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.