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Mixed Species

Summer Grains

Summer Grains

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This mix consists of six sorghum varieties (some with sweet stalks), three pearl millet varieties, several amaranth varieties, tartary buckwheat, and proso millet. The idea of this mix was to provide grain and pseudo-grains that can be grown in spring and summer in Southern latitudes. They will likely do well wherever they are grown. All the crops present have the potential to be effective for small-scale cereal production. Amaranth and buckwheat also provide edible, nutritious leaves. I suggest giving this mix more room to grow since many of these tiny seeds have the potential to grow into giant plants.

Packets contain a whole lot of seeds.

Are seeds really free?

Our mission is to make diverse seeds available to everyone. Although the seeds are free, you will need to pay for shipping. In addition, we ask you to consider making a donation to cover program costs. This allows us to make seed free for those who need it.

When will I get my seeds?

Seeds will ship within a week of ordering. This program is run by dedicated and hardworking volunteers.  Going to Seed is not a seed company. You may receive packages that have less than the stated number of seeds, germination rates may not meet the federal standards, shipping may be slower than you prefer, or there may be any other number of unanticipated glitches. Please be patient with us as we improve the standards over time.

How are seeds packaged?

Seeds are packed in moisture proof, 100% compostable materials. We recommend saving this packet to fill and send back to the program.

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About the Seed Steward

Hi, I'm Lowell. I live in North Florida where summers are rainy, hot, and humid, with high bug pressure. These conditions are a challenge for many crops, so I turned to the growing styles of adaptation agriculture and natural farming. I view the results of these styles as a journey in abundance and diversity -- the myriad ways in which the world expresses itself -- and enjoy saving seeds from a variety of crops, with a focus on dry legumes and grains.