Austrian Winter Pea Cover Crop Seed

Organic Austrian Winter Pea Cover Crop Seed Seeds

Easy overwintering cover crop

Pisum sativum
Sow late summer, have a great cover come spring.
All the benefits of a perennial crop without the difficulty of terminating it. Seed 2 weeks before your last frost date for an excellent early spring cover crop. Plus, the tender shoots are edible!
Product ID# CO0553 , Certified Organic by NOFA-NY LLC

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Quick Facts
Days to Germination 7 to 14 days
Days to Maturity 210 days (over winter)
Planting Depth ¾ to 1 inch
Spacing in Row 4 inches
Spacing Between Rows 6 inches
Height at Maturity 30 inches
Detailed Product Info

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

Growing Instructions

Sow in late summer through early fall. To broadcast: Spread evenly on a well-prepared bed and hoe in to a depth of 2 inches. To sow in rows: Sow in 2-3 inch deep furrows spaced 8 inches apart, and cover well. Water peas in well. Just like garden peas, Austrian winter peas prefer cool temperatures plenty of water. Keep watered in dry spells. If grown as a spring cover crop, mow down at flowering.