Legumes

Legumes are excellent cover crops that includes beans, vetch, clover, and alfalfa, all of which supply nitrogen to the soil through rhizobial bacteria. Legumes will easily improve soil health, reduces fertilization needs, and increases crop yields. Other cover crop benefits include erosion control, organic matter and moisture conservation.

$7.00

Winter annual protects and improves soil! A good nitrogen fixer (70-150 lbs per acre per year).

$8.00

A living mulch of permanent cover. Spreads by stolons. Grow low so takes close mowing and grazing.

Knuckle Purple Hull
Cowpea Seeds
$2.00

Tends to stay off the ground and cluster making for easy picking. Referred to as a “Knuckle Hull” because of the big, plump peas.

Common
Alfalfa
$8.00

Somewhat winter hardy, but grows more quickly than regular alfalfa. Alfalfa has so many potential uses in the garden and on the farm.

$5.00

Great for cover crops, wildlife and winter grazing!

Hairy Vetch
Legumes
$7.00

Typical nitrogen produced is 100 lbs. per acre. Hairy Vetch has rapid growth that makes it a good weed suppressant.

$7.00

Medium Red Clover is fast to establish and can be grown in most soil types. Works well for hay or silage.

Sweet Clover
Legumes
$7.00

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.

$7.00

Mammoth Red is a popular biennial clover used for Nitrogen addition and hay crops. Large plant with big leaves makes it an ideal grazing crop.

Texas Cream
Cowpea Seeds
$2.00

Texas Cream is very similary to ‘Sadandy’ but the peas are slightly larger. The bush-type plants are prolific and thrive in hotter, Southern weather.

$2.00

The seeds are a typical blackeye type of Southern peas with cream-colored seed coats and black pigments around the eyes.

Big Boy Purplehull
Cowpea Seeds
$2.00

Light tan in color, oblong shape, good garden variety.

Sunn Hemp
Legumes
$8.00

Sunn Hemp is a fast-growing legume that produces significant quantities of biomass and fixes nitrogen into the soil witha short rotation of 60 days under optimum conditions.

$2.00

Dimpled Brown Crowder Cowpea is a prolific yielder with pods that contain 12-15 peas, closely bunched together.

Black Crowder
Cowpea Seeds
$2.00

A high yielding variety of long pods.

Pinkeye Purple Hull
Cowpea Seeds
$2.00

Hulls are purple, cowpeas are green with pinkeyes when freshly picked turning cream with dark maroon when dry.

Mississippi Silver
Cowpea Seeds
$2.00

Does well in most climates. Pods average 6-7 ” long, and are silver colored, occasionally streaked with rose. Easy to grow and shell.

Iron and Clay
Cowpea Seeds
$6.00

Great cover crop for smothering weeds and adding Nitrogen to soil. Iron and Clay cowpeas are grown just like soybeans. A fast growing plant that can reach 3′.

Quickpick Pinkeye
Cowpea Seeds
$2.00

A bush southern pea with early maturity and good disease resistance.

Elite
Cowpea Seeds
$2.00

Elite is a bush type cream southern pea that produces heavy yields of 7″ pods. Peas are delicious and easy to shell.

$2.00

This pea plant is high yielding, vigorous and easy to grow.

Sadandy
Cowpea Seeds
$2.00

Sadandy is very similary to ‘Texas Cream’ but the peas are slightly smaller. The bush-type plants are prolific and thrive in hotter, Southern weather.

$5.00

Secada forage pea is highly palatable, self-climbing, with high dry matter yields.

$5.00

Packer forage pea is a cool-season, annual legume with good, nitrogen-fixing capabilities.