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.

$8.00

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

$7.00

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

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.

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.

$7.00

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

$5.00

Great for cover crops, wildlife and winter grazing!

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.

Lady
Cowpea Seeds
$2.00

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

$2.00

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

$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.

Big Boy Purplehull
Cowpea Seeds
$2.00

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

$6.00

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

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

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

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.

Black Crowder
Cowpea Seeds
$2.00

A high yielding variety of long pods.

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.

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.

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′.

$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.