Overwintering Mix

Overwintering Mix

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Our Overwintering Mix is designed to be planted in the fall and overwinter, providing ground cover and a living root throughout the cold winter months. Hairy Vetch, Fixation Balansa Clover and Wyoming Winter Peas are some of the most cold-hearty legumes that will provide organic nitrogen in the spring. Elbon Cereal Rye and P919 Beardless Winter Barley provide a carbon source, massive root growth, and living mulch perfect for rolling or mowing in the spring. This creates a clean planting area for your cash crop to be planted in the spring. Rapeseed is a great forage if you want to graze this mix, but it also provides a great taproot for breaking compacted soils.

This product includes a packet of Micro Noc: Multi-Spectrum (OMRI approved). Packet size scales with the amount of seed.

Ingredients

Elbon Cereal Rye, Fixation Balansa Clover, Wyoming Winter Peas, MT Hairy Vetch, P919 Beardless Winter Barley, Trophy Rapeseed

Planting Instructions

Drill seed at 3/4" to 1" depth or broadcast and lightly incorporate 4-6 weeks before first frost. Plant

Timing

For best results, plant 4-6 weeks before the first average frost date during the fall. Planting can continue even through the first few frosts but the mix will likely not grow much in the fall and spring growth will be only from the most winter hardy species in the mix, likely rye, barley, and vetch.

Seeding Rate

Plant 60 pounds per acre when seeding with a no-till drill or other planting implement and 90 pounds per acre when broadcasting.