Specialty Items

GIFTS

 

CHILDREN’S COLLECTION

7 Packets for $7.00

This collection will contain 1 packet each (our choice) of varieties of Zinnia, Watermelon, Popcorn, Cucumber, Pumpkin, Radish and Lettuce.

 

RAINBOW TOMATO COLLECTION

7 Packets for $9.00

This collection will be our choice of varieties to include a red, pink, yellow, green, white, black and cherry tomato.

 

NATIVE AMERICAN PLAINS GARDEN COLLECTION

6 Packets for $12.00

This collection will contain 2 packets (our choice) from the following list of corns:  Cheyenne Agency Striped,Great Plains Rainbow, or South Dakota Rainbow plus 1 packet each of Arikara Yellow Bean, Hidatsa Indian Red Bean, and Omaha Pumpkin, Arikara Watermelon

 

CIVIL WAR ERA GARDEN COLLECTION

12 Packets for $18.00

This collection will contain 1 packet each of Georgia Green Collards, a Cowpea, Black Valentine Bean, Pink Tip Cornfield Bean, Tennessee Red Cob Corn, Black Mexican Corn, Granny Franklin Okra, North Carolina Heirloom Pickling Cucumber, Turkey Muskmelon, Scaley Bark Watermelon, Tennessee Sweet Potato Squash, Old Timey Cornfield Pumpkin.

 

PATIO (ROOFTOP) GARDEN COLLECTION

5 Packets for $7.50

This collection is for the person who wants to grow vegetables in containers and will contain 1 packet each of Tom Thumb Pea, Tom Thumb Lettuce, either Yellow Pygmy or Olive Loose Cluster Tomato or another small plant type, Bush Pickle Cucumber, and Little Dickens Pepper.

 

PIONEER GARDEN COLLECTION

20 Packets for $25.00

This collection will contain 1 packet each of Late Flat Dutch Cabbage, May Queen Lettuce, Crosby Egyptian Beet, Purple Top Globe Turnip, Autumn King Carrot, Round Black Spanish Radish, Alaska Peas, Black Mexican Corn, (a Cutshort Bean), Early Green Cluster Cucumber, a Muskmelon, (a Citron Melon), Garden Huckleberry, Ground Cherry, Warted Green Hubbard Squash, Sugar Pie Pumpkin, Hollyhock, Mammoth Dill, Purple Top Rutabaga, and Cannonball Watermelon.

HOMESTEADER (OFF THE GRID) COLLECTION

 20 packets  for $25.00

This collection is designed for the person who wants to store and preserve as much food as is possible. These are all varieties that extend the season  one way or another to make surviving away from the supermarket easier. One packet each of   Winterkeeper tomato,  Purple Top Turnip, Black Spanish Round Radish, Alaska Pea, a pole shell bean, American Purple Top Rutabaga, a bush shell bean, a carrot, beet, Ukrainian Pickling cucumber, Piel de Sapo melon, Wintermelon, a parsnip,  Brunswick cabbage, Black Mexican corn, a popcorn, dill, a pumpkin, 2 different winter squash

 

PLASTIC PLANT LABELS

It has become increasingly difficult to obtain plastic plant labels to mark your starting flats or varieties in the garden. We are going to offer at a reasonable price the following 3 sizes.  Use a permanent marker   to write the name and other information on the label to get a  season long record.   

4 inch long white labels      20 for $  1.60

                100 for $  6.75

6 inch long white labels       20 for $  2.00

                100 for $  9.50  

8 inch long plastic labels    10 for $  1.75

                100 for $15.00

 

 

TASTY CHICKEN TREATS AND GARDEN SOIL BUILDERS

 

We cannot send these to non-U.S. addresses.  We are very sorry, but the postage costs have caused too much of a price increase.  Instructions for planting will be sent with the order.

 

BROODER YARD GREENS - SPRING PACK

8 oz. $6.00 ; 1 lb $8.75 ; 3 lbs $20.00 ; 5 lbs $25.00 ; 10 lbs $35.00 

Mixture of Essex Rape, Millet, Mustard.  Sow in brooder runs when you get chicks, 4-6 weeks later the young birds have a forest of greens to pick.  I till up the soil and then broadcast the seed , rake in lightly, water and wait.

 

BROODER YARD GREENS - FALL PACK

8 oz. $6.25 ; 1 lb $9.00 ; 3 lbs $22.00 ; 5 lbs $27.50 ; 10 lbs $37.50 

Mixture of Essex Rape, Millet, Mustard, Turnips, Winter Radishes.  Plant this in the poultry yards about late July or early August.  Turn the birds in 6 weeks later.

 

DWARF ESSEX RAPE- 

8 oz. $7.50 ; 1 lb $10.00 ; 3 lbs $24.00   A great crop to plant for cutting for greens.  Plants are hardy to at least 10 deg. F.

 

PURPLE TOP TURNIPS- 

1 lb $11.00 ; 3 lbs $25.00   We use these for soil building and livestock grazing.

 

APPIN FORAGE TURNIPS- 

1 lb $13.00 ; 3 lbs $31.00  Faster growing, much more foliage.

 

 

BARKANT FORAGE TURNIPS- 

1 lb $13.00 ; 3 lbs $31.00   Tankard shaped bulb, lots of leaf growth for feed and plowdown.

 

PROSO MILLET- 

1 lb $6.00 ; 5 lbs $15.00 ; 10 lbs $17.50   Stands drought well and works well in chicken range systems for foliage and later to eat grain heads.

 

PEARL MILLET- 

1 lb $7.50 ; 5 lbs $22.00 ; 10 lbs $35.00   Very tall.  Ours got to 13 feet. 12 to 18 inch seed heads, great bird feed and bedding.

 

BUCKWHEAT

1 lb $7.50 ; 5 lbs $17.50 ; 10 lbs $24.00  Birds will eat the seeds when mature.  Otherwise, it provides good attraction for bees and other beneficials.  We use as a soil builder.

IDA GOLD MUSTARD- 

1 lb $11.00   Used for a green manure and weed controller.  Plants grow rapidly.  We are currently experimenting with it to control thistles.  More information on success rates in the future.  Year three and it is working well.  We do purchase this seed for resale.

 

PACIFIC GOLD MUSTARD-

1 lb $11.25   Use as a cover crop to mow down prior to seed set.  incorporate freshly cut plants into soil as quickly as possible.  This helps to control soil nematodes and fungi.

 

PEA-OATLAGE- 

1 lb $6.00 ; 5 lbs $14.00  10 lbs $17.50 This makes an excellent mixture for young poultry.  It may be used either when plants are young and green or as they mature and dry.

 

NORTHERN POULTRY FOOD PLOT

8 Pkts/$12.75

An early corn dent or flint chosen for your area, sunflower, winter squash, early watermelon, a sorghum, a swiss chard mix, Essex Rape, and a Mustard.

 

SOUTHERN POULTRY FOOD PLOT

8 Pkts/$12.50

A later dent corn chosen for your area, a sunflower, a winter squash, a watermelon, a sorghum, a swiss chard mix, Essex Rape, and a Mustard.

 

We will try to custom design these collections for your locality as best we can.  The purpose of these Food Plot packages is to give the small hobby poultry raiser a chance to raise a portion of their own food - both grains, greens, and special snacks (melons).

 

OUR SOIL BUILDER SERIES

 

When I first purchased the farm it had been neglected and chemically abused.  The sand was basically sterile in places.  I used various mixes to plant and then mow down and till in to help build up the soil.

 

SPRING SOIL MIX-

1 lb $6.25 ; 5 lbs $15.25 ; 10 lbs. $22.25 

Plant as early as possible by broadcasting and raking in.  Water as needed.  Mow down as the peas bloom.  The mix is 20% Rape, 60% Oats, 10% Peas, and 10% Hairy Vetch.

 

SUMMER SOIL MIX-

1 lb $6.00 ; 5 lbs $15.00 ; 10 lbs $22.00 

Follow the Spring Mix instructions in mid-July with this mix.  The mix is 50% Buckwheat and 50% Millet.  Mow down when Buckwheat blooms.

 

FALL SOIL MIX-

1 lb $10.00 ; 3 lbs $23.00 

Plant this mix in late August to overwinter and till in the following Spring.  The mix is 50% Turnips and 50% Rape.

 

 

SOIL CLEANUP MIXES

 

For this to work properly you need to let the Mustard reach flower stage, then chop (mow) and till in for the full effect of the natural fumigating properties.

 

SOIL CLEAN-UP MIX #1-

1 lb $6.50 ; 5 lbs $17.50 ; 10 lbs $35.00 

Triticale and Ida Gold Mustard used for weed suppression, cycling naturals and adds organic matter.  Use 5 lbs per 1,000 square feet.

 

NOTE:  Ida Gold and Pacific Gold mustards are both PVP varieties.  This is why we must purchase the seed and it is not legal to save your own.  We offer them because they are so beneficial to the organic farmer.

© 2019 by Sand Hill Preservation Center Proudly created with Wix.com

Sand Hill Preservation Center

Heirloom Seeds & Poultry

1878 230th Street

Calamus, IA 52729

563-246-2299

  • Facebook - White Circle
  • Twitter - White Circle
  • Google+ - White Circle