Yellow Pea - Organic - Cover Crop Seeds


60-70 Days. Pisum sativum subsp. arvense. Organic. Annual. Non-GMO. Organic yellow pea seeds are a quickly maturing cover crop grown for its year-round benefits to improving soil structure, weed suppression, nutrition, and nitrogen. Heirloom Organic yellow pea cover crops seeds are specifically grown in poor, depleted soils and do not need much attention during the season. Organic heirloom yellow pea seeds can also be mulched back into the soil for additonal nitogren and biomass for truly Organic gardening. Wholesale seeds and bulk sizing available. ~90 seeds/oz. Available in Packet Size here. 

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Growing Organic Yellow Pea Cover Crop Garden Seeds

About Organic Yellow Pea Cover Crop Garden Seeds

Organic yellow pea is a cool-weather cover crop ideally suited for direct, full sun outdoor garden sowing as soon as soil can be worked after final frost date. For cover crop use, broadcast seeds directly 1-2" deep and 2-3" apart in Organically rich, well-drained garden soil in full sun, light shade in warm summer months for an overwinter kill. Pea cover crops seeds are traditionally soaked overnight in warm water to accelerate germination. Heirloom Organic yellow pea seeds germinate in 7-14 days, thinning back to 4-6" apart in the garden once true leaves establish. If grown as a cover crop, allow annual field pea seeds to grow without thinning. Pisum sativum subsp. arvense is a hardy cover crop with no serious pests or diseases, but monitor regularly for slugs and powdery mildew.

A European heirloom native to Western Austria, the heirloom Organic yellow pea is one of the most hearty and sustaining among open-pollinated pea plants. Non-GMO Organic yellow pea is a trailing annual garden vegetable and cool-season cover crop known to have a stronger ability to provide weed control in the pea plant family. In North America, the heirloom yellow pea is widely cultivated in the cool, temperate Pacific Northwest.

Organic Yellow Pea Benefits

Heirloom field pea is rich in protein-fortifying amino acids and carbohydrates and, even just a half cup serving, provides nearly 50% of daily recommended values of several essential vitamins. The field pea is widely accepted as one of the earliest domesticated crops, but mostly cultivated for livestock fodder only until 2,000 years ago. Today, non-GMO Organic yellow pea is a commercially successful garden cultivar of pea grown for human consumption rather than cattle while also a choice cover crop to aid in replensihing nitrogen, soil tilth, erosion control, and repelling certain soil-borne pathogens. The open-pollinated yellow pea seed grows a popular protein substitute and can highlight both the flower garden and variety of culinary treats in the kitchen.

Wholesale Organic Yellow Pea Cover Crop Seeds Per Package:

  • 1 lb - Bulk Seeds - Approximately 1,440 Seeds
  • 5 lb - Bulk Seeds - Approximately 7,200 Seeds
  • 25 lb - Bulk Seeds - Approximately 36,000 Seeds

Non-GMO Organic Yellow pea cover crop seeds are available for Fast Free Shipping on orders over $75.

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