Good nitrogen fixer, green manure and weed suppressant.
Tops can be harvested for edible shoots! Adds 170 lbs/acre of nitrogen to the soil. Final sowing for winter cover should be about 6-8 weeks before first fall frost. Peas prefer cool, moist conditions and will survive frost but winter kill at 15 degrees F. Seeding rate: 200 lbs/acre, 6-8 lbs/1000 sq ft.