Bees and Beneficial Insects
Does well in most climates. Pods average 6-7 " long, and are silver colored, occasionally streaked with rose. Easy to grow and shell.
Tends to stay off the ground and cluster making for easy picking. Referred to as a "Knuckle Hull" because of the big, plump peas.
Hulls are purple, cowpeas are green with pinkeyes when freshly picked turning cream with dark maroon when dry.
Southern favorite! Bushy 2-3' plants the bear heavy yields. 6-9" large pods with large, creamy-white seeds.
This pea plant is high yielding, vigorous and easy to grow.
Chicory has a long taproot that penetrates subsoils which makes it drought tolerant and allows it to make minerals more available to livestock.
Flax is a cool season annual with short taproots!
Improves top soil and an effective choke weed!
Widely adapted variety of barley! High yielding, good standing six-rowed barley.
Winter annual protects and improves soil! A good nitrogen fixer (70-150 lbs per acre per year).
Sweet clover can grow nearly anywhere under most conditions. Our favorite clover because it is more versatile than other clovers at nitrogen fixating, erosion control and attracting beneficial insects.
A living mulch of permanent cover. Spreads by stolons. Grow low so takes close mowing and grazing.