LA FINQUITA SEEDS
Organic and Biodynamic Practices
Produced on our land using organic and biodynamic practices… and Integrated Pest Management
Especially adapted for the climate in Nova Scotia and the Maritime Provinces.
NEW IN 2021
Medicinal and Dyes Plants
Agrimony (Agrimonia eupatoria). An excellent wash for wounds and skin eruptions. Liver and kidney tonic. Produces yellow, gold and green dyes. Seeds are large and fuzzy, I have to guard my patch so they don't get harvested by my dog in his fur.
Yellow Bedstraw (Gallium verum). Medicinal tonic for bladder and kidneys. Also called cheese rennet for her ability to curdle milk. Source of yellow and red dyes. Edible, one of the first delicious ones that come in the Spring, like her cousin the Fragrant bedstraw also a source of dyes and edible (cleavers).
Dyers broom (Genista tinctoria). Good for gout and rheumatism. Traditionally used to dye wool bright yellow.
Golden Margueritte (Anthemis tinctoria). Called dyers chamomile, yields yellow or gold dyes.
And our old favorite Mullein also a source of medicine and dyes.
Celandine (Chelidonium majus). Used topically for warts and corns, and internally for stomach pains and the bilary duct. Potent anticancer properties.
Herba Stella (Plantago coronopus) (Asian Plantain), also called Barba di Capucino (Minutina) probably the most tasty of all the plantains.
Pilewort or Edible Fireweed (Erechites hieracifolia), a very exotic plant used in Mediterranean cuisine, I get different opinions when people visit, some like it some don't! I think it is delicious, like nothing else.
Munich Purslane, (Portulaca olearacea). I grew this seed for the the seed bank in Truro. It is a larger plant with succulent leaves when compared to the wild purslate. Not invasive.
Fragrant bedstraw, (Galium triforum) commonly called Cleavers in the area, delicious one of the first plants that come in the Spring. A source of dyes, and you can stuff your pillow with the dry flowers.
Here, you can see the elusive hummingbird moth on betany blossoms.