(Crotalaria juncea) [Native to South Asia] Summer cover crop can grow to 6 ft. within 60 days. Fixes lots of nitrogen, suppresses nematodes, thrives in heat, tolerates drought, pulls nutrients from deep in the subsoil, and dies with frost. Day-length-sensitive plants produce lots of attractive bright yellow flowers late in the season but won’t mature seed above 28 degrees N latitude (i.e., only makes seed in s. Florida and the s. tip of Texas). Traditionally used for soil improvement and fiber. Best planted in rows 2-3 feet apart. In warm areas, mow when plants reach 5-8 ft. to keep stems from becoming too massive and fibrous. ¼ lb sows 250 sq ft. (¼ lb = 4 oz = 114 g)
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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.