Austrian Winter Peas are the answer to your winter soil cover needs! All the benefits of a perennial crop, with out the difficulty of terminating it. Seed 2 weeks before your last frost date for best results. Even small plants can keep soil in place and overwinter, to start putting on growth as soon as the soil can be worked. This gives the Austrian Winter Pea cover crop 2-4 weeks advance on a spring Field Pea crop, which allows you to plant sooner! Austrian winter peas are also quite tasty, and can be "gleaned" from in the early spring when there are no other greens in the garden.
Sow by early early fall for plants that will over winter and put on lush growth in early spring. Seed a nurse crop such as oats for better winter survival.
Garden Pack: 1/2 pound, sows roughly 75 square feet
Homestead Pack: 1 pound, sows roughly 125-200 square feet
Farm Pack: 5 pounds, sows roughly 1,000 square feet