Please note that if something says "pre-purchase" next to the price, the item is sold out. 

We can sometimes fill additional packets, so check back next week if an item you want is sold out. Your order will be processed more quickly if you do not try to buy "pre-purchase" items.

Save yourself a lot of work with cover crops.

It's not too late for the hardiest, fastest-growing flowers and veggies, either.

Planted in September or October, they all hold soil, save your precious soil fertility from loss through rain and wind, prevent weeds, and make compost material for next spring. The legumes add nitrogen to the soil for next year's crops. The grains sequester carbon from the air to enrich your soil.

 




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Vgr 3740 eruca+sativa rocket leo+michels wikipedia
On Sale 15%

Arugula Greens, Organic

Fast and easy. Spicy, tender leaves and flowers for salads with mouth-watering flavor.Self-sows, attracts beneficial insects, makes a great understory  in su...
  • Days to maturity: 37-50
  • Seeds per packet: 200
  • Germination days: 5-10
Mas 6210 +greens%2c+asian+mix daphne%e2%80%99s+dandelions
On Sale 15%

Asian Greens Mix

Several Asian greens for salad, steaming, or stir-fry-plus cilantro! BOTANICAL NAME: Brassica sp. GROWING INSTRUCTIONS: If sowing direct in the garden, s...
  • Days to maturity: 45
  • Spacing: 10
  • Seeds per packet: 80
Cau 6920 austrian+field+pea+2
On Sale 15%

Austrian Winter Field Pea, Organic

Small, yellow soup peas with dark skins. The green shoots make a wonderful winter salad crop, hardy down to 0 degrees. Along with kale and spinach, you can h...
  • Seeds per packet: 900
  • Planting depth: 1.5-3
  • Days to maturity: 70-182
Cph 7060phacelia
On Sale 15%

Bee's Friend, Phacelia tanacetifolia

Annual. Prime beneficial-insect plant. Lavender-blue, fragrant flowers are loved by people too. A quick-growing plant which makes a fine, feathery but dense ...
  • Square foot coverage: 200
  • Seeds per packet: 1250
  • Germination days: 15-20
Fb+flower+4+07
On Sale 15%

Bell Beans

A vigorous type of fava bean, often mixed with peas, vetch, radish, and wheat for cover cropping. Grows 3-6 feet, produces much organic matter for composting...
  • Square foot coverage: 60
  • Planting depth: 3
  • Days to maturity: 70-182
Dscn9790
On Sale 15%

Bell Beans, one pound

One pound of bell beans. Limit 5 lbs. Limit on bulk orders of mixed varieties is ten 1 lb packets. Seed is untreated. A vigorous adaptable type of fava ...
  • Planting depth: 3
  • Days to maturity: 70-182
  • Spacing: 8
Ccl 6960 berseem
On Sale 15%

Berseem Clover

Annual. Berseem clover is the fertility foundation of agriculture in the Nile Delta and has nourished soils in the Mediterranean region for millennia. Extrem...
  • Seeds per packet: 2500
  • Days to maturity: 60-90
  • Square foot coverage: 400
Vle 4260 bronze+arrow+lettuce
On Sale 15%

Bronze Arrow Looseleaf Lettuce

A rare, long-standing heirloom leaf lettuce that has it all. Our own strain, unavailable elsewhere. The head in the picture sprouted from spilled seed in the...
  • Spacing: 8-9
  • Days to maturity: 60
  • Germination days: 2-15
Fpo 8830 cal poppy
On Sale 15%

California Poppy

Rich golden satiny flowers 2" wide, and silvery, fernlike leaves on 8-24" plants. Tolerates light frost and drought, blooms all summer with minimal water. No...
  • Germination days: 10-12
  • Seeds per packet: 1000
  • Days to maturity: 60
Raddish fodder
On Sale 15%

Fodder Radish

Extremely valuable compost crop with very deep tap root that brings up nutrients from the subsoil and breaks up clay. Produces a great bulk of material. Edib...
  • Square foot coverage: 220
  • Seeds per packet: 2500
  • Planting depth: 1/2"
Vetch
On Sale 15%

Hairy Vetch, organic, one pound

One pound size of hairy vetch. Limit 5 lbs. Limit on bulk orders of mixed varieties is ten 1 lb packets. Best vetch for cold climates survives temperatures ...
  • Days to maturity: 70-182
  • Spacing: Broadcast
  • Planting depth: 1/4-1/2
Gwh 7580hrw
On Sale 15%

Hard Red Winter Wheat,Organic

Higher yielding but less drought tolerant than hard red spring. Planted around the first fall frost, it will grow some then go dormant for the winter. Warm w...
  • Square foot coverage: 150
  • Seeds per packet: 1250
  • Days to maturity: 112-140
Gwh 7580hrw
On Sale 15%

Hard Red Winter Wheat, Organic, one pound

Limit 5 lbs.Limit on bulk orders of mixed varieties is ten 1 lb packets. Higher yielding but less drought tolerant than hard red spring. Planted around the ...
  • Days to maturity: 112-140
  • Germination days: 3-7
  • Planting depth: 1-1.5
Vco 3390 csalad cc+leo+michels
On Sale 15%

Mache, Corn Salad, Rapunzel

The most cold-hardy green of all, down to 0 degrees. Small dark-green leaves with very mild, almost flowery flavor and delicate texture. Very high vitamin C-...
  • Days to maturity: 45-60
  • Germination days: 7-21
  • Seeds per packet: 200
Miners+letttuce
On Sale 15%

Miners Lettuce (Claytonia)

 Extremely hardy for winter salads tender juicy leaves with mild buttery flavor. Wild American native is easy to grow and tolerates shade.Super-nutritious. A...
  • Days to maturity: 40
  • Spacing: Broadcast
  • Seeds per packet: 200
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On Sale 15%

Minutina, (Erba Stella, Staghorn)

Crunchy, succulent leaves Ultra cold-hardy for winter saladsMinutina, like miner's lettuce, corn salad, and mizuna, stands all winter, even in Maine, in an u...
  • Days to maturity: 50
  • Seeds per packet: 500
  • Spacing: 8
Vgr 3670 mizuna web
On Sale 15%

Mizuna Asian Greens

Mild, feathery green is a major part of almost all salad mixes. Vigorous plants grow quickly to 12-24" and 2-4 pounds. Or cut when 3-4" for salad mix (28 day...
  • Days to maturity: 40-65
  • Spacing: 10
  • Seeds per packet: 80
Rye+bundles
On Sale 15%

Overwintering Cereal Rye, Organic

Fall-planted. Excellent producer of compost material and grain. Outstanding weed-suppressing cover crop. Very tall (to 8')-put stakes and string around the b...
  • Seeds per packet: 1200
  • Days to maturity: 119
  • Square foot coverage: 100
Rye+bundles
On Sale 15%

Overwintering Cereal Rye, Organic, one pound

Fall-planted. Excellent producer of compost material and grain. Outstanding weed-suppressing cover crop. Very tall (to 8')-put stakes and string around the b...
  • Seeds per packet: 10200
  • Square foot coverage: 1000
  • Days to maturity: 119
Fca 8670+cal pacific
On Sale 15%

Pacific Beauty Mix Calendula

Blooms through frost to 25 degreesEdible 3" double daisy-like blooms in hot colors.A traditional mix of longer-stemmed calendulas in shades of creamy yellow ...
  • Germination days: 21-28
  • Seeds per packet: 80
  • Spacing: 12
Pika+triticale
On Sale 15%

Pika Triticale

Fall-planted. A bearded (awned) type, this grew over 6 feet tall and was very high-yielding of both grain and straw. BOTANICAL NAME : X triticosecale GROW...
  • Days to maturity: 110-126
  • Germination days: 3-7
  • Planting depth: 1-1.5
Fava+flowers
On Sale 15%

Sweet Lorane Fava Bean, Organic

The first fava to combine the good flavor of the large-seeded garden types with the coldhardiness of the small-seeded cover crop favas. Bred by Steve Solomon...
  • Days to maturity: 65-95
  • Planting depth: 3
  • Germination days: 8-16
Green+tatsoi
On Sale 15%

Tatsoi Asian Greens, Organic

Used in almost all salad mixes, as the mild little center leaves are out where you can get at them, rather than hidden inside the bunch. Flat, deep green ros...
  • Days to maturity: 45
  • Spacing: 10
  • Seeds per packet: 80
Ccl 6990 dutch white
On Sale 15%

White Dutch Clover, one pound

one pound of white dutch clover. limit 5 lbs. limit on bulk orders of mixed varieties is ten 1 lb packets.Low-growing perennial clover whose white flowers yo...
  • Days to maturity: 60-90
  • Germination days: 10-21
  • Spacing: 8
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A Cover Crop Chart

Here  is a great way to compare crops with each other and to find one to address specific situations like clay, flooding, use as a lawn, etc.
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Cover Crops: Choosing and Timing

It's all about the roots.Did you know that when you plant cover crops, the roots make more compost than the tops?  Winter Rye makes 380 miles of roots per plant! When the tops are cut, those roots make compost right in the soil, so none of t...