Farm Seed Cover Crop Mixes

Peas and Oats Mix
Organic Cover Crop Seed

Product ID: 3685G

Easy-to-manage cover crop.

Mixed to meet our farm manager's preferred percentages of 70% peas and 30% oats. Sow in early spring for a spring/summer cover crop. For a winter cover, sow in late summer or early fall. Sow at 5 lb./1,000 sq.ft., or about 120-200 lb./acre. Peas provide nitrogen and organic matter; oats act as a nurse crop and trellis for the peas. Both will winterkill in northern areas if oats are not allowed to re-seed. Specialized equipment, which is often needed for terminating (mowing and incorporating) perennial cover crops, is not necessary. An easy choice for home gardeners. Inoculate with Garden Combination Inoculant (#7531) or Pea, Vetch, and Lentil Inoculant (#7534) for best performance.

• Edible Flowers: Pea flowers, tendrils, or plant tips can be harvested young for a sweet and tender salad addition. Can be a source of revenue for market farmers.
• Mixture contains 70% 4010 organic field peas and 30% organic common oats.

USDA Certified Organic. Avg. 5,200 seeds/lb.

1 Pound

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5 Pounds

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25 Pounds

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50 Pounds

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CULTURE: Sow the seeds at the time, rate, and depth specified in the product description.
FOR GREEN MANURE: Till in at any growth stage.
FOR ORNAMENTAL USE OR GRAIN HARVEST: Cut the plants near the base when most of the green color has turned brown and the seeds are hardening (no longer milky).
SEED SPECS: Planting rates are listed in the product description.

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Life Cycle

Plants can be Annuals (single growing season), Perennials (grow year after year), Tender Perennials (grow year after year in warmer climates; and in some cases when given special protection in colder climates), or Biennials (require two years to mature).


Hybrid Status

Hybrid: The offspring of a cross between two or more distinct parent lines, usually of same species, and selected for improved traits.
Open-pollinated: A non-hybrid variety that can reproduce itself in kind, demonstrating relatively stable traits from one generation to the next.

Open Pollinated

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