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West Coast - Spring Field Peas Organic

West Coast - Spring Field Peas Organic

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CERTIFIED ORGANIC! Pisum sativum. When it's time to plant regular garden peas in the early spring and summer, that's when Spring Field Peas Organic can be planted as well. The nitrogen fixer will produce ample organic matter that can be cut and left as mulch, gathered and dried as silage, or tilled back into the soil. Unlike Winter Field Peas that don't perform well in spring and summer, Spring Field Peas are not cold hardy. But they will help to conserve moisture in the soil, they feed bees and other pollinators, and they help to smother weeds. They mix well with other cover crops such as vetch, oats, or rye. Seed at 125 lbs per acre. Allow to grow for 56 days as a cover crop, or 75 for seeds.

(Open-pollinated seeds)

Quick Facts:

  • Certified organic seeds
  • Fast growing
  • Nitrogen fixer
  • Conserves soil moisture
  • Helps to smother out weeds

How To Grow

Cover cropping is a seasonal process in every well-managed sustainable garden or farm. Planting cover crop seeds is easy.  Useful in weed suppression, they are important in building soil structure and add nutrients and organic matter to soils. Many of the cover crops we sell not only perform all those useful functions within your growing space but also serve to support beneficial insect populations and provide a secondary harvest of grain, if you choose to allow the crops to go to seed. Just follow this handy How to Grow Cover Crops from seed guide below.