Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Summer Seeds Crops for Sale by Mail

"Clay" cowpea  (Vigna unguiculata)- 50 seeds   $4.00 plus a Self Addressed Stamped Envelope. Heirloom and rampant grower, young leaves edible too raw or cooked.

Velvet Bean (Mucuna pruriens)- 10 seeds   $4 plus business size SASE with two stamps (big heavy seeds of the non-stinging food grade medicinal form that is the source of natural L-dopa as used in Ayurvedic medicine as an adaptogen and aphrodisiac. Grown commercially to treat Restless Leg Syndrome and Parkinson's)

Send to:  John Starnes   3212 West Paxton Avenue   Tampa FL 33611


                                                    Velvet Bean blooms

                                                    Velvet Bean pods, harvest size


  1. ohn, these beans tasted great, but from now on if I eat them it is with beano first!!!

  2. John, the velvet beans I bought from you last year sprouted great. I now have them planted next to a bare chainlink fence in my backyard hoping that they will begin to cover it.

    I cannot, however, get the Florida beach beans to sprout. How should I do this?

  3. I also had VERY poor germination of the Beach Pea (Canavalia rosea) last year, but friends and I agree...the African Jack Bean is much more pleasant eating, so I am allocating quite a bit more of the back yard to it this summer. John

  4. Hello,

    Are you still offering the velvet beans?