Wildflower seed mix safe for pasture?

Discussion in 'Homesteading Questions' started by minnikin1, Oct 19, 2004.

  1. minnikin1

    minnikin1 Shepherd

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    I'd like to increase my personal enjoyment of my land by putting down some wildflower seed, but I don't want to introduce any plants that are harmful for livestock.
    Does anybody know of a ready mix (for the Northeast) that has no toxic plants included?
     
  2. henk

    henk Well-Known Member

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    Hi Minnikin1,

    You should be able to buy purpose (farming) wildflower seedsmixes. Look for a company that uses local seeds/species. Hear them out, they have to be able to tell what the benefits for the livestock, (grass)land and envirement are! I dont know any american suppliers, but the local farming and or envirement institutions should know them. If not you could try writing this company http://www.biodivers.nl (info@biodivers.nl). The seeds they sell should be fine in your climate and they might be able to help find local suppliers.

    good luck,

    Henk
     

  3. minnikin1

    minnikin1 Shepherd

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    Thanks for the contact, Henk
     
  4. deberosa

    deberosa SW Virginia Gourd Farmer!

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    Another source of seed mixes/info is Wildseed Farms. I usually buy the individual kinds I want and make up my own mix.

    www.wildseedfarms.com