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Seeds in hand

We travel to different places and most of the times we are spellbound by the quality of local produce. Once we are back home wonder: “Can’t we get the same quality locally?”. It all started with that quest to source the best quality spices direct from their source.

Our aim is to support small producers and agriculturists and establish a win-win business model so the farmer gets the best price for the harvest, and you enjoy a high quality produce.

We are a team of passionate individuals, determined to take a journey across our land to discover spices from genuine sources. Our journey started in search of local cinnamon; a venture into the world of flavors and fragrances.

CARDAMOM

Cardamom is an intensely aromatic spice, native to the Indian subcontinent. It has a unique flavor and various health benefits.

BLACK PEPPER

Black pepper, known as the Black gold, has a peppery, hot flavor that comes with a lot of health benefits. It is native to Kerala, a Southern state of India.

CLOVES

Cloves are aromatic flower buds that have a pungent taste and adds a beautiful aroma to meat and baked goods. They are native to Indonesia, also grown in India.

CINNAMON SOLD OUT!

Cinnamon is a superfood, packed with sweet-spicy, woody flavors and a fragrance to remember. It is widely used in a variety of cuisines. It is grown mainly in Ceylon and India.

DEHYDRATED GREEN PEPPER

Fresh Green peppercorn is dehydrated to preserve its raw, natural flavor and Green color. It is a spice rare to the Indian market.

WHITE PEPPER

Black pepper, when unripe, is husked to give the pepper it’s White color and earthy, spicy flavor.

CARDAMOM SEEDS

Our Wayanad Cardamom is hand peeled to reveal these fragrant and delicious seeds. Cardamom seeds are PESTICIDE FREE and so are extremely beneficial and ready to use.

Mace is the outer shell of the Nutmeg seed but differs in flavor by being subtlely sweet and pungent; and has a beautiful aroma.

We connect you to local, trusted sources of authentic spices.

Seeds in hand

Wildflower Growers Manual

Broadcast: an ancient tradition

To sow seed, stand with your back to the breeze and flick the seed out at waist height. Use a wrist action similar to using an egg whisk but much slower, walk then cast the seed.
The seed is sown very sparingly so take care. As you walk across the bare fresh soil, leave a steady straight trail of footprints behind you; use this trail to show where you have sown the seed.

Sow the seed ensuring full coverage of the site. Mixing the seed with an inert material may help you broadcast the seed by hand but its difficult to then know where the seed is.

Seeds should have moisture within 24 hours of sowing. Irish soils generally have enough moisture. Please take care when sowing seed to ensure total coverage over the entire seedbed to do so divide the seed and site into equal parts.

Each handful weighs about 10-20 grams so you should cover 7-15 metres per handful. I get the best results when I sow either side of a full moon as there is always moisture available.

Rain or heavy dew is usually present for just as the moon pulls the tides so it effects the levels of moisture in the soil & probably in my head as well!

Seeds in hand Wildflower Growers Manual Broadcast: an ancient tradition To sow seed, stand with your back to the breeze and flick the seed out at waist height. Use a wrist action similar to