Nitrogen Fixation

Nitrogen production from these cover crops is the key benefit of growing them. Nitrogen accumulation can range from 40-200 lbs. per acre. These plants fix nitrogen from the atmosphere to provide for their own needs and also provide nitrogen excess 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).

$9.00

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

$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.

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.

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.

$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.

$6.00

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

$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.

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.

Big Boy Purplehull
Cowpea Seeds
$2.00

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

$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.

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′.

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.

Quickpick Pinkeye
Cowpea Seeds
$2.00

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

$2.00

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

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.

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

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

$5.00

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

$8.00

Ladino clover has a high nutritive value and palatability make it a popular choice in pasture mixtures.

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Lady
Cowpea Seeds
$2.00

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

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Zipper Cream
Cowpea Seeds
$2.00

Southern favorite! Bushy 2-3′ plants the bear heavy yields. 6-9″ large pods with large, creamy-white seeds.