Polyculture Seed Mixes
Here at FoodProduction101.com we are proud to now offer our own permaculture seed mixes for sale. Currently, we offer a fruit & nut tree polyculture mix, a chicken forage mix, and Dutch white clover. Our seed is stored inside air tight food grade buckets that are kept in a cool dry place. Shipping is free for any quantity of seed. Membership discounts do apply to seed! Planting zones 4-8. If you wish to order any seed, please go to our online seed catalogue.
Chicken Forage Seed Mixture 1/4 pound
I prefer that my chickens self-harvest as much of their diet as possible. They are healthier, happier, and it cuts down on my feed bill. My chicken forage seed mix is a nice mixture of plants that chickens love to eat! Make sure you let the plants get established before letting them loose. This mix will cover 1150 square feet. Large & small seeds are separated to enable more precise seeding. The below seeds are included.
Amaranth- The chickens will eat the young shoots, but if you let it mature they will get a bounty of grain. Annual.
Quinoa- The chickens will eat the young shoots, but if you let it mature they will get a bounty of grain. Annual.
Alfalfa- This perennial high protein grain is a great edible for the chickens, but it also has a very strong tap root that can take the chicken abuse.
Dutch White Clover- This perennial groundcover is great for the soil and it is also a chicken friendly edible, that attracts insects.
Chard- This annual green can grow very large if allowed, so it makes for a nice edible.
Chicory- This perennial wildflower has edible leaves, roots, and flowers. It will also attract insects which your chickens love.
Maximilian Sunflower- This perennial sunflower is edible, and of course the seeds are great chicken feed.
Dutch White Clover 1/8 pound
Dutch white clover is great for walkways as it only grows about 8 inches tall. It is an excellent ground cover that will attract pollinators and beneficial insects. It is also great for the soil as it fixes nitrogen. Dutch white clover can be used as a living mulch in gardens and orchards as well. The great natural farmer, Masanobu Fukouka used clover extensively as a groundcover in his gardens and orchard. I like to use it in my walkways, food forest, and chicken pasture. One packet will cover 1200 square feet.
Fruit & Nut Tree Polyculture Seed Mix 1/4 pound
Orchards are too much work! Let nature give you a hand. With our polyculture fruit and nut tree mix, plants have been carefully selected to plant under and around your trees to help keep your trees healthy and productive. Mix will cover 2250 square feet. Small and large seed are separated to enable more precise seeding. The following seeds are included:
Garlic Chives- A great perennial edible herb that is also a nutrient accumulator, and acts as a pest repellant with the strong garlic smell.
Oregano- Another great perennial edible herb that is a pollinator and beneficial insect attractor. The strong oregano smell also confuses pests.
Bee Balm- Another great perennial edible herb that is also a pollinator and beneficial insect attractor. The bees love this plant.
White Yarrow- Beautiful perennial flower that is a nutrient accumulator, and a beneficial insect attractor. The bees love this plant.
Chicory- This lovely blue wildflower is also edible in all its parts, and is also a nutrient accumulator and a beneficial insect attractor.
Dutch White Clover- This plant is a great perennial groundcover that fixes nitrogen, accumulates nutrients, and attracts beneficial insects.
Dill- This annual will readily self-seed, and is a great edible herb that will attract beneficial insects and bees.
Daikon Radish- This annual will aerate and prepare the soil with it's deep tap root. It is a fantastic nutrient accumulator.
Calendula- This self-seeding hardy annual wildflower is beautiful and an excellent beneficial insect and bee attractor. Flower petals are edible.