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We developed this mix especially for vegetable rotations and general cool-weather cover cropping. Soil Builder is not filled with cheap grasses like other mixes. Contains the highest-yielding winter-hardy legumes with cayuse oats added to stabilize the soil, and to nurse and scaffold the vetches.
- Application Rate: 3-5 lb/1000 sq ft, or 70-120 lb/acre at a depth of 3/4 to 1 in
- Inoculant: Pea Vetch or Garden Combination Inoculant
- Germination: 5-10 Days
- Plant Height: 4 - 6'
- Uses: Extraordinary yields of Nitrogen (up to 290 lb/acre) and organic matter (up to 49 tons/acre). Chokes out weeds and provides excellent habitat for beneficial insects.
- Facts to Note: Seed in September or October. In coastal or cool summer zones, Soil Builder can be spring-planted.
Formulation may vary based on availability. Currently the mix contains: Bell Beans, Austrian Winter or 4010 Peas, Frostmaster Peas, Purple Vetch, Hairy Vetch, Common Vetch and Cayuse Oats