Looking for a kind of plant with tiny seeds in bulk orders..

anchangeJune 21, 2009

I've got an art project that has some odd criteria -

I need a plant that has seeds the size of sand grains essentially. Seeds like the seeds of Irish Moss if youÂre familiar with what those look like. Basically very small seeds. The only other criteria is that they can be bought in extreme bulk. Like less then a dollar per gram. Any ideas would be helpful, thank!

Irish Moss is basically exactly what I'm looking for except I can't find a place to buy in cheap enough bulk...

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
anchange

Basically I want something that looks like this after a week or two - http://files.getdropbox.com/u/455762/ex_irish_moss.jpg

But at the same time is cheap to buy in bulk.

    Bookmark   June 21, 2009 at 4:33PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
donn_(7b-8a)

I'm not certain what you will be doing with this seed, or why you've posted your question in the Ornamental Grass Forum, but there are lots of OG seeds which are tiny, and can be bought cheaply in bulk.

An example would be Schizachyrium scoparium (Little Bluestem). There are ~260,000 seeds to a pound, and with careful shopping online, you can buy a pound for under $14 + shipping.

Try using Google, and searching for "native grass seed."

    Bookmark   June 21, 2009 at 6:38PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
anchange

I haven't explained my situation well... let me start over. Basically I'm working on this art project where we need to arrange seeds into different patterns and then film the seeds sprouting / creating a pattern / drawing. This will really work with a lot of different kinds of seeds but the tricky part is I need to keep the detail really fine even when the whole layout is going to be massive. Hence after trying a bunch of seeds I've found Irish Moss to work nicely, it has tiny little seeds that produce tiny little sprouts (hence great pattern detail). Only problem is buying Irish Moss seeds gets pricey really quickly... So basically I want cheap tiny seeds that will grow like this - http://files.getdropbox.com/u/455762/ex_irish_moss.jpg

Any help would be AWESOME!

    Bookmark   June 21, 2009 at 9:58PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Purple Majesty Millet from seed?
I grew Purple Magesty Millet for the first time this...
treemedic
Northwinds planting in Central TX
I am considering planting a dozen or so Northwinds...
jscaldwell
Propagation of Nassella laevissima "Golden Hair Grass" from seed?
I posted on this plant back on July 8 in the "Growing...
mark4321_gw
Maiden grass
Is maiden grass too invasive to be nearby a septic...
nancy0852
Miscanthus sinensis Advice
Hello, I want to plant some Miscanthus grass on the...
nick0001
Sponsored Products
Dome Terrarium
$99.99 | Dot & Bo
24" Liani Teak Vanity Mirror - Gray Wash
Signature Hardware
Dorchester 30" Modern Bathroom Vanity with Porcelain Countertop - Espresso
Modern Bathroom
TRIBECCA HOME Swayne Orange Storage Ottoman with Mini
Overstock.com
Home Decorators Indoor/Outdoor Area Rug: Home Decorators Collection Rugs
Home Depot
Loren Polished Nickel Finish Three Light Pendant with White Linen Shade
$229.99 | Bellacor
Serena & Lily Jamieson Sofa
Serena & Lily
Kartell | Precious Componibili, Round 3-Unit
YLiving.com
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™