Pisum sativum. Hardy Annual. This nitrogen fixer tolerates somewhat heavier soils and can be planted slightly later in the fall than crimson clover. Sow seeds 2-8cm (1-3") deep in fairly dense concentration. Sow Winter Field Peas Organic cover crop seeds from mid-February to the end of May, and again late August to the end of September. Winter Field Peas are hardy to Zone 6: -23°C (-10°F). 500g covers approximately 40m2 (438 ft²). This cover crop can be mingled with Winter Wheat to store even more nitrogen and to add even more organic matter to the soil.
Cover cropping is a seasonal process in every well-managed sustainable garden or farm. Planting cover crop seeds is easy. Useful in weed suppression, they are important in building soil structure and add nutrients and organic matter to soils. Many of the cover crops we sell not only perform all those useful functions within your growing space but also serve to support beneficial insect populations and provide a secondary harvest of grain, if you choose to allow the crops to go to seed. Just follow this handy How to Grow Cover Crops from seed guide below.