Cover Crops

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White Dutch Clover Seed

White Dutch Clover Raw clover seed. Not coated or inoculated with anything. aka Ladino Clover ...

White Dutch Clover Raw clover seed. Not coated or inoculated with anything. aka Ladino Clover White Dutch Clover designates a strain of white clover which is perennial. Used in lawns, as a ground cover, cover crop, for erosion control, and in pasture mixtures. Usually matures between 4 to 8 inches. We use it to fix nitrogen in our gardens and to give the honey bees some much needed food. Many homeowners include White Dutch clover in their lawn seed mixture because clover sprouts fast and ...

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Daikon Radish

Daikon (45 days) aka Japanese Minowase Daikon Radish Daikon is a root vegetable reported to hav...

Daikon (45 days) aka Japanese Minowase Daikon Radish Daikon is a root vegetable reported to have originated in the Mediterranean and brought to China for cultivation around 500 B.C. Roots are large, often 2 to 4 inches in diameter and 6 to 20 inches long. Very easy to grow. The flavor is mild compared to other radishes and looks more like a carrot. Daikon has high water content and is very low in calories. It is rich in vitamin C, potassium and folate and a good source of magnesium. The le...

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Alfalfa

Medicago Sativa Alfalfa   An amazing addition to any garden's bare land, this legume will loos...

Medicago Sativa Alfalfa   An amazing addition to any garden's bare land, this legume will loosen your soil with tap roots as long as 20' while adding pounds and pounds of nitrogen (organic fertilizer). This is a farmer's staple feed for cattle, horses, or even rabbits. We feed dried alfalfa hay to our rabbits every day. The protein content of this cover crop makes is a wonderful additive to just about any animal feed. Bees love it too for its wonderful bright purple flowers. One of these p...

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Organic Medium Red Clover

Trifolium pratense Organic Medium Red Clover Medium red clover is a short-lived perennial used...

Trifolium pratense Organic Medium Red Clover Medium red clover is a short-lived perennial used to supply nitrogen. Unlike other legumes, it fixes a lot of nitrogen even in high-nitrogen soils. It has shade tolerance so it can be overseeded into small grains and incorporated in May of the following year. Since red clover seedlings tend to be slow growing, it benefits from a nurse crop. It forms tap roots and is useful for remediation of compacted soils. Red clover is also good for weed supp...

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Japanese Buckwheat

Fagopyrum esculentum Japanese Buckwheat (49 days) 1 oz package Buckwheat is the perfect smoth...

Fagopyrum esculentum Japanese Buckwheat (49 days) 1 oz package Buckwheat is the perfect smother crop, adding valuable green manure to your soil or harvesting for seed. We kind of do both. We thresh the grain for our chickens and add the stalks to the compost pile. This is THE crop for bee food. Honeybees just love buckwheat and it makes a highly sought after honey rarely found on the market anymore. You will notice that blossoms are more active in the morning when the plant produces more ...

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Crimson Clover

Trifolium incarnatum Crimson Clover Grows 1-3' tall. Crimson clover fixes up to 200 pounds of ni...

Trifolium incarnatum Crimson Clover Grows 1-3' tall. Crimson clover fixes up to 200 pounds of nitrogen per acre, and prefers well-drained, loam soils with good organic matter content for best results. If your winters -10 degrees or warmer crimson clover is late summer planted and then goes dormant to spring. Blooms in May. Perfect choice for underseeding taller crops as it handles the shade well. One of the most colorful forage plants and is frequently planted for highway beautification proj...

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Broad Windsor Fava Bean Seed

Vicia faba Broad Windsor (65-85 days) Approximately 15-20 beans per oz. Pkg contains 1 oz. Bro...

Vicia faba Broad Windsor (65-85 days) Approximately 15-20 beans per oz. Pkg contains 1 oz. Broad Windsor was listed in 1863. This fava's glossy green pods contain 5-7 oblong, flat, beans. Fava’s can fix up to an incredible 200 pounds of nitrogen per acre. "Sixty pounds of nitrogen per acre is enough to feed a succeeding crop of beets, carrots, etc. One-hundred pounds will feed corn, lettuce, or squash. Fava's two-hundred pounds of nitrogen per acre is sufficient to grow the heaviest feeder...

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Medium Red Clover

Trifolium pratense Medium Red Clover Medium red clover is a short-lived perennial used to supp...

Trifolium pratense Medium Red Clover Medium red clover is a short-lived perennial used to supply nitrogen. Unlike other legumes, it fixes a lot of nitrogen even in high-nitrogen soils. It has shade tolerance so it can be overseeded into small grains and incorporated in May of the following year. Since red clover seedlings tend to be slow growing, it benefits from a nurse crop. It forms tap roots and is useful for remediation of compacted soils. Red clover is also good for weed suppression....

$2.49 $279.99

Organic Winter Rye

Organic Winter Rye   Spring or Fall Planted Rye is unusual among grains for the high level of...

Organic Winter Rye   Spring or Fall Planted Rye is unusual among grains for the high level of fiber in its endosperm – not just in its bran. Because of this, rye products generally have a lower glycemic index than products made from wheat and most other grains, making it especially healthy for diabetics. Rye Berries can be cooked as a whole grain, a hearty breakfast cereal or ground in your own mill for the freshest rye flour available. Rye can also be sprouted to use in salads and on san...

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Strawberry Clover

Trifolium fragiferum Strawberry Clover (Palestine) Perennial that forms clumps or mats. Leaves a...

Trifolium fragiferum Strawberry Clover (Palestine) Perennial that forms clumps or mats. Leaves are about an inch long, with flowers that develop to be about as long. Flowers somewhat resemble strawberries or raspberries, thanks to their fuzzy and pinkish color. Cultivated for hay, silage, green manure, cover crop, or to promote pollinators. Known as a weed by some, it works well in flood prone areas, and those places with a high salinity content in their soil. Organic certified, inoculation....

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Common Vetch

Common Vetch One package covers 200 ft sq. (approx. 700 seeds per ounce) An amazing addition t...

Common Vetch One package covers 200 ft sq. (approx. 700 seeds per ounce) An amazing addition to any garden's bare land, this legume can loosen your soil and add nitrogen. This is a farmers staple feed for cattle, horses, or even rabbits. Has up to 25% protein when dried. Needs full sun, but tolerates many soil profiles. Seed at about 35-40 lb. per acre

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Pacific Gold Mustard

Pacific Gold Mustard aka "Mighty Mustard" Brassica Juncea Mighty Mustard contains high levels of...

Pacific Gold Mustard aka "Mighty Mustard" Brassica Juncea Mighty Mustard contains high levels of glucosinolates, chemical agents that make certain members of the brassica family spicy. Glucosinolates also deliver a deadly punch to many soilborne pathogens, nematodes and weeds, making them an effective, all-natural alternative to chemical insecticides and herbicides If you love working with nature, instead of against it, Mighty Mustard® is for you. As a cover crop/ green manure, it’s a proven...

$2.49 $91.15

Bell Bean Seeds

Bell Bean Vicia Faba Package contains 1 oz., approximately 80 seeds. ~1280 seeds per pound. Sow ...

Bell Bean Vicia Faba Package contains 1 oz., approximately 80 seeds. ~1280 seeds per pound. Sow at a rate of 80-125 pounds per acre Peak bloom 42-63 days after sowing, matures in 90-220 days Bell bean is the same species fava bean, but it is a colder tolerant and produces more biomass and smaller seeds. Typically planted as a cover crop or forage, bell beans are good for improving heavy soils, especially if inoculated with nitrogen-fixing bacteria (Type Q inoculant). The flowers and nectarie...

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Frosty Berseem Clover

Frosty Berseem Clover (60 days) Untreated, and with "Nitro-Coat" (Organic OMRI Listed). An inert...

Frosty Berseem Clover (60 days) Untreated, and with "Nitro-Coat" (Organic OMRI Listed). An inert clay coating for easier planting. Berseem Clover is a summer annual which is an excellent cover crop well suited to winter-kill situations. Adding up to 8 tons of forage per acre if watered properly, it can fix from 125-200 pounds of nitrogen per acre. As a green manure, Berseem adds a ton of biomass to the soil - not only accumulating Nitrogen, but adding over 3,500 pounds per acre of organic ma...

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Organic Alsike Clover

Trifolium Hybridum Organic Alsike Clover Alsike clover is a short-lived perennial plant. It is ...

Trifolium Hybridum Organic Alsike Clover Alsike clover is a short-lived perennial plant. It is grown widely in the eastern, northern, mid-western states and in the Pacific Northwest. Alsike is similar in many ways to red clover, but it matures 7-10 days earlier. It is especially well adapted to cool climates and wet soils, and will tolerate flooding for considerable periods. Alsike clover seeds will also germinate and produce well on well-drained soils. Aliske does well on soils too acid...

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Organic Broad Windsor Fava Bean Seed

Broad Windsor was listed in 1863. This fava's glossy green pods contain 5-7 oblong, flat, beans. ...

Broad Windsor was listed in 1863. This fava's glossy green pods contain 5-7 oblong, flat, beans. Favas can fix up to an incredible 200 pounds of nitrogen per acre. "Sixty pounds of nitrogen per acre is enough to feed a succeeding crop of beets, carrots, etc. One-hundred pounds will feed corn, lettuce, or squash. Fava's two-hundred pounds of nitrogen per acre is sufficient to grow the heaviest feeders--the Brassicas." Excellent blog with photos on Fava Beans Madalyn A. Klenske says"Vicia faba...

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Common Yellow Mustard

Common Yellow Mustard contains high levels of glucosinolates, chemical agents that make certain m...

Common Yellow Mustard contains high levels of glucosinolates, chemical agents that make certain members of the brassica family spicy. Glucosinolates also deliver a deadly punch to many soilborne pathogens, nematodes and weeds, making them an effective, all-natural alternative to chemical insecticides and herbicides As a cover crop/ green manure, it’s a proven biofumigant that suppresses weeds, soilborne pathogens, and some harmful nematodes. The best part? It also nurtures your soil. Backed b...

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Rose Clover

Trifolium hirtum Rose Clover (Hykon) Hykon Rose Clover is annual clover that can be used for eros...

Trifolium hirtum Rose Clover (Hykon) Hykon Rose Clover is annual clover that can be used for erosion control, annual pasture, and cover crops for vineyards and orchards. Hykon is a mid/late maturing rose clover that produces highly palitable vigorous spring growth. Hykon is suited to a wide range of soil types. It can grow well on rocky, dry soils and in acid to neutral soils of low fertility. It is well adapted to rangeland use, when allowed to reseed itself effectively. When allowed to matu...

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