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Milpa Garden Warm Season - SOLD OUT

Description

SOLD OUT for 2024

 

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 - SOLD OUT

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$76.00

from $2.17 per lb

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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)

    Description

    SOLD OUT for 2024

     

    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.

    The 2024 First Acre Program is closed, but you can sign up to be notified when it reopens in the Spring of 2025.

    • 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 - SOLD OUT 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

    Green Beans, Black Beans, Spring Forage Pea, Keystone Winter Pea, Iron and Clay Cowpeas, Mung Beans, Balady Berseem Clover, Hubam Sweet Clover, Mancan Buckwheat, Okra, Black Oil Sunflower, Russian Mammoth Sunflower, Phacelia, Flax, Purple Top Turnip, Pink Celebration Radish, Crimson Giant Radish, Nitro Radish, Collards, Brown Mustard, Arugula, Swiss Chard, Spinach, Pie Pumpkins, Decorative Gourd Mix, Butternut Squash, White Scallop Squash, Payroll Squash, Early King Pumpkin, Gold Star Squash, Watermelon Blend, Squash Blend, Melon Blend, Cucumber Blend, Showy Flower Blend, Elevate'd Fungi, Warm Season RhizoFixer, MycoGreen NPK. Milpa seed ingredients are subject to change without notice based on seed availability.

    Planting Instructions

    If you’re broadcasting by hand, plant your corn in mounds or rows. When it is at the V3 stage (three leaves showing), hand broadcast the rest of the Milpa seed. If you’re using a drill, plant 4-6 rows of corn and then plant the Milpa garden right next to both sides of these strips so that the Milpa seeds will eventually grow over into the corn and still have some of the benefits of diversity. Using a corn planter is best to have proper spacing of the corn plants, but use whatever equipment is available to you to get the corn in the ground at a depth of approximately 1.25 - 1.5 inches deep. — OR — Plant the corn in rows. When it is at the V3 stage (three leaves showing), interseed a partial rate (25-50%) of the Milpa seed in between the corn rows. This gives the corn enough of a head start, but still gives the benefits of the diversity of the Milpa as they all grow together.

    Timing

    Wait to plant until after the last frost and soil temperatures are above 60 degrees and rising. Planting of these mixes should be completed by midsummer.

    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

    Customer Reviews

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    David Bullard
    First But Not Last Time Buyer

    Seems to be coming up good in my garden. Can't wait to see how it turns out!

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    kelly johnson
    Great

    Looks like a fabulous mix.
    I’m looking forward to planting!!
    Thank you so much for your service

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    W.M.
    Milpa Magic

    This is my 2nd year Milpa garden and already it is flourishing! So easy to do the best thing for my heavy soil and northeastern Washington State climate. It gets quite hot here in summer and now the plants are exploding with luxurious growth. 5 stars!!

    J
    Jacob Quick
    Growing like crazy

    Awesome seed mix, this is my type of gardening. I planted a whole section of our backyard in Houston Texas. The garden is growing like crazy, very excited to see how many vegetables we ultimately get. Would recommend.

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    Deborah White
    2nd review

    I just had to come back on to brag about this garden. I have so many plants still alive and thriving, mustards, arugula, collards and so much more. Now that it’s getting warm seeds from last year that didn’t sprout are now sprouting. The absolute best Milpa garden ever!! An entire year of harvest and new plants. I did take a couple hand fulls in my raised bed because I put top on for green house and wow the success rate is amazing

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