Grain

Grains and Cover Crops

Our selection of cover crop and grain seeds includes many different plant species. Whether grown for soil improvement (hairy vetch, winter peas, rape), or to harvest for use as grain (rice, millet, quinoa, flax, chuffa),in the home garden they tend to be sown on a larger scale than many vegetable types. Some crops, like buckwheat or sesame, are used both ways!

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Akamuro

Akamuro Rice GS148

110 days “Aka” means red in Japanese; both the plants and the hulls have... Read More
         
 
 
$2.75
 
Austrian Winter Pea

Austrian Winter Pea GS101

Pisum arvense) Close relative of Garden or English peas, but this variety... Read More
         
 
 
$4.50
 
Black Hulless Barley

Black Hulless Barley GS138

"Black" or dark-purple, 2-row barley comes free very easily, making threshing... Read More
         
 
 
$3.00
 
Black Seeded Sesame

Black Seeded Sesame GS124

This black-seeded variety has tasty, nutty-flavored seeds that are popular... Read More
         
 
 
$2.25
 
Buckwheat

Buckwheat GS104

(Fagopyrum esculentum) Tender plant used as a warm-season cover crop. Plant... Read More
         
 
 
$5.50
 
Camelina or False Flax

Camelina or False Flax GS131

(Camelina sativa) Also known as Gold-of-Pleasure. Promising "new" plant... Read More
         
 
 
$2.00
 
Clover Crimson

Crimson Clover GS136

Annual. Also known as Italian Clover. Nitrogen- fixing legume often grown... Read More
         
 
 
$3.00
 
Cse He Jao Rice

Cse He Jao Rice GS147

115 days. Glutinous sweet rice. Sticks together well--great for sushi!... Read More
         
 
 
$2.75
 
Duborskian Rice

Duborskian Rice GS146

110 days Our trusted upland rice. One of the first varieties tried in New... Read More
         
 
 
$2.75
 
Emmer Wheat

Emmer Wheat GS134

(Triticum dicoccum) We’re so excited to be able to offer this “ancient... Read More
         
 
 
$3.00
 
Flax

Flax GS113

(Linum usitatissimum) True source of fibers that for thousands of years... Read More
         
 
 
$2.00
 
Hairy Vetch

Hairy Vetch GS105

(Vicia villosa) Plant spring or fall for nitrogen fixation and abundance... Read More
         
 
 
$4.50
 
Hayayuki Rice

Hayayuki Rice GS145

100 days Our standard rice. Fastest maturing and can work in zone 4B in... Read More
         
 
 
$2.75
 
Hulless Oats

Hulless Oats GS129

(Avena sativa) In 1755, Samuel Johnson called oats: “grain... Read More

         
 
 
$4.00
 
Millet, German Foxtail

Millet, German Foxtail GS107

(Setaria italica) Sow in spring or early summer. Used as a cover crop,... Read More
         
 
 
$5.00
 
Quinoa - Cherry Vanilla

Quinoa - Cherry Vanilla GS133

(Chenoppodium quinoa) 90-120 days. 3 to 5-foot tall plants are smothered... Read More
         
 
 
$2.50
 
Quinoa, Brightest Brilliant

Quinoa, Brightest Brilliant GS112

Ornamental enough to deserve a place in the border, but a productive and... Read More
         
 
 
$2.50
 
Rape, Dwarf Essex

Rape, Dwarf Essex GS102

(Brassica rapa) Robust member of the Brassica family. Puts large amounts... Read More
         
 
 
$4.50
 
Red Aztec Spinach (Huauzontle) 3

Red Aztec Spinach (Huauzontle) OG130

(Chenopodium berlandiera) A relative of Lamb's Quarters and Quinoa, it... Read More
         
 
 
$2.50
 
Red Faro Quinoa

Red Faro Quinoa GS139

This is a highly productive grain quinoa that can double as an ornamental... Read More
         
 
 
$2.75
 
Red Fife Wheat

Red Fife Wheat GS141

Red fife was the first heritage wheat Nominated into the Slow Foods Ark... Read More
         
 
 
$3.00
 
Rice Blue Bonnet

Rice Blue Bonnet GS125

A traditional rice grown by native Mayan people who call it "Blue Bonnet".... Read More
         
 
 
$2.75
 
Rice Carolina Gold

Rice Carolina Gold GS126

Considered the "grandfather" of long-grain rice culture in North America,... Read More
         
 
 
$2.50
 
Sesame, Light Seeded

Sesame, Light Seeded GS106

(Sesamum indicum) Light-seeded. Cultivated in the Near East for at least... Read More
         
 
 
$3.00
 
Shallu/Egyptian Wheat

Shallu/Egyptian Wheat GS103

Really a sorghum; grown in this country mainly for attracting wildlife,... Read More
         
 
 
$5.50
 
Variegated Cat Grass

Variegated Cat Grass GS100

Barley (Hordeum Vulgare). Cats love a number of different grasses when... Read More
         
 
 
$3.00
 
Wheat, Cham 2

Wheat, Cham 2 GS137

Bread wheat from Syria, where the semi-dwarf plants are usually grown under... Read More
         
 
 
$3.00
 
gn135

White Sonora Wheat GS135

(Triticum aestivum) Here’s another very old wheat, dating to the time before... Read More
         
 
 
$3.00
 
Winter Rye

Winter Rye GS140

This is an excellent winter cover crop, especially for those who do not... Read More
         
 
 
$2.50
 
 
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