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Grains (small)

Grains (small)
A variety of grains for you to choose from, all heirloom, Heritage and Open Pollinated. Click on each image to see the full growing guide.
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Barley - Hordeum Vulgare - 500 Seeds

Barley - Hordeum Vulgare - 500 Seeds

R20.00

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A cereal grain grown worldwide. One of the first grains cultivated centuries ago, estimated to have grown over 13 000 years ago in Eurasia. Very versatile with a chewy texture. Used in soups, stews and even barley bread. Often added to health foods.

Black Oil Sunflower Seed - Helianthus annus - 50 Seeds

Black Oil Sunflower Seed - Helianthus annus - 50 Seeds

R18.00

A large headed sunflower with medium sized seeds. Black oil sunflower seeds are most often used for oil production and bird seed. Black oilseeds are meatier and have a higher oil content than the striped varieties, thus making them a better choice for birds and oil production. A good choice for oil pressing, shelling or bird seed.

Buckwheat - Fagopyrum esculentum - 500 Seeds

Buckwheat - Fagopyrum esculentum - 500 Seeds

R20.00

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Cultivated for the seeds, buckwheat is not related to wheat but rather to sorrel and rhubarb. Its seeds are eaten and are rich in complex carbohydrates and gluten free.  It has a growing period of 10-12 weeks.

Finger Millet - Eleusine coracana - 500 Seeds

Finger Millet - Eleusine coracana - 500 Seeds

R20.00

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Generally ground and used in cakes, puddings and porridges. It has been found in an archealogical site dated to 1800 BCE, making this an ancient crop. Once harvested the seeds store exceptionally well and are not prone to moulds and insects.

Golden Flaxseed - Linum usitatissimum - 200 Seeds

Golden Flaxseed - Linum usitatissimum - 200 Seeds

R18.00

A variety of linseed grown for its taste and nutritional value. Used as a supplement, fibre and many other health related uses. Also called golden linseed.

Hard Red Winter Wheat - Triticum spp. - 500 Seeds

Hard Red Winter Wheat - Triticum spp. - 500 Seeds

R20.00

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A high protein wheat used for breads and hard baked goods or sprouting.

Lentils Brown - Lens culinaris - 50 Seeds

Lentils Brown - Lens culinaris - 50 Seeds

R14.00

Lentil plants grow lens shaped seeds in pods and are a cousin to the bean family, known as a pulse (crops harvested solely for the dry seed). The plant is relatively drought resistant. A pulse that has been grown by man since Neolithic times and became one of the first domesticated crops.

Linseed - Linum usitatissimum - 200 Seeds

Linseed -  Linum usitatissimum - 200 Seeds

R13.00

A variety of flax with similar nutritional characteristics as the golden linseed. A matter of personal taste as to which is better.

Safflower (Poor man's Saffron) - Carthamus tinctorius L. - 20 Seeds

Safflower (Poor man's Saffron) - Carthamus tinctorius L. - 20 Seeds

R18.00

Cultivated commercially for the oil in the seeds. The flowers are occassionally used in food as a substitute for saffron. The dried flowers are used as a natural dye for textiles.

Spelt (Peasant's Wheat) - Triticum spelta - 300 Seeds

Spelt (Peasant's Wheat) - Triticum spelta - 300 Seeds

R18.00

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A species of wheat that has been cultivated since about 5000 BC.  Used as a flour in baking.

Turkish Winter Wheat - Triticum aestivum - 200 Seeds

Turkish Winter Wheat - Triticum aestivum - 200 Seeds

R15.00

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A tall winter cultivar that is very hardy. Make sure to seed winter wheats early enough for them to get established before the cold sets in.

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