Milpa Garden Cover Crop


With this dual purpose cover crop mixture and edible garden, you can nourish yourself  and your soil at the same time!  The Milpa Garden Cover Crop is a warm season blend, and should be planted when soil temperatures rise above 60 degrees (around June 1 in Montezuma County).  Plant the seed 3/4 to 1 inch deep, and about 1 to 1.5 pounds per 1,000 square feet.

  • Hubam Clover
  • Cowpeas
  • Blackbeans
  • Green Beans
  • White Wonder Millet
  • Japanese Millet
  • Forage Collards
  • Chinese Cabbage
  • Florida Broadleaf Mustard
  • Roquette Arugula
  • Bartender Radish
  • Daikon Radish
  • Lucullus and Seafoam Swiss Chard
  • Okra
  • Buckwheat
  • 5 different Cucumbers
  • Butternut Squash
  • Buttercup Squash
  • Spaghetti Squash
  • Zucchini
  • Pumpkin
  • Cantaloupe, Honeydew, and Ananas Melons
  • Marigold
  • Calendula
  • Cornflower
  • Cosmos
  • Nasturtium  …and more!


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