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Legume Seed

Legume Seed

Improve the health of your soil & attract beneficial insects with our legume seed!

Annual cool weather legumes are planted in the fall. In warm winter climates, can be planted through February if irrigated, however, vetches need to establish early and should be seeded at the beginning of fall. If desired, plant them with grains (oats, barley, or rye) which support their upright vining growth and act as a nurse crop.

What are the benefits of cover crops?

  • Increases organic matter and available nitrogen
  • Increases earthworms and beneficial microorganisms
  • Stabilizes soil to prevent erosion
  • Brings deep-rooted minerals to the surface
  • Improves water, root and air penetration of soil
  • Increases the soil’s moisture-holding capacity
  • Breaks up subsoil and plow-soles
  • Provides aesthetic value and color
  • Provides habitat, nectar, and pollen for beneficial insects while choking out weeds
Cover Crop Solution Guide