Field Pea Cover Crop Seed

Organic Field Pea Cover Crop Seed Seeds

Fixes nitrogen and blocks weeds

Pisum sativum
A quick cover crop for spring or fall.
Sows approximately 100 square feet. Incredible nitrogen-fixing qualities—plus they winter kill. Can be sown any time, but performs best when sown in spring or late summer. Mow spring crops before pods set.
Product ID# CO0076 , Certified Organic by NOFA-NY LLC

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Field peas have incredible nitrogen fixing qualities, plus they winter kill, making them a great beginner's cover crop. Peas can be sown any time, but perform best when sown in spring or late summer. Broadcast and rake in, or sow in close rows. If sown at the proper time, a thick stand of peas will suppress weeds as well. Peas winter-kill at temperatures under 20 degrees. In the spring, after a fall crop, incorporate the plant matter well, or use as mulch by transplanting through the debris. Sow in early spring ahead of fall greens, or in late summer after early crops come out.

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

Quick Facts
Days to Maturity 60 days
Planting Depth 1 inch
Spacing in Row 2 inches
Spacing Between Rows 6 inches
Height at Maturity 30 inches
Growing Instructions

Sow in early spring or late summer. 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, forage peas prefer cool temperatures plenty of water. Keep watered in dry spells. If grown as a spring cover crop, mow down at flowering.