‘Pisum sativum’, ‘Avena sativa’
This peas and oats duo quickly improves soil by adding organic material and nutrients. The peas fix nitrogen and condition the topsoil while allowing for pollination. The oats hold the nitrogen, provide organic material, and suppress weeds. Grow heartily in the cool weather of fall but can be killed in colder temperatures (USDA zones 7 or colder) and won’t regrow in the spring. The dead material helps prevent soil erosion and provides a wonderful winter mulch. Botanical Interests’ Soil Builder Peas & Oats Organic Cover Crop Seeds have been verified by The Non-GMO Project.
One packet sows up to 80 feet.
50-70 days to maturity.
Spring: As soon as soil can be worked, and soil temperature is at least 40°F.
Fall: 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.