Milpa Garden Warm Season

Description

Our Milpa Garden Warm Season mix is a great way to get fresh produce with minimal amounts of labor. The milpa technique originated in Central America where the Mayans used a mixture of corn, squash, and beans to improve the soil and grow food. At Green Cover Seed, we went beyond the three sisters and compiled a mix of over 40 different seeds. This is an excellent way to utilize a small portion of land to produce food without going through the hassle of tillage, weeding, and hours of planning. If you want a fun mix to grow food for your family, community or even local food pantry, this is the perfect mix for you!

Milpa Garden Warm Season

Product form

$6.45

Out of stock

Seeding Rate:
1 lbs - 1,000 square feet
5 lbs - 5,000 square feet
10 lbs - 1/4 acre (10,890 square feet)
20 lbs - 1/2 acre (21,780 square feet)
35 lbs - 1 acre (43,560 square feet)

Sign up to be notified when when Milpa is back in stock and the First Acre program is available again in Spring of 2024.

    Description

    Our Milpa Garden Warm Season mix is a great way to get fresh produce with minimal amounts of labor. The milpa technique originated in Central America where the Mayans used a mixture of corn, squash, and beans to improve the soil and grow food. At Green Cover Seed, we went beyond the three sisters and compiled a mix of over 40 different seeds. This is an excellent way to utilize a small portion of land to produce food without going through the hassle of tillage, weeding, and hours of planning. If you want a fun mix to grow food for your family, community or even local food pantry, this is the perfect mix for you!

    Get Free Seed & Support Your Community

    Our experience with Milpa began in 2017 with a partnership between Green Cover and the Farm to Food Bank in Oklahoma. We've expanded the Milpa First Acre Program across the USA.

    • Agree to donate half your produce
    • Get Free Milpa Seed
    • Share with your community
    When is the right time to plant?

    Milpa Garden Warm Season has a minimum germination temp of 60 °F. Reference your average soil temperature to determine ideal planting time.
    Read this article for more info: When Can I Start Planting?

    Ingredients

    Assorted Squash Varieties, Cucumbers, Watermelons, Pumpkin, Gourds, Cylindra Beet, White Cloud Swiss Chard, Impact Forage Collards, Nitro Radish, Purple Top Turnip, Florida Broadleaf Mustard, Roquette Arugula, Hubam White Sweet Clover, Crimson Clover, Chia, Red Ripper Cowpeas, Mung Beans, 4010 Spring Forage Pea, Mancan Buckwheat, Mammoth Sunflower, Black Oil Sunflower, Golden Flax, Okra, Grazing Popcorn, Borage, Garland Daisy, Sweet Alyssum, Baby's Breath, Marigolds, Four O Clock Flowers, Cornflowers, Calendula Flowers

    Planting Instructions

    Milpa is best seeded using a no-till drill or other seeding device and placing seed at a depth of 3/4" - 1". It can also be broadcast into areas with minimal plant competition such as a new plot or one where a seedbed has recently been prepared. Light incorporation or dragging can help with seed to soil contact but don't cover the seed with more than 3/4" of soil.

    Timing

    Milpa is best seeded using a no-till drill or other seeding device and placing seed at a depth of 3/4" - 1". It can also be broadcast into areas with minimal plant competition such as a new plot or one where a seedbed has recently been prepared. Light incorporation or dragging can help with seed to soil contact but don't cover the seed with more than 3/4" of soil.

    Seeding Rate

    Plant 35 pounds per acre when seeding with a no-till drill or other planting implement and 50 pounds per acre when broadcasting.

    Use & Characteristics

    Lasting Residue Good
    Palatability Good
    Hay Harvest Poor
    Regrowth Fair
    Deep Compaction Excellent
    Surface Compaction Excellent
    Weed Suppression Good
    Crimp Kill Difficult
    Cold Kill 32 °F

    Planting

    Plant Depth 3/4"
    Min Germ Temp 60 °F
    Drilled Seed Rate 35 lbs/acre
    Broadcast Seed Rate 50 lbs/acre

    Reviews

    Milpa Garden Warm Season

    Milpa Garden Warm Season

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    3 have reviewed this product

      Customer Reviews

      Based on 3 reviews Write a review

    Recently viewed products

    © 2024 Green Cover, Powered by Shopify

      • American Express
      • Diners Club
      • Discover
      • Mastercard
      • Visa

      Login

      Forgot your password?

      Don't have an account yet?
      Create account