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Mid Dorset organic meadow mix at solar site
Dorset organic meadow mix in solar farm
Organic Meadow Seed Mix - Neutral Soils

Organic Meadow Seed Mix - Neutral Soils

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Organic Meadow Seed Mix

Like all our "direct harvest" mixes, this is a diverse and highly floristic seed mix, with a high proportion of wildflowers to grasses - more than 50% wildflowers, as opposed to the 20% in generic mixes. This makes it an exciting mix and great value for money too.

It's very unusual insofar as it's organic - a rare thing in the wildflower seed world, for some reason. It's harvested from an organic farm outside Piddletrenthide in Dorset dating from at least the 14th century. The seed mix is suitable for a range of neutral soils - including heavier soils. The grassland from which it is taken is categorized as MG5a.

The picture shows it at a solar site we seeded in Hampshire a few years back, which has been a great success.

Species making up over 4% of the mix are shown in bold.

Typical Major Wildflower Species:

Greater knapweed Centaurea scabiosa

Eyebright Euphrasia nemerosa

Catsear Hypochoeris radicata

Rough Hawkbit Leontodon hispidus

Black Medic Medicago lupulina

Red Bartsia Odontites verna

Ribwort Plantain Plantago lanceolata

Self-heal Prunella vulgaris

Meadow Buttercup Ranunculus acris

Yellow Rattle Rhinanthus minor

Greater Stitchwort Stellaria holostea

Wild Red Clover Trifolium pratense

Grasses:

Crested dog's-tail Cynosurus cristatus

Cocksfoot Dactylis glomerata

Sheep's fescue Festuca ovina

Red Fescue Festuca rubra

Other species are present in smaller quantities.

Sowing Rate: 3g to 4g per square metre, 12kg to 16kg per acre.
Seed mixtures may be ordered in 1 kg increments from 1 kg upwards. Quantities from 2 kg to 10 kg at the 2 kg rate and over 10 kg at the 10 kg rate.

 Supplier : Heritage Seeds

Your purchase helps us support a range of charities which are related to the products we sell.

We strongly recommend reading up on wildflower meadows before buying seed - see our resources section and brief guide to preparation and aftercare, which includes links to our "how to" blogs and video.


Although we test our seed and it has high germination rates, you need to be careful about initial care and establishing an annual regime. Don't be put off though - once you get the hang of it it's pretty straightforward.