Botanical Interests Garden Cover Crop Seeds- Soil Builder Peas & Oats

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These Garden Cover Crop packets are ideal for the small home gardener. Farmers use cover crops to protect soil texture, prevent erosion and add fertility during the off season or a fallow season. Traditionally purchased in large quantities such as 50 lb. bags or bushels, Botanical Interests has now made quality cover crops available in smaller quantities for use in your own home garden. 

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Soil Builder Peas & Oats: This hardworking combination of field peas and oats quickly improves the soil with nutrients and organic material, while helping suppress weeds. The mix is also perfect for conditioning areas being turned into gardens, such as lawns and vacant lots. Pea plants fix nitrogen and condition the topsoil, while the flowers and bees and other beneficial insects. Oats hold nitrogen, provide organic material, and suppress weeds. When sown in the fall, peas and oats grow heartily in the cool weather but are killed by the cold temperatures of winter (USDA zones 7 and colder) and won't regrow in the spring. The dead plant material provides a wonderful winter mulch that helps prevent soil erosion and is ready to be tilled into the garden as soon as soil can be worked in the spring. 65 gram packet sows approximately 80 square feet. Open pollinated, untreated, USDA Certified Organic, Non GMO Project.

The Botanical Interests Story:

At Botanical Interests, their goal is to inspire and educate the gardener in you. That is why, since 1995 they have been supplying garden centers and home gardeners with the highest quality seed in the most beautiful and informative seed packets on the market. Curtis and Judy started Botanical Interests because they believed that gardeners were not getting the information they needed on seed packets. Their desire to provide more information led them to create a unique seed packet that includes art, garden history, landscape ideas, organic gardening know-how, recipes, fun facts, and of course, high-quality seed.