Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Austrian Winter Peas

I spent some time on the internet trying to figure out when exactly would be the best time to cut down my Austrian Winter Peas. I read in a few places that the most nitrogen fixation occurs at full bloom. A few flowers have just begun to open so I will wait it out a little bit longer.
I found a great post about a "cocktail" mix cover crop of rye, Austrian Winter Peas, oats and Crimson Clover, vetch and lupines. The colors of everything blooming are just wonderful. Now that I know that the rye and peas bloom about the same time and the clover is still going strong with its bloom I definitely need to do some combo cover cropping.

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