the soil stays moist during the germination period.
  • Ongoing Watering: Once established, lucerne is relatively drought-tolerant, but young plants need consistent moisture. Water as needed to prevent the soil from drying out, especially during dry spells.

5. Post-Sowing Care

  • Weed Control: Monitor for weeds and remove them by hand to prevent competition. Mulching around the plants can help suppress weed growth.
  • Pest Management: Keep an eye out for pests like aphids and leafhoppers. Use organic pest control methods if needed, such as neem oil or insecticidal soap.
  • Fertilisation: Lucerne generally doesn’t require much fertilisation if the soil is adequately prepared. However, a light application of phosphorus can support root development.

6. Establishment and Maintenance

  • First Cutting: Avoid cutting or harvesting lucerne until it is well-established, typically when the plants are about 15-20 cm tall, which usually takes 6-8 weeks.
  • Subsequent Care: After the first cutting, lucerne can be harvested multiple times during the growing season. Cut it back to about 5 cm above the ground to encourage regrowth.

By following these steps, you can successfully plant lucerne seeds in your home garden and enjoy the benefits of this versatile plant. Lucerne not only provides nutritious forage but also improves soil health and contributes to a sustainable garden ecosystem.

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WHY BUY EXPENSIVE TREATS FOR YOUR BIRDS AND OTHER PETS? THIS GROWS EASILY AND THEY WILL LOVE THE FRESHNESS! FEED THEM THIS WHILE GREEN OR DRY IT FOR STORAGE AND THEY WILL THRIVE! FRENCH WHITE MILLET – THIS IS GROWING MILLET THAT HAS NOT BEEN PUT THROUGH ANY HEAT ORSee more...

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Some of the bird seed that grows under your birds never ends up growing the full head of millet – why? Because it is often second grade seed full of husks and is heat and/or chemically treated to preserve it.

This is especially true of dried sprays of millet, they cost about $5 – $6 for four sprays BUT this packet of seeds will get you around 400 sprays of natural, chemical free sprays of millet!

Vigorous, high yielding, nutritious, non-acid grain, great as porridge for us too!

Fast growing with a low water requirement, used as a soil conditioner for wide range of soils.

To sow broadcast in spring and summer. White French Millet is a popular ingredient in many small bird seed mixes especially for budgies & finches. It is also found in canary, peach face, cockatiel bird seed mixes to name a few and in many dried millet spray treats.

SMALL SEEDS. EASY TO SEE AND HANDLE. LIGHT COLOUR.

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WHY BUY EXPENSIVE TREATS FOR YOUR BIRDS AND OTHER ANIMALS ? THIS GROWS EASILY AND THEY WILL LOVE THE FRESHNESS!  FEED THEM THIS WHILE GREEN OR DRY IT FOR STORAGE AND THEY WILL THRIVE! THIS IS GROWING MILLET THAT HAS NOT BEEN PUT THROUGH ANY HEAT OR CHEMICAL PROCESSES TO CLEAN AND PRESERVE IT – IT’S ALL NATURAL JUST LIKE IT SHOULD BE! GROW ALL YOUR NEEDS AND NEVER BUY ANOTHER PACKET OF DRIED MILLET TREATS AGAIN!

Perfect for grazing, hay or silage Graze it within 6 weeks from planting!

Some of the bird seed that grows under your birds never ends up growing the full head of millet – why? Because it is often second grade seed full of husks and is heat and/or chemically treated to preserve it. This is especially true of dried sprays of millet, they cost about $5 – $6 for four sprays BUT this packet of seeds will get you around 400 sprays of natural, chemical free sprays of millet!

Vigorous, high yielding, nutritious, non-acid grain, great as porridge for us too!

Fast growing with a low water requirement, used as a soil conditioner for wide range of soils.

To sow broadcast in spring and summer. Millet is a popular ingredient in many small bird seed mixes especially for budgies & finches. It is also found in canary, peach face, cockatiel bird seed mixes to name a few and in many dried millet spray treats.

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This Australian grown Rye Grain seed is Certified Organic and has been produced without the use of synthetic fertiliser or sprays. It is non-GMO and has no added preservatives. In the shops the seeds are usually treated to within an inch of their lives! These ones are not pesticide treated,See more...

This Australian grown Rye Grain seed is Certified Organic and has been produced without the use of synthetic fertiliser or sprays. It is non-GMO and has no added preservatives.

In the shops the seeds are usually treated to within an inch of their lives! These ones are not pesticide treated, have had no heat treatments applied to them, and no chemical fertilizers!

These seeds are grown so you can grow them again! All natural seeds that will grow delicious Rye for you, your family and pets!

Eat everything but the roots!

Rye Grain has a fresh, rich earthy flavour and aroma. This delicious, versatile grain can be sprouted, made into flour, or cooked in sweet or savoury recipes.

How to Use:
Organic Rye Grain can be sprouted and enjoyed in salads and wraps, or used in raw cracker and bread recipes.

This rye is also perfect for grinding, to produce fresh whole grain all-purpose flour for baking or general cooking recipes.

It is deliciously good in bread rolls and loaves (including sourdoughs), fruit buns, cakes and pie-crust pastry.

Rye grain can also be cooked and used as an ingredient in salads, soups, hotpots or puddings.

Add rye directly to plenty of stock or broth and simmer for about 3 hours, or until tender.

Rye grain can be pre-soaked for several hours to reduce cooking time.

Store in an airtight container in a cool, dry place, away from direct sunlight.

Refrigeration recommended in warm climates.

LARGE SEEDS, EASY TO SEE AND HANDLE.

Grow Notes
Prefers full sun in well-drained soil.

Sow
Plant your seeds in Autumn for a Spring harvest. Or late Winter for an early Summer harvest.

Broadcast seed on the soil surface and lightly till or drag to provide just under 1cm covering of soil.

Roll or pack to firmly make seed to soil contact. Seed will germinate with about an inch of rain or watering.

Keep soil moist, not wet.

Germination
6-20 days at 20-22°C

Maturity
180-220 days

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GREAT DROUGHT FODDER AND A MAGNIFICENT FLOWERED SHRUB! TAGASTE OR TREE LUCERN – A VALUABLE SMALL TREE/SHRUB FOR SO MANY USES! MAKES A GREAT WINDBREAK, ANIMALS LOVE TO EAT IT, BUTTERFLIES LOVE TO BROWSE ON IT’S FLOWERS AND IT’S BEAUTIFUL, TOUGH AND A QUICK GROWER! Tagasaste is the name givenSee more...

GREAT DROUGHT FODDER AND A MAGNIFICENT FLOWERED SHRUB! TAGASTE OR TREE LUCERN – A VALUABLE SMALL TREE/SHRUB FOR SO MANY USES!

MAKES A GREAT WINDBREAK, ANIMALS LOVE TO EAT IT, BUTTERFLIES LOVE TO BROWSE ON IT’S FLOWERS AND IT’S BEAUTIFUL, TOUGH AND A QUICK GROWER!

Tagasaste is the name given on the island of La Palma, in the Canary Islands, to the indigenous plant known botanically as Chamaecytisus palmensis. Also known as Cystisus proliferous.

This legume, belonging to the family Fabaceae, has been variously called tree lucerne, false tree lucerne and lucerne tree in Australia. For the sake of uniformity, tagasaste is preferred.

Tagasaste is a shrub or small tree growing to a height and crown diameter of about 5 m, often with long, drooping, leafy branches.

Variations occur, including upright and prostrate types. White flowers appear in profusion, usually in spring, though under some conditions flowering can commence in winter.

The flowers develop into flattened pods about 5 cm long, containing about 10 seeds. The seeds, which ripen in summer, are a flattened oval shape, about 5 mm long by 3 mm wide by 1 mm thick.

Tagasaste has been grown in Australia since at least 1879, when seeds were sent from the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, in England, and grown at the Adelaide Botanic Gardens, whose director reported favourably on it as a drought-resistant fodder plant.

ADAPTABILITY-CLIMATE AND SOIL

Tagasaste grows well in a range of environments and, once established, handles climates ranging from those of the hot western wheat belt to those of the cool tablelands.

Fodder is currently the main use of tagasaste. The nutritive value of the foliage depends on the time of the year and the proportion of leaf to stem.

Mature tagasaste trees provide good shade and, if grown in closely planted hedgerows, form an excellent windbreak.

You may notice some in the holding container have started to germinate and may have their root appearing. Plant them out asap!

Grow Notes
Prefers full to part sun in well-draining soil.

Sow
In Spring or Summer I place a quantity of seeds, say a teaspoon, into a small ceramic ramekin and boil the kettle. I pour the water directly over the seeds to half of the ramekins depth. Then leave to cool.

Drain off that water. One or two may be swollen and have turned a dark brown colour.

These seeds are ready. Pick them out and put them into another ramekin with just enough water to keep them wet.

They will continue to swell in this water. I boil the kettle and pour it over the remaining seeds.

Repeat this procedure until all seeds or most are ready to plant.

This can take over a week for most, for all of the seeds to reveal themselves as ready to plant.

The seeds that are ready to sow – put them into some sand with a little potting mix or material that will retain a bit of moisture such as coconut coir or saw dust at 5mm depth.

Germination
15-30 days at 18-24°C

Maturity
200 days. Evergreen small tree.

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This Australian grown Wheat Grain is Certified Organic and has been produced without the use of synthetic fertiliser or sprays. It is non-GMO and has no added preservatives. Wheat Grain has a fresh, slightly nutty flavour and aroma. This versatile grain can be sprouted, made into flour, or cooked inSee more...

This Australian grown Wheat Grain is Certified Organic and has been produced without the use of synthetic fertiliser or sprays. It is non-GMO and has no added preservatives.

Wheat Grain has a fresh, slightly nutty flavour and aroma. This versatile grain can be sprouted, made into flour, or cooked in sweet or savoury recipes.

How to Use:

Organic Wheat Grain can be sprouted and grown for fresh wheatgrass.

This wheat is also perfect for grinding, to produce fresh whole grain all-purpose flour for baking or general cooking recipes.

Wheat grain can also be cooked and used as an ingredient in salads, soups, hotpots or puddings.

Wheat likes to germinate in cooler soil. That means it will be happy germinating in soil that’s 10C.

If you’re late planting, don’t get too worked up. It will germinate if the soil is warmer too.

Under normal spring conditions (10C or so) wheat will sprout in about 7 days. By 2-3 weeks it’ll be big enough to impress!

Wheat planted in the spring will be ready to harvest after about 4 months from planting.

Broadcast seeds onto weed free sandy soil. Well drained, cover with a few cm’s of dirt. Water and watch it come up!

BIG SEEDS, EASY TO SEE AND HANDLE.

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