Green Manure

Green manures are slightly more specific than cover crops. Green manures are usually legumes, mustard and grasses that are grown specifically to increase soil organic matter and nutrients. Green manures help add nitrogen and other nutrients back into the soil.

Fall Mix
Cover Crop Seed
$6.00

This wonderful blend will help with nitrogen fixation, adding organic matter and weed suppression.

$7.00

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

$5.00

Great for cover crops, wildlife and winter grazing!

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.

Winter Rye
Grains
$5.00

Captures soil nutrients in the fall to release in spring when worked into the soil.

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.

$5.00

Winter Wheat is sown in late summer for erosion control and tilled under in early spring to add organic matter.

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.

$8.00

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

$5.00

A very fast grower that is a great cover crop.

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.

Elbon Rye
Grains
$5.00

Captures soil nutrients in the fall to release in spring when worked into the soil.

$7.00

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

Spring Mix
Cover Crop Seed
$6.00

A multipurpose cover crop blend that is sowed in spring! A cover crop blend is great for nitrogen fixation, adding organic matter and weed suppression.

$6.00

A great ratio of grass and legume cover crop for fixing nitrogen, winter cover, weed suppression and more.

$5.00

Widely adapted variety of barley! High yielding, good standing six-rowed barley.

$5.00

Improves top soil and an effective choke weed!

Lady
Cowpea Seeds
$2.00

Lady is smallest and most tender Southern pea on the market.

$2.00

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

$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.

Common Flax
Brassicas
$6.00

Flax is a cool season annual with short taproots!

Big Boy Purplehull
Cowpea Seeds
$2.00

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

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.

Jerry Oats
Grains
$5.00

Oats will kill off winter weeds and hold soil with a mat of vegetation!