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electric velvet seeds

Electric velvet seeds

Sow seed in summer (May to August) for a mass of flowers the following summer. You can sow in-situ , or start in trays/modules. Plant out to their final position once big enough to look after themselves; they do need full sun but don’t mind being close together; they’re trouble-free and need little attention once they are established.

100 to 200 seed, certified organic £

A very easy, beautiful and child-friendly plant. Sow in Spring, in a fine tilth directly where you want them to grow; the seeds should be about 3mm deep. An old favourite of ours, the plants make a spreading low mat with cheerful white and yellow flowers that beneficial insects such as hoverflies really love.

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Chinese Violet Cress
Meet the beautiful and easily-grown ‘Chinese Violet Cress’, also known as the ‘February Orchid’. It’s very easy to grow as it is actually from the brassica family, and it makes pretty bushes that eventually get to about waist height, with intense purple flowers.

Seed for Decorative Flowers


Easy to grow. Sow in Spring in pots/modules undercover, plant out to a final spacing of about 5 inches to 1 ft apart.

Seed for EDIBLE Flowers

The growth rates of birds fed on 25% WVB, 25% CVB and 30% CVB diets were similar to the control.. Birds fed 30%WVB had a lower growth rate. Feed intake and feed to gain ratio did not differ among treatments.

Cooking in maize-cob ash solution improved the nutritive value of velvet bean seeds, allowing for 25 and 30% dietary inclusion levels for whole and cracked seeds respectively.


Wanjekeche E 2001 Evaluation of processing methods of Mucuna for food in Kenya In: Mucuna news. Bulletin of CIEPCA .Fourth issue. pp.2.

At 25 and 30% dietary levels, cracked velvet bean meal supported broiler performance comparable to the control. Birds fed 30% whole velvet bean (WVB) meal had a significantly depressed growth; grew 84.22% of control but feed intake and feed to gain ratio were unaffected.


Mary Josephine R and Janardhanan K 1992 Studies on chemical composition and antinutritional factors in three germplasm seed materials of the tribal pulse, Mucuna pruriens (L) DC. Food chemistry 43: 1 13-18.