(Pisum sativum subsp. arvense) (annual) Sow Aug. 15-Nov. 1 as a winter cover crop in zones 6 and up. Hardy to 0°F. A great edible cover crop - snip off the tendrils and growing tips for salads! Flowers earlier (April) than hairy vetch. For maximum nitrogen fixing, wait until at least 50% of the plants have flowered before mowing crop. Sow at rate of ½ - 1 ½ lb per 500 sq. ft. Best sown with annual rye in a ratio of 1 lb peas to 4 lbs rye. Pkt (½ lb = 8 oz = 228 g)

Read about Austrian winter peas as an edible cover crop in this Mother Earth News article!
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Grains & Cover Crops

Our Grain Growing Guide covers Amaranth, Rice, and Sorghum. See variety descriptions for other crops on this page.
Corn is listed separately from these grains. Seed for grain corn can be found here as dent, flint, and flour corn, as gourdseed corn, and as popcorn.