‘Pisum sativum’, ‘Avena satvia’
This hardworking duo provide the soil with nutrients and organic material, all while helping to suppress weeds. Pea plants fix nitrogen and help condition the topsoil, all while attracting pollinators and other beneficial insects. Oats hold the nitrogen, provide organic material, and suppress weeds. Peas and oats grow heartily in the cool weather of fall but are killed by the cold temperatures in winter (USDA zones 7 and colder) and won’t regrow in the spring. The dead plant material provides an excellent winter mulch that helps prevent soil erosion throughout the winter months. Botanical Interests’® Soil Builder Peas & Oats Organic Heirloom Cover Crop Seeds have been verified by The Non-GMO Project.
One packet sows up to 80 feet.
50-70 days to maturity.
Spring: Sow as soon as soil can be worked, and soil temperature is at least 40°F.
Fall: Sow 6 to 8 weeks before first fall frost date, and when temperatures are below 80°F.
Mild Climates: Sow in fall or winter for growth during the cool season.